Dodge Ram 3500 Models and Ram 3500 History

The Ram 3500 was part of a radical for the Dodge full-sized truck line-up that emerged during 1994. Existing as the largest capacity version of the pickup truck, the dual rear wheel, one-ton Dodge Ram 3500 featured an eight-foot long bed box and power from a host of potent engines. A 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 furnished base power for the 1998 Ram 3500 generating 250 horsepower.

 

Optional engines available with the Dodge Ram 3500 in 1998 consisted of a gasoline-powered Magnum V-10 and a Cummins diesel. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations were offered with the pickup truck. In 2001, a Ram 3500 equipped with the 5.9-liter Cummins turbocharged diesel mated to a six-speed manual transmission could pull up to 15,100 pounds of weight using a 4.10 rear gear.

 

 

In 2003, a new version of the one-ton Dodge pickup truck featured a larger front grille and was offered with a regular cab or Quad Cub body style. A four-door Mega Cab was added to the Ram 3500 line-up starting in the 2006 model year. The 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 came with standard power from a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine producing 345 horsepower. A 305-horsepower 8.0-liter Magnum V-10 powerplant was offered for the final time in 2003 on the Dodge Ram 3500.

 

 

Optional on the Ram 3500, the 5.9-liter Cummins diesel engine provided maximum torque and optimized towing capacity. In mid-2007, an all-new Cummins turbocharged diesel engine featuring a 6.7-liter displacement size was offered generating up to 650 pound-feet of torque.

 

 

Capable of towing up to 16,850 pounds, the new engine was also cleaner and more efficient than the previous diesel. After a 2009 redesign with updated performance and construction, the Dodge Ram 3500 became part of Chryslers all-new Ram brand in 2011.

 

New and Used Ram 3500 Prices, Dodge Ram 3500 Model Years and History

If you're looking for a heavy-duty full-size pickup truck, the 2009 Ram Truck Ram 3500 is built strong to handle the stress of any job you throw at it.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.8

The 2008 Ram Truck Ram 3500 is a large workhorse of a pickup truck and is available in multiple cab styles with single or dual rear-wheels.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 2.8
Interior Comfort
 3.2
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 3.5
Handling
 3.2
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 3.8

A one-ton work truck for heavy-duty applications, the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 is available in a single or dual rear wheel setup.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 8 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

With an available towing capacity of 16,150 lbs, the 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 is a powerful, large pickup truck available in a wide range of bed lengths and cab styles, as well as the option of dual or single rear wheels.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.7
Dependability
 3.3
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 2.7
Overall Rating
 4.0

For the toughest jobs, the full-size 2005 Doge Ram 3500 pickup truck is available in single or dual rear-wheel setups to maximize towing and payload capacity.
Consumer Reviews ( 8 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.6

The 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 is a full-size 1-ton pickup truck that can be equipped with single or dual rear wheels which allow it to offer towing and payload capacities fit for any job.
Consumer Reviews ( 10 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.8

The toughest truck in the lineup, the 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 is a 1-ton full-size pickup truck that is available with a dual or single rear wheel setup.
Consumer Reviews ( 8 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.6
Acceleration
 4.6
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.9
Overall Rating
 4.9

The 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 is a heavy-duty full-size truck that comes standard with a dual rear-wheel setup and a 345 hp V8 engine.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

A tough full-size dually pickup truck, the heavy-duty 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 is fitted with a 245 hp 5.9L V8 engine as standard equipment.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

A full-size pickup truck that features dual rear-wheels for added towing and payload capacities, the 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 is the strongest truck in the Dodge lineup.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 3.5
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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