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2016 Ram 2500 Overview

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There’s no heavy-duty truck quite like the 2016 Ram 2500. With a refined cabin space designed and engineered for relaxation and solitude, paired with a rugged exterior and top-of-the-line capabilities, the Ram 2500 is equipped to be both a powerful workhorse and a comfortable, enjoyable ride. Plus, the 2500’s eleven trims offer plenty of luxury and versatility for drivers looking for more options.

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2016 Ram 2500 Silhouette

What’s New for the 2016 Ram 2500

For the 2016 model year, both the regular cab and crew cab models with rear-wheel-drive have been given the option of the available 5.7-liter V8 engine. In addition, the range-topping Laramie Limited trim level has seen some new styling cues applied to its exterior.

The 2016 Ram 2500 comes in eleven versatile trim levels with a number of new features added with each model: Tradesman, SLT, Lone Star, Big Horn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon Tradesman, Power Wagon, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and Power Wagon Laramie.

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2016 Ram 2500 Limited Crew Cab 4x4

2016 Ram 2500 Exterior

As you might expect from a Ram truck, the 2500 exterior mirrors its toughness and capabilities. It comes with three options for cabs—Regular, Crew, and Mega—depending on the trim level, and the choice of an 8-foot or a 6-foot-4-truck bed. Standard feaures include 17-inch wheels, automatic halogen headlamps, and a locking tailgate, and higher trim levels add features such as chrome accents, mirrors with integrated turn signals, and, in the case of the luxurious Laramie Longhorn, 18-inch polished aluminum white gold pocket wheels.

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Exterior available on the Tradesman:

  • 17-inch steel styled wheels, Full-sized spare tire, Locking Tailgate, Automatic halogen headlamps, Incandescent tail lamps, Fixed long mast antenna

Exterior available on the SLT:

  • 18-inch steel chrome-clad wheels, Body-Color/Chrome door handles, Bright bumpers

Exterior available on the Lone Star:

  • 18-inch Polished aluminum wheels, Fog lamps, Under-hood lamp

Exterior available on the Big Horn:

  • 18-inch Polished aluminum wheels, Fog lamps, Under-hood lamp

Exterior available on the Laramie:

  • Bi-function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Bright Grille, Chrome premium tail lamps, Accent fender flares. Auto-dimming chrome exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and memory, Power turn-signal-integrated mirrors

Exterior available on the Outdoorsman:

  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, On/Off-Road tires, Automatic headlamps, Fog lamps, Halogen quad headlamps, Incandescent tail lamps, Under-hood lamp, Auto-dimming exterior mirror, Heated power exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and integrated turn signals

Exterior available on the Power Wagon Tradesman:

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels, All-terrain tires, Black headlamp filler panel, Black wheel flares, Power heated mirrors with manual fold-away, Bright bumpers, Fog lamps

Exterior available on the Power Wagon:

  • Bi-function projector black headlights, Black premium tail lamps, Clearance lamps, Black wheel flares

Exterior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • 18-inch polished aluminum white gold pocket wheels, Accent color running boards, Door sill guards by Mopar®, Spray-in bedliner, Bright grille

Exterior available on the Limited:

  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels; Center hub; On/Off-road tires; Locking tailgate; Automatic high- and low-beam halogen projector headlamps; Chrome premium tail lamps; Fog lamps; Under-hood lamp; Accent-color running boards; Auto-dimming exterior mirror; Chrome power heated exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps, memory, and integrated turn signals; Fixed long mast antenna; Pickup Box; Rain-sensitive windshield wipers; Spray-in bedliner; Wheel to wheel side steps; Bright bumpers

Exterior available on the Power Wagon Laramie:

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels, All-terrain tires, Body-color fender flares

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2016 Ram 2500 Performance

All of the models in the Ram 2500’s lineup come with the choice of either rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, except for the Power Wagon and Outdoorsman trims, which are 4×4-only for optimized performance and off-road capabilities.

Additionally, the Power Wagon trims are the only Ram 2500 models that only offer the 410-hp 6.4-liter V8 Mid-Duty HEMI engine. The other trims in the lineup give the option of either a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI with 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, the aforementioned 6.4-liter V8, or a 6.7-liter I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that cranks out up to 800 lb-ft of torque. The Cummins Turbo Diesel engine offers drivers a best-in-class towing capacity of up to 17,980 lbs and a payload of 3,160 lbs.

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2016 Ram Power Wagon Crew-cab 4x4

2016 Ram 2500 Efficiency

Due to the incredible power and capability of the 2016 Ram 2500, the truck averages about 11 mpg combined. Most of the 2500’s fuel goes to the lineup of incredibly durable and adept engines that gives the truck its impressive performance.

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2016 Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Limited interior

2016 Ram 2500 Interior

Depending on the choice of Regular, Crew, or Mega cab, the roominess of the Ram 2500’s interior varies, but all cabs are designed to be versatile and spacious. The entry-level Tradesman offers such optimized functionality and storage space as behind-seat storage and a 40/40/40 split bench seat, whereas this gets an upgrade in the Lone Star trim, which adds storage under the front center cushion. There’s also an overhead console added in the Laramie, rear underseat storage in the Outdoorsman, and floor storage in the Laramie Longhorn.

Features such as leather accents, bucket seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated seats and steering wheel, and LED interior lighting among many other luxuries are available on the Ram 2500. The pickup also comes standard with an entertainment system with an audio jack input for mobile devices, a USB and auxiliary hub, and a six-speaker sound system.

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Interior available on the Tradesman:

  • Behind-seat storage, Heavy-duty Vinyl Manual-adjust 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Port, Four-spoke steering wheel, Air conditioning, Manual Door Locks, Manual windows, Power Accessory Delay, Rearview Day/Night mirror, Tinted windows,
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Six speakers, Audio jack input for mobile devices, USB/Aux media hub

Interior available on the SLT:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat, Chrome accent shift knob, overhead console, Rear power sliding window, Rearview mirror with microphone
  • 5-inch touchscreen display, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, Remote USB port—charge only, Traveler/Mini Trip Computer, Uconnect® 5.0

Interior available on the Lone Star:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Premium bench seat, Front center seat cushion storage, Power 10-way driver’s seat, Power lumbar adjust, Rear 60/40 Split Folding Seat, 115-Volt auxiliary power outlet, Folding flat load floor storage, Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls, optional Uconnect® 8.4 NAV

Interior available on the Big Horn:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Premium bench seat, Front center seat cushion storage, Power 10-way driver’s seat, Power lumbar adjust, Rear 60/40 Split Folding Seat, 115-Volt auxiliary power outlet, Folding flat load floor storage, Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls, optional Uconnect® 8.4 NAV

Interior available on the Laramie:

  • Heated front seats, High back seats, Leather-trimmed 40/20/40 bench seat, Power 10-way driver seat with memory, Power six-way passenger seat, Ventilated front seats, A/C automatic dual-zone temperature control, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with mircrophone, Heated steering wheel, Memory for radio, Overhead console with universalgarage door opener, Wood grain instrument panel accent, front and rear accent lighting, LED interior lighting
  • 7-inch Multi-view cluster, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Nine-speaker Alpine® speaker system with subwoofer, Audio Jack input for mobile, SD/USB/SUX media hub, Navigation-capability, Uconnect 8.4, Uconnect Access

Interior available on the Outdoorsman:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 bench seat, Bucket seats, heated front seats, Power 10-way driver’s seat, Rear 60/40 split folding seat, Rear under-seat storage, 115V power outlet, Dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, Chrome accent shift knob, Folding flat load floor storage, Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, Second-row in-floor storage bins, tinted wheels
  • Overhead console with universal garage door opener, Power door locks, Six speakers, 7-inch multi-view cluster, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Audio jack inpit for mobile devices, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth, SD/USB/AUX media hub, Navagation capability, Uconnect 8.4, Uconnect Access

Interior available on the Power Wagon Tradesman:

  • Behind-seat storage, Heavy-duty Vinyl Manual-adjust 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Port, Four-spoke steering wheel, Air conditioning, Manual Door Locks, Manual windows, Power Accessory Delay, Rearview Day/Night mirror, Tinted windows,
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Six speakers, Audio jack input for mobile devices, USB/Aux media hub

Interior available on the Power Wagon:

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, Chrome accent shift knob, Instrument panel color keyed bezel, Overhead console, Rear power sliding window
  • 5.0-inch touchscreen display, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth, Remote USB port (charge only), Traveler/Mini trip computer, Uconnect 5.0

Interior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • Bucket seats; Heated second-row seats; Premium Filigree leather seats; Rear under-seat storage; Folding flat load floor storage; Laramie Longhorn instrument cluster and interior accents; Leather-wrapped shift knob; Luxury floor mats; Memory for Radio, driver’s seat, mirrors, and pedals
  • 5-year SiriusXM Traffic™ service and Travel Link service, GPS navigation, HD® Radio, Uconnect 8.4 NAV

Interior available on the Limited:

  • Wood/Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, Limited leather bucket seats with power lumbar adjust, Heated front and second-row seats, High back seats, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, Six-way power adjustable passenger’s seat, Rear 60/40 split folding seat, Rear under-seat storage, Ventilated front seats, 115V Auxiliary power outlet, Dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, Folding flat load floor storage, Heated steering wheel, Leather-wrapped grab handle and shift knob, Multi-system memory, Overhead console with universal garage door opener, Tinted glass, LED interior lighting, Front and rear door accent lighting
  • 5-year SiriusXM Traffic™ service and Travel Link service, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Nine-speaker Alpine sound system with subwoofer, Audio jack for mobile devices, GPS navigation, HD® Radio, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth, SD/USB/AUX media hub, Uconnect 8.4 NAV, Uconnect Access

Interior available on the Power Wagon Laramie:

  • 40/20/40 split bench seat, Front center seat cushion storage, Rear under-seat storage compartment, Folding flat load floor storage, Mini floor console, Second-row in-floor starage bins

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2016 Ram 2500 Capabilities

2016 Ram 2500 Safety

The 2016 Ram 2500 comes with a full roster of airbags, including advanced multistage front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, and side-curtain airbags. Speed Control and Electronic Stability Control both come standard along with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and the Sentra Key Theft Deterrent System also comes with the entry-level Tradesman trim.

A full list of standard safety features can be found below.

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags, Supplemental Front Seat-mounted side airbags, Supplemental side-curtain airbags, Supplemental Side-curtain front airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrant System
  • Speed control
  • Tire pressure Monitoring display

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