ABS standard. ESC standard from 2012. Head protection air bags standard .
The Ram 3500 mirrors the recent improvements that benefited the Ram 1500. With a coil-spring rear suspension, it now has a ride that is more civilized than competing heavy-duty trucks. Chrysler's powerful 383-hp, 5.7-liter V8 is the standard engine, but you can opt for the torque-rich 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel. That strong-pulling diesel engine is not available on the Ram 1500. There is also a 6.4-liter V8. The truck lends itself easily to fifth wheel towing and can be outfitted with a snow-plow preparation kit. The crew cab's rear seat is very roomy, but access to the tall cabin is a chore. Reliability has been well below average.