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Heavy-duty pickups take utility and style to the max. With burly construction and robust engines, HD trucks can handle almost any task. Additionally, their strong proportions and big rig look cool on the road. The 2023 Ram 2500 is an HD pickup with class-leading equipment and capability. Compared to some competitors like the Nissan Titan, the 2500 may cost more but offers more towing capacity and an advanced air suspension.

So, how much can shoppers expect to pay for a Ram 2500 at its base level and top trim with all the bells and whistles?

The 2023 Ram 2500 Tradesman base trim

The Ram 2500 Tradesman is well-suited to commercial applications. Or, for buyers on a budget, it has heavy-duty features at a reasonable price.

Starting at $47,470 (with destination), the Tradesman offers an array of powertrain, bed, and cab configurations. The base trim Tradesman includes a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Not only is it powerful, but also efficient, with its gas-saving Multi-Displacement System (MDS). An eight-speed automatic puts power to the ground.

Additionally, a simple 4×2 drivetrain gets the job done, and the regular cab has old-school pickup vibes. The eight-foot box offers abundant storage for tools and supplies, and basic steel wheels give a work-focused appearance. However, some buyers may want four-wheel drive, a bigger cab, or no box at all. Ram’s happy to oblige with options galore.

Adding 4WD bumps the Ram 2500 Tradesman’s price by $2,930. In return, drivers get go-anywhere traction for maximum versatility.

For transporting people to job sites, a crew cab is essential. Ram offers their four-door cab with two box options—a spacious 8′ design and a compact 6’4″ version. On 4WD-equipped models, opting for the crew cab and larger box costs $4,015. And the four-door cab with the smaller box runs $3,815.

Inside, the Tradesman uses heavy-duty vinyl seating surfaces for durability in demanding environments. It suits the truck’s personality to a tee.

Overall, the Ram Tradesman has everything you need and nothing you don’t. It’s a workhorse.

What’s included in the 2023 Ram 2500 Limited?

The Ram 2500 Limited top trim comes packed with power, comfort, and utility. With an $87,190 MSRP, it carries a significant premium over the Tradesman.

Central to the 2500 Limited is its Cummins turbodiesel engine. A 6.7-liter inline-six design produces an impressive 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough twist to tow almost anything. Paired with it is a smooth-shifting six-speed auto that handles gear changes. Additionally, the Limited trim features a standard 4×4 drivetrain for capability in all conditions.

Ram offers three cab/box configurations on the 2500 Limited: Crew Cab with 8′ box, Crew Cab with 6’4″ box, and Mega Cab with 6’4″ box. The Crew Cab with an 8′ box is standard—picking the 6’4″ box costs $50 extra. Or, for those needing extra storage, the Mega Cab with 8′ box runs adds $1,565.

Inside, the Ram 2500 Limited looks more luxury car than a heavy-duty pickup, with leather bucket seats, infotainment with navigation, and an available sunroof. For creature comforts and brawny performance, the Ram 2500 Limited ticks all the boxes.

Add-ons, accessories, and packages of the 2500 heavy-duty truck

For those who want a personalized ride, Ram offers an array of add-ons, accessories, and packages.

For an understated, sleek look, the $55,810 Ram 2500 Sport Appearance Package Edition adds low-key details inside and out. Body color door handles, grille surround, and bumpers add a polished feel. An available Sport Performance Hood (on Laramie trims) has muscle car vibes, and black interior accents make the cabin dark and inviting.

The $89,195 Ram 2500 Night Edition uses tasteful black accents for a distinctive style. Blacked-out wheels, a black grille, and black badges look cool cruising the boulevard. Additionally, the interior uses premium all-black materials for a bespoke, sporty environment.

For enhanced off-road chops, the $71,420-priced Ram 2500 Rebel features an array of upgraded components. Features like a 98% high-strength steel frame, Bilstein monotube shocks, and steel skid plates ensure the Rebel can handle demanding terrain. An available WARN ZEON-12 winch also helps you get out of tricky situations.

Other notable add-ons and accessories for the Ram 2500 include:

• Omaha Orange paint: $500

• Tri-fold tonneau cover: $695

• Mopar spray-in bedliner: $600

• Mopar black tubular side steps: $445

• RamBox cargo management system: $1,195

The 2023 Ram 2500 is a rugged truck for the toughest jobs. Depending on the configuration, buyers can opt for spartan functionality or luxurious comfort. Still, no matter the trim, the 2500 is a serious piece of equipment.

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