RAM 2500 vs RAM 3500
RAM 2500 or RAM 3500?
So, the question that often comes up with truck enthusiasts who prefer heavy-duty RAM trucks is, what is the difference between the RAM 2500 or RAM 3500? Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans proposes a counter-question to you. How much power do you need in a RAM?
Both the 2500 and the 3500 RAMs offer an option for a 6.4 L Hemi V8. In the 2500, this translates to 410 horsepower with 850 lbs.-ft of torque vs the 3500, which offers the same engine with 370 horsepower and 1,000 lbs.-ft of torque. This gives the 2500 a hauling payload of 4,010 and a towing capacity of 15,040 lbs. On the other hand, the 3500 provides a payload of 4,640 lbs. and a towing capacity of 14,970.
When you combine these models with the 6.7 L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, the specifications change. The 2500 with the Cummins payload is 3,160 pounds and the towing capacity becomes 20,000 pounds, while the 3500 with the Cummins diesel engine gives you a hauling payload of 4,640 pounds and a towing capacity of 14,970 pounds. Both models give you plenty of power depending on the job you want them to do. So, it does come down to how much power you need in a RAM.
It is important to note that these models have the same engines available, depending on what you want whether it is diesel or gas, but only the 3500 has a third engine option. You can get a RAM 3500 equipped with a 6.7 L Cummins High-Output Engine which shifts its capabilities to 420 horsepower and an impressive 1,075 lbs.-ft of torque, allowing for a payload increase to 6,750 pounds and a towing capacity of 37,100 pounds.
Cabs and Beds
Both the RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 offer an option for a 2- and 4-door crew cab depending on the trim, but there is also the Mega Cab for even more space for the crew. The Mega Cab is 11.1 inches longer than the regular crew cab model, so it gives you an additional 5.7 cubic feet of space. A regular crew cab model gives you 3.4 cubic feet of storage space, and the 4-door gives you 9.1 cubic feet of storage space. Bed sizes vary according to the model you get. If you want a 4×4 configuration, you can get the Mega Cab that has a 6-foot four-inch-long bed. The Mega Cab will cost a little extra but if you want a RAM 2500 or 3500 that offers additional storage and passenger space, this might be the most practical option. Both models offer numerous choices for customization to fit the way you work.
Whatever specifications and capabilities you want in your RAM 2500 or 3500, you can find them at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans, so come by today and take a look at our inventory. Let us get you into the RAM that is right for you.