RAM 2500: Everything You Need to Know
Dodge trucks have a reputation for power and quality, and rightfully so. They are some of the most stylish, most powerful and more affordable trucks on the market. You can’t go wrong buying any Dodge RAM trucks, either from this year or from previous years.
If you are shopping for a heavy duty Dodge RAM in Miami, you should take a test drive of the 2015 RAM 2500.
This truck is more powerful than the entry level truck, and it offers more versatility for those who need a work truck or who just do more home improvement work than most others. Here’s everything you need to know about the RAM 2500 and why it would make a great investment for your next truck:
It Has Coil Spring Suspension
The RAM 2500 departs from other Dodge truck models with its suspension system. Instead of the leaf spring system, it has coil spring suspension. This suspension system provides a cushier ride whether you are just driving to the office or you have a bed full of heavy duty equipment. The suspension system absorbs the weight so there isn’t as much bounce to jostle you around in the cab. The system gives the truck a feeling of weight all on its own.
It Has Outstanding Towing Capacity
No matter what options you choose for your 2015 RAM 2500, you will enjoy excellent towing capacity. The maximum trailer weight rating ranges from 11,360 pounds to 17,510 pounds. The payload ranges from 2,470 pounds to 3,610 pounds. The exact weight capacity you get will depend upon options like the engine, transmission, and axle ratio.
If you run a business, you will want to discuss these options with your RAM dealer to make sure you get the capacity you need. However, if you plan to do routine hauling of yard materials or other household needs, you’ll be fine with the basic model. It will be able to haul anything you’ll need in the course of a routine day.
There are Three Engine Options
The basic engine in the 2015 RAM 2500 is a 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 383 horsepower and 400 pounds per feet of torque. The mid-level engine option is a 6.4-liter V8, and the advanced option is a turbocharged Inline 6 diesel engine. Whatever option you choose, you will be getting a powerful engine with enough torque to pull you through rough terrain.
However, the flexibility assures you get just the right options for your individual needs while also sticking to your budget. The diesel option also allows you to be more environmentally friendly.
There are Three Cab Options
The 2015 Dodge RAM 2500 starts with a basic, two-door cab. It offers plenty of room for couples or for the individual business person who just needs a powerful work truck but isn’t interested in carrying a lot of passengers. A four-door crew cab is available that seats up to four people. It provides flexibility for those who want the work truck but who also want to use it for family transportation. For those who need even more room, there is a four-door jumbo crew cab, or mega cab.
This cab can seat up to six people, making it as large as many mini vans or SUVs. Yet unlike those stereotypical family vehicles, the RAM 2500 with the mega cab also allows you to haul some serious cargo. You don’t even have to clear out your passengers or fold down the seats. Your passengers can remain comfortable while you load up the back. The size of the cab also changes the size of the bed.
The basic cab includes an 8-foot bed, and the crew cab includes either an 8-foot bed or a shorter 6-foot-4 bed. The mega cab is built on the same platform as the crew cab, so it has a bigger cab but a shorter bed.
Three Trim Levels are Offered
With the RAM 2500, good things seem to come in threes. The truck comes with three trim levels: Tradesman, SLT and Laramie. Sub-trims can be added to these main trim levels to provide more features. The Tradesman trim level is available on the basic and crew cab. It comes with features like cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, split front bench seat, auxiliary audio input, six-speaker stereo system, a locking tailgate, 17-inch steel wheels, a black grille and bumpers, and automatic headlights.
The SLT trim level is available with all cabs, and it includes features like keyless entry, full power accessories, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, touchscreen interface, overhead console, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, power sliding rear window, heated mirrors, 18-inch steel wheels, chrome exterior trim, and an integrated trailer brake controller.
The Laramie trim level is available on the crew cab and mega cab. Many of the features that are optional on the other trim levels are standard with the Laramie, including an infotainment center with 8.4-inch touchscreen, an SD card slot for the radio, Uconnect access, auto-dimming rearview mirror, voice-to-text messaging, roadside assistance and wi-fi connectivity.
This trim level also includes rear parking sensors, LED tail lights, rearview camera, projector headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. Many more features can be added to all three trim levels based on the bonus packages you choose. You can make your truck as luxurious as you like.
A Special Edition is Available
The Power Wagon is not a trim level but a special edition of the RAM 2500. This special edition is designed for those who enjoy off-roading. It comes with a crew cab, a shorter bed and four-wheel drive. The engine is a 6.4-liter V8, and the truck is loaded with features to make tackling rugged terrain easier. Features include all-terrain tires, tow hooks, skid plates, 17-inch wheels, hill descent control, and a power winch that can haul up to 12,000 pounds.
The front antiroll bar can be disconnected electronically. The Power Wagon comes with three trim levels also, but it swaps out a Standard trim for the SLT trim on the regular models. The features on each of the trim levels are the same as those for the regular models.
It Offers Numerous Exterior Color Choices
The 2015 Dodge RAM 2500 offers an extensive range of exterior color choices. You can choose from 31 colors.
With so many options, you can find just the truck you want to look exactly the way you want. The 2015 Dodge RAM 2500 is a great truck no matter what you are looking for. It is stylish and powerful, and it is loaded with features.With the right trim levels and options, you can customize it exactly the way you want it.
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