2016 Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup truck for serious towing and hauling job

By:seemasingh | Date:5/2/16 8:54:00 AM
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If lightweight 1500-series pickup trucks can’t meet your payload requirements then it’s time to move up to 2500-series trucks and the best in this series is 2016 Ram 2500. Also there is an opportunity to save some money while buying a Ram 2500. Look for a used Ram pickup for sale in Toronto.

Here is what a Ram 2500 can do for your business. The heavy-duty 2016 Ram 2500 full-size pickup truck is capable of towing more than 17000 pounds and carrying more than 3500 pounds on its bed.


Body Styles


2016 Ram 2500 comes in three cab styles – two-door regular cab, four-door crew cab and a jumbo crew cab that also has four-doors but there is more space in cabin than the bed. It is also called Mega Cab. Bed size of regular cab is 8 foot while crew cab comes with either a long short 6.4 foot bed.

Standard features of the heavy-duty Ram 2500 are large steel wheels, automatic headlights, matching bumper/grille, LED lighting, 40/20/40 split folding bench seat, power drive seat and advance electronic system that includes 8.4 inch touchscreen interface. Upper trims have more chrome on exterior side, upgraded bumpers, a spray-in bedliner and luxurious leather upholstery.




A 5.7L V8 is made standard for all Ram 2500-series heavy-duty pickup trucks. V8 is a gasoline engine and it produces 383 hp and builds 400 pound-feet of torque. V8 is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and it is also available in CNG (compressed natural gas) version.

Other than the 5.7L, there are two more engine options. First option is a 6.7L V8 and second option is a turbocharged 6.7L diesel-fueled inline six-cylinder engine. The 6.4L V8 is rated at 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque and it is also paired with a six-speed auto transmission. The turbocharged engine puts 410 hp and 660 lb-ft torque when paired with a six-speed manual transmission. With six-speed auto transmission, the turbocharged generates 370 hp and 800 lb-ft torque.




During safety tests on speed breaking, a Ram 2500 truck came to halt at 60 mph in 136 to 144 feet distance. But the distance covered in speed breaking is largely determined on the truck body and payload. Safety features available in Ram 2500 include airbags for front and side, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring system and rearview camera. Power adjustable paddles are also available on all Ram 2500-series trucks except Tradesman.


Driving Impression


A heavy-duty truck like Ram 2500 that is made for towing high payload can’t be suitable for daily drive but Ram 2500 is different and the difference is because of the firm ride quality provided by coil spring rear suspension. The suspension makes it a civilized power wagon suitable for daily drive.

Choose the used Ram pickup Toronto that best suits to your needs. You’ve three engine choices and all the engines are high performance but if you’re looking for a serious truck then choose the turbocharge diesel engine paired with automatic transmission.

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