Ram has increased the power and capability of its heavy-duty trucks, endowing more strength to its diesel engine and the truck's frame and suspension components. Inside, a freshened interior includes the next-generation of Chrysler's Uconnect information/entertainment system.
Although half-ton pickups sell in notably higher numbers, it's the three-quarter-ton and 1-ton models that do most of the heavy lifting. In the relatively small world of heavy-duty trucks, the 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD reign supreme in terms of all-out capability. For instance, the Ram 3500's available Cummins turbodiesel cranks out a colossal 850 lb-ft of torque for a class-leading 30,000-pound tow rating. 2014's Ram 2500 models benefit from a new segment-exclusive multilink coil rear suspension for better on-road comfort than the outgoing leaf-spring setup. Rival pickups like the Chevy Silverado HD (or its GMC clone) and Ford's Super Duty offerings come close, but when it comes to blending harmonious levels of capability and refinement, the Ram 2500/3500 HD remains our top pick.
By JB on Monday, July 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Power, Ride,& Reliability"
Cons: "Fuel cost."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My Ram 2500 HD has amazing power. The only thing I can think of that would make it better is increased fuel economy. I get between 17 & 18 MPH on the highway w/o pulling my trailer."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Alaska Pete on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Power, drives well"
Cons: "AT is not as good as my 97 F350"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"This is my 3rd Ram Cummins. Cummins is the reason that I stayed with Ram. Huge power and acceleration when compared to past Ram's. My biggest issue is the transmission. The 1st Ram AT that I have owned. Aside from rarely being in the correct gear, It slips when upshifting in gears 3-4 and 4-5. Had it to 3 dealers, most recent told me that it was designed for economy and that is the way it is. Explains why it doesn't downshift when it should. Ram made several improvements with this model year, such as disconnecting the front hubs when not in 4x4, bigger rear seat, DEF system, lower RPMs via a 3:42 rear end. The transmission would likely shift better if the ratio was 3:55. Mileage is not as good as expected, maybe 18 hwy."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By bob on Saturday, March 08, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,700overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "strong, exc towing and hauling, good int & options"
Cons: "Tranny rough sometimes"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Overall excellent vehicle. Tranny a bit jerky on up & downshift sometimes. Exc towing capability. Safe, sturdy frame, no rattles or torsion, pretty good visibility, good ride but a bit hard sometimes. A lifetime vehicle for those who want reliability and long lasting power."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful