(4.6) 16 reviews
MSRP: $10,648$54,720
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: N/A
Engine: 350-hp, 6.7-liter I-6 (diesel)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 10,850 lbs.
2012 RAM 2500

Our Take on the 2012 RAM 2500

Our Take

The heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 are available in three cab styles: regular cab, crew cab and mega cab. Buyers can choose single or dual rear wheels and a 6-foot-4-inch or 8-foot cargo box. The Hemi-powered Power Wagon is a rugged off-road version of the Ram HD. Heavy-duty versions of the Ram ca... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • 6.7-liter six-cylinder diesel needs better transmission to leverage all of the torque
  • 6.7-liter diesel performance lags behind Ford and GM diesels

Notable Features

  • Eight different trim levels offered
  • Single- or dual-rear-wheel configurations
  • Gas or diesel power
  • New six-speed automatic transmission with gas V-8

27 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.