of the 2018 RAM 2500. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Towing, hauling potential
- Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system
- No long-bed Mega Cab model
- No heavy-duty eight-speed automatic transmission
Limited Tungsten, Harvest editions available
Backup camera now standard
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity available
Gas and compressed natural gas V-8 engines available
Cummins six-cylinder diesel available
Rear air suspension available
What it is: 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 2500HD and 3500HD, GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, and Ford F-Series Super Duty.
A backup camera is now standard, and high-end Limited Tungsten and farm-oriented Harvest editions are newly available.
The available 8.4-inch multimedia system now has a higher-resolution touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom functionality, incorporates HD Radio and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available emergency communication services are provided by SiriusXM Guardian, and there's also now a switch in the cargo bed for the available LED bed lights.
From the 2017 State Fair of Texas, Pickuptrucks.com's Mark Williams takes a look at the 2018 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver Edition, a Texas exclusive.
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Two major flaws
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This car met our needs! Plenty of room in the front and back along with enough room in the bed. It has storage space and power! Read full review
36 months / 36,000 miles