New 2016 Dodge 2500 at Antioch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Antioch, IL
The Ram Truck Brand's goal is to build the best trucks in the industry. In the heavy-duty pickup segment, that equates to the best capability, highest towing and most power. In 2016, Ram continues to offer the most capable three-quarter and one-ton pickups in the segment. Ram Heavy Duty retains the highest level of capability with a new best-in-class towing rating of 17,980 pounds, best-in-class torque of 900 lb.-ft. with Cummins 6.7-liter diesel powerhouse and best-in-class payload of 7,390 pounds. Ram continues building momentum with new top-of-class Ram Laramie Limited model. Prominent badge, Argento wood and premium leather are key ingredients of new Ram Laramie Limited design, treasured by high-end pickup buyers. New switchable rear camera display in 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, bed lighting and front park assist system to help customers maneuver in the industry's most capable HD trucks. New center console design on all trims and Bluetooth connectivity on entry-level radios.
Under the 2500's Hood
Engineered to deliver capability, durability and bang for the buck, the largest displacement V-8 in its class provides a worthy gas-power option to the segment's overall standard-bearer - the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel. Available 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers best-in-class gas engine, 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, and features variable-valve timing (VVT) with Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation. Standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 delivers 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, and features VVT for greater efficiency and performance. Available 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces 385 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 900 lb.-ft. of torque with best-in-class dual alternator systems up to 440 amps. The 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivers best-in-class horsepower and best-in-class torque among heavy-duty pickups with gasoline engines.
Design of Dodge 2500
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. The Ram 2500 offers the nicest interior in the heavy-duty full-size pickup kingdom. Interior storage is generous, with plenty of bins and pockets to supplement the dual gloveboxes. The unique RamBox feature places a pair of lockable compartments over the rear fenders adjacent to the truck bed. Cabin controls are within easy reach and user-friendly, especially in trucks with the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface. With large, logically located virtual buttons, reasonably quick response times and ample functionality for smartphone users, this is one of the best executions of a touchscreen in any vehicle. When equipped with the optional cargo-view and rearview back-up cameras, the cargo camera displays on the 8.4-inch screen, while the conventional back-up camera displays on a smaller screen in the rearview mirror.
Even though the 2016 Ram 2500 is built for serious towing and hauling jobs, it's fairly civilized in everyday driving, and wind and tire noise are nicely suppressed. The coil spring rear suspension makes the heavy-duty Ram's ride smoother and more comfortable than you might expect. Standard safety equipment for the 2016 Ram 2500 includes antilock disc brakes, front-seat and side curtain airbags, stability and traction control and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Power-adjustable pedals are available on all models except the Tradesman. A rearview camera is available across the lineup.