2013 Ram HD Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Ram HD
The 2013 Ram HD sees a number of cosmetic and performance updates, including a refreshed interior, a stronger frame, a more powerful turbodiesel engine, and a revised suspension. The real excitement belongs to the HD 3500’s upgraded 30,000 pound towing-capability.
2013 Ram HD Exterior
The Ram HD is exactly what its name suggests: a bold, heavy duty, hard-working truck that knows no bounds. Available as a 2500 or 3500, the HD comes in three body styles: two-door regular, four-door Crew Cab, and Mega Cab. The regular cab comes with a long bed only, and the Crew Cab comes with either a short or a long cargo bed. The Mega Cab features the same wheelbase as the Crew Cab long bed, but instead pairs an even larger cabin with a short bed.
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No matter what body style you choose, there’s no mistaking that this truck is ready to get to work. A truck like this should have mud on the grille and dirt in the bed.
2013 Ram HD Performance
Both the 2500 and 3500 come standard with a 5.7-liter gasoline V8 engine which puts out 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, and is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. These are certainly respectable numbers, but if you’re looking for even more power, there are plenty of powertrain options to suit your truck’s workload.
The 3500 offers an upgraded Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline six-cylinder engine, which, when properly equipped, can reach that coveted 30,010 pound tow rating.
2013 Ram HD Efficiency
Ram does not rate its large vehicles for fuel efficiency, so it’s hard to say for sure what kind of mileage you’ll get – but we’re also willing to bet if you’re considering a heavy-duty vehicle, fuel economy isn’t at the top of the priority list.
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2013 Ram HD Interior
The Ram HD lineup offers the best interiors among all pickups. Upper trim levels feature high-quality, soft-touch materials and are loaded with technology to make your life easier. The HD lineup has generous interior storage and a well-designed dash with easy-to-reach buttons and knobs. The optional navigation has a sharp 8.4-inch touchscreen display, with large, logically-located virtual buttons.
2013 Ram HD Safety
Standard safety equipment for the 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD includes antilock disc brakes and side curtain airbags. Power-adjustable pedals are available on certain trim levels.