The heavy duty truck market is one of the most cut throat out of all vehicle categories. Chrysler, Ford and General Motors have all been in the ring, throwing their punches, and doing whatever they can to come out on top. You can see it through their commercials that blatantly put the other trucks down, and of course you can benefit because part of being the Top Dog in this category is by delivering the goods for drivers. The 2013 Ram 3500 HD has those goods and more. Will it be enough to stay up to par with the new F-150 or Chevy Silverado? That’s probably a matter of opinion, but no one can say this truck slouches in any details.
For starters the hauling capacity for the 2013 Ram 3500 HD is 30,000 pounds and while most drivers will never have to worry about that huge of a haul, it’s nice to know its available if you do need it. As you can imagine, the engine makes a big part of how you are able to pull that kind of load around. If you choose the 6.7 liter Cummins turbo diesel inline six cylinder you can expect 385 horsepower and amazing 850 pound feet of torque. That’s an increase of 50 more pound feet than last year’s model and still gets better gas mileage.
The interior of the 2013 Ram 3500 HD has been completely overhauled and what you’ll find is higher grade materials a smarter layout and new colors to pick and choose through. Better yet, there are convenient knobs for audio and climate control so you don’t have to use the touchscreen unless you really want to. This helps a lot when you have your work gloves on. The luxury is a bit unusual with leather trimmed seats, but no one is complaining, it’s still a workhorse no matter how you dress it up.