2013 Ram Heavy Duty Pickups Get Best-in-Class Capabilities

Ram Truck has unveiled the 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks, which now feature best-in-class towing and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating.

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Ram Truck has unveiled the 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks, which now feature best-in-class towing and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating. The trucks also get an all-new interior, new suspension, frames and more features.


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“To answer the needs and wants of our customers, Ram Truck has taken a big step forward in capability while improving cost of ownership and efficiency,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico — Chrysler Group LLC. “The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty allows you to push and pull more than any competitor, and the truck looks great doing it with new exterior design cues and an all-new interior featuring our latest technology.”

For 2013, Ram Heavy Duty trucks feature new frames built with high-strength 50 KSI steel, including eight separate cross-members, hydroformed main rails and fully boxed rear rails for optimal strength and mass efficiency. A new conventional trailer hitch system is upgraded to Class 5 with a 17,000-lb. load capability and 1,800 pounds of tongue weight for use with 2-inch or 2.5-inch receiver hitches.

Buyers can choose between a 383 horsepower 5.7L HEMI V8, and three versions of the 6.7L Cummins diesel with 350-hp, 370-hp or 385-hp. The top 6.7L diesel in the Ram 3500 packs 385 horsepower and 850 lb-ft. of torque.

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“To answer the needs and wants of our customers, Ram Truck has taken a big step forward in capability while improving cost of ownership and efficiency,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico — Chrysler Group LLC. “The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty allows you to push and pull more than any competitor, and the truck looks great doing it with new exterior design cues and an all-new interior featuring our latest technology.”

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The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty gets an all-new interior with the next generation 8.4-inch Uconnect system with background screens tailor-made to specific Ram models and themes. The Uconnect system provides Ram truck owners with a built-in wireless connection allowing vehicle occupants to automatically connect to a variety of new services.

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