Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab

2016 Ram 2500
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2016 Ram 2500

Pros

  • Monumental torque with diesel and automatic powertrain
  • high-quality cabin
  • Mega Cab's roomy rear seat
  • highly off-road-capable Power Wagon version
  • quiet, comfortable ride.

Cons

  • Diesel's lower output with the manual transmission.

Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab for Sale

Ram 2500 2016 Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
21,102 miles
Used 2016
Ram 2500
Big Horn
(30)
Lindsay Manassas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
17.6 mi away
List$36,000
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Ram 2500 2016 Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
54,614 miles
Certified Used 2016
Ram 2500
Laramie
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Warrenton
25.7 mi away
List$39,000
Est.Loan: $710/mo
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Certified. CARFAX One-Owner. Non-Smoker, Professionally Detailed, Local Clean Trade-In, 10 Speakers, 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Delay-off headlights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Heated steering wheel, Leather steering wheel, Leather Trim 40/20/40 Bench Seat, Memory seat, Rear Backup Camera, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation/Nav/GPS System, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power windows, Radio: Uconnect 8.4, Rear step bumper, Remote keyless entry, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Ventilated front seats. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 5-Star Award winning Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership located in Northern Virginia!!! Save Thousands at Safford!!! Free VA State Safety Inspections for Life!!! Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Ram 2500 2016 Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
44,746 miles
Used 2016
Ram 2500
Big Horn
(2)
DARCARS Lanham Ford
33.9 mi away
List$36,000
Est.Loan: $655/mo
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Check out this gently-used 2016 Ram 2500 we recently got in. ***BIG HORN**CREWCAB**BUILT IN TOOL BOXES*** This 2016 Ram 2500 comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. If you're going to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, why wouldn't you purchase one with CARFAX one-owner report. Is it possible to fall in love with a vehicle? It is when your vehicle is as prestige as the Ram 2500. Take home this Ram 2500 Big Horn ***BUILT IN TOOLBOXES***, and you will have the power of 4WD. It's a great feature when you need to drive over tricky terrain or through inclement weather. This gently driven vehicle has been well-kept and still has the showroom shine. When this vehicle was shipped from the factory, Ram decided that no option should be left off of this magnificent automobile. So, if you're in the market for a Ram 2500 Big Horn ***BUILT IN TOOLBOXES*** that is equipped with copious amounts of options, then we may just have the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. More information about the 2016 Ram 2500: Ram 2500 models are intended for the most extreme personal-towing needs, while the 3500 models are aimed at heavy commercial use by ranchers or construction crews. With the diesel model's gains in fuel efficiency, as well as other maintenance-related improvements, running costs should be down versus these trucks' predecessors. Even compared to the other latest heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500 and 3500 HD models have some of the best-appointed, most luxurious and most attractive interiors, picking up much of the look and some of the high-line materials from the latest light-duty Ram trucks. Interesting features of this model are impressive powertrain offerings, available Uconnect technology, luxury options, excellent powertrain warranty, tow ratings up to 30,000 pounds, and Best-in-class features across multiple categories
Ram 2500 2016 Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
33,805 miles
Used 2016
Ram 2500
Big Horn
G & M Automotive
63.9 mi away
List$39,995
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Ram 2500 2016 Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
51,392 miles
Used 2016
Ram 2500
Laramie
Lime Ridge Auto Sales
90.5 mi away
List$49,900
Est.Loan: $908/mo
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Ram 2500 2016 Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
46,939 miles
Used 2016
Ram 2500
Longhorn
(1)
Winegardner Motor
68.8 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 Ram 2500 is a top pick for a heavy-duty truck thanks to its refined interior, forgiving ride and tremendous towing and hauling capabilities.

vehicle overview

If you're looking for a pickup and find that regular light-duty 1500-series trucks can't meet your towing or payload requirements, it's time to step up to a heavy-duty workhorse from Ram. Like the smaller Ram 1500, the 2016 Ram 2500 is available in several different configurations involving cabin, powertrain and box length choices. But the difference between the two is in the 2500's superior towing and hauling abilities.

When properly configured, the heavy-duty 2500 can tow up to 17,980 pounds and carry 3,990 pounds in the bed.

There are few competitors in this segment, but none enjoy one of the Ram's best features: a coil spring rear suspension. Whether you're towing or driving around with the bed empty, the coil spring provides a more compliant ride compared to the leaf spring setup used by its rivals. Note that if you are also considering the Ram 3500, that even more capable machine uses traditional leaf springs in the rear.

Subtlety is not part of the 2016 Ram 2500's repertoire.

Competition is limited to the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD (and its GMC Sierra counterpart) and the Ford F-250. All boast similar tow ratings, although the Ram earns a slight advantage thanks to a third engine choice, a 6.4-liter V8 that slots between the 5.7-liter V8 and turbodiesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder. The Ram also gets a nod for its best-in-class interior. More than just utilitarian, the 2500's interior is plush and inviting. It makes the truck eminently livable outside of work duty, and the comparatively supple ride only enhances that quality. Its "A" rating reflects its top standing in this class.

2016 Ram 2500 configurations

The 2016 Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup is available in three cab styles: two-door regular cab, four-door crew cab and a four-door jumbo crew cab ("Mega Cab"). The regular cab comes with an 8-foot bed only, while the crew cab has either the long bed or a 6-foot-4 short bed. The Mega Cab rides on the same wheelbase as the crew-cab long bed, but it combines an even bigger cabin with the short bed.

The standard Ram 2500 is available in seven trims. The Tradesman and SLT are available on all three cabs, while the Big Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited versions can only be ordered on the crew and Mega Cabs. An off-road Power Wagon variant (crew cab/short bed only) can be ordered in Tradesman, standard or Laramie forms.

The Tradesman is the most basic Ram 2500 and comes with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, black grille/bumpers, a locking tailgate, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, a tilt-only steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with a USB port and an auxiliary audio input. Vinyl upholstery and flooring are standard, but a cloth bench seat is a no-cost option. Power windows and locks (including the locking tailgate) are standard on crew-cab models, as are power heated mirrors, while regular cabs have manual controls and non-heated mirrors by default. Available for the Tradesman and geared toward commercial users is "Work Grade" heavy-duty vinyl upholstery.

The SLT adds chrome exterior trim, 18-inch steel wheels, an integrated trailer brake controller, power heated mirrors, a power sliding rear window (manual on regular cab), keyless entry, an overhead console, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, full power accessories, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen interface and satellite radio.

The Big Horn (Lone Star for shoppers in Texas) adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, chrome grille slats, foglights, remote ignition, a 115-volt power outlet, a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), premium cloth upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The four-wheel-drive crew cab gets a unique Outdoorsman trim, which is similar to the Big Horn but adds tow hooks, a transfer case skid plate, a two-tone exterior (with black lower body cladding), fender flares, a body-color grille frame, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors with puddle lights and rubber floor mats. This package also includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment interface with satellite radio and an SD card slot, an upgraded instrument cluster with a 7-inch color driver information center, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and Uconnect Access, a subscription-based smartphone app that provides WiFi, voice-to-text messaging and emergency assistance.

The Laramie builds off the Big Horn/Lone Star and adds two-tone paint, more chrome trim (including the bumpers), projector headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a six-way power front passenger seat (with power lumbar), heated and ventilated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. It also adds the exterior mirrors and infotainment system from the Outdoorsman. The limited-slip differential is dropped as standard equipment, but is available as an option.

The Laramie Longhorn adds to the Laramie's substantial features list by including a chrome mesh grille, cream-colored bumpers, running boards, a spray-in bedliner, remote ignition, a full center console, upgraded leather upholstery, wood interior and steering wheel trim, power-adjustable pedals (with memory settings), heated rear seats, a navigation system and HD radio.

The available RamBox cargo management system is an innovative solution for both work and play.

The Laramie Limited trim adds monotone paint, color-keyed bumpers, 20-inch wheels, additional chrome exterior trim, automatic high-beam headlight control, automatic wipers, the RamBox cargo management system (includes bedside storage compartments, an adjustable bed divider and tie-downs), keyless entry and ignition and special black leather upholstery.

Finally, the off-road-themed Power Wagon (available only in crew-cab 4WD with the short bed and 6.4-liter V8) features unique 17-inch wheels, tow hooks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, a manual transfer case, a 4.10 axle ratio with electronically locking differentials, hill descent control, a power front winch and a front antiroll bar that can be disconnected electronically to improve wheel articulation off-road. The Power Wagon's three trim levels (Tradesman, standard and Laramie) approximate those of the regular truck, with the standard trim offering similar features to the SLT.

Many of the upper trims' features are available on lower trim levels as options. Other option highlights include a load-leveling rear air suspension, a cargo-view camera, fifth-wheel trailer preparation, off-road tires, a CD player and a sunroof.

2016 Highlights

Availability of the 5.7-liter V8 fueled by compressed natural gas has been expanded to include regular cab and crew cab/rear-wheel-drive configurations. The top-tier Laramie Limited trim gets a revised exterior.

Performance & mpg

Standard on most versions of the 2016 Ram 2500 is a 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine that produces 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 5.7 is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A modified version of this engine that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) is available, producing identical power figures to the gasoline-fed version.

The 2500 is available with either rear-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive, except the Tradesman and all versions of the Power Wagon, which are available in 4WD form only. Tradesman and Power Wagon models feature a manually engaged transfer case for the 4WD system; an electronic transfer case is optional on the Tradesman and standard on non-Power Wagon Rams.

There are two optional engines for the 2500: a 6.4-liter V8 and a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel-fueled inline six-cylinder. The 6.4-liter produces 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque and is backed by a six-speed automatic. The turbodiesel produces 350 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque when matched with the available six-speed manual transmission, or 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque with a beefed-up six-speed automatic.

In Edmunds testing, a 4WD Ram 2500 crew cab with the 6.4-liter V8 went from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds. Equipped with the 6.7-liter turbodiesel, another 4WD crew cab accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

Depending on body style and rear axle ratio, the Ram 2500 is rated to tow up to 13,890 pounds with the 5.7-liter V8 (the CNG version tows up to 12,520 pounds), 16,320 pounds with the 6.4-liter V8, 16,890 for the manual-equipped diesel and 17,980 with the automatic and diesel engine. (Ram stipulates that any trailer over 17,000 pounds requires a fifth-wheel hitch.)Properly equipped, the maximum payload for the 5.7-liter is 3,060 pounds (2,350 pounds for CNG), rising to 3,990 pounds for the 6.4-liter engine but falling back to 3,160 pounds for the diesel.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2016 Ram 2500 includes antilock disc brakes, front-seat and side curtain airbags, stability and traction control and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Power-adjustable pedals are available on all models except the Tradesman. A rearview camera is available across the lineup.

In Edmunds testing, various versions of the Ram 2500 came to a stop from 60 mph in 136 to 144 feet, depending on equipment. This is average for the segment.

Driving

Even though the 2016 Ram 2500 is built for serious towing and hauling jobs, it's fairly civilized in everyday driving, and wind and tire noise are nicely suppressed. The coil spring rear suspension makes the heavy-duty Ram's ride smoother and more comfortable than you might expect. Mind you, there's no getting around a firm ride quality in a truck built to tow and haul this much, but that suspension certainly makes the ride less bumpy and skittish. The Power Wagon feels stiffer on pavement, but its modified front suspension, hill descent control, electronically disconnecting sway bar and locking differentials significantly increase off-road performance.

No one will complain that the "RAM" lettering on the 2500's tailgate is too small.

All three of the Ram's engines provide solid performance, but if you're regularly towing and hauling very heavy loads, there's no doubt that the turbodiesel engine paired with the automatic transmission packs the biggest punch. The diesel does emit a signature diesel growl when accelerating, but it quiets down at cruising speeds.

Interior

The Ram 2500 offers the nicest interior in the heavy-duty full-size pickup kingdom. On higher trim levels, soft-touch materials and tasteful stitching are abundant throughout the cabin, while the plush seats and metallic accents transform this work truck and are almost too nice for work truck status.

Is there such a thing as a heavy-duty luxury truck? That's how fancier versions of the Ram 2500 feel.

As is typical in full-size trucks, there's plenty of room for passengers of all sizes; however, if you make regular use of the rear seats (and don't need a long cargo bed), you'll find that the Mega Cab is particularly accommodating thanks to expanded legroom and reclining seatbacks. Interior storage is generous, with plenty of bins and pockets to supplement the dual gloveboxes. The unique RamBox feature places a pair of lockable compartments over the rear fenders adjacent to the truck bed.

Cabin controls are within easy reach and user-friendly, especially in trucks with the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface. With large, logically located virtual buttons, reasonably quick response times and ample functionality for smartphone users, this is one of the best executions of a touchscreen in any vehicle. When equipped with the optional cargo-view and rearview back-up cameras, the cargo camera displays on the 8.4-inch screen, while the conventional back-up camera displays on a smaller screen in the rearview mirror. It's nice to have both cameras onboard, but in practice, it can be hard to see the back-up camera display.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Ram 2500.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Luxury in a Limited
Hank Stone,04/12/2016
WOW! I purchased a 2016 RAM 2500 Limited 4x4 with the 6.7 Cummins to pull my Airstream. This truck came with everything but a stripper pole! Unbelievably comfortable. Test drove the F250 first then the RAM. Once the wife sat in the RAM and we took it for a test drive it was over. The comfort blows the Ford away. The truck has 2,000 miles already with the Airstream behind it. Going down 8% grades in Western N.C. is worry free with that exhaust brake. Can't say enough about this truck. Look forward to many more fun trips!
2016 Ram Mega Cab Diesel
Mountain Man,12/12/2016
Purchased this truck a couple of months ago. I live in Colorado and I spend a lot of time crossing the mountains in really rough storms. More than once I have found myself being the only vehicle on the road able to handle the snow and ice. The traction control is superb and the Cummins engine is amazing. I should also mention how comfortable it is to drive. The interior is really nice, especially with the saddle leather and all the bells and whistles that keep me comfortable in the worst conditions. I've owned a lot of vehicles over the years, but not one of them can compare with this truck. If you are looking for a vehicle that can handle the worst weather in the USA and keep you comfortable the entire time, then this is the truck for you. I'm not a "brand loyal" guy, so when I was looking for a truck I looked at Ram, Ford and GMC. At the end of the day the Ram won hands down. The Mega Cab is very comfortable and the back seat is amazing for my kids. Best truck on the market in my opinion. Take it for a long test drive before you buy anything else.
MAJOR Transmission issues A6 66RFE!!
BK,07/10/2017
MAJOR Dodge, Chrysler TRANSMISSION RECALL. If you own a JEEP, RAM pick up, or any other CHRYSLER/DODGE vehicle with an A6 66RFE transmission, your vehicle has been RECALLED. My 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 HEMI 6.4L (gas) truck has been in the shop several times in the past 12 months mostly because of MAJOR TRANSMISSION ISSUES and an entire list of other issues. My transmission locked up in fourth gear while I was driving down the road at 60 mph and I was almost killed as a result. Check to see if you have the A6 66RFE transmission in your vehicle and call your dealership immediately! The truck continued to have issues and was in the shop constantly, so I did a trade back and bought a Dodge 3500 Diesel with an AISEN transmission.
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Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.5%

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Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Overview

The Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab is offered in the following styles: Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), and SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab?

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Big Horn is priced between $36,000 and$39,995 with odometer readings between 21102 and44746 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie is priced between $39,000 and$49,900 with odometer readings between 51392 and54614 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2016 Ram 2500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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