Preview 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 ST in Edmonton
Whether you’re in the market for a no frills work truck or a more lux office on wheels, Ram has you covered. The entry-level ST has a no-nonsense attitude, available in 3 cab styles:
- two-door regular cab
- four-door crew cab
- exceptionally spacious mega cab
All Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck models sit on top of 17-inch steel wheels. A black grille, door handles and bumpers give the ST a tall, dark and handsome appeal, while an easy to clean high scale vinyl interior allows you to fearlessly splash through muddy gorges and motor through dirty jobsites. The crew cab allows for convenient rear in-floor and under seat storage. Though the ST model is built for off-roading, it is no stranger to technology. Its standard A/C, cruise control and tilt steering give you a hands-on approach to your next adventure. It is also equipped with a 12-volt power outlet and the 3.5-inch electronic vehicle information centre (EVIC) keeps you completely in tune with your truck. Six speakers blast your favorite song, streamed through the ST’s 3.0 multimedia centre.
Laramie Combines Work-life and Luxury-Life
On the opposite end of the pickup spectrum, but just as adventurous, the Laramie Limited redefines the work truck by combining a plush and inviting interior with a utilitarian frame and unbeatable off-road capabilities. Its chrome grille and accents combine with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels for a truly polished look. Its supple, leather-wrapped interior with heated and ventilated front seats and a dual-zone automatic climate control allow you complete comfort while you’re taking on the world. The heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel offers convenient audio and cruise controls along with an easy-access control for Bluetooth hands-free communication and audio streaming. The Ram 2500’s Uconnect® 8.4 NAV multimedia centre featured in the Laramie Limited has a user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen and includes such conveniences as Sirius XM satellite radio and Navigation with live traffic streaming will give you current weather updates and even tell you where to find the cheapest fuel.
Pulling back from the bells and whistles, Ram’s first priority when designing each of its vehicles is driver and passenger safety. The 2016 2500 has a towing capacity rated at 18,000 lbs and a maximum payload of 4,000 lbs. When you have a vehicle with this kind of power heading down the highway, it helps to know it has been outfitted with the latest in safety features. With your well-being in mind, Ram has equipped each of its 2500’s with a multitude of standard airbags, 4-wheel antilock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring display and an Electronic Stability Control complete with Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Rain Brake Support, Ready Alert Braking and Traction Control. The higher-end Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited models are also equipped with Park-Sense® Rear Park Assist and a Parkview® Rear Back-up Camera as standard equipment.
Massively Effective Dodge Ram 2500 Engine
The 2016 Ram 2500 in Edmonton is an impressive full-size truck with exceptional on-duty skills to counter its civilized off-duty personality. The lineup truly offers something for everybody, and is accredited to its multiple cab sizes and plethora of technological features, but also to its range of high-output engines. Ram’s 6.4-liter V8 engine is a popular choice amongst aficionados of the brand. It produces an impressive 410 horsepower and sits between Ram’s 383 horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and their inline 6 cylinder Cummins Turbo Diesel engine in terms of power. While all three engine sizes are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the turbodiesel has the option of the automatic, which gets 370 horsepower and a haul-ready 800 lb-ft of torque, or a 6-speed manual transmission putting out 350 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.
It doesn’t matter which engine option you choose for your new Ram 2500, each one has a comfortable and compliant ride to offer thanks to the Ram’s unique suspension structure. Ram has chosen to replace the typical leaf spring set-up available in competitive models with a coil spring rear suspension in the 2500. This set-up offers a quieter ride, and one so smooth driving it through town with an empty box feels the same as trucking back country roads with a full load. You won’t have to worry about feeling yourself thrown back into your seat because of the odd pothole or bump in the road.
Whatever your needs, the 2016 Ram 2500 pickup truck has you covered. With a value that simply can’t be beat, why not spend your hard-earned money on a sure thing?