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2018 Ram 2500 Big Horn Crew Cab
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ram 2500
Big Horn Crew Cab
MSRP
$43,240
Invoice
$40,359
Average Price Paid
$39,629
56 listings nationwide

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2018 Ram 3500
Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD
MSRP
$47,140
Invoice
$44,340
Average Price Paid
$43,841
266 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Ram 2500
Big Horn Crew Cab
Fair Price
$40,767
Good Price
$38,597
Great Price
$37,356
2018 Ram 3500
Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD
Fair Price
$45,166
Good Price
$42,842
Great Price
$41,513

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ram 2500
Big Horn Crew Cab
George Kennedy Preview:

When drivers need more power and capability than a typical light-duty truck will offer, the Ram 2500 is the heavy-duty workhorse that lives up to its name. For 2018 Ram buyers get more...

2018 Ram 3500
Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD
George Kennedy Preview:

In the market for a heavy-duty pickup? The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty offers big-rig styling, an imposing front grille, and massive power for towing and off-roading, along with options and tr...

Specs

2018 Ram 2500
Big Horn Crew Cab
2018 Ram 3500
Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
4X2
4X2
4X2
4X2
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City -- --
Fuel Economy, Highway -- --
Fuel Tank Volume 31 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Gasoline
Gasoline
Diesel
Gasoline
Diesel
Gasoline
Power
350 hp @ 2,800 RPM
350 hp @ 2,800 RPM
410 hp @ 5,600 RPM
383 hp @ 5,600 RPM
350 hp @ 2,800 RPM
410 hp @ 5,600 RPM
350 hp @ 2,800 RPM
383 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
660 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
660 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
429 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
400 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
660 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
429 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
660 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
400 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
16.2:1
16.2:1
10:1
10.5:1
16.2:1
10:1
16.2:1
10.5:1
Displacement
6,700 cc
6,700 cc
6,400 cc
5,700 cc
6,700 cc
6,400 cc
6,700 cc
5,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
4.21 in x 4.88 in
4.21 in x 4.88 in
4.09 in x 3.72 in
3.92 in x 3.58 in
4.21 in x 4.88 in
4.09 in x 3.72 in
4.21 in x 4.88 in
3.92 in x 3.58 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 41 in
Back Legroom 40.3 in 40.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 2,690 lbs 3,970 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 11,520 lbs 11,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 17,450 lbs 17,060 lbs
Exterior
Length 237.4 in 237.3 in
Width 79.1 in 79.1 in
Height 73.7 in 79.8 in
Wheelbase 149.5 in 149.5 in
Bed Length 76.3 in 76.3 in

Available Options

2018 Ram 2500
Big Horn Crew Cab

Exterior Colors

  • Black Clearcoat
  • Black Forest Green Pearlcoat
  • Blue Streak Pearlcoat
  • Bright Green
  • Bright Red
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Case IH Red
  • Construction Yellow
  • Delmonico Red Pearlcoat
  • Detonator Yellow Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hills Green
  • Light Cream
  • Light Green
  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
  • Midnight Blue Pearlcoat
  • National Safety Yellow
  • New Holland Blue
  • Omaha Orange
  • Power Tan
  • RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat
  • Robin Egg Blue
  • School Bus Yellow
  • Timberline Green Pearlcoat
  • Tree Green
  • True Blue Pearlcoat
  • Yellow

Option Packages

  • RamBox Cargo Management System
  • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
  • Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension
  • Engine: 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 Hemi with MDS
  • Engine: 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Body-Color Running Boards
  • Chrome Tubular Side Steps
  • Wheel-To-Wheel Side Steps
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C with 8.4" Display
  • Harvest Edition
  • Luxury Group
  • Sport Appearance Group
  • Quick-Order Package 22Z Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 26Z Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 2EZ Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 2FZ Big Horn
  • Power Sunroof
  • Mopar 20K Direct Mount Fifth-Wheel Hitch
  • Wheels: 20" x 8.0" Painted Aluminum with Chrome Inserts
2018 Ram 3500
Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Clearcoat
  • Black Forest Green Pearlcoat
  • Blue Streak Pearlcoat
  • Bright Green
  • Bright Red
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Case IH Red
  • Construction Yellow
  • Delmonico Red Pearlcoat
  • Detonator Yellow Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hills Green
  • Light Cream
  • Light Green
  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
  • Midnight Blue Pearlcoat
  • National Safety Yellow
  • New Holland Blue
  • Omaha Orange
  • Power Tan
  • RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat
  • Robin Egg Blue
  • School Bus Yellow
  • Timberline Green Pearlcoat
  • Tree Green
  • True Blue Pearlcoat
  • Yellow

Option Packages

  • RamBox Cargo Management System
  • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
  • Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension
  • Engine: 6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 Hemi with MDS
  • Engine: 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Body-Color Running Boards
  • Chrome Tubular Side Steps
  • Wheel-to-Wheel Side Steps
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C with 8.4" Display
  • Harvest Edition
  • Luxury Group with 2_Y/2_Z
  • Snow Chief Group
  • Sport Appearance Group
  • Quick-Order Package 22Z Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 26Z Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 28Z Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 2EZ Big Horn
  • Quick-Order Package 2FZ Big Horn
  • Power Sunroof
  • Mopar 20K Direct Mount Fifth-Wheel Hitch
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Aisin AS69RC HD
  • Wheels: 20" x 8.0" Painted Aluminum with Chrome Inserts

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