Used 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
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Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engines, high-quality cabin, jumbo-size Mega Cab provides limolike rear passenger space, quiet highway ride, many standard and optional features.
  • Fussy audio system controls (with navigation).
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 years

Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 is a top pick for a heavy-duty truck that features a top-notch interior and improved ride quality on top of its already impressive towing and hauling capabilities.

Vehicle overview

For much of 2008 and 2009, Chrysler had more than its fair share of bad news. If it wasn't tanking sales of trucks and SUVs, it was, well, bankruptcy. But we're fairly confident that the redesigned 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 will be a bright spot. The truck has been fully redesigned for added comfort and quality, yet it keeps its tough-truck persona that its forebears were known for.

A bigger, forward-leaning grille and a bulging hood are some of the more obvious exterior enhancements for 2010. More significant changes can be found inside the 2500's cabin, as the interior has been updated with a sharper design and top-notch materials similar to the recently redone Ram 1500. Additionally, the previous-generation's much-maligned Quad Cab has been discontinued, replaced by a roomier Crew Cab version that can, like the old Quad Cab, be combined with a long bed. Comfort also sees marked improvements thanks to a retuned suspension and hydraulic cab-to-frame mounts.

But don't think for a second that the big bad Ram has gone soft. The Ram 2500 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 13,450 pounds, while payload tops out at 3,160 pounds when properly equipped. Making all of this heavy hauling possible is an optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-6 that cranks out 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The standard 5.7-liter V8, rated at 355 hp and 395 lb-ft, is no slouch either, but to fully live up to the truck's heavy-duty classification, you'll want to go with the diesel.

When compared to the few 2500-series heavy-duty trucks in this class, the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 is practically in a dead heat against the Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500. But the Dodge has the advantage when it comes to bold styling and an uncommonly upscale interior. All things considered, the 2010 Ram 2500 should easily satisfy anyone in need of a heavy-duty workhorse.

Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 models

The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup is available in three cab styles: regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab (a jumbo crew cab). The regular cabs come with a long bed only, while the Crew Cab has either a short or long cargo bed. The Mega Cab rides on the same wheelbase as the Crew Cab long bed but pairs an even bigger cabin with the short bed. The regular cab comes in ST or SLT trims; the Crew Cab in ST, SLT or Laramie trims; and the Mega Cab in SLT or Laramie only.

The Ram ST is the bare-bones trim level, offering little more than 17-inch steel wheels, vinyl upholstery and flooring, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player. Power windows are standard on Crew Cab models, while regular cabs have manual cranks.

The SLT adds chrome exterior trim, chrome-clad wheels, heated side mirrors, a sliding rear window, cloth upholstery, full power accessories, keyless entry and satellite radio. SLT Crew Cab and Mega Cab Rams are eligible to upgrade to the Big Horn package (sold as the Lone Star package in Texas). This includes a chrome grille, foglights, brighter quad headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener and trailer brake control.

For those planning on using the Ram for off-road duties, the TRX and Power Wagon option packages should be of interest. The TRX package includes a limited-slip differential, foglights, tow hooks, skid plates, all-terrain tires and quad headlights. The Power Wagon package (available only on the 2500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD with the short bed and the 5.7-liter V8) adds a manual transfer case, 4.56 axle ratios with electronically locking differentials, a 12,000-pound-capacity power winch, rooftop running lights, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar and Bluetooth.

The luxurious Laramie gains polished alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, a power driver seat with memory, power-adjustable pedals, auto-dimming mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth and an upgraded nine-speaker surround-sound audio system with a 30 GB music server and iPod integration.

Options on the upper trims include a sunroof, remote start, power-adjustable pedals, front bucket seats, Bluetooth, a navigation system, satellite radio, an upgraded stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system.

2010 Highlights

The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 has been redesigned. Highlights include a roomier Crew Cab model, revised suspension tuning and updated styling.

Performance & mpg

The 2010 Ram 2500 is available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive (electronically controlled on all but the lowest trim level). The 4WD version has a solid front axle and recirculating-ball steering setup, while the 2WD model gets an independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering.

All come standard with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 355 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7 comes paired solely with a five-speed automatic. Optional is a Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline-6 that produces 350 hp and a whopping 650 lb-ft of torque. The diesel can be paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Opting for the diesel will also get you an exhaust brake. Typically seen only on big rigs, an exhaust brake provides additional stability and braking power when towing very heavy loads. And those loads can be quite substantial, considering the Ram 2500's maximum tow rating of 13,450 pounds and payload capacity of 3,160 pounds.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 includes antilock disc brakes and side curtain airbags. Optional on the SLT and standard on the Laramie are power-adjustable pedals. Trailer brake control is available as an option on all trims.

Driving

Even though the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 was built to tackle demanding pickup duties, it remains comfortably composed in most situations. The ride is firmer than that of its smaller 1500 sibling (which features a trick coil-spring rear suspension), but the 2500's leaf spring rear is as good as it gets among heavy-duty trucks.

Further isolating the occupants from the outside world are hydraulic cab-to-frame mounts that are tuned to reduce the jolting ride that is typical for an unloaded heavy-duty truck. On the highway, road and wind noise are nicely quelled.

Interior

The Ram 2500 takes a page out of the Ram 1500's playbook by offering the best interior among all pickups. On the higher trim levels, soft-touch materials and tasteful stitching are abundant throughout the cabin, while the plush seats and metallic accents are almost too nice for work truck status. Interior storage is generous, with plenty of bins and pockets to supplement the dual gloveboxes.

The controls are within easy reach and user-friendly, except for the audio system when it's paired with the optional navigation. In this configuration, the absence of hard buttons and knobs needlessly complicates some of the most basic functions. Fortunately, the steering-wheel-mounted controls help alleviate this problem.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500.

5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 13%
3 star reviews: 13%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 7%
Average user rating: 4.3 stars based on 15 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4.625 out of 5 stars, 6.7l cummins with 6 speed auto crew cab 4x4 slt
tyincolo,

great power, handeling, ride and driveability. better priced than comparable chevrolets and fords i priced.

3 out of 5 stars, High maintenance costs at dealerships.
John T,
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)

This vehicle received all service at Chrysler dealerships and yet had way too many issues. It is used for occasional towing of a 5th wheel (8500 lbs.) and a four wheeler on a light trailer as well as a 17 ft boat. Entire front end was replaced at about 30K miles. Next the front engine seals replaced at about 60K miles. Next at 102K and the front seals leaking all over driveway again this time at my cost of $3800. Soon after transmission pan leaking just under $500 for seal and service. Listed are just the larger items. My maintenance cost on this truck has exceeded $8000. At 110K miles and has been in the shop for weeks. Truck started having a shutter at 110,000 miles, first place charged for diagnoses and could not figure it out at all. Next diesel shop say $175 and referred to transmission shop. Transmission place says no it is maybe injectors. Forth diesel shop says maybe injector issue but can not tell which one says wait until it gets worse. One year later I am still driving it while it shakes. Two years now and still same problem. Dealers have different ideas so I am afraid to have a few unnecessary items fixed while trying to find the correct one. Seems like many of my issues may of been made much more expensive by dealerships inability to locate the problem without changing the wrong gasket or part several times. Changed dealerships for service several times and only after getting away from a Chrysler repair center did my issues and costs go way down. Mileage increase somewhat after some cheating. When seals were replaced at dealership the mechanic failed to secure the lock but on one injector causing issues that appeared much worse. Repaired at private contractor for only $400.

4.875 out of 5 stars, End Of Year Clearance
jamoke,

2500 SLT Crew SB 4x4 6.7L Cummins Diesel with Big Horn option. Wow, what a great truck. Can pull a herd of elephants. 10K off list with rebates. Upgraded from a RAM 1500 so I could pull a 33 ft 5th wheel. Ride is stiffer and more truck-like than the 1500. Climbs the hills without breaking a sweat, and the jake brake sure is nice to ease you down the hill. Bucket seats are very comfy for the long trips. Beautiful looking truck. Beats the competition in function, style, and value. An easy choice after you do the homework.

5 out of 5 stars, 2010 Dodge Megacab w/Cummins
Randy Morgan,
SLT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased this truck for pulling and traveling. I recently had the dealer fulfill the 60k & 67k maitenance schedule. It entailed fixing two oil leaks; one at the timing cover and the other at the crank seal. It still runs and drives like new. I'm not disappointed and it is the best truck I've owned over my other Chevys & Fords.

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Features & Specs

SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB features & specs
SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
5.7L 8cyl 5A
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm

ST 2dr Regular Cab LB features & specs
ST 2dr Regular Cab LB
5.7L 8cyl 5A
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm

ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB features & specs
ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
5.7L 8cyl 5A
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm

SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB features & specs
SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB
5.7L 8cyl 5A
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm

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Other versions include:

  • SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A) which starts at $33,575
  • ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A) which starts at $27,215
  • ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A) which starts at $30,190
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Used 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Overview

The Used 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 is offered in the following submodels: Ram Pickup 2500 Crew Cab, Ram Pickup 2500 Mega Cab, Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab. Available styles include SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), and Laramie 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A).

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