Revamped for 2013, the Ram 3500 is a full-size pickup truck that is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 the 2500 gets 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. For increased performance, Ram offers an optional 6.7-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 350 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, when paired to 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 30,000 lbs. Features include front heavy duty shock absorbers, rear heavy duty shock absorbers, electronic vehicle information center, heated/cooled front seats, Uconnect audio system, rear seat DVD entertainment system, navigation system, and rear backup camera. Safety is comprised of electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes (ABS), 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
For 2013, diesel models get a long list of improvements. All Ram Heavy Duty diesel models get a new cooling system that includes a high-efficiency fan, dual radiators, dual transmission coolers and a charge air cooler for 25 percent more heat-rejection capability and better durability. Diesel models also get a new Ram Active Air intake, as well as a larger exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) cooler plus selective catalyst reduction; and they get a new capless fuel filler. Also for 2013, grille designs are new; the quad-headlight design has a new beam pattern and the premium headlamp system has a new bi-halogen projector-beam setup with LEDs for running lamps and turn signals. Inside, the center console area and front seating configurations have been redesigned; there are all-new ventilation and A/C controls, and new Uconnect connectivity and entertainment systems have been added. For 2013 the remote central locking system now includes the RamBox cargo management system and tailgate locks. A new remote start system now allows starts from up to 300 feet away.
Unparalleled torque and pulling power of Cummins diesel; the tow king, with ratings up to 30,000 pounds; choice of transmissions; improved fuel economy; luxurious new cabins; available Uconnect touch-screen connectivity and infotainment
The big Cummins diesel 6-cylinder that's available in 2500 and 3500 HD models is unlike anything else on the market--with the attitude and torque curve of a tractor-trailer engine. It, plus a number of other upgrades for 2013, give the heavy-duty Ram 3500 editions an astonishingly high maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds. Ram 2500 models are intended for the most extreme personal-towing needs, while the 3500 models are aimed at heavy commercial use by ranchers or construction crews. With diesel models' 10-percent gain in fuel efficiency, as well as other maintenance-related improvements, running costs should be down versus these trucks' predecessors. Even compared to the other latest heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500 and 3500 HD models have some of the best-appointed, most luxurious and most attractive interiors, picking up much of the look and some of the high-line materials from the latest light-duty Ram trucks.