2013 Ram 3500 – Review

Posted by | On April 17, 2013 | Leave a comment | Under: Pickup/Truck

It is not surprising to see heavy-duty trucks in a head long battle over numbers that talk about power and load. And the numbers just tend to increase every year. Today, 2013 Ram 3500 tops the list for certain qualities such as combined weight rating, towing capacity and available torque. Having undergone a thorough upgrade, what you will find here is a toughest and the biggest pickup from Ram. Thoroughly updated, this is the most capable pickup. With a cushier insides and a redesigned frame, one also gets more option for the diesel motors with extra power. The new changes make for a stronger and efficient foundation in Ram 3500. Get new color themes with soft touch materials in the new Ram.
2013 Ram 3500 has  some rivals to match up to and those are Nissan Titan, Ford F-250 Super Duty,  Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra 2500HD and FChevrolet Silverado 2500HD.

Let us take a quick look at 2013 Ram 3500 review.

Exterior and Interiors

When you look at 2013 Ram 3500, you will find that the main body panels remain the same as last year. But you will find changes in wheels, grilles, trim and accessories. There is a bigger grille to cool those powerful engines as well as larger hood to house them. The keyless enter-and-go locking system also comprises of the tailgate and the RamBoxes. The polished stainless steel, aluminum and chrome highlight exterior trim.

Take a look inside and you will notice those genuine wood trims and leather upholstery. Truck controls are coordinated by 5 auxiliary switches. The center panel houses a 8.4-inch screen and the trailer brake controller is better positioned. Uconnect Access offers a voice command system, Wi-Fi hotspot and downloadable applications.

Engine and Performance

Get three options now, for all those who are eager to know what lies under the hood. The lowest version, 4.7-liter V-8,.with six-speed manual transmission will make 660 lb-ft of torque and 350 horsepower.  One can tow 700 pounds with this engine. The second option of new 3.6-liter V-6 engine will give you 800 lb-ft of torque and 370 horsepower with maximum tow rating of 6,500 lbs. The last option of 5.7-liter V-8 engine will offer 385 horsepower and a ridiculous number of 850 lb-ft of torque.  This can tow up to 10,450 lbs and is fitted with a Multi-Displacement System to conserve fuel under low-load conditions.

A rugged live axle, Hotchkis rear suspension and independent front suspension improves the driving dynamics and offers a better on-center feel. There is a heated tank for cold climates and region. Now there is no cutting g back on power when fluid runs low.

2013 RAM 1500 will give you fuel economy of 25 mpg on the highway and 13 mpg in the city.

Safety Features

2013 Ram 3500 is loaded with safety features and there are 45 of them. Along with the regular front and seat-mounted side airbags, there are other features like Knee bolsters, Trailer-sway control, All-speed traction control, Enhanced accident response trailer, Electronic stability control, ParkView backup camera etc. There are SmartBeam headlamps as well as rain-sensing wipers.

Pros

  • Great torque
  • Top quality cabin
  • Diesel/automatic powertrain
  • Roomy interiors
  • Quiet and smooth highway ride.

Cons

  • Lower output with Diesel’s
  • Can get pricey

Clearly, there’s something for everyone on 2013 Ram 3500. With better looks and more features it can tow and haul more as compared to its predecessors. With a refreshed version, the new trucks will start rolling off the assembly line in early January. With a new frame, stronger cross members, stronger material, Ram 3500 has certainly beefed things up. The base price starting at $41,460.00, this is a top pick for those looking for a heavy-duty truck. Get ready for a comfortable ride, classy interiors with impressive capabilities for towing and hauling.

Get a wide color palette for the exteriors while there are two options for the interiors. You also get warranty for 5e years or 100,000 miles. With numerous suspension upgrades as well as powerful diesel and gas engines, you simply can’t wait to get behind the wheel here. You can expect to drive 2013 Ram 3500 soon, with all its additions and advancements.

Author Archives: Jyotsna Ramani

Passionate writer and avid traveler. Been writing web content for past 4 years.

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