2014 Ram 2500 Review

  • Performance
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
01 Apr 2014

One of the best pickup truck manufactures is Dodge. Their Ram line consists of top-of-the-line trucks that provide power, luxury and economy, all in one. One of the most impressive trucks in the Dodge lineup is the 2014 Ram 2500. This truck delivers exceptional performance, an incredible payload and gives great value for its price.

Moreover, it is available in many variants for you to choose from. The 2014 Ram 2500 is not just exceptional in performance, but in looks as well. The company offers various trims from which the customers can choose. The 2014 Ram 2500 offers all types of exterior options from chrome bumpers to two-toned trim.

Engine Specifications

The 2014 Ram 2500 is equipped with a massive engine. This engine uses state-of-the-art Variable Valve Timing technology. This technology is aimed at improving the engine’s power output and fuel efficiency. This engine is a V-Type engine. It has a 5.7-liter displacement and it is a HEMI. The VVT technology boosts performance not only during work, but also during cruising.

Another feature of this massive engine is the Interactive Deceleration Fuel Shutoff. This technology shuts off valves when cruising and deceleration. This gives the 2014 Ram 2500 incredible performance. This engine is so efficient that it is made standard on almost all Dodge trucks. You can also order a Diesel engine version of the 2014 Ram 2500. This diesel engine is a Cummins Turbo diesel. It is a 6.7-liter V-8 and delivers impressive power. The diesel engine is intended for extreme heavy towing and payload.

Transmission Specifications

The 2014 Ram 2500 is offered in three different transmission options. The first is a 66RFE six-speed auto, the second is a 68RFE six-speed auto and the third is a G56 six-speed manual. The 66RFE uses a state-of-the-art driver adaptive shifting technology. To accommodate this, the transmission uses three sets of planetary gears. This allows for precise gear ratios. The 68RFE is an electronic transmission and aims at providing the best gas mileage and performance.

The G56 manual incorporates some impressive features. These features tackle some of the most common drawbacks of manual transmission. On most manual transmissions, the clutch wears out over time. This doesn’t always have an effect on the performance, but it feels different. However, the G56 uses a wear-compensating clutch technology. This ensures that the clutch feels like new throughout.

Interior Design

One of the best aspects of the interior of the 2014 Ram 2500 is the placement of the gear shifter. The shifter is conveniently located next to the steering wheel. This provides easy access to the gear shifter and frees up substantial space in the center console. The seats are extremely comfortable and have lots of legroom. The 2014 Ram 2500 can be used as a hardcore work truck as well as a family vehicle without any problems.

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the 2014 Ram 2500 is quite practical. It provides sidesteps for easy access to the truck. There is also a step in the rear bumper for access to the bed. Along the sides of the bed, there is a cargo management system known as Rambox. This is a convenient way of carrying tools and tow cables. You can even fill up the Rambox with ice and use it as a beverage container.

Performance Specifications

The 2014 Ram 2500’s performance specifications are nothing short of impressive. It can tow up to 17,970 pounds. Moreover, the 2014 Ram 2500 has a payload of over 3000 pounds. The Cummins diesel engine can give you a slightly more enhanced performance.