Ram 2500 vs Ram 3500: Which Heavy-Duty Truck is Right For Me in NJ?

Ram 2500 vs 3500

New Jersey is a unique state for driving because we have a combination of hot summers full of sunshine, wet springs & calm autumns with varying weather and cold snowy winters. We also have areas with woods, farmland and beaches.

We have lots of highways and urban environments as well as towns with popular Main Streets. But no matter where you drive, a heavy-duty pickup truck can make getting to your destination with all of your favorite things or your entire workload both fun and easy. And there are 2 very similar choices that shoppers compare: the Ram 2500 and the Ram 3500.

Both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 have similar features. Some of the most popular among customers at our Bergen County NJ dealership location include:

  • Uconnect 8.4" radio with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Sirius Guardian with services like SOS Call, roadside assistance & stolen vehicle assistance
  • Navigation system, so you won’t get lost on any trip
  • Rear backup camera to help you park or get out of driveways/parking spots
  • Heated seating to keep you warm in the cold weather
  • RamBox cargo management system

However, there are some key differences between the 2 models that are critical in knowing which one is best for your driving needs. Here are a couple of questions we can help you answer.

Ram 2500 vs 3500 Towing

How Much Power Do You Need in Your Truck?

When you think of a truck, you think of power. And the main difference between these 2 trucks is the capability. We’re going to talk 2 key numbers: payload (defined as how much you can put on the truck’s bed) and towing (defined as how much you can trailer behind your truck).

In terms of payload, the Ram 2500 is currently designed to handle payloads of up to 3,990 lbs & Ram 3500 ups the ante to an impressive maximum payload rating of 7,390 lbs. When considering the Ram 2500 vs the Ram 3500 and towing, you should know that the 2500 is capable of towing up to 17,980 lbs & the 3500 increases the towing capacity to up to 31,210 lbs.

All of those numbers varies on the model you choose, but they’re all higher than the maximum capacities for the following popular trucks in the North New Jersey area:

  • Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD & 3500HD
  • Ford F-250 & F-350 Super Duty
  • Toyota Tundra
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD & 3500HD
Ram Power Wagon NJ

Do You Like Going Off-Road Around NJ & Upstate NY?

We know that a big part of owning a pickup is the ability to take your journey anywhere with anything. Going off-road in your Ram Heavy Duty truck is so fun, whether you enjoy camping or trips to the beach.

One option you can get on both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 is the Off-Road Package. The following features are added to make driving off the beaten path even more convenient:

  • Hill descent control
  • Tow hooks
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Wheel flares
  • OFF ROAD decal
  • Performance-tuned front & rear shocks
  • OWL on/off road tires

The apex of the off-road HD truck is the Ram Power Wagon. Only offered as a Ram 2500 trim, this award-winning model gives you these exclusive features for maximum off-road performance:

  • Electronically locking front & rear differentials
  • Front & rear Bilstein gas-charged monotube shocks
  • Ram Articulink suspension
  • Electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar
  • 12,000-lbs electronic WARN® winch with 90-foot cable
  • 33" Goodyear all-terrain tires

Ramsey Chrysler Jeep Dodge will help you determine the winner in the Ram 2500 vs Ram 3500 dual. Contact our team to learn more about our full-size heavy-duty truck lineup or schedule a test drive!

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