2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Overview
Heavy-duty problems require heavy-duty answers. For every day stump-pulling, cargo hauling, and all-around ruggedness, the 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup is a no-nonsense workhorse.
The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 boasts a 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, which produces 400 lb-ft of torque. When you need to move heavy loads, you will need the grunt of the 350-horsepower, 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel inline-six and its 650 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Drivetrain configurations include two-and four-wheel drive. Payload capacity is a weighty 3,120 pounds, and towing capacity hits 15,450 pounds. To handle those loads, the Ram 2500 rides on a fully boxed frame. To soften the ride, the cab’s C-pillar rides on new hydraulic body mounts, while the front axle and suspension have been strengthened to accommodate a wider range of snowplow prep packages.
The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 is available in a Crew Cab, Regular Cab and Mega Cab. The Mega Cab dominates the full-size truck class with 72.2 cubic feet of interior volume and 7.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. Interior functionality features under-floor storage, and the rear seats can recline for optimal passenger comfort. The cab options pair with either a six-foot or eight-foot bed.
The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 is available in ST, SLT, Laramie and Power Wagon trim levels. The SLT and SXT feature an optional sunroof, a TV with DVD entertainment system, and a navigation system. The Laramie trim adds leather, and the Power Wagon caters to the off-road, high-ridin’ enthusiast with its Bilstein shocks. Heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, SIRIUS Backseat TV with three channels, and a 10-speaker surround-sound system are options that make this truck rock. Also available is the Uconnect multimedia system with 30GB hard drive, which allows wireless device connectivity and Internet access. Power folding mirrors, a revised navigation system, new factory spray-in bedliner, and three new colors are new options for 2011.
Even though the previously mentioned trims have a little something for everyone, the all-new 2011 Ram Outdoorsman and 2011 Laramie Longhorn are aimed at those who truly appreciate the wilderness. The Ram Outdoorsman replaces the TRX model and offers hunters, fishermen and campers an optimal vehicle to hit the great outdoors in. An optional fishing rod and rifle rack, trailer-towing upgrades, giant fuel tank, an enhanced lighting package, all-terrain tires, underbody protection, and recliner-worth seats allow you to get roam wherever you please. Dodge proclaims the 2011 Laramie Longhorn to be the most luxurious Ram to date. The interior has a vintage western look with stitched leather saddle-bag-esque upholstery, walnut trim and all-weather rubber mats with removable Berber inserts.
The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 is built to tackle impacts head on, but you and your passengers will still appreciate safety features like dual front and optional side curtain airbags.
With two new trims that add even more outdoors capability and luxurious appointments, the 2011 Dodge 2500 Heavy Duty pick up is more than qualified for anything the job calls for.