If you want to haul big loads, the Ram 3500 is the American brand’s most capable pickup truck.

    Ram is currently offering MY23 versions of the 3500 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.

    Just one variant of the 3500 is offered in Australia, priced at $177,950 before on-road costs.

    The differences between the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 include leaf-spring rear suspension and an 873kg increase to the payload. There’s also no option of Ram Box storage compartments for the tub.

    Like the 1500 and 2500, the 3500 is imported by Ateco and remanufactured to right-hand drive by Walkinshaw, which also converts the Chevrolet Silverado and Silverado HD and Toyota Tundra.

    Pricing

    • Ram 3500 Laramie: $177,950

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

    Drivetrains

    The Ram 3500 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 3500.

    The 3500 has a 117-litre diesel fuel tank.

    Dimensions

    The Ram 3500 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.

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

    It has a payload of 1759kg and a gross vehicle mass of 5353kg.

    Ram says that, where nominated prior to landing in the country, the 3500 may be derated and complied to a gross vehicle mass of 4495kg and a payload of 902kg so that it can still be driven on a standard light vehicle licence.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Ram 3500 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 3500 range.

    Safety

    The Ram 3500, like the 1500 or 2500, hasn’t been tested by ANCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

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

    Standard Equipment

    The Ram 3500 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
    • Partial leather upholstery
    • 4x USB-A ports
    • 4x USB-C ports
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Rear air vents
    • 2x cup holders front
    • 4x cup holders rear
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Electric rear cab window
    • Rear privacy glass
    • LED bed lighting
    • 18-inch polished aluminium wheels
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Full-size steel spare
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED tail lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Active noise cancellation
    • Electronic sliding cab rear window
    • Manual parking brake
    • Rear mud flaps
    • Trailer brake control
    • 12-pin wiring harness

    Colours

    The Ram 3500 is only available in Bright White.

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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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