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2013 Ram 3500 HD

Tow It All There are no shiftier sands than those that underlie the heavy duty truck market. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have been locked in the same interminable sniping match for years, each delighting in picking their competitors off with new, more powerful drivelines and ever loftier tow ratings. Right now, Ram sits at the top of the heap with its 2013 3500 HD. With the optional Max Tow package, the truck is rated to pull an astonishing 30,000 pounds. That's ludicrous weight – the kind of heft typically left to the semi world. In fact, most states require you to have... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo-Diesel 6.7L I6
Power:
385 HP / 850 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$29,905
As-Tested Price:
$70,285
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