With a reputation for putting out powerful trucks, Ram has done it again with the 2024 Ram 2500. The new model features impressive engines that give the truck outstanding towing and hauling payload capabilities. If you’re looking for a new truck that’ll make it easy to bring all your cargo, the new Ram 2500 may be perfect for you. Read on as our Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) Lewisville team takes a closer look at how much a 2024 Ram 2500 can tow and what you can expect with each engine option.
Ram 2500 Engines
The Ram 2500 has two engine options, both with exceptional power and capabilities. A 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine is standard for the first five trim levels. It achieves an impressive 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, giving it the power to tow up to 17,730 pounds. You can expect exceptional performance on every drive with a fully electronic operation and automatic shift mapping with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
The second engine option is a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, which is standard on the Limited Longhorn and Limited trim levels. This remarkable machine can achieve 370 horsepower and an incredible 850 lb-ft of torque. Pairing it with the six-speed automatic transmission gives you optimized gear ratios that promise responsive performance and subtle rumbling, so you’ll barely notice it pumping away. The towing capacity for this engine is outstanding, maxing out at 19,990 pounds. It’s the ideal vehicle for towing off-roading equipment, recreational vehicles, or materials for building and home improvement projects.
Ram 2500 Payload
The payload capacity for the 2024 Ram 2500 varies slightly, depending on which engine you choose. With the HEMI V-8 engine, you’ll get a maximum payload capacity of 4,000 pounds, which is more than enough strength to bring along all the cargo you need for a camping trip or off-roading adventure. When you opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, the payload capacity drops slightly to 3,150 pounds. That’s still impressive, and you’ll find it easy to pack up anything you need for your journeys.
Ram 2500 Towing Technology
The 2024 Ram 2500 provides modern towing technology with its towing packages. This exciting technology ensures you always have a secure, smooth tow.
Easy Trailer Hitching
The Ram 2500 makes it easier than ever to hitch up and go. The available air suspension system lets you hook up a conventional trailer, a fifth wheel, or a gooseneck trailer. So you can tow whatever you need, whether a recreational vehicle or a small trailer with supplies.
One of the most exciting features in terms of towing technology is the cargo view and backup camera. It provides increased visibility when lining up the hitch and trailer, so you’ll always get the perfect placement on the first try. If you’re looking for extra help on the mirrors, you can add Trailer Tow Mirrors that fold out further than typical side mirrors. With Spotter Lamps included, you’ll have a wide view of your trailer for the whole drive.
You can also add 360-degree surround-view cameras for an additional cost, giving you two more cameras on or inside the trailer to see everything happening around your truck. You can rest easy knowing your cargo is secure, whether you’re loading up or on the go.
Help From Driver-Assist Features
There’s no shortage of driver-assist technologies on the Ram 2500, with a few that are especially helpful for towing. Reverse Guidance with Split-Screen View shows what’s behind your truck on both sides, making it simple to back into a tight parking space, regardless of what you’ve hitched to your trailer.
You can add other driver-assist features, such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path and trailer detection. This exciting feature continuously monitors the blind spots, alerting you anytime your trailer sways even slightly. It also accounts for the size of your trailer, so you can trust that it’ll keep you safe. Forward collision warning is also available, adding sensors on your truck’s front that alert you to potential oncoming hazards. The system will also apply the brake if you don’t react quickly enough.
Ram 2500 Trim Levels
The 2024 Ram 2500 offers a huge variety of trim levels, with seven to choose from, each adding new perks to enjoy. Here’s the inside scoop about what each trim offers:
- Tradesman: The base trim includes a heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40 split bench seat and two-way front head restraints.
- Big Horn: On the Big Horn, you’ll get exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and heating elements. Mirror running lights ensure you always have great visibility.
- Laramie: The Laramie trim adds exterior upgrades, such as accent lighting on the front door and an LED dome lamp with an on/off switch.
- Rebel: The Rebel trim has a unique suspension system that promises to keep your truck steady no matter the terrain, making it the ideal trim for off-roading.
- Power Wagon: The Power Wagon trim sports a unique Power Wagon vertical bar grille and Mopar Power Wagon decals on the tailgate and body.
- Limited Longhorn: The Limited Longhorn trim comes with the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine as standard, giving you maximum towing power.
- Limited: The Limited is the most luxurious trim in the lineup and offers everything previous trims do and more, including a Limited grille and Limited badging.
Feel the Power of the 2024 Ram 2500 at Huffines CJDR Lewisville
Whether you opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 or the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine, you’ll get outstanding power with the new Ram 2500. Are you ready to experience it for yourself? Come see it at Huffines CJDR Lewisville. You can schedule a test drive to feel the Ram 2500’s capabilities up close and personal or browse our massive inventory of new and used models to ensure it’s the perfect fit. We can’t wait to help you get on the road in a powerful new truck.