2016 Ram Trucks Offer Improved Fuel Economy, More Towing Capacity


FCA US announced today the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks will offer better fuel economy, heavy-duty towing, and additional torque.

“Ram has bookended its innovation leadership in the pickup segments and thoughtfully engineered better trucks, including our Ram 1500 with real-world fuel economy approaching 30 miles per gallon and the Ram 3500 with a mind-boggling 31,210 pounds of towing capacity…” says Mike Cairns, director of engineering for Ram Trucks.

Cairns says the 2016 Ram 1500 will have a 3-liter V-6 engine that delivers 240 horsepower, 420 pounds per foot of torque, and 29 miles per gallon.

He says the 2016 Ram 2500 has nearly 18,000 pounds of towing capacity, while the Ram 3500 has about 31,000 pounds of towing capacity. The 2016 3500 also has a 6.4-liter V-8 engine.

The 2016 Ram 2500 estimated retail price is about $31,500, and the 2016 Ram 3500 is expected to cost about $32,000. Pricing for the Ram 1500 has yet to be released.

The 2016 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter.