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2016 Ram 3500 Overview

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If there was ever a truck built for heavy-duty hauling, it would be the 2016 Ram 3500. This beast of a pickup truck is the perfect combination of everyday practicality and workhorse heart. The Ram 3500 has received a huge bump in power with a staggering 900 lb-ft of torque and 365 horsepower, thanks to its 6.7-liter Cummins inline-six diesel. This pickup continues being the best in its class for power, towing capacity, and payload capacity. There is no doubt—if you want a tried and true pickup truck, then the 2016 Ram 3500 is the truck for you.

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2016 Ram 3500 Silhouette

What’s New for the 2016 Ram 3500

The most impressive change for the 2016 Ram 3500 is its best-in-class 900 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline six-cylinder engine. Along with this change in power, the Ram 3500 has also received an increase in towing capacity to 31,210 lbs. In terms of styling, the 2016 model year offers the new Ram Laramie Limited trim level.

The 2016 Ram 3500 is available in seven trims: Tradesman®, SLT, Lone Star, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited.

2016 Ram 3500 Photos:

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety



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2016 Ram 3500 Front End

2016 Ram 3500 Exterior

The 2016 Ram 3500 is a true truck lover’s truck. With a big, beefy presence, muscular body lines, and an intimidating front end, the Ram 3500 makes its presence known while out on the road. The addition of double wheels merely hints at the capabilities this pickup truck has.

2016 Ram 3500 Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on the Tradesman:

  • Halogen quad headlamps, Manual folding trailer tow mirrors, Tow hooks, Front stabilizer bar, 18-inch steel wheels, Firestone brand all-season tires, Locking tailgate, Automatic headlamps, Incandescent tail lamps, Black exterior mirrors, Black front and rear bumpers, Body-color headlamp filler panel, Pickup box

Exterior available on the SLT:

  • Trailer brake control, 18-inch steel chrome clad wheels, Body-color/chrome door handles, Bright front and rear bumpers, Exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and heating element

Exterior available on the Lone Star:

  • Under hood lamp, Fog lamps

Exterior available on the Big Horn:

  • Under hood lamp, Fog lamps

Exterior available on the Laramie:

  • Chrome premium tail lamps, Bi-function halogen projector headlamps, Bright grille, Body-color fender flares, Chrome exterior mirrors with memory

Exterior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • 18-inch aluminum white gold pocket wheels, Accent color running board, Accent fender flares, Bright door entry guards by Mopar®, Bright grille, Painted front and rear bumper, Spray-in bedliner

Exterior available on the Limited:

  • Mega cab, Auto high beam headlamp, RamBox® cargo management system, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, Wheel to wheel side steps, Rain-sensitive windshield wipers, Chrome tubular side steps

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety



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2016 Ram 3500 Engine

2016 Ram 3500 Performance

The Ram 3500 comes with three engine options for the 2016 model year. The first is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which offers 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It has a towing capability of 13,910 pounds. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine churns out 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque, while offering max towing rating of 16,520 pounds. Finally the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine gets a best-in-class 31,210 maximum towing capacity, churning out 385 hp and an astounding 900 lb-ft of torque.

The 2016 Ram 3500 can come equipped wither either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety



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2016 Ram 3500 Towing

2016 Ram 3500 Efficiency

The EPA-estimated fuel efficiency for the 2016 Ram 3500 is currently unavailable. The fuel tank holds up to 31.0 gallons of fuel.

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety



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2016 Ram 3500 Steering Wheel

2016 Ram 3500 Interior

The 2016 Ram 3500 isn’t only the most capable truck in its segment—it also has the nicest interior. With influences from the Ram 1500 lineup, the Ram 3500 combines practicality and luxury, giving consumers plenty of trim options to choose from. The base Tradesman trim is surprisingly luxurious for a truck, offering consumers a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, six speakers, and an audio input jack for mobile devices. As the trim levels continue, more and more creature comforts are offered, ending with the Limited’s leather seats, leather and wood steering wheel, and astoundingly nice technology. There’s really a Ram 3500 for every budget and every need.

2016 Ram 3500 Interior

Interior available on the Tradesman:

  • Electronic vehicle information center, Heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40-split bench seat, 4-spoke steering wheel, Air conditioning, Black vinyl floor covering, Dash liner insulation. Driver/passenger assist handles, Manual door locks and windows, rear fixed window, Tinted windshield glass, Urethane shift knob
  • Radio 3.0, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, Six speakers, Audio input jack for mobile devices, Media hub

Interior available on the SLT:

  • Power windows with front one-touch-down feature, Chrome accent shift knob, Floor covering carpet, Overhead console, power door locks, Premium door trim with map pocket, Rear sliding window, rearview mirror with microphone
  • Uconnect® 5.0, 5-inch touchscreen display, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®

Interior available on the Lone Star:

  • Rear 60/40 split folding seat, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Premium cloth bench seat, Front center seat cushion storage, Power 10-way driver seat with power lumbar adjust, Folding flat load floor storage
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Interior available on the Big Horn:

  • Rear 60/40 split folding seat, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Premium cloth bench seat, Front center seat cushion storage, Power 10-way driver seat with power lumbar adjust, Folding flat load floor storage
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Interior available on the Laramie:

  • Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, A/C auto temperature control with dual-zone control, LED interior lighting, Leather-trimmed bench seat, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, Memory for radio/driver’s seat/mirror, Overhead console with universal garage door opener, Front door accent lighting, Glove box lamp, LED interior lighting
  • Uconnect® 8.4, Nine Alpine® speakers with subwoofer, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Remote SD card slot, Remote USB port

Interior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • Heated second-row seats, Premium filigree leather bucket seats, rear underseat storage compartment, Ventilated front seats, Laramie longhorn instrument cluster, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Longhorn interior accents, Luxury front and rear floor mats, Memory for pedals, Premium leather-wrapped steering wheel, Second-row in-floor storage bins
  • Uconnect® 8.4 NAV, GPS navigation, HD® Radio, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link with five-year subscription

Interior available on the Limited:

  • Limited leather bucket seats, Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety



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2016 Ram 3500 Trailering

2016 Ram 3500 Safety

Safety is important to Ram, which is why the 2016 Ram 3500 offers plenty of standard safety features. The optional ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera makes reversing easier than ever before, while the long list of airbags and stability control systems give you peace of mind out on the road.

Standard Safety Features

  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Supplemental side-curtain airbags
  • Speed control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Sentry Key® theft deterrent
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

New for 2016 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety