2012 Ram 3500  -  $56,540


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $56,540
Base Invoice: $51,782
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 2WD Crew Cab 6.3 Ft Box Laramie Longhorn
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 6.7L I6 Cummins turbo-diesel engine

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
6987.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
4153.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2834.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
5000 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
6200 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
4153 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2834 lbs

Option Weight - Front
-56.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
-20.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
903.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
3386.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
6911.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
3189.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
3113.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
21000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
13850 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
2078 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle

Axle Type - Front
Hypoid

Axle Type - Rear
Full-floating

Axle Capacity - Rear
6010 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Front Tire Order Code
TT4

Rear Tire Order Code
TT4

Spare Tire Order Code
TBB

Front Tire Size
LT265/70R17E

Rear Tire Size
LT265/70R17E

Spare Tire Size
LT265/70R17E

Front Tire Capacity
3195 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
3195 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
3195 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
657

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
657

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
658

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
47.5 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
14.17 x 1.54 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.09 x 1.34 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
34.0 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails

Gross Axle Weight Rating
11200.00 lbs

Curb Weight
6987.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
4289.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
-76.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
10100.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Cruising Range - City
0.00 mi

Cruising Range - Hwy
0.00 mi

Engine Order Code
ETJ

Engine Type
Diesel I6

Displacement
6.7L/408

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 3000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
800 @ 1500

Trans Order Code
DG7

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.231

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.837

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.816

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.625

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
29.5 qts

Passenger Capacity
6

Front Head Room
41.0 in

Front Leg Room
41.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
66.0 in

Front Hip Room
63.2 in

Second Head Room
39.9 in

Second Leg Room
40.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
65.7 in

Second Hip Room
63.2 in

Wheelbase
149.4 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
237.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
79.1 in

Height, Overall
74.2 in

Overhang, Front
39.5 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
48.6 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
152.0 in

Cab to Axle
36.8 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
33.7 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.8 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.8 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
76.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
66.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
20.1 in

Tailgate Width
60.4 in

Cargo Volume
57.5 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
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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V344000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 06, 2013

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
85

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 RAM 3500 trucks manufactured May 4, 2012, through August 7, 2012; and model year 2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured May 3, 2012, through August 7, 2012. Due to a loose snap ring inside the transmission, there may be a loss of power transfer through the transmission to the wheels.

Consequence
An unexpected loss of power transfer may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N50.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to 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

6.7L I6 Cummins turbo-diesel engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

3.73 rear axle ratio

Electronically-controlled throttle

HD engine cooling

Transmission oil cooler

Tip start ignition

Anti-spin rear axle differential

11.5" rear axle ring gear diameter

Rear wheel drive

730-amp maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

6'4" pickup box

Class IV receiver hitch

Trailer tow wiring -inc: 4-pin connector

7-pin trailer wiring harness

Trailer brake control

Tow hooks

10100# GVWR

HD front shock absorbers

HD rear shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Diesel exhaust brake

17" x 8.0" aluminum wheels

LT265/70R17E all-season OWL tires

Single rear wheels

Spray-in bedliner

Center wheel hubs

17" steel spare wheel

Full-size spare tire

Winch-type spare tire carrier

Painted front bumper

Painted rear bumper

Front air dam

Accent-color running boards

Bright/bright grille

Body-color headlamp filler panel

Auto headlamps

Quad headlamps

Fog lamps

Underhood lamp

Cargo lamp

Chrome pwr trailer tow mirrors w/memory -inc: supplemental signals, courtesy lamps, heated glass

Tinted glass windows

Pwr sliding rear window

Variable-speed intermittent windshield wipers

Front license plate bracket

Locking tailgate

Body-color/chrome door handles

Uconnect 730N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, GPS navigation system, 40GB hard disk drive w/20GB available, 6.5" touch screen display, Uconnect voice command w/Bluetooth, SIRIUS satellite traffic, 1-year traffic service *SIRIUS satellite traffic service N/A in AK or HI*

Audio input jack

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1-year service *N/A in AK or HI*

(9) amplified speakers w/subwoofer

Uconnect voice command w/Bluetooth

Fixed long mast antenna

Premium leather bucket seats

10-way pwr driver/6-way pwr front passenger seats -inc: driver seat memory

Dual pwr lumbar adjusters

Heated/ventilated front seats

Rear 60/40 split-folding bench seat

Heated 2nd row seats

Carpeted floor covering

Luxury front/rear floor mats

Mopar bright door entry guards

Premium floor console

Premium leather-wrapped steering wheel

Heated steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

Tilt steering column

Sentry Key theft-deterrent system

Unique Longhorn instrument cluster

Vehicle info center

120-MPH primary speedometer

Traveler/mini trip computer

Outside temp gauge & compass

Pwr windows w/front one-touch up/down

Pwr accessory delay

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry

Speed control

Security alarm

Memory feature for stereo, driver seat, exterior mirrors & pedals

Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory

Remote start system

Auto air conditioning w/dual-zone temp control

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

115V auxiliary pwr outlet

Premium door trim panel

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Overhead console w/universal garage door opener

Driver/passenger assist handles

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Rear dome lamp w/on/off switch

LED interior lighting

Glove box lamp

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Woodgrain instrument panel bezel

Rear underseat compartment storage

2nd row in-floor storage bins

Electronic stability control

Advanced multistage front airbags

Supplemental side airbags

Supplemental front seat side airbags

Child safety door locks

Front/rear side curtain airbags

ParkView rear back-up camera

ParkSense rear park assist system

Front height-adjustable shoulder belts

Dual-note horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO-DIESEL ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
2FK LARAMIE LONGHORN EDITION CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
3.73 REAR AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.42 REAR AXLE RATIO
$0

 
4.10 REAR AXLE RATIO
$50

 
17" X 8.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 8.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
LT265/70R17E ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

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

 
LT265/70R17E ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
TWO-TONE PAINT
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$655

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
FLAME RED
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SADDLE BROWN PEARL
$0

 
SAGEBRUSH PEARL
$0

 
DEEP MOLTEN RED PEARL
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
TRUE BLUE PEARL COAT
$0

 
WHITE GOLD
$0

 
DARK SLATE/RUSSET INTERIOR, PREMIUM LEATHER BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LIGHT PEBBLE BEIGE/BARK BROWN INTERIOR, PREMIUM LEATHER BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LIGHT PEBBLE BEIGE/BARK BROWN INTERIOR, PREMIUM LEATHER BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
UCONNECT 730N
$0

 
UCONNECT 430N
$-400

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$1,175

 
MOPAR CHROME SIDE STEP & BED RAIL
$1,015

 
COLD WEATHER GROUP
$90

 
MOPAR SEVERE DUTY DIESEL FUEL FILTER
$0

 
DUAL TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER
$450

 
RAMBOX CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
$1,295

 
PWR SUNROOF
$995

 
MOPAR CHROME TUBULAR SIDE STEPS
$655

 
CAB CLEARANCE LAMPS
$80

 
REAR SEAT VIDEO SYSTEM
$1,695

 
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
$-85

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$60


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