The Ram 2500: Performance and Features

What’s not to like about the RAM 2500. It delivers comfort and capacity in a luxury heavy-duty package.

In fact, according to the Texas Auto Writers Association, the 2018 RAM 2500 Limited Tungsten was named the 2018 Heavy Duty Pick Up Truck From Texas and the 2017 Off-Road Truck of Texas.

Let’s start with the RAM’s performance. Dodge dolled out plenty of power in the form of seven different trims: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lonestar, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, Power Wagon, and SLT along with three different engine options: a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine, Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine and the 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with VVT.  

The Cummins Diesel I6 offers 370hp and 800 lb-ft of torque plus 17,980 pounds of towing power. The RAM 2500’s Heavy-Duty 6.4L Hemi is capable of 410hp and 429 lb-ft of torque, while the 5.7L Hemi V8 Engine puts out 383hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.  All three powertrains are mated to Dodge’s class-exclusive six-speed manual transmission.

Giving you all the power you need, the RAM 2500 hauls a maximum payload of up to 3,900 pounds thanks to the pickup’s class exclusive five-link coil rear suspension, three-link front suspension and rear auto-level air suspension.

Of course, this truck was built to help you bring along everything you need. The new RAM 2500 was constructed on a 50,000-PSI hydroformed steel frame with hydroformed front and rear rail contours. And because Dodge is confident of its vehicle’s performance, it offers customers a 5-Year/100,000 Mile Diesel Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 5-Year/60,000 Mile Gas Powertrain Limited Warranty on its gas-powered trucks.

The American automaker also incorporated the smart diesel exhaust brake system to help facilitate smoother braking and a more controlled ride downhill.

The RAM 2500 also has a more sophisticated side. Inside, The Limited trim level adds Natural leather, premium full-length floor console heated seat row seats, 8.4 inch high-definition touchscreen with Uconnect system, pinch and zoom functions, HD Radio, 4G LTE, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Support, full color 7-inch cluster, keyless entry, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, rain sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, wheel side steps, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and a LED bed light switch.

Rear-wheel and four-wheel drive model RAM’s nabbed an NHTSA four-star overall safety rating for features like electronic trailer brake controller, back up camera and tire-pressure monitoring system.

For those truck lovers looking for a power-hauling, heavy-duty pickup, Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram thinks the 2018 RAM 2500 is the complete package. Visit your local RAM dealership Ray CDJR for pricing details and more information. Our friendly and professional staff is always available to help!