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Ram 3500: All others are Hot Wheels toysThursday, January 10, 2013

Category:Car Enthusiast Talk

The new 2013 Ram 3500 makes its competitors look like Hot Wheels toys. Ram recently released its 2013 Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks towing and weight ratings and they are a doozy.

According to the data, the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty has a maximum trailer weight of 30,000 pounds. The next in line competitor might as well be a tricycle because it only has a maximum trailer weight of 23,100 pounds. The Detroit Free Press added that the new Ram successfully added 7,000 pounds of trailer weight when compared to the 2012 Ram 3500.

In addition, the Gross Combined Weight Rating of the 3500 is 37,600 pounds. The next closest competitor only has a GCWR of 30,500 pounds.

"We built the new 2013 Ram Heavy Duty to be the undisputed Heavy Duty 'King of the Road,'"  said Fred Diaz, president and CEO - Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group. "These new rigs deliver on the number one key attribute most critical to these customers: uncompromising capability. Towing capability, reliability and engine performance are ranked first through third, respectively, with HD customers."

Diaz added that the 2013 Ram Heavy Duty trucks deliver all the above things, while offering a very low total cost of ownership. The truck is set to go on sale this spring.

All that weight and towing capacity is supported by the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, which gets 850 pound-feet of torque and a new steel frame, with a strength rating of 50,000 pounds per square inch.

Any truck, especially one as rugged as the 3500, cannot be complete without installing Husky Liners® custom fit floor mats to its interior. No matter how tough the job is on a car, floor mats will keep it looking clean.

Ram has also received the tip of the cap from many sources for its 1500 truck. Motor Trend, AOL Autos, the Detroit Free Press and most recently Four Wheeler Magazine have all dubbed the 2013 Ram 1500 as the Truck of Year.

"Pickup Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler Magazine recognizes the engineering efforts put forth to mold the new 2013 Ram 1500 and we're honored to carry the title," Diaz said. "A large percentage of our customers are outdoor enthusiasts, making this award very well-received in a fiercely competitive truck market."