Bursting with raw performance power and possessing a comfortable, tech-forward interior, it's little wonder that the Ram 3500 remains one of the most popular heavy-duty trucks on the roads today.

It's available at James O'Neal CDJR, where our team is committed to helping drivers throughout Bremen, Carrollton, and Villa Rica make the best decision on their next purchase or lease. That's why we've created this informative list of Ram 3500 reviews.

Below, you'll find an informative overview to help you get acquainted with this robust pickup. Then, to dive in even further, click the links found on this page. Research is the cornerstone of the truck-shopping process, and here, you can spend a little time learning about the Ram 3500's key specs and features before scheduling a test drive. Let's get started!

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Ram 3500 Trim Levels

To give truck drivers and hard workers the power of choice, the Ram 3500 comes in five trim levels to choose from. Each one offers varying performance stats, features, and tools, so you can choose the right one for your needs.

Whether you're looking for a robust model for the job site or simply want optimal strength on the city roads, there's a trim level perfect for you. Choose among:

  • Tradesman: The all-purpose truck for every need
  • Big Horn / Lone Star: Elevated performance and lavish interior
  • Laramie: Robust on the outside with luxury inside 
  • Laramie Longhorn: Sporting southwestern style perfect for the worksite
  • Limited: Top-tier features to elevate your time behind the wheel

Read our full Ram 3500 trim levels and configurations review here.

Ram 3500 Performance Specs

Engineered to go farther and haul more than its competition, the Ram 3500 provides three powerful engine choices to suit your specific needs and driving style.

Each standard trim comes equipped with a 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine that uses variable-cam timing technology to achieve a Best-in-Class 410 horsepower along with 429 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and front and rear heavy-duty shock absorbers, it supplies a smooth and level ride that's uncommon for a pickup its size.

Drivers requiring serious oomph will be pleased to see the Ram 3500 provides multiple road-gripping diesel engines to take on whatever the day has in store. These include:

  • 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine with 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7L High Output Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine with 400 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque

Ram 3500 Towing Capability & Payload

Whether hauling a bulldozer across town or hitching up a boat for the annual fishing tournament down the coast, the 3500 is built to get you and all your gear there and back efficiently. When equipped with the standard configuration, this heavy-duty truck can trailer up to 18,210 pounds with a paired payload of an impressive 7,680 pounds.

If you need more strength to take on heavier jobs, the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo engine has your back. This elevates the Ram 3500 towing capacity to an impressive 22,670 pounds. Plus, with a payload of 6,840 pounds, you can pack up the bed of your truck with all the equipment you need.

For the most towing capability the Ram 3500 has to offer, opt for the available 6.7L High Output Cummins® turbo diesel engine. When properly configured, drivers can expect a truck that delivers up to 35,100 pounds of max towing capacity with a matched 6,570 payload.

Thanks to smart features, including a newly designed steel frame and available Class-Exclusive Rear Auto-Level Air Suspension, towing in the 3500 has never been easier. This smart addition responds to your needs and will automatically adapt to shifting loads, road changes, and even comes with a parallel hitch between the truck and your trailer.

Plus, with a suite of trailering technologies available for the Ram 3500, towing is also safer than ever. This includes the available 360-degree Surround View Camera that comes with a Trailer Reverse Guidance setting. This helps you keep an eye on the load behind you and makes aligning your truck and trailer a cinch.

Read our full Ram 3500 towing capacity review today.

Ram 3500 Exterior Engineering

Ram has built the 3500 to withstand the toughest of duties, but it doesn't end there. Since this pickup was designed to work, it also comes with a suite of handy exterior features that make this truck both functional and durable. One of these handy features includes the dampened and power release tailgate. This makes opening the entrance to your bed a breeze either by hand or with your key fob.

Another exterior feature you'll fall in love with is the LED bed lighting-after all, work doesn't magically end when the sun goes down. Other noteworthy features include heated trailer-tow mirrors for optimal visibility no matter the weather and the RamBox® Cargo Management System. This available addition lets you configure the truck as you see fit and comes with a 115-volt outlet perfect for charging your tools.

To add some extra style and ensure you're ready for whatever the open road throws your way, you'll also have a magnitude of tire and wheel choices to choose from. Ranging from 17 to 21 inches and sporting stylish designs, like chrome cladding, polished aluminum, and even painted granite crystal, function and fashion will meet outside your Ram 3500. Get ready for some envious stares!

Ram 3500 Interior & Technology

No matter which of its three roomy cabins you choose, you and your passengers will experience a comfortable and fully connected experience from start to finish.

Comfort is taken to the next level in this heavy-duty truck's cabin and style is right there with it. To start, 100% leather seating is available that feels as great as it looks. Add in real wood and aluminum accents, and all who enter the Ram 3500 are sure to be impressed.

Passengers in the back will have no reason to covet the front seats thanks to the ample room and rear-seat accommodations. With the Mega Cab model of the Ram 3500, back-seat passengers will be met with over 43 inches of legroom as well as Class-Exclusive rear seats that can recline up to 15 degrees. 

In the front, you'll have everything you need right within arm's reach thanks to the versatile center console. This available feature sports enough room for a 15-inch laptop, has a 3-way adjustable cup holder tray that can be removed, and even provides wireless charging for your devices.

Need to look up the quickest route to the next job site? Perhaps you want some suggestions on the best burger spots in a new city? Hoping to stream your favorite tunes on your way up to the family cabin? Thanks to Ram's available Uconnect® 4C NAV multimedia system, you can do all this and more with help from built-in features, such as:

  • Largest-in-Class 12-inch Infotainment Display: Equipped with a customizable home screen and split-screen capability, you can have access to all your most important information.
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®: Keeping focus on the road is crucial, and with this feature, you can simply speak your commands while keeping your eyes ahead and your hands on the wheel.
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ capability: Seamlessly integrate your smartphone to give you control of your favorite apps, contact list, and more.
  • Harmon Kardon® Premium Audio System: With 17 perfectly placed speakers, 750 watts, and surround sound, your music will be taken to the next level. Plus, this works ideally with the Ram 3500's Active Noise Cancellation that provides a quiet ride.

Read our Ram 3500 interior review.

Ram 3500 Safety & Security

Although a lot of drivers focus on the performance and features of a pickup, driving a safe vehicle is the most important. The Ram 3500 helps keep you, your passengers, and others on the road secure with a suite of safety additions that are sure to build confidence.

Available is the Class-Exclusive Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. This makes the Ram 3500 one of the only trucks capable of notifying you of an imminent collision, so you'll have time to act. If you won't have time, the truck will automatically brake and come to a complete stop. And yes, this even works when your truck has a 35,100-pound trailer attached!

There are plenty of other available driving aids for the Ram 3500. These systems work together to ensure you'll feel safe inside the truck while also providing you with a second pair of eyes along the way.  Some of these include:

  • Adaptive Forward Lighting System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection
  • ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist

Explore the Ram 3500 for Yourself

After reading through this truck's highlights as well as some of our Ram 3500 reviews, you should be well versed in its impressive specs, towing capacity, interior, and more. Of course, the best way to determine whether this heavy-duty truck deserves a spot in your lineup is by stepping behind the wheel and taking it for a test drive.

At James O'Neal CDJR, we're excited to help our customers throughout Bremen, Carrollton, and Villa Rica when it's time to choose a new truck, sedan, or SUV. To get started, contact us, stop by our convenient location, or schedule a test drive today!

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