2016 Ram Heavy Duty Changes Remain Unmatched in Power, Payload and Tow Capacity

Ram has announced it will be widening its leadership gap in power, payload, and tow capacity for its 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups. This will only build on the already best-in-class numbers the 2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 currently claim. Additionally, Ram will continue to hold the title of ‘best-in-class’ fuel efficiency for a full-size pickup with the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

“Ram maintains leadership in all three pickup segments offering best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class towing, best-in-class power and best-in-class payload,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, in a statement. “Ram continues to break records in the most important consumer-driven titles of the pickup truck market and we’re not slowing down.”

2016 Ram Heavy Duty Changes

2016 Ram Heavy Duty changes include the following:


Ram will introduce an enhanced 6.7-liter I-6 diesel that will produce an additional 35 lb-ft of torque, for a total of 900 lb-ft of torque, a number never before achieved by a mass-produced vehicle.

Tow Capacity

The 2016 Ram 3500 will up the ante in tow ratings, improving from last year’s already-impressive rating of 30,000 lbs to 31,210 lbs (more than two tons more than any of its competitors).

The 2016 Ram 2500 boasts a towing capacity of 17,980 pounds, dominating the ¾-ton segment.


The 2016 Ram 3500, when equipped with the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, earns best-in-class ratings at 7,390 pounds (more than 3.5 tons).

Look for the bold and capable 2016 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups to be available at Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram later this year!

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I am the third-generation owner of Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake, MI. After working as a lawyer for 11 years, I took over the dealership my family started in 1955.

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