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2023 RAM 3500 Outperforms Its Competition

With greater draw than its competitors, the 2023 Ram 3500 can tow enormous loads, and optional dual-rear wheels provide the best traction.

The Ram 3500 outperforms the competition once more under its traditional outward styling thanks to its roomy interior, high-quality materials, and surprisingly smooth ride.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD boasts the best trailering features in the market, while the Ford Super Duty F-350 has some unusual technology to offer. However, if you want a powerful truck and opulent accommodations, the Ram 3500 combines the greatest aspects of both without sacrificing either in terms of regular use.

Trims and Cost

There are five trim levels for the 2023 Ram 3500: Tradesman, Big Horn (also known as the Lone Star to Texans), Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited. Customers have a choice between 6.25- or 8-foot cargo beds and two- or four-door cabins.

Tradesman

For $46,780, the entry-level Tradesman trim offers a functional work truck. The vehicle has a push-button ignition, vinyl inside, a 410-horsepower V8 engine, a full-size spare tire, a backup camera, automated headlights, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, a six-speaker music system, Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a USB port.

Big Horn

The Big Horn’s ($51,310) features, which include heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, floor mats, power windows, and remote keyless entry, are ideal for people who frequently travel great distances.

Laramie

Want some luxury? The Laramie model is effective and starts at $64,025. Only four-door variations of this model and those that come after it are available.

It has wood cabin trim, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, alloy wheels, parking sensors, LED headlights, fog lights, chrome exterior accents, power-folding outside mirrors, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a split-folding rear seat, remote start, and partial leather upholstery.

Longhorn

For an additional $70,780, the Longhorn adds features including unique leather inside trim and seating, rain-sensing wipers, running boards, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, memory for the driver’s seat, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and GPS.

Limited

The most expensive model is the Limited, which costs $74,350. It boasts a vertical 12-inch touchscreen, 20-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, and luxury leather upholstery.

A surround-view camera, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive steering, adaptive cruise control, and a 17-speaker Harman Kardon audio system are available technological features.

Performance and Engine

Ram’s Hemi 6.4-liter V8 engine, which generates 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, powers the 3500. It is powered by ordinary unleaded fuel. There is also a Cummins 6.7-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 1,075 lb-ft of torque and 420 horsepower.

Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard on the Ram 3500. A tough four-wheel-drive system may be added to any trim level to help drivers navigate bad weather and off-road terrain.

The 3500 has a maximum payload of 7,680 lbs. and a class-leading towing capacity of 37,100 lbs.

Interior

For a heavy-duty vehicle, the cabin of the Ram 3500 delivers exceptional comfort and high-end equipment. Large physical controls and a tall dashboard, two characteristics of classic trucks, are combined in the cabin with great refinement and premium materials.

From the entry-level Tradesman to the top-tier Limited, the 3500 outperforms the majority of the competition in terms of cabin room, technology, and comfort.

Excellent in-cabin storage is provided for refreshments and other necessities, and comfortable seating is helpful for lengthy journeys. Thanks to the huge windows and the high seats, there is considerable outside vision.

The standard infotainment system for the 3500 functions well and has voice commands. You get more features and better acoustics if you spend more money on one of the larger monitors.