Ram promises a 3,100-pound payload capacity, which tops the F-150 by 40 pounds and the Silverado by 1,235 pounds. Meanwhile, its maximum trailer weight of 11,500 pounds, the Tradesman HD tops the the Ford F-150 by 200 pounds and the Chevrolet Silverado by 800 pounds.
The model is only available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The other big piece of news to come this week from Texas is that Ram is now offering a bigger, 6-foot 4-inch RamBox is now available on all 1500, 2500 and 3500 models that can be equipped with the feature. The new storage compartment offers owners 18 percent more room and will cost $1,295, 32 percent lower compared with last year’s version.