2012 Ram 3500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,393 - $41,489
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
305-383
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,393 - $41,489
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
305-383
Seats
3-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2012 Ram 3500 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 3500 Models & Trims

Laramie Longhorn $32,889 - $38,416*
Horsepower: 350 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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
ST $20,393 - $25,424*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6, Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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 $25,656 - $31,115*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6, Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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
Lone Star $31,523 - $36,986*
Horsepower: 350 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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
Big Horn $28,440 - $33,569*
Horsepower: 350 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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
Outdoorsman $32,051 - $37,689*
Horsepower: 350 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 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
Laramie $31,793 - $37,549*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 383 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6, Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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
Laramie Limited $35,659 - $41,489*
Horsepower: 350 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.56

9 Reviews

56% 44% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Our Dodge RAM 3500 also has a movie screen which is great when hauling kids.

We've had no problems with this truck it has been the best truck we've ever owned perfect we haul cattle home hey use it to pick up supplies checks field perfectly it is been the best truck we've ever owned it has an automatic transmission which we never had before and it has been very nice with no problems.

- Debra. R

Good vehicle, but poor Dodge tech employees.

Having problem with no power, exhausted issues, engine light keeps coming for egr codes. Keep changing the filters, taken it in and they said they cleaned the system. Took it to a private owned diesel shop and it was not cleaned! Dodge owned shops are not doing quality work on there own brand.

- Evelyn C

Cummins diesel work truck.

Cummins diesel motor, great pulling power, longhorn edition so it's loaded with everything, remote start. Great for long trips. Heated & ac seats. B & w hitch for pulling my 5th wheel camper pulls with no issues. Not good for mileage but it is a work truck.

- Evelyn C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$32,889 - $38,416
$20,393 - $25,424

Horsepower

Horsepower
350 hp
305 - 383 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
6.7L I6 Cummins turbo
2FK LARAMIE LONGHORN EDITION CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
5.7L V8 Hemi VVT gas engine
6.7L I6 Cummins turbo
6.7L I6 CUMMINS ENGINE
2FA ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
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
41 in.
40.3 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 - 40.3 in.
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 - 39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Not Available

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Vinyl

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Standard
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Standard
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/70R17E
LT265/70R17E

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
148.9 - 169.4 in.
140 - 172.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
43.9 - 53.2 ft.
41.6 - 53.2 ft.

Length

Width

Width
79.1 in.
78.9 - 79.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
350 hp
305 hp

Torque

Torque
800 ft. lbs.
610 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
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders, Straight 6 Cylinder

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
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

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
Standard
Not Available

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
Not Available
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
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings