2012 Ram Truck 3500 Values
The 2011 Ram 3500 a full-size pickup truck that is powered by a 6.7-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 350 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, with the automatic transmission (650 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the standard manual). All Ram 3500 models come standard with RWD and a 6-speed manual transmission. Cab trims include Regular 8' box, Mega 6'4" box, Crew 6'4" box, and Crew 8' box. The Ram 3500 is available in 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains and has a maximum towing capacity of 22,750 lbs. Features include front heavy duty shock absorbers, rear heavy duty shock absorbers, electronic vehicle information center, halogen headlamps, overhead console ambient lighting, power heated mirrors, temperature gauge, media center, 6-speaker sound system, and compass gauge. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control, anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, advanced front airbags, supplemental side airbags, and a theft deterrent system. The Ram 3500 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The biggest news for Ram's heavy duty line in 2012 is the addition of a new 6-speed automatic transmission, paired with the 5.7L Hemi V8, which replaces the previous model years' 5-speed unit. The new transmission is stronger than the outgoing gearbox, and it features both lower first and higher final gear ratios. Rambox storage is now available across all models, and electronic stability control is now standard on single rear wheel trucks. Inside, a new steering wheel has been fitted, and a trailer brake controller is now standard on SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
Tough, work-oriented construction; full set of luxury and entertainment options; serious towing and hauling ability; stump-pulling Cummins turbo-diesel
The Ram 2500 and 3500 are heavy-duty trucks that sacrifice some ride quality and maneuverability, compared to lighter-duty pickups, in favor of improved towing and hauling ability. The heavy-duty Ram models are, like rival models from Chevrolet, GMC and Ford, far more luxurious and comfortable than their predecessors, even as they haven't given up any serious work ability. Entertainment and connectivity features abound and hint that these trucks see use well beyond the construction site. Ram says that the 2500 and 3500 are the first in their segment to offer an available 10-speaker surround-sound system, as well as a number of other premium options such as Sirius Backseat TV.