Ram’s HD pickup has always been famous for its excellent balance between utility and ride quality but the competition is getting closer in this, as well as in other aspects. That’s why various reports suggest updates for the next year. Allegedly, the 2024 Ram 2500 is about to get a mid-cycle update, which would bring some aesthetical upgrades, but also novelties in terms of mechanics, interior features etc. On the other hand, we don’t expect to see changes under the hood.
These updates would certainly make this pickup more competitive but we have no doubt that the overall layout would remain the same. In other words, we would see a familiar level of capabilities and probably the same ride quality that characterizes the current model. That definitely won’t be a handicap, considering that the current model outdoes its rivals in these aspects.
We expect that the 2024 Ram 2500 will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 Ram 2500 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, base design characteristics probably won’t change but on the other hand, we presume that the 2024 Ram 2500 could come with some aesthetical updates, which would make it looks more aggressive and more attractive. Naturally, most of the changes would happen at the front, but certain tweaks in other areas are also possible.
We also expect that the next year’s model will continue with the updates we’ve recently seen in the 2023 model. This particularly refers to the Rebel trim, which has brought a new approach to off-roading. Compared to the Power Wagon, it takes a more rugged approach, with a more rudimental suspension setup that provides much better towing and payload capacities. On the other hand, it sacrifices a little bit of off-road performance, as it doesn’t feature a disconnecting sway bar. Moreover, it comes with a rear locking differential, while the Power Wagon can lock both axles.
When it comes to interior design, we don’t believe that the 2024 Ram 2500 could bring bigger changes. Simply, the current model already looks amazing from the inside, with a well-appointed interior that combines elegant design with fine materials and great overall build quality. Furthermore, there are some pretty nice tech and convenience features that make this truck much more than just a working machine.
Just like the current model, it should continue in various configurations, with different cab styles and bed sizes.
2024 Ram 2500 Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we might see some novelties after all. Some sources speculate about the possibility to see a more powerful variant of the turbodiesel in the 2024 Ram 2500. So far, this unit has been available only in the 3500HD model, with a max output of 420 horsepower and 1.075 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, we presume that base models will continue with a familiar version of this 6.7-liter inline-six oil burner, which is good for about 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque.
On the other hand, base models will continue with a good-old 6.4-liter HEMI V8 gasoline engine, which puts out around 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
The transmission will also remain the same, despite the rumors about the new unit for the diesel. So, gasoline versions will continue with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, while the diesel will continue to use the good-old 6-speed automatic transmission from Aisin.
2024 Ram 2500 Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2024 Ram 2500 will arrive sometime in the second half of 2023. Base models should go around 45.000 dollars. Of course, the competition remains the same, in the form of models like the Ford F-250, Chevy Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD.