2011 Ram 2500  -  $28,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,950
Base Invoice: $26,873
Destination Charge: $975
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box ST
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD (REQ: EZC Engine)
Engine: 5.7L SMPI V8 Hemi engine w/variable valve timing

Pros

Tough, work-oriented construction; full set of luxury and entertainment options; serious towing and hauling ability; stump-pulling Cummins turbodiesel


Model News

New to the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Heavy Duty lineup for 2011 is a Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition, which the brand calls the most luxurious Ram Truck ever. Also, the Ram Outdoorsman is a new model that brings off-road capability plus trailer-towing hardware together.

A spray-in bedliner is newly available on the Ram HD trucks and a tire-pressure monitor is now standard on the Ram 2500, while an electronic brake controller is included in SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon and Laramie models.

New wheel options and interior colors have been introduced, and White Gold Metallic, Saddle Brown Pearl Coat, Sagebrush (Longhorn only) and Hunter Green Peal Coat and Deep Cherry Red Crustal Pearl Coat join the palette.


Value Writeup

The Ram 2500 and 3500 are heavy-duty trucks that sacrifice some ride quality and maneuverability, compared to lighter-duty pickups, in favor of improved towing and hauling ability.

The heavy-duty Ram models are, like rival models from Chevrolet, GMC and Ford, far more luxurious and comfortable than their predecessors, even as they haven't given up any serious work ability. Entertainment and connectivity features abound and hint that these trucks see use well beyond the construction site. Ram says that the 2500 and 3500 are the first in their segment to offer an available ten-speaker surround-sound system, as well as a number of other premium options such as Sirius Backseat TV.


Model Highlights

The Heavy Duty Ram models are offered in three different cab styles--Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab--as well as 6'-4" or 8' cargo box lengths. Crew Cab models are designed for occasional backseat use, while Mega Cab models have adult-size backseat accommodations--much like a full-size SUV. The 3500 can include a DRW (dual rear wheel) setup for heavy-duty towing and both versions may be either equipped with a 383-hp, 5.7-liter V8 or a 350-hp, 6.7-liter Cummins in-line six. The gasoline engine comes with a standard 5-speed manual, while the diesel offers a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic.

The latter is actually the stronger option for towing, as it makes a mighty 881 pound-feet of torque at just 1500 rpm. The big diesel is also quite efficient while meeting 50-state emissions rules without using exhaust fluids, and it's the only diesel in this class to include an exhaust brake. With either engine, a part-time 4WD system (including low range) is available; with 4WD, the rack-and-pinion steering is replaced with a recirculating-ball system.

Major trim levels for the Ram HD models include the SL, SLT, Laramie and Power Wagon. Each of these trims comes with the gasoline V8, and all but the Power Wagon can be optioned with the diesel.

Compared to the light-duty Dodge Ram 1500 trucks, the heavy duty Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks get a unique grille, hood and bumpers. Tow ratings range up to 17,600 pounds, with maximum payload of 5,130.

A new integrated trailer brake control is now included in SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon and Laramie models, and information from the system displays in the in-dash vehicle information center.

The interior of the 2011 Ram 2500 and 3500 models can vary quite dramatically, with interior appointments spanning a wide range from a vinyl split bench in base SL models up to premium cloth benches or buckets in much of the lineup and premium leather in top Laramie models.

The Ram HD models can be equipped with a number of features that haven't been offered in work-oriented HD models of the past. A heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats, memory seats, adjustable pedals, a navigation system and Sirius Backseat TV (children's programming) are all on offer. Other more work-oriented upgrades include larger mirrors and skid plates.

Most of the safety features of personal light-duty trucks are also included in the Ram HD trucks, including side-curtain airbags, supplemental side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. A rear parking-assist system is available.


Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Coil

Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf

Axle Type - Front
Hypoid

Axle Type - Rear
Full-floating

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Front Tire Order Code
TWD

Rear Tire Order Code
TWD

Spare Tire Order Code
TBB

Front Tire Size
LT245/70R17E

Rear Tire Size
LT245/70R17E

Spare Tire Size
LT245/70R17E

Front Tire Capacity
3000 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
3000 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
675

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
35 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
8650.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Cruising Range - City
0.00 mi

Cruising Range - Hwy
0.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EZC

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.7L/345

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGQ

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 - 1.50

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
16.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
3

Wheelbase
140.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.9 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
96.0 in

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Emissions Years
5

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V475000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2010

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
26397

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING, 300, CHARGER (LX) AND DODGE CHALLENGER (LC), AVENGER (JS), AND JOURNEY (JC), AS WELL AS MODEL YEAR 2011 DODGE RAM LIGHT DUTY PICKUP (DS) VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A SEPARATION AT THE CRIMPED END OF THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence
LEAKED POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO HOT ENGINE COMPONENTS COULD CAUSE A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE AS NECESSARY THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K26. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V350000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 06, 2011

Component
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
242,780

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 4X4, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2008, THROUGH MARCH 28, 2011; MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 DODGE RAM 3500 CAB CHASSIS 4X2, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2008, THROUGH MARCH 28, 2011; AND MODEL YEAR 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 MEGA CAB 4X4, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 14, 2008, THROUGH AUGUST 15, 2008. BECAUSE THE LEFT TIE ROD BALL STUD MAY FRACTURE.. THIS CONDITION TENDS TO OCCUR DURING LOW SPEED PARKING LOT TYPE MANEUVERS WHEN THE CUSTOMER IS MAKING A TIGHT TURN. ADDITIONALLY, MODEL YEAR 2003-2008 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 VEHICLES MAY HAVE RECEIVED THE AFFECTED TIE ROD ASSEMBLY AS A REPLACEMENT PART DURING NORMAL SERVICE.

Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL STABILITY IN THE LEFT HAND FRONT WHEEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TIE ROD ENDS FOR RELATIVE ORIENTATION AND REPLACE THE LEFT OUTER TIE ROD AS REQUIRED AND PERFORM A FRONT END TOE ALIGNMENT AS NEEDED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. L16. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V616000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 07, 2010

Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID

Potential Number of Units Affected
76122

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 DODGE RAM TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2009 THROUGH OCTOBER 2010. SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DIESEL ENGINE AND A HYDROBOOST BRAKE SYSTEM MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A POWER STEERING RESERVOIR CAP WITH EXCESSIVE VENT PRESSURE LEVELS THAT MAY RESULT IN BRAKE PEDALS THAT ARE SLOW TO RETURN.

Consequence
BRAKE LIGHTS THAT ARE SLOW TO EXTINGUISH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR CAP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. K33. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V635000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2014

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
314704

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.

Consequence
If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 5, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65.

Dates of Manufacture
MAR 26, 2009 to SEP 04, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
P65

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
15.5%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

5.7L SMPI V8 Hemi engine w/variable valve timing

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD (REQ: EZC Engine)

3.73 axle ratio

Electronically controlled throttle

HD engine cooling

Tip start

Next generation engine controller

Aux transmission oil cooler

Conventional rear axle

10.5" rear axle ring gear diameter

Rear-wheel drive

700-amp maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

8' pickup box

Trailer tow wiring w/4-pin connector

7-pin wiring harness

Class IV receiver hitch

8650# GVWR

HD front shock absorbers

HD rear shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

17" x 7.5" styled steel wheels

LT245/70R17E all-season BSW tires

Center hub

17" steel spare wheel

Front wheel spats

Rear wheel spats

Full size spare tire

Winch-type tire carrier

Gray front bumper

Dark gray rear bumper w/step pads

Front bumper sight shields

Front air dam

Bright grille

Halogen headlamps

Automatic headlamps

Black headlamp filler panel

Cargo lamp

6" x 9" manual mirrors -inc: black mirror caps

Tinted glass

Body color fuel filler door

Black door handles

Variable speed intermittent windshield wipers

Front license plate bracket

Fixed rear window

Locking tailgate

Vendor painted cargo box tracking

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player

(6) speakers

Audio input jack

Fixed long mast antenna

HD vinyl 40/20/40 split bench seat

Black vinyl floor covering

4-spoke steering wheel

Tilt steering column

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Instrument cluster w/display screen

Vehicle info center

120-MPH primary speedometer

Pwr accessory delay

Air conditioning

12V pwr outlet

Rearview day/night mirror

Black instrument panel bezel

Driver/passenger assist handles

Dual visors

Rear dome lamp

Behind seat storage bin

Advanced multistage front air bags

Supplemental side air bags

Supplemental side curtain front air bags

Passenger airbag on/off switch

Front height-adjustable shoulder belts

Tire pressure monitoring display

Dual-note horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
5.7L SMPI V8 HEMI ENGINE W/VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
$0

 
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL ENGINE
$7,615

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$-695

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$405

 
26A ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
2EA ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
2FA ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.42 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
4.10 AXLE RATIO
$50

 
17" X 7.5" STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 8.0" STEEL CHROME CLAD WHEELS
$0

 
LT245/70R17E ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
LT245/70R17E ON/OFF-ROAD BSW TIRES
$100

 
LT265/70R17E ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$450

 
BRIGHT RED
$450

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DARK BROWN
$450

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$225

 
DETONATOR YELLOW
$450

 
FLAME RED
$0

 
LIGHT CREAM
$450

 
LIGHT GREEN
$450

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE PEARL
$450

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY LIME YELLOW
$450

 
OMAHA ORANGE
$450

 
SADDLE BROWN PEARL
$0

 
SCHOOL BUS YELLOW
$450

 
TIMBERLINE GREEN PEARL
$450

 
YELLOW
$450

 
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$225

 
HUNTER GREEN PEARL
$0

 
RUGGED BROWN PEARL
$0

 
WHITE GOLD
$0

 
DARK SLATE/MEDIUM GRAYSTONE INTERIOR, HD VINYL 40/20/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT
$0

 
DARK SLATE/MEDIUM GRAYSTONE INTERIOR, CLOTH 40/20/40 BENCH SEAT
$0

 
COLD WEATHER GROUP
$90

 
CHROME APPEARANCE GROUP
$495

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$750

 
ST POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$750

 
HIGH OUTPUT DIESEL ENGINE PROCESSING CODE
$500

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$90

 
ANTI-SPIN REAR AXLE
$325

 
TOW HOOKS
$50

 
DELETE PICKUP BOX
$-400

 
TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL
$230

 
ADD FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE
$180

 
MOPAR CHROME TUBULAR SIDE STEPS
$500

 
CLEARANCE LAMPS
$80

 
FOLDING TRAILER TOW MIRRORS
$100

 
SLIDING REAR WINDOW
$140

 
SPRAY-IN BEDLINER
$450

 
CARPET DELETE
$0

 
FRONT RUBBER FLOOR MATS
$60

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30


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