Ram 3500 - Consumer Reports

Current Model
The all-new heavy-duty Ram 3500 promises industry-leading hauling and towing capabilities. It competes with the other Detroit monster trucks.
Most important, the new Ram 3500 offers key advanced safety features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, and blind spot warning on all versions. The standard gasoline powertrain is a 6.4-liter V8 that puts out 410 horsepower teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel-powered version boasts a 400-hp, 6.7-liter 6-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic. When properly equipped, the Ram 3500 can tow up to 35,100 pounds. It continues to offer the excellent Uconnect infotainment system, with an optional 12-inch fully configurable screen.
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2019-2021
2019 Redesign Year
$33,700 - $77,800
Average Retail Price
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OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$31,675 - $75,075
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OWNER REPORTED MPG
$28,650 - $71,950
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2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Like other heavy duty versions, the 3500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine.
Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright. In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand.
$36,075 - $60,600
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OWNER SATISFACTION
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$32,525 - $55,200
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$15,650 - $49,825
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$13,825 - $45,750
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$10,600 - $42,625
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$21,625 - $38,700
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2011-2012
2011 Redesign Year
In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand. Like other heavy duty versions, the 3500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine.
Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright.
$26,975 - $44,550
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$23,600 - $38,700
Average Retail Price
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