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2012 RAM 2500 Truck

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2012 RAM 2500 Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2012 RAM 2500 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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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Passenger On/Off Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side 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 2500 Truck

2WD Reg Cab 140.5' ST

Engine

Engine Type 5.7L Gas V8
Horsepower 383 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 400 @ 4000 RPM
Optional Engines Straight 6-Cylinder Engine

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 35.0 gal

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7.5 in.
Tires LT245/70R17E
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 73.3 in.
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2012 RAM 2500 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
Full-Size Spare Tire 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
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