2016 Ram 3500 - Miami, FL
The 2016 Ram 3500 is a true marvel of modern engineering. Apart from having class-leading towing in the one-ton truck segment, it also has exceptional interior amenities, and a design that’s one of the strongest ones on the market. The astounding capability, state-of-the-art and sophisticated interior, and durable design put this truck on a whole different level when compared to the competition. Your search for the perfect work truck just ended. At Miami Lakes Automall, we are proud to stock the Ram 3500, and this truck is one of our favorites on the lot.
With the ability and strength to tow a small house, truly there is no other truck on the market that can even come close to the Ram 3500.
Best-In-Class Diesel Towing
Everything about the 2016 Ram 3500 is geared towards work, because in the end, that’s what trucks were made for. As the more rugged and strong truck on the market, the Ram 3500's design provides a good idea of what this truck is about. The muscular contours, wide stance, and enlarged fender-wells all contribute to it tough nature, but looks aren’t everything. For a truck, it’s how capable the design actually is that matters most.
Ram knows this and made sure each one of their trucks was strong and durable. For strength and durability, it all starts with the frame and nothing is a better combination of tough reliability than steel. Therefore, the frame of the 2016 Ram 3500 is made from 50 KSI hydroformed steel. Enhancing the natural strength of the steel, Ram decided to add some additional cross members and front and rear rail contours. While the cross members are there to solely enhance the durability of the overall design, the rail contours help with a more secure placement of the suspension components and mounts. Don’t believe the strength of the frame? The fact this truck has class-leading towing capacity is enough to back it up, because after all a truck is only as strong and capable as the frame it sits on.
Apart from the durability in design, the Ram 3500 design also has a few unique utility-enhancing features. In particular, the RamBox Cargo Management System is great for the workplace and it’s class-exclusive. This system gets installed on the sides of the truck bed, and can be locked. Also, it’s lit for easy access at night, can self-drain during heavy rainfall, and is durable enough to withstand a hit from anything being loaded into the truck bed that might bang into it. It even comes with a cargo bed extender/divider to provide additional storage space or help keep things in the back separated.
Overall, the design of the 2016 Ram 3500 is geared towards making sure it has a long-lasting life on the job site and one that makes your life easier.
Before we jump into the best-in-class towing capability, let’s take a look at a few of the other engine options that are available. After all, you might not need all that towing capacity for whatever job you're working on.
The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing provides this one-ton with an engine option that’s efficient, but still capable. Putting out a robust 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque gets it a towing capacity of 13,910 pounds. If the towing capacity on the base engine for the 3500 is already stronger than the strongest engine available on Ram's 1500 you're looking at some enticing towing capacity for the stronger engine. The 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine is the next step up and gets best-in-class horsepower and torque from the gas-powered one-ton class. Putting out a whopping 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, a 3500 equipped with this engine is rated to tow up to 16,520 pounds.
If you thought that was impressive, then the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 that gives the Ram 3500 a best-in-class tow rating for the one-ton pickup segment, in general, is going to blow you away. It gets lower horsepower than both previous engines — 385 — which is typical for a diesel engine because the power comes from the torque. This Cummins delivers a massive 900 lb-ft of torque to the wheels and lets the 3500 tow a max of up to 31,210 pounds when properly equipped. It beats Chevy’s one-ton by 8,000 pounds, and Ford’s one-ton by 4,700 pounds.
Plus it’s a diesel, so it’s going to last much longer than a gas engine. Combine that with the long-lasting KSI steel frame, and you’ve found a truck that’s able to provide strong and reliable performance for many years to come.
Thankfully, getting towing capacity like that no longer means grabbing a truck that doesn’t have heat or AC. Even just twenty years ago, work trucks were as bare-bones as can be. The 2016 Ram 3500, however, has plenty of technology and comfort features to keep you entertained and relaxed when towing equipment from one job site to the next.
The Uconnect infotainment system that runs on an 8.4-inch full-color touchscreen (which is the largest in the class) provides plenty of entertainment for the long-haul. It can be paired with SiriusXM Satellite Radio for access to over 200 music channels. Or, use the wireless mobile integration and the Wi-Fi hotspot to listen to Pandora without eating away at the data on your phone plan.
Heated seats, heated steering wheels, and an abundance of legroom in the front and back - those are only a few of the comfort features that come with the Ram 3500. The seats are either a durable and comfortable cloth or a supple and even more comfortable leather trim. Steering wheel mounted controls, and power doors and windows enhance the refined convenience of the modern work truck, and there are even two-tone color options available to help with the atmosphere of upscale luxury.
The base Tradesman trim provides a few of the features mentioned above standard, and the top of the line Laramie trim includes all of them as standard equipment. While these comfort and convenient features don’t help the performance of the truck, they are still a welcome change from how the trucks were once designed.
MLAM: We Go Above and Beyond
Here at MLAM, we understand how important buying a car is. It is likely the second biggest investment you will make in your life; the first being your house. Therefore, at Miami Lakes Automall, we make sure to go above and beyond to give you the best car shopping experience possible. That way, when you make that second biggest investment, you can rest easy knowing that we were there to help you make the right choice. After all, with a selection of new and used trucks like the 2016 Ram 3500, SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, and any other type of model you can think of, there are a lot to choose from. Even with all of those options, you can be certain of one thing when you walk into our Automall: our consistently low and competitive prices.
Without wasting effort creating flashy sales, thanks to our dedicated low prices, we can focus on what matters most: you and your vehicle.