The Ram 2500 Tradesman finished second in PickupTrucks.com’s recent 3/4 truck shootout, which rounded up every 3/4 truck in the segment for a four-way comparison test.
The Ram 2500 was up against the Ford F-250 XL, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and Nissan Titan XD in the test and finished ahead of the Titan XD, which was fourth, as well as the Chevy in third. The Tradesman was the most clearly defined work truck with its huge 6.4-liter HEMI and well-calibrated transmission, but was docked points for its harsh ride and barebones interior.
“If there was a classically defined work truck in our competition, the Ram 2500 was it; it weighed the least, had the biggest motor, the highest gross vehicle weight rating, the most payload capacity and can tow the heaviest trailer,” PickupTrucks.com wrote. “Unfortunately, our Tradesman came with a few too many trade-offs.”
“The biggest interior weakness for the Tradesman — and we admit that some buyers may find this a strength — was its crank windows, lack of an external alarm system, manual mirrors and manual door locks. Although we appreciate the attempt to keep pricing down with these old-school features, we found the inconvenience annoying.”
Read PickupTrucks.com’s full 3/4 ton truck comparison at this link.