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.
While the half-ton pickup market is the bread and butter of the industry, when it comes to serious towing and payload, it's the heavy-duty 3/4- and 1-ton models customers rely upon. With no foreign competition to speak of, Ram has only the Ford F250/350 and Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra HD to worry about, although perhaps it's Ford and Chevy that should be worried. With a class-leading 30,000-pound tow rating and best-in-class payload and gross combined weight rating, the Ram HD for 2015 is no slouch. Exclusive to the Ram brand is a multi-link rear suspension that vastly improves on-road comfort, while an available diesel engine with a manual or automatic transmission gives customers a wide range of choices, making the Ram our pick for heavy-duty chores.