2016 Ram 2500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,288 - $45,584
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
370-410
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,288 - $45,584
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
370-410
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD pickup trucks add best-in-class maximum torque of up to 900 lb-ft to a long list that already includes best-in-class towing, power and payload. Yet despite the capability – there's little these trucks can't tackle – the heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks are the most civilized full-size pickup trucks ever produced by Chrysler.

Ram 2500 Models & Trims

SLT $37,529 - $42,808*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Bi-Fuel - Gas/Cng V-8, Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum, Styled 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
Tradesman $33,948 - $38,547*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Bi-Fuel - Gas/Cng V-8, Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Styled 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
Big Horn $26,876 - $33,221*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 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
Longhorn $33,913 - $40,577*
Horsepower: 370 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 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 $33,661 - $40,381*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 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 $29,143 - $35,600*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 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
Longhorn Limited $35,181 - $41,857*
Horsepower: 370 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 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 $39,409 - $45,584*
Horsepower: 410 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8 in. - Forged 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
Tradesman Power Wagon $34,541 - $40,640*
Horsepower: 410 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8 in. - Forged 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 $38,957 - $44,644*
Horsepower: 410 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8 in. - Forged 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 $31,079 - $36,919*
Horsepower: 370 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 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
Outdoorsman $25,288 - $30,089*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 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

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

Dodge RAM 2500 diesel truck.

Truck is very comfortable and fun to drive. Generally reliable, but have had some problems with the suspension and alignment. maintenance costs way more than any vehicle I have owned before, it is a diesel so oil changes are ridiculous and tires on a big truck cost so much more. Both last longer though. Overall I am happy with it.

- Lesley R

An important thing is to get used to the size of your vehicle when turning.

I live in Montana and you absolutely need a truck to get around. The winter's bring at least a foot of snow every week and you need a dependable truck to get you to work. Montana cities are fairly spread out and having a dependable truck to get you from point A to point B and navigating terrain is a must have.

- Andy B

Big. Spacious, powerful and reliable.

Great vehicle. Very reliable. Lots of room, very spacious. Big, hold lots of stuff and lots of room. Performs exquisite. It is very powerful. Gets me where I need to go. Hauls our trailer great. You don't even know you're pulling anything. I would buy the same truck again in different color.

- Courtney W

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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
$37,529 - $42,808
$33,948 - $38,547

Horsepower

Horsepower
383 - 410 hp
383 - 410 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.7L V8 HEMI VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI CNG
6.4L V8 HEMI W/MDS
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL
5.7L V8 HEMI VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI CNG
6.4L V8 HEMI W/MDS
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available

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
39.9 - 41 in.
39.9 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 - 43.3 in.
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 - 40.3 in.
39.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
44.9 - 74.7 cu. ft.
44.9 - 74.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Vinyl

Passengers

Passengers
2 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Not Available

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Chrome Wheels, Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT275/70SR18
LT275/70SR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140.5 - 169 in.
140.5 - 169 in.

Turning Radius

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

Length

Width

Width
79.4 - 79.5 in.
79.4 - 79.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
370 hp
370 hp

Torque

Torque
800 ft. lbs.
800 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
6830 - 17600 .lbs
6960 - 17980 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
683 - 1760 .lbs
696 - 1798 .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

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
28 gal.
28 gal.

Combined

Combined
0 mpg
0 mpg

City

City
0 mpg
0 mpg

Highway

Highway
0 mpg
0 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

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

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