The 2016 Ram 3500 is a powerhouse of a truck. Not only is it able to pull a small house off it’s foundation, but it’s also one of the most luxurious trucks on the market. Combine these two features, and you have a truck that will not only tow with the power of a tank, but the comfort and refinement of your rich father-in-law’s Victorian-style mansion; only difference is the inside of the truck isn’t as outdated as the mansion; because it’s made with premium materials, and has state-of-the-art technology to entertain you and make your life more convenient.
The 2016 Ram 3500 is a powerhouse on wheels, it’s that truck that eats three bags of spinach for lunch and a protein shake for dessert, could it actually eat. This truck gained some serious hauling capability with it’s 2016 release, 1,210 pounds more towing capacity to be exact. The total towing capacity of this truck is a massive 31,200 pounds, and the only other truck on the market that even comes close is the F450; which still can’t tow as much.
In the world of trucks, there are two kinds of players: trucks built for comfort, and trucks built for power. In the former, drivers can expect to find a plethora of amenities meant to elevate the truck to a relative degree of luxury, hearkening to the creature comforts one might look for in a sedan or SUV. In performance-centric trucks, one might forego these premium features in favor of raw power – especially those who use and rely on their trucks for work or other high-intensity activities. And, for those looking for both, there’s the 2016 RAM 3500.
Boasting some of the most impressive performance figures and some respectable premium amenities, the RAM 3500 is the ultimate edition of a strong line of RAM trucks for the new year. Far outstripping many of its competitors in terms of pure power and matching many of today’s premium sedans in interior comfort, the RAM 3500 in Miami offers superior truck capabilities for drivers who simply won’t settle for anything less than the best.
For Incredible Power See The 31,210 Lb Max Towing Capacity
That’s right, you didn’t misread that – the Ram 3500, when outfitted with its monstrously impressive 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, can tow up to 31,210 lbs – over four times more than the weight of the 3500 itself, and enough to certainly pull a small house or large shed of some kind. With this kind of towing power, it’s hard for us to even imagine what you wouldn’t be able to tow – and whatever that may be, there certainly isn’t going to be a truck that’s any more capable than the 3500.
Boasting a best-in-class 900 lb-ft of torque and 385 horsepower, this powerful six-cylinder has enough power to handle a max payload of 6,720 lbs, all while burning clean diesel fuel instead of gasoline. This drivetrain is one of the more impressive ones on the market, and its pure towing power speaks for its dominant place among Ram 3500 sales.
The 3500 is not just a workhorse, however, as it is built to handle your toughest tow jobs from every angle. With its standard 18,000-lb class V trailer tow hitch and standard six-speed transmission, you can be sure your 3500 is strong on every part of your toughest jobs – and maintain plenty of control over the whole process throughout. And since RAM ensures all of its diesel trucks with a 5-Year/100,000-Mile Diesel Powertrain Limited Warranty, you can drive knowing that your RAM will be in good hands no matter what you throw at it.
Drivers worried about their trailers can rest easy with the 3500, as an available factory-installed rear axle structural cross member can be outfitted with a third wheel or gooseneck trailer hitch for the ultimate in secure hitching. Plus, with a seven-pin connector inside the truck bed for wiring hookups, you can make sure the lights and electrical system on your trailer are working just as it should with little to no hassle.
For all of these reasons and plenty more, the RAM 3500 is the ultimate truck for those looking to move large loads with class and safety. If you’re a rugged worker looking for a quality truck that can keep up with your business, check out the Ram 3500 today – and you may just find you can’t resist its pull.
We’re all on a budget when we’re shopping for vehicles. If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck, you may be targeting the Ram 1500. Of course, the decision isn’t so cut and dry, as you’ll have to also decide on a trim. Understandably, you’ll be targeting some of the most affordable options in order to remain within your budget, but which do you ultimately opt for? We’ve got you covered.
To learn more about the 2016 Ram 1500‘s most affordable trims, including the Tradesman, Ram 1500 Express, and Black Ram 1500 Express, continue reading after the break…
There was a time when trucks were made for one, simple purpose: work. Those days are long gone, however, and now there’s a luxury truck market that’s just as competitive as the luxury sedan market. Now, seeing a luxury-oriented truck like a 2016 Ram 1500 in Miami is just as common as seeing a Mercedes cruising down the beachside. In this new market, companies have adapted their star-child trucks to survive; Ford took their 2016 F-150 truck-line and introduced a Limited edition that is chromed to the max, and Chevy made their 2016 Silverado High Country even more luxurious. So, where does that leave Ram? Well, it appears they decided to jump right over Chevy and butt heads with Ford by releasing the 2016 Ram Laramie Limited.
Lots of Chrome…
There may not be as much chrome as the F-150 Limited, and that’s a good thing. The F-150 has chrome everything (even the paint is a satin chrome) whereas the Laramie has chrome accents just… everywhere. Even the raised RAM letters on the tailgate are chrome; defiantly standing out against the F-150 Limited’s lettering on the front of their truck.
It has chrome accents from the mirror caps to the rocker panels, but it looks good. Even with the abundance of chrome on the Laramie Limited, the chrome isn’t all consuming like on the F-150. The chrome and glossy paint actually work in unison to make each other pop, creating one handsome looking truck.
Sweet, Sweet, Darkness
The Laramie Limited is the definition of night and day. Where the outside is shiny and eye-popping, the inside is dark and relaxing. The primary material on the inside is premium black leather accompanied by a blackish argento wood trim. The chrome accent stays on the outside, unlike with the F-150 Limited. Instead, the Laramie’s interior has silvery highlights that subtly dance across the upholstery, and form pinstripes in the argento wood.
The contrast between the outside and inside is a nice touch, and the interior’s atmosphere is one of relaxation and comfort. Whereas the F-150 Limited’s interior is just as flashy and gaudy as the outside of the vehicle, and provides no relief or relaxation.
It Still Puts Out Ponies!
Even though the Laramie Limited is obviously focused on luxury, it’s still a truck, and performance is important. The 1500 Laramie Limited has a couple engine options: the standard 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Both these engines put out some serious horsepower, but the HEMI is the one focused on performance. The HEMI puts out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Where the EcoDiesel provides 240 ponies and 420 pound-feet of torque and focuses more on fuel economy.
The F-150 Limited has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that puts out 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and since the Limited is only offered in the F-150, that’s the only engine it will have. Unlike the Laramie, which will get more engine options for the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 trucks.
Ram Just Does it Better
Ram obviously knows the luxury truck market is a lucrative and competitive one, or they wouldn’t have made their Laramie Limited available on the 1500 base and the 2500/3500 Heavy Duty series. This gives Ram more options when it comes to selling their Limited edition, options that Ford is lacking (their Limited is only available for the F-150).
The Laramie Limited starts at $50,675 while the F-150 Limited starts at $58,480. Ram was able to beat the price of the F-150 Limited probably because the Laramie doesn’t have a gaudy and expensive satin-chrome paint job… and the Laramie still looks better.