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2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box

Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box

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Price Info

Price with options: $32,145

MSRP: $32,145

Base Invoice: $30,369

Body Style

Regular Cab Pickup - Long Bed

MPG

City: 0 - Hwy: 0

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Ram 2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box

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2017 Ram 2500 Pros

For 2016, the Ram HD pickup range changes only slightly. The top-trim Laramie Limited receives small exterior and interior updates, including a revised grille and an all-black interior. A new center console is standard across the Ram HD range. Finally, a compressed natural gas option is available on the 5.7L V8 when fitted in regular cab and crew cab rear-wheel-drive trucks.

2017 Ram 2500 Model Highlights

Ram's powerful 2500 and 3500 Heavy-Duty (HD) trucks return for 2016 with even more to like. Across the HD range, there's a choice between gasoline engines in the standard 5.7L and 6.4L Hemi V8s; as well as three versions of the 6.7L Cummins inline 6-cylinder diesel that top the range. All engines include a 6-speed automatic transmission, although a 6-speed manual transmission is offered with the diesel engine. The 5.7L Hemi is rated at 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 6.4L Hemi V8 makes 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. With the 6-speed manual, the Cummins is rated at 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque at just 1,500 rpm. When mated to the 6-speed automatic transmission, output jumps to 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. In Ram 3500 trucks with the top-duty Aisin automatic, it makes 385 horsepower and a staggering 865 pound-feet of torque. High-pressure common-rail fuel injection helps aid refinement and clean up emissions, and the Cummins is B20 biodiesel-blend compatible. The 5.7L, meanwhile, can be outfitted from the factory to run on compressed natural gas.

Diesel Rams employ a Ram Active Air intake system that draws more cool air from the front of the truck for more power in hot temperatures or at high altitude. Also thanks to a variable-geometry turbocharger, Ram HD trucks have good responsiveness and drivability no matter what the load.

Ram HDs can be ordered with either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. In 4-wheel-drive models, a front-axle disconnect system can help improve fuel economy by up to 1 mpg. The Ram 3500 utilizes a Hotchkiss leaf-spring rear suspension, while 2500s have replaced leaf springs with a 5-link coil spring setup. Front suspension is now courtesy of a 3-link system. 2500s can be optioned with heavy-duty air suspension in place of the coil springs, which allow for driver-controlled load leveling with precise, individual adjustment. Leaf-sprung 3500 dual-rear-wheel trucks with maximum tow packages also feature the air suspension system.

Ram 2500 trucks benefit from an 11.5-inch rear axle, while the high-output Cummins includes an 11.8-inch axle. The result is best-in-class towing and payload ratings for the 3500 (up to 30,000 pounds and 7,320 pounds, respectively) and best-in-class towing for the 2500 -- up to 17,940 pounds. For the first time, Ram offers an optional fifth-wheel tow package.

Ram understands that its trucks must last a lifetime. As a start, the company offers a 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty on all of its powertrains. Each truck also has extended maintenance cycles for fuel filters and oil changes, including a 15,000-mile interval on the Cummins diesel.

Inside, Ram HD trucks have been reconfigured to allow for increased creature comforts. Available amenities include soft-touch instrument panels and door trim, 2-tone upholstery and contrasting stitching. Wood and metal inlays accent the interior and a largest-in-class 8.4-inch full-color touchscreen display serves as central command for the Ram HD. Heated and ventilated seating and a heated steering wheel are also available. Buyers can choose between bucket seats or a 40/20/40 bench configuration. In either case there's a multi-media port in the center with USB, SD and auxiliary inputs.

Seven trim levels are offered: Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited. These can be configured with either 2- or 4-wheel drive, 2-door Regular-cab, 4-door Crew-cab or 4-door Mega cabs. Two bed lengths are offered, a 6'4" or 8'. Ram's patented Ram Box can be equipped in several trims, adding a secure storage system in the sides of the bed.

Each Ram HD offers a different set of interior appointments and equipment that can be tailored to fit basic work needs or provide a relatively luxurious cabin. Two different Uconnect systems with the 8.4-inch touchscreen are offered both with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The top system also provides wireless Internet connectivity, as well as HD Radio and SiriusXM compatibility.

Top Laramie models offer impressive luxury and convenience, including a power-sliding rear window, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone temperature control, an overhead console, a universal garage-door opener and special in-floor storage. Available features include an Alpine 10-speaker premium audio system, rain-sensing wipers and projector beam headlamps.

2017 Ram 2500 Model News

Ram 2500 models are intended for the most extreme personal-towing needs, while the 3500 models are aimed at heavy commercial use by ranchers or construction crews. With the diesel model's gains in fuel efficiency, as well as other maintenance-related improvements, running costs should be down versus these trucks' predecessors.

Even compared to the other latest heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500 and 3500 HD models have some of the best-appointed, most luxurious and most attractive interiors, picking up much of the look and some of the high-line materials from the latest light-duty Ram trucks.

2017 Ram 2500 Value Writeup

Best-in-class features across multiple categories; impressive powertrain offerings; tow ratings up to 30,000 pounds; luxury options; available Uconnect technology; excellent powertrain warranty

Brakes
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
4-Wheel Brake ABS System (Second Line)
14.2 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
14.1 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Electrical
730 Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary)
730 Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (2nd)
220 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
Engine
Sequential MPI Fuel System
410 @ 5600 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
6.7 L/408 Displacement
EZF Engine Order Code
None Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Unleaded V-8 Engine Type
800 @ 1600 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Suspension
6200 Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
Non-Independent Axle Type - Front
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Front
4.10 Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
Rigid Axle Axle Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
5000 Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4.10 Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Transmission
1.98 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
DG7 Trans Order Code
1.00 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Rear Wheel Drive Drivetrain
5.42 Reverse Ratio (:1)
Trans Description Cont. Again
Yes Trans PTO Access
6 Trans Type
Yes Transfer Case Power Take Off
5.94 First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.28 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
Manual w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Yes Trans Power Take Off
Weight Information
5500 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
6000 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
25300 Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
3359 Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2582 Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
9200 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 5.7L V8 HEMI VVT
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic (66RFE)
3.73 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 9,000 lbs
50 State Emissions
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
Rear-Wheel Drive
Transmission Oil Cooler
730CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
160 Amp Alternator
Front Bumper Sight Shields
Tip Start
Class V Towing w/Harness, Hitch and Trailer Sway Control
3060# Maximum Payload
HD Shock Absorbers
Front Anti-Roll Bar
HD Suspension
Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
32 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 17" x 7.5" Steel Styled
Tires: LT245/70R17E BSW AS
Regular Box Style
Center Hub
Firestone Brand Tires
Steel Spare Wheel
Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
Clearcoat Paint
Black Front Bumper
Black Rear Step Bumper
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Black Door Handles
Black Manual Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window
Light Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Black Grille
Front License Plate Bracket
Tailgate Rear Cargo Access
Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock
Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Cargo Lamp w/High Mount Stop Light
Next Generation Engine Controller
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: 3.0
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Radio Data System
6 Speakers
Fixed Antenna
Media Hub (2 USB, AUX)
INTERIOR
Manual Tilt Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Transmission Fluid Temp, Engine Hour Meter and Trip Odometer
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Heavy Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Vinyl/Rubber Floor Covering
Pickup Cargo Box Lights
Electronically Controlled Throttle
Instrument Panel Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Manual 1st Row Windows
Delayed Accessory Power
Systems Monitor
Analog Display
Seats w/Vinyl Back Material
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints
Front Armrest w/Cupholders
Manual Adjust Seats
40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Engine Immobilizer
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners