Ram Heavy Duty 2500 & 3500


When it comes to heavy-duty performance, the 2013 Ram Heavy Duty lineup is a force to be reckoned with. No matter which feature, capability or benefit comparison your customers may ask about, you can welcome any competitive comparison with the utmost confidence.

Take a look at some of the most popular Why Buys the 2013 Ram Heavy Duty lineup has to offer and continue exploring these real-life workhorses via the Product Presentation and What’s New Sections within this tab. 


8 Best-in-Class/Unsurpassed Features:

  • Best-in-class available 850 lb-ft of torque with the Cummins® High Output Diesel* (Ram 3500)
  • Best-in-class standard horsepower and torque with the 5.7L HEMI® V8* (Ram 3500)
  • Unsurpassed 800 lb-ft of available torque with the Cummins Turbo Diesel* (Ram 2500)
  • Best-in-class maximum gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 25,000 lbs* (Ram 2500) and 37,600 lbs (Ram 3500)
  • Best-in-class max towing capability* of 18,350-lb (Ram 2500) and 30,000-lb (Ram 3500)
  • Unsurpassed max GVWR of 10,000 lbs* (Ram 2500) and 14,000 lbs* (Ram 3500)
  • Best-in-class interior volume* (Mega Cab®)
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty*

Several Available Class Exclusives:*

  • RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Ram Active Air™ System (on diesel equipped models)
  • Keyless Enter `n Go
  • AllSecure Central Locking System
  • 7-inch Multiview display EVIC
  • 8.4-inch Uconnect® touch-screen multimedia system
  • Rear in-floor storage bins
  • The only 3500 DRW with ESC* in its class*
  • Rear center high-mounted stop lamp camera
  • Electronic disconnecting front stabilizer bar
  • Electronic locking front and rear differentials
  • 12,000-lb Warn® electronic winch


  • Four powertrain choices:
  • 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel with class-exclusive* available 6-speed manual transmis­sion  
  • 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel with 68RFE 6-speed automatic   
  • 6.7L High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel with new AISIN® 6-speed automatic  
  • 5.7L HEMI® gas engine and 6-speed automatic transmission  
  • More robustly designed 3500 frame constructed of high-strength 50,000 psi steel (up from 35,000 psi)
  • Increased Front Gross Axle Weight Rating with redesigned front axle carrier on 3500
  • Four-channel Electronic Stability Control (ESC)* for all models – the first ESC application on DRW applications in its class
  • New three-link 3500 front suspension helps ensure roll stiffness without sacrificing ride and handling
  • Reconfigured 3500 Hotchkis (leaf) suspension for increased payloads
  • New 17,000-lb standard Class V conventional trailer hitch receiver with 4- and 7-pin trailer harnesses
  • Fully-integrated rear frame structural cross member with provisions for fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches (3500 models)


  • Incorporation of  Ram Active Air technology on diesel engines
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system on all diesel engines, improving fuel efficiency up to 10%
  • Dual fuel filtration system on diesel engines enables excellent fuel filtration and water separation
  • Diesel Exhaust Brake with new "Smart" function electronically controls the deceleration of the vehicle regardless of terrain
  • Automatic Front Axle Disconnect on 4x4 3500 models can provide up to one mile per gallon in fuel savings

Style and Substance

  • New grille designs with detailed surfacing and richer finishes
  • New standard high-performance quad headlamps
  • Available bi-functional projector lamps
  • Available LED markers and 15-element LED taillamps
  • New available tubular wheel-to-wheel side steps (only on SRW)
  • Capless fuel filler (diesel applications) and side-by-side fuel and DEF port
  • Available factory-installed in-bed trailer tow 7-pin connector (included in 5th Wheel Gooseneck Prep Package)
  • Available power folding 6x9-inch exterior mirrors (on 2500)
  • New available AllSecure Remote Keyless Entry operation for doors,  tailgate and RamBox
  • New door surface materials, surfacing and design on all models
  • Updated materials finishes
  • Available white, clear, crisp interior LED illumination
  • Consistent Blue Sapphire back lighting is applied in virtually all switches and controls
  • Ambient lighting intensity control is now adjustable through the vehicle’s Control Center cluster display
  • Fold-down armrest business console on 40/20/20 front bench seats now incorporate three integrated cup holders (automatic transmissions only)


  • New PowerNet Electrical Architecture is faster and more capable
  • New available Ram Control Center 7-inch fully customizable multiview display in the cluster
  • More intuitive, centrally located button control bank on the lower portion of the instrument panel
  • New Uconnect™ Access offers telematic technologies featuring Wi-Fi
  • 8.4-inch Uconnect Access color radio touchscreen
  • Media hub includes auxiliary power outlet, 1.5-amp fully functional USB/Aux ports* or optional 2.5-amp quick-charge USB port and SD-card slot
  • Pre-loaded and downloadable (via smartphone) applications via Uconnect Access
  • Available updated premium navigation system with 3-D imaging (8.4AN)
  • Available post-purchase navigation, activation (8.4A)
  • New available automatic high-beam headlamp control
  • New available Passive Entry/Keyless Enter ’n Go
  • New available rain-sensing wipers
  • Enhanced available ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera* with higher-resolution imaging and dynamic gridlines
  • New available CHMSL (Center High-Mounted Stop Light) camera
  • Available upfit interface module with 55 inputs/outputs for "plug 'n play" connectivity for up-fitters
  • Intelligent battery sensor technology enables "intelligent load shedding"
  • Available dual 220-amp (440-amps total) alternators on diesel-equipped 3500 models