Used 2017 Ram 2500 Longhorn Mega Cab Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Ram 2500 Longhorn Mega Cab
Pros & Cons
- Diesel engine and automatic transmission yield monumental torque
- Cabin offers excellent cabin fit and finish
- Ride is comfortable and quiet, especially for a large truck
- Power Wagon trim is highly capable off-road
- Diesel engine delivers lower power with manual transmission
- Manual shift control is in clumsy spot on gear column shifter
- Power Wagon is not available with the diesel engine
Which 2500 does Edmunds recommend?
Given the multiple ways to configure a Ram 2500, it's impossible to recommend any single trim. Need a dependable daily truck that doesn't require much fuss? The Tradesman with a split bench seat and power accessories. Need something comfortable to take clients to job sites or pull the toy hauler in style? The Laramie Longhorn or Limited with the 5th Wheel/Towing Prep pack will do. Zombie apocalypse bug-out tank? The Power Wagon will scale mountains. A daily driver that can do weekend dirty work? The SLT Crew Cab with a short bed. Whatever your needs, there's likely a Ram 2500 to suit it.
Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Ram 2500 Mega Cab
The 6.7-liter Cummins diesel's strong suit is torque, so this powertrain really comes into its own when climbing, towing or hauling. And though this is one massive truck, it's a snap to maneuver thanks to reassuring steering and secure handling.
There's no getting around having a firm ride in a 2500 series truck built to tow and haul this much. But the Ram's cabin is comfy and quiet, and its coil spring suspension really takes the edge off and makes the ride less skittish.
Expect excellent ergonomics and front cabin airiness from the 2017 Ram 2500. The capable Uconnect infotainment system practically explains itself. The crew cab provides excellent rear seat space, more than enough for full-grown adults to settle in for long trips.
The 2017 Ram 2500 is all about towing, hauling and bed capacity. There's nothing dramatic — just either a massive 8-foot long bed or the more convenient 6-foot-4-inch short bed.
Large, logically located virtual buttons, reasonably quick response times and ample functionality for smartphone users make the Ram 2500's touchscreen one of the best in almost any vehicle.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Ram 2500 in Virginia is:$83.33 per month*