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2012 RAM 3500 Truck

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2012 RAM 3500 Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2012 RAM 3500 Truck

The Ram 2500 and 3500 are heavy-duty trucks that sacrifice some ride quality and maneuverability, compared to lighter-duty pickups, in favor of improved towing and hauling ability.

What's new for 2012?

The biggest news for Ram's heavy duty line in 2012 is the addition of a new 6-speed automatic transmission, paired with the 5.7L Hemi V8, which replaces the previous model years' 5-speed unit. The new transmission is stronger than the outgoing gearbox, and it features both lower first and higher final gear ratios.

Model Strengths

  • Tough, work-oriented construction
  • full set of luxury and entertainment options
  • serious towing and hauling ability
  • stump-pulling Cummins turbo-diesel

Model Review

The Heavy Duty Ram models are offered in three different cab styles--Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab--as well as 6'-4' or 8' cargo box lengths. Crew Cab models are designed for occasional backseat use, while Mega Cab models have adult-size backseat accommodations--much like a full-size SUV. The 3500 can include a dual rear wheel (DRW) setup for heavy-duty towing and both versions may be either equipped with a 383-hp, 5.7L V8 or a 350-hp, 6.7L Cummins in-line six. The gasoline engine comes with a standard 6-speed automatic, while the diesel offers a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic.

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2012 RAM 3500 Truck

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Passenger On/Off Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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2012 RAM 3500 Truck

2WD Reg Cab 140.5' ST

Engine

Engine Type 6.7L Diesel I6
Horsepower 350 @ 3000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 650 @ 1500 RPM
Optional Engines Straight 6-Cylinder Engine, Turbocharged, Diesel Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Diesel Fuel
Fuel Capacity 35.0 gal

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 6.0 in.
Tires LT235/80R17E
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 3 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.3 in. / 41.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 74.7 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 140.5 in.
Overall Length 231.0 in.
Width 78.9 in.
Height 73.6 in.
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2012 RAM 3500 Truck

2WD Reg Cab 140.5' ST

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Front Split Bench Seat Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Hitch Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Bed Liner Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Front Split Bench Seat Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Running Boards Optional
Sliding Rear Window Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Optional