Frequently Asked Questions About the New Ram 3500


If you're in need of a heavy duty truck, the new Ram 3500 is an excellent model to consider. At C&C Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Toyota, we recommend the 3500 to Athens, OH  and Harrisville, OH area drivers who need both strength and power. As you're considering your options, these frequently asked questions might help with the research process.


How much can the Ram 3500 tow?


When it's properly equipped, the 3500 can tow up to 35,100 pounds. To get this capacity, Marietta, OH drivers need to choose the available 6.7L high-output Cummins turbo diesel I6 engine and the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package. No matter which engine you choose, the 3500 has an impressive towing rating. With the 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel I6 engine, you'll get 22,670 pounds. With the standard 6.4L Hemi V8 engine, the 3500 can tow up to 18,210 pounds.


How fast can the Ram 3500 go?


The highest speed on the Ram 3500 speedometer is 120 mph. The actual top speed can vary considerably based on the conditions. If you're towing or carrying a full load, for example, Athens, OH drivers won't be able to drive as fast.


Does the Ram 3500 Need Special Gas?


Ram recommends that Parkersburg, WV drivers only use premium unleaded fuel in 3500 models with gasoline engines. If you choose one of the available diesel engine, you'll need to fill up the 3500 with diesel fuel.


How big is the Ram 3500 truck bed?


The Ram 3500 is available with two box lengths: 8 feet and 6 feet 4 inches. The maximum width of the box is 66.4 inches.


What tech is in the Ram 3500?


The 3500 comes with a wide range of technology features. Active noise cancellation counteracts exterior sounds to create a quiet cabin, and the smartphone integration systems enable easy streaming. Some models feature a voice-activated infotainment and climate-control system for easy hands-free use when you're on the road. Vienna, WV drivers can also opt for a range of advanced features, including the 12-inch dashboard touchscreen and the 17-speaker premium Harman Kardon audio system.


What safety features are in Ram 3500?


Some of the standard safety features on the 3500 include front, side, and overhead airbags. Every model also comes with height-adjustable seat belts, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control. You can also upgrade your 3500 with available features including blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alerts, and ParkSense parking assistance.


What is the best Ram 3500?


The premium model of the 3500 is the Limited. It features a V8 engine, seats for up to five people, and heating and ventilation in the front row. Plus, since the interior features 100-percent leather upholstery, the cabin has a luxurious vibe. This model also comes with upgraded technology features like voice activation, 10 speakers, and speed-sensitive volume.


Does the Ram 3500 have Apple CarPlay?


Yes. As long as you choose a 3500 with a built-in touchscreen, Harrisville, WV drivers get access to Apple CarPlay. To use it, you'll need a compatible iPhone and a USB cable; when you plug in your phone, certain apps will show up on the screen. Then, you can use the touch capability to use your apps without picking up your phone - that way, it's easier to stay safe. This system is also voice command-compatible, so you can make calls, send texts, and more without taking your hands off of the wheel.


Does the Ram 3500 have a locking rear differential?


No, the 3500 doesn't have a locking rear differential.


Does the Ram 3500 have Android Auto?


As long as you have one of the available touchscreens, you'll get Android Auto. Most current Android phones are compatible - just make sure that you're running the Lollipop operating system or higher.


Does the Ram 3500 seem like the right vehicle for your work and leisure activities in Parkersburg, WV?


Come by our Marietta, OH dealership, our team will be happy to show off the 3500 and schedule a test drive. Whether you know the Ram 3500 is the model for you or you're still deciding, drivers can look to the C&C Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Toyota team with confidence!