2016 RAM 3500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab Short Box

2016 RAM 3500 3500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 149.5 in. WB SRW
  • MSRP$41,005 Invoice$38,684
    • NA City
    • NA Hwy
  • Seating6
  • Fuel TypeDiesel
  • Towing7,933kg (17,490lbs)
  • BedLength6.4

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,799 $1,229 $944 $774 $660 $580

2016 RAM 3500 Buyer's Guide

The 2016 RAM 3500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck that is available in plenty of configurations for maximum versatility. The work truck segment is especially competitive with a lot of options to choose from, and highly-regarded vehicles from both domestic and import automakers. The 2015 model year version of the RAM 3500 is considered one of the best in the segment, and RAM hopes to maintain that reputation with the 2016 model. Although RAM is showing promise with its growing lineup of cargo vans, its pickup trucks are the core part of the model family. The 2016 RAM 3500 slots just above the similarly-equipped heavy-duty RAM 2500 and promises more torque. The RAM 3500 was last redesigned in 2009, and the 2016 version features a mild refresh. 

What's the difference between trims?

2016 RAM 3500 Laramie
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual automatic climate control
  • Rearview camera
  • Heated and ventilated seats
2016 RAM 3500 Longhorn
  • Bedliner
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Heated rear seats
  • Navigation system
2016 RAM 3500 SLT
  • Keyless entry
  • Power sliding rear window
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Bluetooth connectivity
2016 RAM 3500 Tradesman
  • 18-inch steel wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Vinyl upholstery
  • Locking tailgate

What makes it move?

For the 2016 model year, the RAM 3500 offers three engines. There's a 6.7-liter six-cylinder diesel with 350 horsepower, a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with 383 horsepower, and a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with 410 horsepower. RAM's updated the 3500 with a best-in-class 900 lb-ft of torque on the diesel-powered truck, which is a considerable boost of 35 lb-ft over the 2015 model. The RAM 3500 offers the choice of a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available. 

Why buy the 2016 RAM 3500?

RAM positions itself as a class leader in the hot heavy-duty pickup truck segment, and the refreshed 2016 RAM 3500 is no exception. The 2016 RAM 3500 offers three distinct and diverse engine options, giving buyers the opportunity to prioritize power or efficiency according to their needs. The RAM 3500 is available in regular cab, crew cab and mega cab body styles, and a wide menu of trim levels enables buyers a lot of customization over the RAM's interior space. The trucks come well equipped with plenty of standard equipment, and the options menu helps make this work vehicle as versatile and comfortable as possible. The 2016 RAM 3500 can tow up to 31,210 pounds when properly equipped, which is another notable best-in-class spec.

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