When you think that there are no more great contenders in the world of heavy duty pick-up trucks, we are then surprised with the 2016 Ram 3500 HD. It has a new configuration that brings in a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine that will duke out a whopping 900-pound-feet of torque. With this number, it can easily beat out any other HD pick-up truck and be placed in the throne to be crowned the King of Torque.
The 2016 Ram 3500 HD Produces an Insane 900-Pound-Feet of Torque
With the configuration of the 2016 Ram 3500 HD, the car manufacturer claims that it is the best-in-its-class with regards to a tow rating of 31,210 pounds, as well as a best-in-its-class payload rating of 7,390 pounds. When looking at these numbers on paper, they are indeed mighty fine to look at. But are those numbers justified in the real world?
Well to start, the real world acceleration of the 2016 3500 HD does not quite live up to the numbers found on the specs sheet. It takes quite a long run to get up to highway speeds. Well, expecting a heavy duty vehicle such as this to jump to great speeds is quite ridiculous with just about any engine you place into it.
Controlling and stopping the load is handled pretty well for the 2016 model of the Ram 3500. This truck will offer a heavy-set steering rack that gives a planted feeling which is mixed well with heavy hauling. When it comes to cruising through corners and over uneven pavements, it did not upset the vehicle and it stayed in control at all times.
Apart from driving control over rough pavements, braking also proves to be strong for this vehicle. There is a three-stage exhaust brake which makes a whole lot of difference. For the first setting, it will align the exhaust brake with the truck’s brakes. The second setting will activate the exhaust brake the second that you lift your foot up the gas pedal. There is a deep, satisfying grumble of the exhaust brake that sound all too fantastic. This feature is an added bonus on top of its already wondrous capabilities.
Aside from the exterior and performance benefits, there is also a feeling of heavy duty luxury for its cabin. There are plenty of comfort to go around and a wide array of smart features.
Even though 900-pound-feet of torque looks really great on paper, the 2016 Ram 3500 HD doesn’t quite live up to its promised performance levels. Still, you cannot deny that this vehicle as a very admirable performance as it has great driving control despite the heavy duty package.