"I really love my big RAM 3500 truck with a 6.4L HEMI. The guy at the rock yard was warning me about putting stacks of brick and rock in one load until he finished. He said WOW, my sons Chevy wouldn't have taken a load like that. The drawback is that it rides rough without a load. What do you expect!? But, if you put 4000 lbs of bricks in the back it rides like a Cadillac and the gas mileage is always between 13 and 17 MPG. Warning: don't accelerate without starting out slow first. This 6.4L HEMI will throw you off of the road! I "accidentally" raced a BMW from light to light and won. Of course my stuff in the back hit my tailgate pretty hard when it shifted! Ha, it was worth it. Summary: Love my RAM 3500 6.4L HEMI but it rides like a truck."
"This has been a great truck, I have towed 30,000 lbs and never a glitch. Religious maintenance does wonders for reliability and continued performance, with full load still averaged 9 miles to the gallon. 15 unloaded, great for a 10,000 lb truck. Had to have the DPF system fixed before it left the dealer lot, got contaminated with some petroleum products. No issues with it since. I sold it to make room for an upgraded truck, cant wait to get the new one and drive it."
Cons: "Tall for general purpose. Ergonomics impractical"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Hard to locate almost bare bones trucks anymore without all the hoopla. This is one of them with very few options or bells and whistles. Took months to finally locate with basically Snow Chief Package. Its not bad even though its fairly plain. Biggest complaint is the overall height. Tall height is compromise when using p/u as general purpose vehicle.
Has 6.4L gasoline engine because of personal needs. While 6.7L diesel is nice, they are also prone to a few economical characteristics that gas engines can overcome to some degree. 6.4L is peppy when needed.
Was used to a loaded 2015 Ram 2500 4x4 CC SB w/6.4L engine. The Eco mode or MDS on either is a fairy tale, rarely working except when coasting to stops or down hill. Rarely if ever when needed, unloaded at normal highway speeds. Dealer checked,supposedly okay.
Comfort? Has plenty of elbow and leg room. Front center seat console is basically for show and useless especially with 4x4 floor console.
Ride? Its rough empty. Its a truck not a luxury car, what could one expect? Leaf springs, not coil springs. Lower tire air pressure when unloaded helps? TPMS is annoying. More realistic 3500 TPIS much better w/o error messages. (Just thought? If coils are so much superior, why arent they on 3500s rear end as on 2500s?)
Ergonomics? Exterior use almost thrown out the window? Try loading something by hand over tailgate or side of bed? Too tall unless 8 tall or using ladder or ramps? - Good luck on finding good ramps that reach that high to be practical too? Try changing fuses or checking fluids? Fun, unless almost climbing up and in?
Interior Ergonomics? Floor mounted short shaft 4x4 shift works good - when center console is upright. Center console mounted USB,12V plug, media card, CD player, storage, ect. difficult to use and poorly located. Thankfully dont use much?
8 Long Box handles just about anything when loaded. Nice.
Overall? Compared to other available new trucks? For 40,360. out the door, this works good for me until truck heights and glitz scale down."
"I traded in a 2013 3500 Laramie DRW for the 2016 Laramie Longhorn 3500 SRW, what a difference in ride when not hitched up to my 40' fiver, like night and day, the 2016 is SO much more comfortable. Towing the 16,000 lb dry weight Montana, I don't even feel it...this truck is a beast and I'm so glad I made the switch."
"Best driving most comfort drives like a half ton..Best usable power for all my needs do pull a car hauler for my show cars....Also quiet on the highway almost no road noise...Best looking Dodge ram I have owned....800 ft pounds of torque who needs any more good dose of synthetic oil and filter and a K and N in the air box and forget about not pulling anything you can hook up to..Last great brakes and engine brake that works like a big rig...All MOPAR Great efforts!,,Best effort of the other models I ordered new, 99,2003,2005,2007,2009. All diesel 4x4 dodges.."
Cons: "As always - playing games with the dealer."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"An ST with upgrades. Dually, Crew cab, 4x4, Cummins, Auto.
It pulls my 35' 5th wheel (and boat) with ease and stability. Took a bit of getting used to backing the boat down the ramp with a dually. Does good around town, still working on parking spaces. Really shines taking the family anywhere or picking up the kids after practice. The crew cab is huge and comfortable. First diesel, had a V-10 F250 Superduty. I am happy so far, so is the family."
"I've had the truck about 15 months have 36k miles on it and has given no major probs pulls what ever i pull behind it great the only thing i wish was better was the fuel economy. About $800 worth of upgrades and i can fix that and go from 15mpg to about 21."
I have owned all three of these HD monsters, Ford, Chevrolet, and now a Dodge. I like this truck the most, the user friendly Navi to the Reclining back seat, there is no comparison. In March 2011 I bought a new Ford HD that had 6500 miles on it when it got the Ford Death Wobble, I wasted no time getting rid of it, went from towing a tractor to sitting on the Chevrolet lot in less than two hours. I traded it in on the 2011 Chevrolet 3500 HD in September of 2011, great truck until I got 300 miles on it; it blew the first turbo at that point. The navi system thought the truck was still in Michigan and showed me driving through the great lakes. I assured onstar we were actually in Northern California; they still have not made the system work correctly in 6 months. The truck has blown two turbo's a rear differential and an oil pump. It is being repurchased atm. So I needed a new truck, so I went on a whim to the dodge dealer here, and found this truck.
All I can say is the interior is softer than my horse saddle; the cab is so quiet compared to the other two trucks. There is plenty of power, there is no break in required with a Cummins unlike Chevy and Ford. The cab is so spacious you can get lost in it. The dashboard is absolutely gorgeous. The stereo system needs no upgrades. The Uconnect works every time unlike the Chevrolet system or the Ford who has a speech impediment. It is totally hands free. The fuel mileage has been around 12 to 18.5 mpg. The ride is like a truck yet soft enough to smoothe out the bumps when going out with the wife and family. The entertainment center is light years ahead of Chevrolet. The truck legs out the long hauls with a 14k trailer behind it.
I had a Dodge back in 1996, it was a V-10 that was a lemon in five months, it blew five motors in that short period of time. I swore off Dodge after that, until I drove this truck off the lot on a test drive.
All HD trucks have their issues, but this one is my favorite truck. I keep them for 7 years and always trade up; this one might be a lifer."
Pros: "Interior Comforts and Towing Power & Handling"
Cons: "Have not encounter anything yet"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Comfortable, powerful and handle great while towing 14,000-15000 lbs. I get 20-22 MPH when not towing and between 10.5-12 MPH (based on winds) while towing. The new DEF technology far exceeds the old 2008 Blue Tech Diesel System. My 2008 Cummings loss 2-3 MPH over its 78,000 miles I owned it (went from 19.5 to barely getting 17-17.5 MPH)"