Overview & Reviews
For decades, the Ram was Dodge's iconic full-size pickup. Starting in 2011, however, parent company Chrysler decided to make the Ram name an actual brand. So, yes, this truck's name is now just Ram, with 2500 added on to specify its status as a heavy-duty truck in the lineup. The Ram 2500 slots in between the standard full-size 1500 and the more robust 3500 heavy-duty model.
Current Ram 2500
The Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup is available with two-wheel or four-wheel drive and comes in a variety of body styles and trim configurations. Among body styles, shoppers may choose between regular cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab (really big crew cab) variants. The Mega Cab is only available with the short bed, while the regular cab is only equipped with the long bed. The Crew Cab is offered with either.
Main trim levels consist of the basic ST, the volume-selling SLT and the luxurious Laramie. Higher trim levels offer standard and optional niceties like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, Bluetooth and a hard-drive-based navigation system. Off-road-ready packages include the TRX and the Quad-Cab-only Power Wagon.
Standard on all Ram 2500 trucks is a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. This hefty power plant comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. For enhanced towing capability, there is a 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder Cummins turbodiesel that produces 350 horses and 650 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. With the automatic, the diesel engine's torque output rises to 800 lb-ft.
In reviews of the Ram 2500, we found it to be a very capable heavy-duty pickup truck. We are fond of its powerful engine lineup, wide range of body styles and compliant highway ride. This Ram's interior is also a standout among trucks, with a design and materials that are uncommonly praiseworthy.
Used Ram 2500 Models
The new Ram 2500 name came into being for 2011. In reality, though, it's just the next model year of what was formerly the fourth-generation Dodge Ram 2500. Revisions since the name change are slight, with a six-speed automatic replacing the five-speed transmission for the 5.7-liter gasoline engine in 2012. Navigation was also included as a standard feature for Laramie and Longhorn trims.
The current, fourth-generation (Dodge) Ram 2500 debuted for 2010 with revised styling, a more upscale interior, a retuned suspension and the new Crew Cab, which replaced the previous generation's Quad Cab body style. For more information on the Dodge version and its previous generations, please read our review of the Dodge Ram 2500.
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2011 Ram 2500 6.7 diesel - 2011 RAM 2500
By jpuente - August 15 - 4:39 am
Purchased new dodge 2500 less than a month ago now the truck is in the shop with a busted transmission colant line worst part is the part will take 5 to 7 days to get here. And of corse customer care gives you the run around
Broke from day 1 - 2013 RAM 2500
By youknow1 - May 16 - 3:23 am
Picked up my new RAM2500 6.7 Cumuins Diesel then drove to a gas to fill it up. When I started the truck up after getting fuel the radio would turn back on and the digital portion of the dash froze. Drove to the dealer to have it repaired. They found the radio faulty and told me it was on back order with no ETA. I contacted Dodges 800 customer line the 2nd week and was given a case manager. The case manager informed as well the radio was on back order and that they have no ETA either. I am now entering my third week without any word of when it will be repaired. Ive purchased several new cars in my life and this will be the last "Dodge"
THIS TRUCK IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT. - 2011 RAM 2500
By blackham - December 11 - 3:36 pm
I purchased the truck last month and wow.... We acquired the new CUMMINS engine with the new high output upgrade. The truck now has the best power in class bar none. It rides like a dream and is very well appointed in the Laramie package. I beleive you couldnt purchase a better truck .
Great truck. - 2017 RAM 2500
By Steve Waters - August 6 - 5:15 am
Was the best buy for the money.
2500 ST 6.7L Diesel 4X4 Automatic (for some reason, this was not an option on the *Model list) - 2011 RAM 2500
By jdean2900 - December 10 - 11:52 pm
Up to this point, the truck has been great. The only issue I have had so far is the O2 sensor acted up, activating the "check engine" light. Once replaced, I experienced no further issues with it. It has a ton of power and torque. The interior layout is ergonomical and comfortable. The ride is quiet and smooth. In fact, people frequently comment about how quiet it is for a diesel truck. It brakes well considering its size and weight. I use this truck both on and off road, and so far it has performed admirably. Overall, a great value.
Great Truck - 2011 RAM 2500
By kymidnight - December 2 - 7:13 pm
Mine is a Cummins 6.7L, w/ 6sp A/T but I couldnt find that as an option on the drop down menu. I love this truck. Its big and sits up high, but doesnt drive or feel unwealdy. Fits nicely in the lane and tracks down the road. Ride is a little bouncy, but for a heavy duty truck, is the best Ive ever ridden in. The interior is simple but nice and well thought out. Im currently getting around 16MPG mixed city/highway, which is pretty good for a truck of this size. I got the truck for work, not for a commuter, but I enjoy driving it so much, I look for an excuse to take the truck.
Maintenance Costs Astronomical - 2011 RAM 2500
By bfiske - November 14 - 11:18 pm
Just got back from the dealer, oil change and fuel filter change $190.00 the cost to change the fuel filter is $100!! they told me the cost of the filter is $65!!! Unbelievable, but absolutely true!!
2500 Diesel - 2011 RAM 2500
By 2500_diesel - April 7 - 2:25 am
Best 3/4 ton on the road. Comfortable, Nice styling cues, Ergonomic designed cabin. Everything is at your finger tips, Great in cabin storage as well. Not to mention you do NOT need DEF Fluid, Fuel mileage on this monster has been better than expected. It turns heads everywhere i go. Drive one and you will understand. This truck can handle the farm or a nice night out on the town. Its really hard to find a flaw with this new truck, Ram Trucks hit this one out of the ballpark.
Excellent Truck! - 2013 RAM 2500
By quicksilver10 - May 29 - 4:43 am
Bought a new 2013 Ram 6.7L and love it supper over kill for my little boat but it does the job and more. I have had no problems up to now and gas mileage is around 20MPG in the San Antonio metro area not BAD! I will buy this truck again. Interior looks amazing they did skimp on the very fine details but its almost unnoticeable. Good truck probably the best for money and value.
Ram 2500 Diesel - 2012 RAM 2500
By Brian - May 23 - 9:53 am