2014 Ram 2500

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2014 Ram 2500
2014 Ram 2500

New for 2014

The 2014 Ram 2500 adds a third engine option, a 6.4-liter V-8 producing 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque, with cylinder deactivation.

Vehicle Overview

The 2014 Ram 2500 is a quarter-ton truck sold in three cab styles, two bed lengths, and six grades in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. It is available with three engine options, including a diesel I-6, and a maximum towing capacity of 17,150 pounds. The larger, heavy duty Ram 3500 is also available with the same powertrain options and a 30,000-pound towing capacity.

Summary

In addition to the new 6.4-liter V-8, the 2014 Ram 2500 is available with a smaller 5.7-liter V-8 producing 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque or a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel I-6 making 370 hp and 660 lb-ft (385 hp and 800 lb-ft with the automatic). Trucks equipped with V-8 engines are available exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission while diesel variants are offered with an optional six-speed manual.
The 2014 Ram 2500’s interior is a pleasant place to be with high-quality materials and user-friendly controls that make it appear more upscale. Convenience features such as a heated seat and steering wheel, and navigation make the truck livable and comfortable for commuting with a cabin that rivals luxury cars. However, ride quality remains “harsh compared to the crossovers and cars we’re used to.”
Depending on the drivetrain configuration, the 2014 Ram 2500 has a three- or four-star rollover safety rating from the NHTSA.

What We Think

The 2014 Ram 2500 is a capable work truck with generous towing capacity and a plush interior that belies its role as a utilitarian vehicle. We said in a 2010 Editor’s Notebook review that the Ram 2500’s interior “gives away nothing to conventional people haulers” with its high-quality cabin and host of available convenience features. However, we noted that the suspension’s utility-focused tuning made the Ram 2500’s ride rough “but tolerable for commuting.” The expensive pricing of the truck particularly the $8160 premium commanded by the diesel engine means that it’s easy to price one “into the $50,000 territory.”

You’ll Like

  • Diesel torque
  • Well-appointed cabin
  • Generous towing capacity

You Won’t Like

  • Expensive
  • Harsh ride
  • Rearview camera not standard

Rating

3
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New 2014 Ram 2500 Pricing

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$27,465
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$30,115
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Certified Pre Owned Price
$24,525

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2014 Ram 2500 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
5.7L V8Engine
Horsepower:
383 hp @ 5600rpm
Torque:
400 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured July 1, 2013, through August 22, 2013. Randomly, the warning lights in the instrument cluster may fail to illuminate as designed.
Consequences
Inoperative warning lights may not properly warn the driver of vehicle problems, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall began on November 25, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N59.
Potential Units Affected
8,370
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.
Consequences
Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. Optionally, owners may download the update to their own USB drive from http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ or take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for immediate installation. In an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, Chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. This measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R40.
Potential Units Affected
1,400,000
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.
Consequences
If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Chrysler issued interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65.
Potential Units Affected
314,704
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured March 27, 2009, to September 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat.
Consequences
If the connectors overheat, the fuel heater may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver plated beryllium copper terminal service kit, and inspect the fuel heater for leaks, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Chrysler issued interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on April 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P65.
Potential Units Affected
314,704
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.
Consequences
Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R23.
Potential Units Affected
667,406
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks manufactured June 20, 2012, to January 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.
Consequences
Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the Occupant Restraint Control module calibration, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R23.
Potential Units Affected
667,406
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2011, to October 7, 2014, and equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center option. The affected vehicles have a steering wheel wiring harness that may rub against the driver air bag module retainer spring.
Consequences
This abrasion may result in an electrical short that could cause driver's frontal air bag to unexpectedly deploy. Inadvertent deployment of the air bag may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, repair as necessary, and secure the steering wheel wiring harness. Additionally, protective caps will be added to the air bag retainer spring ends. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R36.
Potential Units Affected
1,060,531
Notes
Chrysler (FCA US LLC)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Ram 2500

Depreciation
30%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$15,079
30%
Insurance
$7,470
14.9%
Fuel Cost
$20,286
40.3%
Financing
$3,430
6.8%
Maintenance
$2,954
5.9%
Repair Costs
$547
1.1%
State Fees
$531
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $50,297 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor