New RAM 3500

Frequently Asked Questions about the RAM 3500

Full-size light-duty pickups may be more powerful and capable than ever, but there are still many tasks they aren't equipped to handle. For the biggest jobs in Grand Rapids and beyond, you need the prodigious power and heavy-duty durability of the RAM 3500. Of course, a great truck requires more than immense payload and towing capacities. The RAM 3500 earned back to back (2019 and 2020) Truck of the Year recognition for the experts at MotorTrend, thanks to its luxurious interior accommodations, advanced technology, and outstanding versatility. Here's a quick look at some of the most common questions regarding the RAM 3500.

How much horsepower does the RAM 3500 have?

The standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine generates 429 pound-feet of torque and boasts a best-in-class standard 410 gas horsepower.

For even more power and capability, a 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6 engine is available in both standard (370 horsepower, 850 pound-feet of torque) and High Output (400 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque) variations.

How much can the RAM 3500 tow?

Exact towing capacity varies depending on cab, bed, and powertrain configurations. With the standard 6.4-liter Heavy-Duty V-8 HEMI® engine, the RAM 3500 has a max available tow rating of 18,210 pounds.

With the 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6, the RAM 3500 can tow a maximum of 22,670 pounds. And with the High Output version, towing capacity soars to a maximum of 35,100 pounds.

Does the RAM 3500 require special fuel?

For the standard 6.4-liter V-8, RAM recommends 89 octane or higher. 6.7-liter Cummins engines require diesel fuel.

What is the payload capacity of the RAM 3500?

The RAM 3500 offers a choice of short bed (6 feet 4 inches) or a long bed (8 feet). Depending on configuration, 6.4-liter V-8 models can haul up to a maximum of 7,680 pounds.

What technology does the RAM 3500 have?

Designed to work both smarter and harder, the RAM 3500 offers a range of towing, connectivity, and safety technologies. The available Uconnect 12.0 infotainment system boasts a largest-in-class 12-inch touchscreen with multi-touch and split-screen capability, and easy-to-read full-screen maps and navigation.

With the available Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System, you can view live pressure readings for up to 12 trailer tires without leaving the cabin. The available 360-degree Surround View Camera system features Trailer Reverse Guidance View for quick and precise hitching.

The RAM 3500 also features Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter and more enjoyable journey.

Does the RAM 3500 have advanced driver aids?

Whether driving from Kentwood to Wyoming, MI, or taking a trip across the country, stay attentive is the best way to prevent accidents. The RAM 3500 offers a full suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies to support driver awareness and help avoid road hazards. Available safety technologies include:

  • ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Path Detection
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

Does the RAM 3500 have smartphone integration?

Laramie models and above feature an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Test Drive the New RAM 3500 in Wayland, MI

For answers to more RAM 3500 questions, contact K&M Wayland at your convenience. If you'd like to get behind the wheel and try it out for yourself, we invite you to visit us for a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.

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