• (4.7) 35 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $26,733–$59,465
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 383-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 11,390 lbs.
2016 RAM 2500

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 RAM 2500

What We Don't Like

  • No long-bed Mega Cab model
  • No heavy-duty eight-speed automatic

Notable Features

  • Gas and compressed natural gas V-8 engines available
  • Cummins six-cylinder diesel available
  • Coil-spring rear suspension for 2500 model
  • Rear air suspension available

2016 RAM 2500 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks are available in three cab styles: regular cab, crew cab and Mega Cab. Buyers can choose single or dual rear wheels and one of two cargo-box lengths. These trucks can seat up to six people in certain configurations. V-8 engines that run on gas and compressed natural gas are available, along with a six-cylinder Cummins diesel that generates up to 900 pounds-feet of torque. Competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Ford F-Series Super Duty.
New for 2016
The 5.7-liter V-8 that can run on compressed natural gas is now available for regular cab and rear-wheel-drive versions of the Ram 2500 in addition to the crew-cab long-bed model.

New features include a switchable backup camera view, cargo bed lighting and front park assist. The Ram 3500's maximum towing and payload capacity is 31,210 and 7,390 pounds, respectively.
Significant Standard Features

  • 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 400 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt steering column
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 410-hp (370 hp in Mega Cab), 6.4-liter V-8 with 429 pounds-feet of torque
  • Turbo-diesel 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder (350 hp and 660 pounds-feet of torque with six-speed manual transmission; 370 hp and 800 pounds-feet of torque with six-speed automatic; 385 hp and 900 pounds-feet of torque in 3500 with available six-speed automatic)
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Rear air suspension
  • Dual rear wheels (3500)
  • RamBox cargo management system
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system
  • Navigation system

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

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It is very comfortable. Delivers everything it promises. It is beautiful on the outside, and in. Has a lot of power, worth the money.

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27 Trims Available

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2016 RAM 2500 Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on RAM 2500 Laramie

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Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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