New 2016 RAM 3500 at Junction Auto Sales for Chardon, OH
If you're reading this review, we're guessing you frequently face some absolutely massive towing and hauling challenges - in which case, you've come to the right place. Ram 3500's towing capabilities are unsurpassed in this segment, and with three cab styles, three engines, and six available trim styles the Ram 3500 has more than enough to offer. The only two competitors in this specialized heavy-duty truck class are the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD (and its GMC Sierra sibling) and the Ford F-350. Neither come close to the Ram's tremendous 31,000-pound tow rating. In addition to the unique Mega Cab (extra-large crew cab) body style, the Ram 3500 also offers the option of a load-leveling rear air suspension.
Under the 3500's Hood
The 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine features combined capless fuel fillers that enable a side-by-side fuel and DEF port system for quick and convenient refills at pump stations. The extremely powerful Ram 3500 offers three different engines, including the standard 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) gives the driver an efficient engine option without sacrificing performance, the 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology delivers Best-in-Class gas horsepower and torque which shuts down four cylinders when cruising or driving downhill under light loads to optimize efficiency without sacrificing power, and the legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, a High-Output engine offering more torque in the low end where heavy-hauling customers need it most.
Design of RAM 3500
Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks offer more innovative features than the competitors' trucks, including a five-link coil suspension with optional air suspension on Ram 2500 and a supplemental air bag suspension option on Ram 3500.Finally, the 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel I-6 for Ram 3500 is paired with the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission (AS69RC), leaving no doubt to Ram Heavy Duty's capability. It also includes dual 220-amp alternators (best-in-class 440 amps). Both the Ram 2500 and 3500 equipped with the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gas engine also offer a dual-alternator system - the first gas-driven application of its kind in either class - which combines 220- and 160-amp units for 380 amps of total best-in-class output.In addition to 385 horsepower at 2,800 rpm, the most powerful Cummins generates torque of 900 lb.-ft. at 1,700 rpm.
The Ram 3500 is born from rigorous quality testing and decades of engineering for the extreme. We put our Ram Heavy Duty models through upwards of 40,000 hours of intense vehicle testing in the harshest scenarios on and off the road. Standard safety equipment for the 2016 Ram 3500 includes antilock disc brakes, front and side curtain airbags, stability and traction control and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Optional items include adjustable pedals, rear parking sensors and two rear cameras: a standard rearview camera and a cargo-area camera aimed at the bed of the truck. Ram 3500 also now offers the Front Park Assist feature, which alerts you when you're in close proximity to objects in front of your vehicle and helps reduce the potential for front-end damage and Ram Truck Tailgate Lift Assist which causes tension to allow the tailgate to slowly and easily go up or down.