2016 RAM 2500

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$31,780

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2016 RAM 2500
2016 RAM 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Towing, hauling potential
  • Uconnect that turns a smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot

The bad:

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

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 RAM 2500 trim comparison will help you decide.

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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Good but scary truck

I purchased this vehicle being told it had been under a 150 point inspection. When the truck drives after 45mph it shakes like crazy and because they switch my tires and didn’t tell me they were the wrong rating size I had to buy new ones. Also was told the shaking was fixed and then was told the reason it shakes is because they put the tires I asked for on it. Even though it shook like that before they switch tires. Also the brakes squeak real bad and they said they don’t hear anything yet I can drive down the road with the radio loud and hear it.

5.0

I love the truck so far. Everything I was looking.

I love the vehicle color and the appearance of it. It will be able to take our family everywhere. It has a great ride to it also.

3.0

Wish my transmission shifted :-(

Love the Megacab. Hat known/neglected transmission solenoid issue from Ram. Locks in 4th or just pulses between gears. Even with forum known complaints Ram says there's no issue so I have to put out $1100 for new solenoid pack replacement. Just canceled my new $87K Ram order, after wasting all efforts to resolve with Ram's customer service.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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Compare the competitors

2015

Chevrolet Silverado 2500

$31,310

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2018

Ford F-250

$33,150

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2018

RAM 3500

$34,445

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