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RAM 3500

RAM 3500

Trucks can help you get the job done, but they can also be a really expensive piece of equipment. Buying a truck that is a few years old could help you save a little money and still get the capability you need. Below, we are going to take a closer look at the Used Ram 3500 truck to see all that it can offer you.

Performance and Engine Options

RAM 3500First, let’s take a look at the performance of the Ram 3500. If you are buying a heavy-duty truck like the Ram 3500, you want this vehicle to perform for you. A heavy-duty truck will help you tow and haul heavy loads to make your work easier. Take a look at what you can expect from the performance of your used Ram 3500 here.

The exact engine that you find in your Used Ram 3500 depends on the specific model year and the trim level option you choose. However, you can expect to have one of a few different engine options. There are two gasoline V8 engines and a turbodiesel engine that can be found in the Ram 3500. Learn more about these options below.

  • 5.7-liter V8 Engine – This is the base engine that will be found in the base model and the lower trim models. It is a V8 engine, and it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine will give you around 380-horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
  • 6.4-liter V8 Engine – This engine option can be found on higher trim levels, and it gives you a little bit more power than the base engine option. You can expect to get around 410-horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque with this 6.4-liter engine. It is still paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • 6.7-liter Cummins Turbodiesel Engine – Then, you have a turbodiesel engine for those that want to see what a diesel can do. This engine will give you around 370-horsepower, but it will give you around 800 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you will have one of three different transmission options. You could have the base six-speed automatic, or you could have a six-speed manual transmission. There is also a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission that gives you more power for towing.

Also, when it comes to performance in a heavy-duty truck, you need to take a look at towing capacity and payload capacity. A truck like the Ram 3500 can be used for hauling extremely heavy loads. This can be a work truck, or a truck used for hauling boats, RVs, and more. Whatever you use it for, you want to be sure it has the capability you need. Check out some of the capabilities this truck has below.

  • Towing Capacity – Towing capacity describes the amount of weight you can attach to your truck and tow behind you. The specific towing capacity of your Ram 3500 will depend on the engine that this vehicle has, as well as the different features. You can expect the towing capacity of this truck to range from 17,000 pounds to around 31,000 pounds. The 17,000 pounds would be with a base engine, and the 31,000 pounds would be with a diesel engine and a fifth-wheel hitch.
  • Payload Capacity – The payload capacity of a truck describes how much this vehicle can haul in the bed of the truck. If you are hauling heavy loads and lots of supplies for work, this could be an important number for you to know. Like the towing capacity, the payload capacity will depend on the specific truck model, but with a used Ram 3500, you can expect it to range from around 4,000 pounds to a little bit over 7,000 pounds. This can be great for many different scenarios.

The engine option and the towing and payload capacity are a couple of very important things to know when you are trying to establish how your Ram 3500 is going to perform for you, but there are some other things to keep in mind. Your Ram 3500 might have different performance technology that could be important to you. For example, you might find that your Ram 3500 offers you performance features like Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control, and more. If you have any questions about what a specific model offers you in terms of performance and features, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital.


The exterior of the Ram 3500 looks strong. This vehicle was built to look tough, and it does. The exterior has a couple of different bed lengths depending on what type of cab and trim level this vehicle has. There is a shorter 6 feet 4-inch box or a longer 8-foot box. On the exterior of this vehicle, you also have cargo options like the RamBox cargo management system. This system is great for storage and tools because it is a lockable, lighted, drainable storage system that can make your life and your work much easier.

The Ram 3500 is also found in different trim levels or model options. The exact features on these options depend on how old your Ram 3500 is, but you can get a sense of what the different trims offer you below.

  • Tradesman – This is the base model of the Ram 3500. This model is often referred to as the “work truck” model. It offers you the basic features you need, but it doesn’t offer you a lot of frills. It will help you get the job done. The exact Tradesman features may change slightly depending on the year, but you can expect features like cloth seating, cruise control, and a driver information display.
  • SLT – The SLT trim will offer you more interior conveniences like Bluetooth, satellite radio, an infotainment system, and a display screen for the infotainment system.
  • Laramie – This upper level trim will have a fancier interior and more options for technology. You will probably find a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone integration, and even Wi-Fi capability in the Laramie trim level.

You also may have trim levels like the Laramie Longhorn and the Limited trim, depending on the model year you choose. These trim levels will offer you additional features and package options so that the truck can be customized further. This could include features like the RamBox cargo management system, remote start, GPS navigation, and more.

As you can see, there are different models to choose from, but that can give you a better idea of which used Ram 3500 trim might be right for you.


RAM 3500On the inside of the Ram 3500, you can find a lot of great features. This vehicle may be found with cloth seating, a leather-trimmed interior, premium accents, and comfortable seating. You will be able to seat anywhere from three to six people depending on the type of cab that you choose. Check out your options below.

  • Regular Cab – This is the smallest cab with passenger capacity for just three people. It is a single row of seating, which can be great if you won’t be carrying many passengers, but you want a longer truck bed.
  • Crew Cab – The crew cab gives you seating for five or six people, and it gives you the choice of the short bed or the long bed to go with it.
  • Mega Cab – Your final cab option is the mega cab. This also has seating for five or six people, but the second row of seating is more spacious than in the crew cab. This is the biggest cab, so it can only be found with the short bed option.

Those are not the only interior features you can find for the Ram 3500. You can also find some great technology on the inside, learn about this below.


There is technology in the Ram 3500 that can help you stay connected to work, family, and friends. The exact technology features depend on your specific truck, but there will be plenty of ways to stay connected in a Ram 3500. This truck could be the home of an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, an upgraded stereo system, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi capability, and more.


This truck also offers you some great safety features so that you are safer as you are doing your everyday driving and your towing and hauling. Learn more about the safety that this vehicle can offer you here.

The Ram 3500 has several available safety features that can look out for you. Some of these features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a cargo bed camera, traction control, stability control, airbags, turn-signal integrated mirrors, and more.

You get a lot of capability in the Ram 3500. This truck can help you get even the toughest of jobs done, but it offers you more than just capability. This vehicle also offers you comfort, technology, and safety. If you have any questions about a used Ram 3500, reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital.

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