Able to draw on up to 900 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Ram 3500 is ready and willing to tackle the toughest tasks that Regina and Moose Jaw drivers can throw at it. Best-in-Class towing and payload ratings ensure that you can work to the highest level, and high-grade technology makes driving more manageable. Ultimately, the 3500 sets the bar for the heavy-duty segment. Let’s take a closer look now at the 2016 Ram 3500 and all its incredible capabilities.
The 2016 Ram 3500 offers Regina and Moose Jaw drivers work-ready performance and capability across six well-balanced trim levels, including:
ST: Starting at $38,895
SLT: Starting at $40,895
Laramie: Starting at $54,195
Laramie Longhorn: Starting at $60,195
Laramie Limited: Starting at $62,995
Powertrains and Efficiency
A heavy duty truck would be nothing without a powerhouse engine at its core, and the 2016 Ram 3500 lets you choose from three.
5.7L HEMI VVT V8: Already a legend the HEMI V8 is able to harness an output of up to 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. A sophisticated 6-speed automatic transmission system has been designed specifically to cope with the massive demands made by a Ram.
6.4L HEMI VVT V8: This V8 surpasses anything else on the market, boasting the largest displacement and most power out of any V8 gas engine in its class. You’ll be able to command up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, with FuelSaver Multi-Displacement Technology (MDS) helping efficiency. It features the same transmission system as the 5.7L.
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel: Experience up to a staggering 385 horsepower and Best-in-Class 900 lb-ft of torque, plus Best-in-Class recommended oil change intervals of up to 24,000 km and an unrivaled 5-year/160,000-km diesel Powertrain Limited Warranty. There are even three available transmission systems: AISIN 6-speed automatic, Segment-Exclusive 6-speed manual, and the standard 6-speed automatic system.
With those kind of state-of-the-art engines beneath the hood, there’s no denying that the 3500 can perform herculean tasking when it comes to hauling heavy and piling the cargo bed high.
Here’s how each engine fares in terms of maximum towing and maximum carrying.
5.7L HEMI VVT V8: Tows up to a maximum of 6,310 kg (13,910 lb); offers a maximum payload of up to 2,032 kg (4,480 lb).
6.4L HEMI VVT V8: Tows up to a maximum of 7,493 kg (16,520 lb); offers a Best-in-Class payload of up to 3,352 kg (7,390 lb).
6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel: Tows up to a Best-in-Class 14,157 kg (31,210 lb); offers a maximum payload of up to 2,985 kg (6,580 lb).
An available Class V receiver hitch with 8,164 kg (18,000 lb) capacity, 4- and 7-pin trailer tow wiring connectors, and Electronic Stability Control16 with Trailer Sway Control comes as standard with all models, as does high-strength longitudinal leaf rear suspension and Largest-in-Class antilock disc brakes with Brake Assist. You can even opt for the Snowplow Prep Group, which offers transfer case skid plates for added protection and upgraded alternators for dependable electrical power.
Though the 2016 Ram 3500 is, first and foremost, a natural performer made to take on the most challenging jobs, it still offers a wide and diverse selection of technologies to make your drive that much easier, including:
Class-Leading 7-Inch Customizable In-Cluster Display: This full-colour interface provides access to a wide range of information, including your engine performance, critical pressures, and powertrain temperatures.
Uconnect 8.4 Multimedia Centre: Everything from music and hands-free calling to available GPS navigation can be effortlessly controlled from a Largest-in-Class 8.4-inch touchscreen.
Media Hub: Need to keep all your personal devices charged and connected? This handy hub is conveniently located in the armrest storage bin, providing an auxiliary audio input jack, USB port, and available SD card slot.
A vehicle as commanding as the 2016 Ram 3500 can be tricky to maneuver in tight or crowded environments, so several systems have been made available to help you navigate such sites.
ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera: As soon as you hit reverse, the rearview camera activates, providing a live-feed of the area behind your truck.
Park-Sense Front and Rear Park Assist: Advanced ultrasonic sensors positioned at the front and rear of the 3500 provide audible alerts when you get too close to obstructions.
The 2016 Ram 3500 Reigns Supreme Among All Canadian Trucks
For power, capability, and safety, nothing comes close to keeping pace with the indomitable 2016 Ram 3500. Regina and Moose Jaw customers can find it enjoying center stage in the showroom here at Crestview Chrysler, so come on down today for a closer look.