2012 Ram 2500  -  $30,215


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $30,215
Base Invoice: $28,070
Destination Charge: $995
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: 6-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 turbo-diesel


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 dual rear wheel (DRW) setup for heavy-duty towing and both versions may be either equipped with a 383-hp, 5.7L V8 or a 350-hp, 6.7L Cummins in-line six. The gasoline engine comes with a standard 6-speed automatic, 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 4-wheel drive system that includes low range is available.

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 2012 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 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.


Model News

The biggest news for Ram's heavy duty line in 2012 is the addition of a new 6-speed automatic transmission, paired with the 5.7L Hemi V8, which replaces the previous model years' 5-speed unit. The new transmission is stronger than the outgoing gearbox, and it features both lower first and higher final gear ratios.

Rambox storage is now available across all models, and electronic stability control is now standard on single rear wheel trucks. Inside, a new steering wheel has been fitted, and a trailer brake controller is now standard on SLT, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.


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 10-speaker surround-sound system, as well as a number of other premium options such as Sirius Backseat TV.


Trim Curb Weight
5464.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
3053.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2411.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
4750 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
6000 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
3053 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2411 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
1697.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
3589.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
5464.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
3186.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
3186.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
17000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
11400 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
1710 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Upper & Lower A-Arm

Suspension Type - Rear
Hotchkiss

Spring Capacity - Front
w/Coil Springs lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
w/Leaf Springs lbs

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
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
45.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.5 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.1 x 1.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
35.0 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rail

Gross Axle Weight Rating
10750.00 lbs

Curb Weight
5464.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
5286.00 lbs

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/343

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DFP

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
18.7 qts

Passenger Capacity
3

Front Head Room
40.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
66.0 in

Front Hip Room
62.9 in

Wheelbase
140.5 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
231.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.9 in

Height, Overall
73.3 in

Overhang, Front
39.5 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
50.4 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
123.7 in

Cab to Axle
56.8 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
33.5 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.6 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.4 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
98.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
66.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
66.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
20.2 in

Tailgate Width
60.4 in

Cargo Volume
74.7 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V459000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 21, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
1060531

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.

Consequence
This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver's frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. Inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. Additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R36.

Dates of Manufacture
JAN 17, 2011 to OCT 06, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
R36

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
19.8%

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

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

3.73 axle ratio

Electronically controlled throttle

HD engine cooling

Tip start

Next generation engine controller

Transmission oil cooler

Conventional rear axle

10.5" rear axle ring gear diameter

Rear-wheel drive

730-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" steel styled wheels

LT245/70R17E all-season BSW tires

Center hub

17" steel spare wheel

Full size spare tire

Winch-type tire carrier

Black front bumper

Black rear bumper

Front bumper sight shields

Front air dam

Black grille

Quad halogen headlamps

Automatic headlamps

Body color 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

Uconnect 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

Speed control

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

Electronic stability control

Advanced multistage front air bags

Supplemental side air bags

Supplemental front seat side air bags

Supplemental side curtain front air bags

Passenger air bag 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
$7,795

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$500

 
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" STEEL STYLED WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 8.0" STEEL CHROME CLAD WHEELS
$0

 
LT245/70R17E ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
LT265/70R17E ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
LT265/70R17E ON/OFF-ROAD OWL TIRES
$200

 
LT265/70R17E ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

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

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
FLAME RED
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SADDLE BROWN PEARL
$0

 
SAGEBRUSH PEARL
$0

 
TEQUILA SUNRISE PEARL
$0

 
TRUE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
DEEP MOLTEN RED PEARL
$295

 
BRIGHT RED
$450

 
CASE CONSTRUCTION YELLOW
$450

 
CASE IH RED
$450

 
CASE POWER TAN
$450

 
DARK BROWN
$450

 
DETONATOR YELLOW
$450

 
D T GREEN
$450

 
HILLS GREEN
$450

 
LIGHT CREAM
$450

 
LIGHT GREEN
$450

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE PEARL
$450

 
NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY LIME YELLOW
$450

 
NEW HOLLAND BLUE
$450

 
OMAHA ORANGE
$450

 
ROBIN EGG BLUE
$450

 
SCHOOL BUS YELLOW
$450

 
SUNBELT YELLOW
$450

 
TIMBERLINE GREEN PEARL
$450

 
YELLOW
$450

 
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

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$500

 
PWR & REMOTE ENTRY GROUP
$735

 
COLD WEATHER GROUP
$90

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$90

 
MOPAR SEVERE DUTY DIESEL FUEL FILTER
$0

 
DUAL TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER
$450

 
ANTI-SPIN REAR AXLE
$325

 
TOW HOOKS
$50

 
DELETE PICKUP BOX
$-400

 
TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL
$230

 
CHROME APPEARANCE GROUP
$695

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$750

 
ADD FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE
$180

 
MOPAR CHROME TUBULAR SIDE STEPS
$655

 
CLEARANCE LAMPS
$80

 
FOLDING TRAILER TOW MIRRORS
$100

 
SLIDING REAR WINDOW
$140

 
SPRAY-IN BEDLINER
$475

 
UCONNECT VOICE COMMAND W/BLUETOOTH
$395

 
CARPET DELETE
$0

 
FRONT RUBBER FLOOR MATS
$60

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$60


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