Vehicle Overview Last year, Chrysler overhauled the Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups with new exteriors and interiors. The new Laramie Longhorn is ultra-luxurious. The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty gains two new trims: Laramie Longhorn and Outdoorsman. As heavy-duty pickups still account for nearly one-third of the growing full-size pickup market, the Ram Heavy Duty should continue to be a major player in Chrysler's recovery effort. I feel they have a high level of integrity in that regard. When placed next to the next Ford and Chevy heavy duties, we still think the Ram is the most stylish of the three. New hydraulic body mounts under the cabin are said to smooth out freeway hop.
The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty is available in three cab styles Regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab , two box sizes 6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet plus single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations. Got a call the next day saying truck had been sold. Mega Cab models feature reclining rear seats, while the Crew Cab models offer dual under-floor storage compartments. Almost everything above the heavy-duty Ram's frame was freshened, including its aerodynamic exterior and all-new interior, which is shared with the Ram 1500. Although the 2500 lacks the new coil-spring rear found in the Ram 1500, the re-tuned suspension and fluid-filled hydro mounts at the rear of the cab do an impressive job of isolating the cabin from the road. The Laramie Longhorn is equipped with all of the standard equipment found on the top-level Ram Laramie plus navigational radio, remote start, backup camera, front ventilated seats and rear heated seats.
An exclusive instrument cluster has the appearance of hand-wrought jewelry with six chrome gauge rings set against a painted taupe silver background and a tooled-metal Laramie Longhorn edition badge. Vehicle Details While we applaud Ram's use of higher-grade plastics and handsome trim, the best part of the 2011 Ram Heavy Duty's cabin space is the impressively long list of available features. Show full review Vehicle Overview Last year, Chrysler overhauled the Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups with new exteriors and interiors. It's a Hemi-powered 2500 Crew Cab with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch tires, skid plates, 4. The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet.
I requested the tracking number from shipping and was told there wasn't one and that the items should arrive any day now. An optional fishing rod and rifle rack can be added at Ram dealers for trucks equipped with the optional RamBox cargo box side storage. It also includes trailer-towing upgrades, interior and exterior convenience, lighting enhancements, all-terrain tires and underbody protection. The front axle and suspension have been strengthened to accommodate a wider range of snowplow prep packages for winter work. The Laramie Longhorn also includes a unique two-tone paint job.
Buyers who tow long distances will appreciate the Ram's seating improvements, which include better ergonomics and comfort. New hydraulic body mounts under the cabin are said to smooth out freeway hop. The front axle and suspension have been strengthened to accommodate a wider range of snowplow prep packages for winter work. Three days later truck is still on their company website and CarGurus. Asked why the listing is still up and they said they use an outside company to list their vehicles. The single-piece chrome bumper wraps around the front fenders to give it a modern look and improved aerodynamics to help gas mileage.
The side mirrors can be pivoted horizontally or vertically, depending on trailer size, and the mirrors are larger and convex to improve visibility. Not to be upstaged, Ram once again moves the bar, this time by introducing a newly-improved Cummins diesel. It has full leather seating with laser-etched bolsters, and the front seatbacks have metal buckles bearing the Ram logo with magnetic clasps, like a mailbag. Other than that everyone there was pleasant and a joy to do business with. The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. Most agreed the Ram to be visually more attractive, but we were all stunned to discover how it was also head-and-shoulders above the Chevy in the areas of ride comfort, interior quiet and overall refinement. Power folding mirrors are a new option, and Hunter Green Pearl, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl and Sagebrush Green Laramie Longhorn only have been added as new exterior colors.
Do not drive here to see a vehicle before verification that it is on the lot. Power Wagon The 2011 Ram Power Wagon is an off-road beast. It also includes trailer-towing upgrades, interior and exterior convenience, lighting enhancements, all-terrain tires and underbody protection. The brake controller eliminates the need for an aftermarket kit to control a trailer's electric brakes for improved towing control. New options include a navigation radio and a factory spray-in bedliner. Driving It While we've taken a Ram Power Wagon off-road and even done some towing, the trip that impressed us most was when we did back-to-back comparisons between the 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab and its Chevrolet Silverado equivalent. Ford and Chevy pulled out their big guns in 2010, effectively matching or besting the latest Ram Heavy Duty pickups.
They look clean and modern, but if they're dinged or damaged, they'll require bodywork instead of replacements. Rear-seat heating is also optional, as is a heated steering wheel. As for resale, the Ram 2500 trucks hold slightly lower values than their Ford and Chevrolet counterparts, but the 3500 models are more than capable of holding their own against similarly equipped F-350 and Silverado 3500 models. The new High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel does not require diesel exhaust fluid and, although horsepower remains unchanged, delivers up to 40 more horsepower at cruising speeds than last year's engine. An optional fishing rod and rifle rack can be added at Ram dealers for trucks equipped with the optional RamBox cargo box side storage. Almost everything above the heavy-duty Ram's frame was freshened, including its aerodynamic exterior and all-new interior, which is shared with the Ram 1500. The only issue I have is the review mirror that was missing and bad tire sensor was promised to be replaced and 16 days after purchasing the vehicle they still can not give me an answer as to when I will receive the two items.