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2014 RAM 3500

$23,768 — $54,120 USED
Truck
2-6 Seats
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • No long-bed Mega Cab model
  • No eight-speed heavy-duty automatic
2014 RAM 3500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 RAM 3500
  • Newly available 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine
  • New coil-spring rear suspension for 2500
  • Newly available rear air suspension
  • Maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds and payload capacity of 7,320 pounds (3500)
  • Available Cummins turbo-diesel engine

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

We knew putting together a one-ton comparison test wasn't going to be easy, but we knew it was time to get the big boys of the pickup truck world back together to see who sits at the top of the heap.

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 three cargo-box lengths. The trucks can seat up to six people in certain configurations, and competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Ford F-Series Super Duty.New for 2014
A new 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine is available, and the Ram 2500 gets a new five-link coil rear suspension; a rear air suspension system is available. The Ram 3500 retains its rear leaf-spring suspension but gains available supplemental air bags that allow the leaf springs to be softer for improved ride quality. Exterior Highlights

  • Variety of grille finishes offered
  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 20-inch wheels available
  • Available fog lights
  • Available spray-in bedliner
  • Available LED taillights
  • Available power-folding heated side mirrors
  • Available RamBox storage bins in cargo-bed sides
  • Available running boards
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Vinyl, cloth or leather upholstery
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone air conditioning available
  • AM/FM stereo with USB port and MP3 jack
  • Available power-adjustable pedals
  • Available real wood trim
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available 7-inch screen in instrument panel
  • Available 8.4-inch touch-screen
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

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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 three cargo-box lengths. The trucks can seat up to six people in certain configurations, and competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Ford F-Series Super Duty.New for 2014
A new 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine is available, and the Ram 2500 gets a new five-link coil rear suspension; a rear air suspension system is available. The Ram 3500 retains its rear leaf-spring suspension but gains available supplemental air bags that allow the leaf springs to be softer for improved ride quality. Exterior Highlights

  • Variety of grille finishes offered
  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 20-inch wheels available
  • Available fog lights
  • Available spray-in bedliner
  • Available LED taillights
  • Available power-folding heated side mirrors
  • Available RamBox storage bins in cargo-bed sides
  • Available running boards
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Vinyl, cloth or leather upholstery
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available ventilated front seats
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone air conditioning available
  • AM/FM stereo with USB port and MP3 jack
  • Available power-adjustable pedals
  • Available real wood trim
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available 7-inch screen in instrument panel
  • Available 8.4-inch touch-screen
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • Base 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine with 383 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 with 410 hp (370 hp for Mega Cab) and 429 pounds-feet of torque
  • Gas V-8s use regular; available compressed natural gas version of 2500's 5.7-liter V-8
  • Six-speed automatic transmission for gas engines
  • Available Cummins turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8 makes 350 hp and 660 pounds-feet of torque (six-speed manual) or 370 hp and 800 pounds-feet of torque (six-speed automatic) or 385 hp and 850 pounds-feet of torque (3500 with available automatic transmission)
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive


Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system with electronic roll mitigation and trailer-sway control
  • Available integrated trailer brake controller
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
15 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Ram 3500 6.7L Cummins

by KB052 from Fayetteville, NC on July 28, 2018

Over all I enjoy driving this vehicle. It has the 6.7L diesel engine with a leveling kit. It drives way smother than my 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. Read full review

(5.0)

More reliable than my old Ford 7.3.

by Papageorgeo from Temecula, CA on May 31, 2018

Very powerful and decent MPG even while towing. Being a 3500 it?s a bit on the rough side for comfort but it?s a truck. Display is user friendly but the WiFi is crap. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 RAM 3500 currently has 21 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 RAM 3500 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by RAM

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 3500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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