Specifications of RAM 3500 Regular Cab II (DT) 3500 6.7 Cummins TD (400 HP) 4x4 Automatic DRW
General characteristics of RAM 3500 Regular Cab II (DT) 3500 6.7 Cummins TD (400 HP) 4x4 Automatic DRW
All models have a maximum width of 83.5 inches, while height varies from 77.8 to 79.3 inches. With so many different configurations, length is also a wildcard. The Regular Cab has an eight-foot bed and a total length of 232 inches. The Crew Cab can have either a 6.4-foot bed, total length 249.9 inches, or an eight-foot bed, total length 260.8 inches. The smaller of two is generally referred to as the Mega Cab setup. The base-model Tradesman 4x2 with a Regular Cab is the lightest configuration, weighing 6,056 pounds. The heaviest model is the Limited 4x4 Mega Cab at 7,536 lbs.
If you're going to haul some stuff, you need power. Luckily, the Ram 3500 is well-equipped in this department. The standard engine is a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated Hemi V8 that produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine allows you to load 7,680 lbs on the bed and tow 18,210 lbs in Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab configuration. An eight-speed automatic is standard, sending power to the rear wheels. A 4x4 system is available on all models.
More interested in torque? Then you need to opt for one of the 6.7-liter turbocharged Cummins turbo diesel engines. The standard output model delivers 370 hp and 850 lb-ft, good for a 22,780 lbs tow-rating in the same configuration mentioned above. If 850 lb-ft still sounds a bit gentle, go for the high-output. This monster of an engine packs a whopping 420 hp and 1,075 lb-ft of torque. With this colossus under the hood, you can load 6,570 lbs on the bed and tow 37,100 lbs. All these figures are for the Regular Cab Tradesman 4x2. Both diesel engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The entry-level Regular Cab 3500 has a bench up front, large enough for three passengers. Entry-level Crew Cab models add another bench in the rear, taking occupancy up to six people. High-end Crew Cab models come with two individual seats in the front, however. The front headroom is 40.9 inches with all but the Regular Cab (39.8), while legroom is consistently 40,9 inches. Rear passengers get head-/legroom of 39.8/40.2 inches and 40.3/43.1 inches in the Crew and Mega Cab, respectively.
The Ram 3500 truck remains recall-free for 2021. It was recalled six times in 2019, with problems ranging from a failing bed step to a transmission fluid leak that may cause a fire.
Ram offers a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty.
There is no safety review for the 2021 Ram 3500 from the NHTSA nor the IIHS. However, despite the lack of reviews, the standard safety specs are reassuring. All models come with six airbags as standard, a rearview camera, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, hill start assist, trailer sway control, and ABS. Laramie specification adds parking sensors front and rear, while the top-tier Limited rounds out the standard suite with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. A Safety Group Package is available, and the cost depends on what model you go for. It adds adaptive cruise control, auto high beams, cross-path detection, and forward-collision warning.