The Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty counterpart to the popular 1500, packing a huge Cummins turbo-diesel engine and a base price of $172,950 before on-roads.

    Ram is currently offering MY23 versions of the 2500 in showrooms, but has flagged the MY24 versions will differ only through the addition of a tailgate ajar warning light. We’ll update this article when MY24 pricing becomes available.

    Like the 1500 and 3500, it’s imported by Ateco and remanufactured to right-hand drive by Walkinshaw, which also converts the Chevrolet Silverado and Silverado HD and Toyota Tundra.

    The 2500, like the 1500, is converted locally and uses over 400 locally sourced new parts.

    Pricing

    • Ram 2500 Laramie (MY23): $172,950
    • Ram 2500 Laramie with Ram Box (MY23): $175,950

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

    Drivetrains

    The Ram 2500 is powered by a 6.7-litre inline-six turbo-diesel producing 276kW at 2800rpm and 1152Nm of torque from 1700rpm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

    It comes standard with four-wheel drive.

    Efficiency

    Ram Australia doesn’t quote fuel economy figures for its 2500.

    It has a 117-litre diesel fuel tank.

    Dimensions

    The Ram 2500 measures 6066mm long, 2630mm wide (including the mirrors), and 2037mm tall riding a 3785mm wheelbase.

    Approach, departure and rampover angles are 22.9, 25.8 and 22 degrees, respectively.

    The tub measures 1939mm long, 1687mm wide (1295mm between the arches), and 511mm deep.

    With the RamBox option, cargo width is 1270mm and capacity in both storage units is 243L.

    Braked towing capacity is 4500kg with a 70mm ball, and 8000kg with an auxiliary gooseneck tow hitch and air brakes fitted.

    Payload is 886kg, or 828kg with the RamBox option.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2024 Ram 2500 is covered by a three-year, 100,000km warranty.

    It requires servicing every six months or 12,000km, whichever comes first.

    Ram Australia doesn’t offer capped-price servicing for its 2500 range.

    Safety

    The Ram 2500, like the 1500, hasn’t been tested by ANCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera with trailer reverse guidance
    • Cargo-view camera
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Surround-view camera
    • Park Assist
    • Trailer sway control

    Standard Equipment

    The Ram 2500 comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • 10-speaker Alpine sound system
    • 7.0-inch instrument cluster screen
    • Six-seat layout
    • Eight-way power front seats with driver’s memory
    • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Heated and ventilated front seats (excluding centre seat)
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Electric rear cab window
    • Rear privacy glass
    • LED bed lighting
    • 18-inch polished aluminium wheels
    • Partial leather upholstery
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Full-size steel spare
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED tail lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Active noise cancellation
    • 4 x USB-A ports
    • 4 x USB-C ports
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Rear air vents
    • Electronic sliding cab rear window
    • 2 x front cupholders
    • 4 x rear cupholders
    • Manual parking brake
    • Rear mud flaps
    • Trailer brake control
    • 12-pin wiring harness

    Colours

    • Bright White (standard)
    • Granite Crystal ($950)
    • Diamond Black ($950)

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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