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2016 Ram 3500 2WD Reg Cab 143" WB 60" CA SLT

2WD Reg Cab 143" WB 60" CA SLT

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Price with options: $32,870

MSRP: $32,870

Base Invoice: $30,469

Body Style

Regular Cab Chassis-Cab

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City: 0 - Hwy: 0

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Ram 3500 2WD Reg Cab 143" WB 60" CA SLT

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2016 Ram 3500 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.

2016 Ram 3500 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.

2016 Ram 3500 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.

2016 Ram 3500 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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (2nd) 730
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 440
Engine
Displacement 6.7 L/408
Engine Oil Cooler None
Engine Order Code ETK
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 367 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 750 @ 1600
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 6000
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 9850
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.44
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.44
Axle Type - Front Non-Independent
Axle Type - Rear Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.28
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code DFP
Trans Power Take Off Yes
Trans PTO Access Yes
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off Yes
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3576
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2587
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 9850
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 26000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 14000
ENTERTAINMENT
Fixed Antenna
Media Hub (2 USB, AUX) (RS6)
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Radio Data System
Radio: 3.0
SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio -inc: For More Info, Call 800-643-2112, 1-Year SIRIUSXM Radio Service
EXTERIOR
Black Door Handles
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Cab Clearance Lights
Center Hub
Electronically Controlled Throttle
Fixed Rear Window
Front License Plate Bracket
Front Wheel Spats
Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Light Tinted Glass
Tip Start
Tires: LT235/80R17E BSW All-Season
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels: 17" x 6" Steel Chrome Clad -inc: Bright Wheel Skins
INTERIOR
2 12V DC Power Outlets
3 Person Seating Capacity
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Analog Display
Base Door Trim Panel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Floor Covering Carpet -inc: Front Floor Mats
Front Center Armrest w/Storage
Front Cupholder
Full Cloth Headliner
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Engine Hour Meter and Trip Odometer
Glove Box
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Instrument Panel Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Manual Adjust Seats
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Tilt Steering Column
Passenger Visor Vanity Mirror
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
Systems Monitor
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
MECHANICAL
102 mph Maximum Speed
180 Amp Alternator
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs
4.10 Rear Axle Ratio
50 State Emissions
52 Gal. Fuel Tank
730CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
7350# Maximum Payload
Engine: 6.4L V8 Heavy Duty HEMI
Front Anti-Roll Bar and Rear HD Anti-Roll Bar
GVWR: 13,500 lbs
HD Shock Absorbers
Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs
Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Rear-Wheel Drive
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Towing w/Harness and Trailer Sway Control
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic 66RFE
Upfitter Switches
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Side Impact Beams