- pickup 116,859
- 30,995 fair
- Colorado Springs, CO
- 3 years
2010 ram 3500 review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Fresh styling, more refinement. introductionthe 2010 ram heavy-duty line has received a major facelift along with refinements throughout. Cabs are larger on the midsized 2010 models, also. It is one of those cases where mixing proven parts has a synergistic effect and results in what amounts to a new truck. ram heavy-duty models encompass the 2500 and 3500-series pickups. (and soon, the 2011 commercial-grade cab-and-chassis 4500/5500 series. The hd is not identical to the light-duty trucks, but many parts are the same. The regular and crew-cab interiors are also very similar. Last year's quad cab model has given way to a new-for-hd crew cab and the monstrous mega cab returns. most of the parts and technology on the 2010 models have been proven in earlier rams. The new cabin was tested in the 2009 ram 1500, and the engines, transmissions and brakes were tested in the 2009 heavy-duty models. The standard and only gasoline engine hemi is the most powerful base engine in big pickups and the cummins turbodiesel met 2010 emissions requirements years ago. Both ford and gm's 2010 diesel pickup engines are new designs for 2010, and both of them require a fuel additive the dodge diesel pickup does not. The feature lists, both standard and available continue to grow, as pickups become ever-more car-like inside: heated/ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, sirius backseat tv and so on. A new option is an integrated trailer brake controller. Other pickups may better these tow ratings, whether or not they actually tow any better. And trailers that heavy require a different driver's license in some states. The power wagon and trx are 2500, crew cab only; the power wagon is 4wd and gasoline only; 3500 regular cab is drw only; and mega cabs come only with the short bed. the 2500 27,215-$44,830) comes standard with the hemi v8 and five-speed automatic, no manual is offered; the cummins 6. 7-liter turbo diesel is optional 6,445 with discount) with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. A vinyl floor is standard and can be ordered in place of carpet on all but laramie models. Not a stripper however, the st also has an automatic transmission, 34-gallon fuel tank, air conditioning, class iv hitch (optional in canada) with 4/7-pin plugs, am/fm/cd/mp3 stereo, locking tailgate and tilt steering wheel. Some notable slt options are the brake controller, fog lamps, heated power towing mirrors, forged aluminum wheels, bucket seats and console, power seats, adjustable pedals and driver memory system, moonroof, navigation, uconnect phone, remote start, back-up camera, security system, and rear park assist. the trx package (from $36,195) roughly parallels the sport version of the 1500 ram and is offered on 2500 crew cabs only. The short box-only trx uses gray-painted bumpers and flares with a body-color grille, forged aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires, a limited-slip differential, skid plates, and tow hooks. Cabin appointments and options essentially mirror the slt. the power wagon 44,830) also approximates slt-grade and 2500 crew cab only but is built with trail use in mind. It gets electric locking front and rear differentials, a front sway bar disconnect, specific suspension with bilstein shocks, 32-inch bfgoodrich off-road tires, a 12,000-lb warn winch, skid plates, 4. 56:1 gears, trailer brake controller, more lighting and new two-tone paint and graphics. Most of the options are luxury and convenience items such as power seats, moonroof, and navigation. top-line laramie models (from $39,290) add yet more chrome, power adjustable pedals and heated mirrors on driver memory system, dual-zone climate control, 115-vac outlet, universal door opener, 10-way/6-way power heated leather seats, heated leather steering wheel, nine-speaker dvd/hdd surround-sound audio, rear park sense, and security system. Laramie upgrades are generally limited to chrome packages, towing mirrors, skid plates, brake controller, rear window defroster, heated/ventilated power bucket seats with floor console, moonroof, navigation, backup camera and wheel and axle ratio choices. safety features on all hd pickups include dual front multi-stage airbags, side curtain airbags, adjustable height front belts, latch child-seat anchors, child-protection rear door locks, anti-lock brakes on all wheels, and tire-pressure monitors (2500 only). walkaround2010 marks the first time dodge has differentiated the styling between light-duty (1500) and heavy-duty ram pickups. The changes are moderate and not as substantial as the 2009-to-2010 heavy-duty model was upgraded, and apply essentially from the windshield forward; the mega cab and dual-rear-wheel trucks have different appearance but aren't offered in the 1500 line. with a forward tilt to the grille and an upward, inward point to the headlights, grille and bumper the new heavy-duty nose looks like a stout blunt instrument, rather like the point on an anvil. Dodge's crew replaces the quad cab, and the ultra-long mega cab is back and uses the same rear doors as the crew. however, the mega cab does not get its own bed size, the 6-foot, 4-inch box also offered behind the crew cab. Very mild fender flares or various colors are used on some trims, and the power wagon gets a new graphics package and flat, dark paint for the center of the hood. roof clearance lamps, government-mandated for vehicles like dual-rear-wheel pickups that exceed a certain width, now use clear lenses for a better-integrated look.
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