AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups, scheduled to arrive in dealerships end of this year.

The all-new 2010 Ram Heavy Duty features three cab styles (regular cab, crew-size cab and Mega Cab) and two cargo-box sizes (6-foot, 4-inches and 8-foot), single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations, five trim levels, all-new exterior and interior styling and superior towing capability. The 2010 model is available starting at $28,165 MSRP for regular cab models, $31,415 for crew cab models, and $36,865 for Mega Cab models. All prices include $950 for destination.

The all-new Ram Heavy Duty is available in five distinct trim models - ST, SLT, TRX, Power Wagon and Laramie.

Improved suspension tuning and new C-pillar hydra mounts were added to the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty models to improve damping through the frame-bending mode frequency in order to better manage shake and after-shake response for reduced shake and improved ride.

The new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups offer the only standard exhaust brake in the segment (diesel-equipped models), according to the manufacturer. The feature reduces brake fade, prolongs brake life, and provides confidence and safety when hauling heavy loads on downhill grades. Large front (360 mm) and rear (358 mm) brakes with integrated Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) increase brake life and braking stability.

An available integrated trailer brake control provides better driver control in towing situations. Trailer brake control information is displayed in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) that is standard on diesel models and available on gas SLT, TRX and Laramie models.

In addition, new 2010 Ram transmissions include Electronic Range Select, which enables the driver to manually limit the highest available transmission gear, allowing manual upshifts and downshifts based on road speed and engine speed. A tow/haul mode switch enhances tow capability while towing. Tow/haul mode is available on both five-speed and six-speed automatic transmissions.

The new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 also feature increased:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on 2500 4x4 crew cab diesel models to 9,600 lbs. from 9,000 lbs.
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) on 3500 dually models with diesel, auto transmission and 4.10 rear axle to 24,500 lbs. from 24,000 lbs. With the Max Tow Package, GCWR increases to 25,400 lbs. (late availability).
  • GCWR on 3500 4x2 models to 24,000 lbs. from 23,000 lbs.
  • Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on several models: 5,500 lbs. from 5,200 lbs. on diesel 4x4 pickups; 5,000 lbs. from 4,700 lbs. on diesel 4x2 pickups.

Ram will further enhance its commercial vehicle presence with the introduction of a "new crew" of commercial-grade work trucks: the new 2011 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet