2013 Ram 2500

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Ram 2500 highlights

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  • Excellent torque and towing capacity with optional diesel engine
  • High-quality cabin design and materials
  • Comfortable and quiet ride
  • Mega Cab offers roomy back seat


  • Diesel makes less power with standard manual transmission
  • Driver aids are not available

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The 2013 Ram 2500 gets a refresh

A few years after dropping the Dodge name to become its own brand, Ram refreshed the heavy-duty Ram 2500 in a big way. The truck received a new look inside and out, a more powerful optional diesel engine, a higher max towing capacity (around 18,000 pounds, when properly equipped), and new touchscreen infotainment.Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. Buyers had a choice of either a 6-foot 4-inch or 8-foot bed.

The 2013 Ram 2500 remains a capable and—by the standards of heavy-duty trucks— comfortable vehicle with some nice comfort and utility-oriented options. However, it lacks quite a few technology features compared to more recent models. A rearview camera wasn’t standard equipment, and don’t expect to find any driver aids or phone connectivity features beyond Bluetooth®.

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What is new for the 2013 Ram 2500?

  • The 2500 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Laramie Power Wagon, Tradesman, and Tradesman Power Wagon.
  • The ST trim has been discontinued for 2013.
  • Smart Key features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SLT trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The Outdoorsman trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The Power Wagon trim now comes with Overhead Airbags as standard equipment.
  • The Laramie trim now comes with A/C Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The Lonestar trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The Bighorn trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Ram 2500

What We Like

Strong optional diesel engine: For 2013, Ram introduced a new turbocharged diesel engine that produced 385 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. It results in a big boost to its towing numbers, bumping them up to around 18,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Excellent comfort: Compared to other heavy-duty trucks at the time, the Ram 2500 offered a less harsh unladen ride, a quieter cabin, and plush seats. The Ram could also be equipped with tons of optional upgrades to maximize comfort, including heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power-adjustable pedals, and more.

Off-road-ready Power Wagon: If you don’t want to DIY a heavy-duty off-road truck, the Power Wagon comes with pretty much all the gear you need installed. Ram extensively modified the suspension and 4x4 system, and even added a power winch and a stadium’s-worth of extra lights.

What needs improvement

Limited technology features: Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and touchscreen infotainment were available for the 2013 Ram 2500, but only on select trim levels. Driver aids, smartphone integration, front parking sensors, and other features that are common now weren’t available.

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RepairPal gave the Ram 2500 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Ram 2500 12th out of 19 among Fullsize Trucks.

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Ram 2500 features and specs

SLT 2WD 2D Regular Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Fifth Wheel Tow Hitch
  • Gooseneck Tow Hitch
  • Long Bed
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41"

Head room

F 40.3"

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Max towing capacity

1688/11250 lbs.



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