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The Ram 2500 combines the style, power, versatility, durability and countless creature comforts. It’s easy to see why the Texas Auto Writers Association named the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Off-Road Truck of Texas three years in a row and it was voted best retained value vehicle by Edmunds. This vehicle has the off-road capability to handle anything the rugged Texas terrain can dish out and still deliver a quality performance.

Along with several different trims, an exciting array of colors and 4×2 and 4×4 options, Ram 2500 buyers can choose between the proven, legendary 6.7 liter Cummins® turbo diesel I6 engine which produces 800 pound-feet of torque or the heavy-duty 6.4 liter HEMI® V8 engine which delivers a best-in-class 410 horsepower to power their truck.

The truck features a class-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension. It employs proprietary spring technology to reduce overall friction without sacrificing heavy-duty towing capacity. This results in improved turning ability, an enhanced ride and lets the driver confidently take on any type of driving surface on-road or off. To see how good a Ram 2500 is on the road, check one out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

The Ram 2500 also has available rear auto-level air suspension. This ensures the load remains level no matter the terrain or the cargo. The driver can choose either of two smart ride height selections by simply pushing a button. The automatic electronic adjustment maintains a level load in the payload and trailer. The system is housed in the frame-mounted compressor, lines and tank and does its job in relative silence.

The truck has a RamBox® Cargo Management System providing lockable storage and an available push-button AllSecure® Central Locking System. Add lighted, drainable storage, that’s ideal for tools, gear or your beverages, a cargo bed divider/extender, cargo box lighting and cargo bed rails featuring four adjustable tie-down cleats and you have a comprehensive system the makes a great Ram 2500 even better.

The powertrain on the Ram 2500 is a monster. It offers a maximum diesel towing capability of 17,980 pounds and max diesel torque of 800 pound-feet. The gasoline-powered engine has a maximum torque of 429 pound-feet, a best-in-class 16,320 pounds of towing capacity, along with a maximum payload of 3,990 pounds.

The Ram 2500 has lots of available add-ons. They include a fifth-wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package that’s factory installed, a cargo-view camera, wheel-to-wheel side steps, a ParkView® rear back-up camera system, LED bed lighting and ParkSense® park assist sensors in the front and rear.

The interior of the Ram 2500 has sophisticated comfort and convenience features. There are versatile seating options, an available full-color 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen that’s the largest in its class. There’s also an available full-color 7-inch digital driver information cluster display for monitoring all aspects of the truck’s performance.

The rugged, powerful Ram 2500 is built to last. It’s 50,000-psi steel frame, Bilstein® monotube shocks and all-terrain tires can handle any road and weather conditions. Add the Off-Road package with skid plates, tow hooks, a transfer plate, wheel flares and hill descent control and this truck can pull, push and haul anything anywhere.

Ram 1500 versus Ram 2500


There is no doubt about it, the Ram truck line is one of the most well-liked, well-designed and popular lines out there. If you are in the market for one, you will probably be surprised at how many options you have, and there are plenty of them to consider. With that being said, the Ram 1500 and 2500 are two of the most popular, and many, naturally, want to buy one of these two models.

To get started, rather than test driving one of the two models, you must think about what you want. Are you looking to drive the truck around town, or are you looking to tow and carry a lot? Do you want to carry a lot of passengers, or will it be just you and your spouse? Though, both models can carry up six people, comfortably. By knowing what you need out of your truck and what you will demand out of it, you will make your process go much smoother and faster.

First, it is necessary to dispel a mistruth. The Ram 1500 is often called a half-ton truck, but that is misleading as it can, in the case of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, carry nearly a ton, and it has a maximum towing capacity of 10,640 lbs. The same is true for the Ram 2500, where people often call it a one-ton, when the truth is, the Ram Tradesman 2500 can carry nearly two tons and tow nearly 18,000 lbs. So, if you want to tow and carry anything from a boat to 3,000 pounds of bricks, you should check out the 2500, and if you don’t need that heavy capabilities, the 1500 might be a better choice.

Another important thing to consider is the available engine size. The Ram 1500 comes with a choice of a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, a 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 and a very powerful 5.7 liter V8 HEMI. With these great options, a driver will enjoy the choice of incredible fuel economy or amazing power. But, even with the larger engines, they don’t do too bad at saving fuel as Dodge has made strides in fuel economy and technology in the last few years. With more towing and carrying capability comes bigger engines. The HD Ram 2500 includes a 5.7 liter HEMI option, as well as a 6.4 liter V8 VVT HEMI. Finally, we can’t forget; the 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is another option that is popular among people who want the most power as diesel gives the best towing power and long-term dependability.

As a general rule of thumb, it is better to buy more than you need and not less than you need as it’s never fun to be caught in a situation where you don’t have enough power to carry or tow heavy items. But, if you are honest with yourself about what you want and need out of a truck, you are likely to pick the right one, even though both the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are great options. But, nothing is better than a test drive, which you can do at Chapman Ram Las Vegas.

ram 2500 hd package

Three-quarter Ton Truck Handles Rough Roads

If your job or recreational activities require something more than a half-ton truck or small SUV to conquer tough terrain, the Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck with a 4×4 Off Road package is built to take punishment. Whether your daily travels take you through mud, snow or over boulders and other large obstacles, the 2500 HD has the suspension, chassis and engine to get you home safely. “Truck customers require a wide range of off-road capability options and Ram trucks are designed and engineered for the full spectrum,” according to the head of Ram Trucks, Bob Hegbloom. “Anyone who spends most days on the outskirts of a job site or the weekend on the shore of a favorite fishing hole will benefit from the standard features on our new Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road Package.”

New Off-road Truck Coming This Fall

Check in with Chapman Dodge Las Vegas for the actual arrival date of the new Ram 2500, scheduled for sometime this fall. Standard features include two large tow hooks to help yourself or others out of a jam, large fender flares to protect the body and windows and special monotube shocks that can take whatever Mother Nature dishes out. A five-link coil suspension system helps smooth out the ride, especially when paired with Firestone LT 275/70R 18E OWL tires, which have specially designed grooves to help eliminate mud and debris and provide more traction.

Skid Plate Helps Protect Oil Pan and Transfer Case

A heavy duty steel skid plate is strategically placed under the engine to help ward off damage from unseen rocks, tree trunks and other large obstacles. To help keep the Ram 2500 under control when heading down steep declines, standard Hill-descent Control uses the engine to slow the vehicle down without the need to shift or apply the brakes. A locking rear differential keeps both wheels turning to provide maximum traction, then unlocks when you head out on the highway for a better driving experience.

Off-road Package Available on all Trim Levels

Head over to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas to see all the different trim levels available on the Ram 2500. Whether you go for the base Tradesman, top-of-the-line Limited or anywhere in between, you can order your new truck with the special Off-road Package. You can also get the package with a Crew Cab or Mega Cab, as well as with gas or diesel engines and any length wheelbase. The new Off-road package is just another feature of the Ram truck line, which already has best-in-class fuel economy, towing, payload and torque.