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The 2023 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck has exceptional towing capacity, payload weight, and interior comfort. With an available high-output turbodiesel engine, the 3500 can haul almost anything. Additionally, optional luxury accommodations make long drives a comfortable experience.

So, how much can car shoppers expect to pay for a Ram 3500, both at its base level and top trim, with all its available add-ons? Here’s a look at the costs and features of a fully loaded 2023 Ram 3500!

The 2023 Ram 3500 Tradesman base trim

The Ram 3500 is an ideal work truck. Its base Tradesman trim has spartan functionality for projects big and small. The 2023 Ram 3500 Tradesman starts at $49,575 (with a destination charge). While far from a top-of-the-line trim, it has essential features for commercial applications.

The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 packs 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque for burly American muscle. This is paired with an adaptive eight-speed automatic transmission which optimizes shifting and sends power to the rear wheels. As for its standard regular cab, the Tradesman provides classic pickup looks with 8′ feet’ of ample space for hauling gear. However, some drivers might want more power, seating, and storage. For those inclined, the Ram 2500 Tradesman offers plenty of options.

The 3500 offers two Cummins turbodiesels: standard and high-output. The $9,695 regular version produces 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque for up to 22,600 lbs towing capacity. However, the $12,495 HO model is even stronger, with 420 hp, 1,075 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to tow 37,090 lbs. Adding four-wheel drive increases the price by $2,825, and for additional payload and towing ability, dual rear wheels cost $1,495.

Carrying workers to a job site requires additional seating, and the Ram 3500 Crew Cab has room to spare. Ram offers the 3500 Crew Cab in two box configurations: 6’4″ and 8′. It costs $3,840 for the smaller box and $4,040 for the larger one.

Inside, the Ram 3500 Tradesman is pure function. Heavy-duty vinyl seating surfaces stand up to the toughest abuse. Simple dials and analog gauges get the job done, and the UConnect infotainment system offers hands-free calling. For truck buyers with a heavy workload, the Ram 3500 Tradesman is a sturdy, non-nonsense workhorse.

What’s included in the 2023 Ram 3500 Limited?

Priced at $81,565, the 2023 Ram 3500 Limited brings additional technology, comfort, and style.

The 3500 Limited trim starts with the same base engine as the Tradesman: a muscular HEMI V8 with an eight-speed automatic. Standard four-wheel drive also ensures optimal traction. Additionally, the Limited is offered in three cab/box options: Crew Cab with a 6’4″ box ($50), Crew Cab with an 8′ box (standard), and Mega Cab with a 6’4″ box ($1,565).

Under the hood, buyers can pick from the two aforementioned Cummins turbodiesels for pavement-rippling torque. An optional $1,705 automatic rear-leveling air suspension also enhances ride quality while towing. However, it’s inside where the Limited trim really shines.

Leather bucket seats offer long-haul comfort. An upgraded infotainment system provides navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. It’s all topped off with clean digital gauges that are functional and sleek. The Ram 3500 Limited blends utility and luxury like nothing else.

Add-ons, accessories, and packages of the Ram 3500

Shoppers of the 2023 Ram 3500 can select from abundant add-ons, accessories, and packages. That way, they get a truck that stands out from the crowd and works for their every want and need.

The Ram 3500 Sport Appearance package ($1,890) adds lots of subtle details for enhanced style. Body-colored bumpers, grille surround, and door handles look made-to-order. An available Sport Performance Hood (Laramie models only) has hot rod looks, and black interior accents have a sophisticated feel.

For even more attention-grabbing looks, the Ram 3500 Night Edition package ($3,940) brings black accents and exterior upgrades, blacked-out wheels, a black grille, and a Sport Performance Hood (Ram Laramie and Limited only), makes the Night Edition one cool customer. Additionally, its all-black interior has a tailored appearance.

Additionally, 2023 Ram 3500 add-ons and accessories include:

• Mopar 30K Direct Mount 5th-wheel hitch: $1,495

• Light Green exterior paint: $500

• Chrome tubular side steps: $495

• Trailer brake controller: $395

• Cold Weather group: $145

The Ram 3500 is a powerhouse of a heavy-duty pickup. Stronger than the 1500 and sturdier than the TRX, the 3500 has the tools for the most challenging jobs. Depending on their budget and needs, buyers can go with the basic Tradesman or the top-of-the-line Limited. Additionally, they can personalize their ride with appealing packages and accessories.

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