When shopping for a new truck, Dodge Ram has a ton of options to choose from in its collection. Whether you’re hoping to tow heavy loads, transport materials, or simply help friends move into their new house, these are all high-performance vehicles. Though they might be similar, understanding some of the key specifications can help you decide which truck can fit your needs the best. Let’s look at the features and capabilities of the 2024 Dodge Ram Truck lineup that you might explore.
The Dodge Ram 1500 is the smallest truck model in the lineup. If you’re looking for a basic pickup with power and handling, you can choose between one of the six trims for this vehicle. Starting at the most basic, you’ll find the Tradesman coming standard with the quad cab option. Moving up, they have the Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, and Limited options. You can tow up to 12,750 lbs in the 1500 with features like a trailer light and 360-degree cameras to ensure you’re aware of your surroundings.
In the Ram 1500, you’ll find five engine options that come standard with different trims. For example, you might explore the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine in the 1500 TRX that puts out 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Dodge also offers an eco-friendly option with the 3-liter EcoDiesel engine that has slightly less torque and horsepower than the others. Consider asking what the standard engines are and what upgrades are available.
In the interior, you’ll get 42.5 inches of legroom and first-class comfort with leather seating. With additional storage and cab options, you’ll find enough room for your equipment, whether traveling or taking the truck to work. You’ll also stay connected with the 12-inch digital display for accessing navigation or your music when on the road.
Similar to the 1500, you’ll find six trim options for the 2500. Starting with the Tradesman and moving up, there’s the Big Horn, Laramie, Power Wagon, Limited Longhorn, and Limited options, all with unique standards and features. This truck has more towing and carrying capabilities with the power to tow up to 20,000 lbs and a maximum payload of 4,100 lbs.
The 2500 has two engine options. You can select the standard 6.4-liter HEMI engine that puts out 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This one comes with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. For an extra boost, you can get the turbo-diesel engine that puts out 850 lb-ft of torque and 370 horsepower. If you select this one, you’ll get a six-speed automatic transmission.
Similar to the 1500, you’ll find standard features like the digital rearview that can show you behind the trailer. The Limited and Limited Longhorn both offer sleek leather interior designs for added comfort and style. If you get the crew cab model, you’ll also get additional storage options under the seat, and you can select an available cargo management system.
The 3500 is on the bigger side of the 2024 Ram lineup. It also has greater towing and carrying capabilities for transporting bigger vehicles or equipment. This one has five trim options to choose from, including the Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited. The Tradesman and Big Horn come standard with a regular cab, while the higher trims all come with the crew cab for additional space for passengers.
This truck comes with three engine options to choose from, including the standard HEMI, turbo-diesel, and a high-output turbo diesel. With the high-output engine, you can up your maximum towing capabilities to 37,090 lbs with a maximum payload of 6,570 lbs. The 3500 also comes with an available rear-air suspension, great for offroading and keeping your trailer safe.
Inside the 3500, you’ll get a new air filtration system along with cool features like the heads-up display on the windshield so you can keep your eyes on the road. There are also multiple seating configurations that you can adjust to make room for more passengers or equipment in the cab. Charging stations and storage options can make sure you’re connected and have room for your equipment regardless of your next adventure.
The 2024 Ram Chassis Cab model is the most powerful in the bunch, perfect for heavy-duty towing and handling. You’ll find a gross combined weight rating of 43,000 lbs for trailering and carrying heavy equipment. As a commercial vehicle, you’ll get a telematics system with the Chassis Cab that provides metrics and information to help capture key business information. The interior is very similar to the other models, offering different seating configurations and technology to keep you comfortable and connected.
This truck is also versatile for the different work you might do. For example, you can select between a plumbing, HVAC, or service body package that can equip you to handle your day’s work. There are outfits for other types of work, too, like landscaping. You can also select an amp upgrade that provides a 440-amp dual alternator output and power take-off configurations for different needs.
Dodge also allows you to customize the exterior if you own a business. You can select standard designs or create your own with your business logo or colors that can represent the hard work you do. This is available for different upgrades, so no matter what work you do, you can save time by customizing the exterior when you purchase it.
Now that you know a little bit about each vehicle, consider stopping into our showroom to test drive one of the new trucks in this lineup. Our certified professionals are here to help you match your preferences and needs to the truck you want. Before heading over, visit our finance center to get prequalified for financing to avoid any unnecessary delays. While you’re on the website, you can also value your trade to see how much you can get for your car.