2012 Ram 2500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,970 - $35,805
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
350-383
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,970 - $35,805
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
350-383
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2012 Ram 2500 If...

If you need to pull 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 pounds behind you, the PeterBilt-like towing power of the 2012 Ram HD pickup should do the trick.

Ram 2500 Models & Trims

ST $19,107 - $22,722*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/CNG V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 17 x 8.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLT $22,367 - $26,742*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/CNG V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Outdoorsman $23,960 - $28,623*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lone Star $19,793 - $25,424*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Big Horn $17,970 - $23,423*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie $28,729 - $34,076*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie Longhorn $24,484 - $29,984*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Power Wagon $24,160 - $29,091*
Horsepower: 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
ST Power Wagon $35,805*
Horsepower: 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie Power Wagon $28,729 - $34,076*
Horsepower: 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie Limited $27,128 - $32,811*
Horsepower: 350 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.52

23 Reviews

65% 22% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My RAM and Why I Love It!

I inherited this truck from my brother last year and I love it. It's a relief to me that when I NEED to get out in the snow or slush I know my truck will be there for me. I love the space in my RAM. No one complains about being in the 'back seat' anymore. What a relief!

- Jenna N

A lot of truck for the money.

A great vehicle I would highly recommend this truck it has a very comfortable ride and tows like a dream. The gas mileage can be a little suspect but when you buy a pickup you are shouldn't expect good gas mileage. And compared to other trucks the truck is reasonable price.

- Drew R

Feel the power, embrace the thrust.

2012 Dodge Ram 2500 6. 7 cummings. As far as power goes it's great, it reminds me of a pack of Clydesdales. Mechanically there has been a few issues, along with all the recall issues. Clogging of the fuel appears to be re-occurring. Looks are eye catching.

- Theresa F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,107 - $22,722
$22,367 - $26,742

Horsepower

Horsepower
350 - 383 hp
350 - 383 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.7L SMPI V8 Hemi engine w/variable valve timing
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL ENGINE
5.7L SMPI V8 HEMI CNG ENGINE W/VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
2EA ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
2FA ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
5.7L SMPI V8 Hemi engine w/variable valve timing
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL ENGINE
5.7L SMPI V8 HEMI CNG ENGINE W/VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
2EG SLT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
2FG SLT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 - 41 in.
40.3 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 in.
34.7 - 40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
57.5 - 74.7 cu. ft.
57.5 - 74.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
2 - 6
2 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/70R17E
LT265/70R17E

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140 - 169.4 in.
140 - 169.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.6 - 53.2 ft.
41.6 - 53.2 ft.

Length

Width

Width
78.9 - 79.1 in.
78.9 - 79.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
- TBD - hp
- TBD - hp

Torque

Torque
- TBD - ft. lbs.
- TBD - ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
34 gal.
34 gal.

Combined

Combined
0 mpg
0 mpg

City

City
0 mpg
0 mpg

Highway

Highway
0 mpg
0 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings