Essentially a new range-topping model

Designed for the hard-working enthusiast that needed a large truck to haul and tow stuff around, the Ram 2500 and 3500 are now offered with enhanced comfort and luxury features in Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims. Ram is now taking things up a notch with the Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition, which adds a few extra features and technologies.

Based on the Laramie Longhorn trim, the Rodeo edition adds extra equipment you’d usually have to pay for or get as standard on the more expensive Limited trim. These add-ons enhance styling, making the Longhorn look like a Limited version, and add practicality inside the cabin through trailering technology. Engines remain standard, but the air suspension enables self-leveling when carrying goods or hauling a trailer. Find out more about it below.

What makes the Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition special

  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Body-colored steps
  • Mopar bed step
  • Skid plate protection group
  • Black and tan upholstery
  • Suede headliner
  • Cargo-view camera
  • Standard 6.4-liter V-8
  • Optional Cummins diesel engine
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The first thing you'll notice is that both the 2500 and 3500 have body-colored bumpers.

This feature comes standard only on the range-topping Limited model, placed just above the Laramie Longhorn trim. The Rodeo Edition also has body-colored side steps. The regular bed step was replaced by a Mopar unit, while the skid plate protection group is offered as standard.

Ram offers only a few exterior colors for this limited-edition truck. You can choose between RV Match Walnut Brown, Brilliant Black Crystal, Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, and Granite Crystal Metallic. The 2500 model comes standard with 20-inch aluminum wheels with optional painted pockets, while the dual-wheel 3500 rides on 17-inch polished wheels. Available body styles include Crew Cab and Mega Cab, in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.

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Inside the cabin, Ram went with a black and Cattle Tan upholstery for a striking two-tone effect, but it also added a suede headliner as standard.

These are the only features offered beyond the Longhorn’s standard list of items, but the truck is already well-equipped. You’ll enjoy premium heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, power adjustable pedals and mirrors, and the Uconnect infotainment system with the 8.4-inch touchscreen. The cargo-view camera, which is available on the Longhorn trim, comes standard on the Rodeo Edition for a clear view to align with the hitch point. The same goes for the 5th wheel/gooseneck trailer prep package, which provides a factory-installed solution for heavy trailers.

Both the 2500 and 3500 trucks come with the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 as standard. The engine cranks out 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. With this unit, the Ram 2500 has a maximum payload of 3,990 pounds and a maximum towing capability of 16,320 pounds. For the Ram 3500, these figures increase to 7,350 and 16,480 pounds, respectively.

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Optionally, you can pick the 6.7-liter Cummins, inline-six diesel, which is rated at 370 horsepower and an amazing 800 pound-feet of torque.

The engine becomes more powerful in the Ram 3500, rated at 385 horses and 930 pound-feet. With this unit, the Ram 2500 has a max payload of 3,160 pounds and a max towing capacity of 17,980 pounds. The Ram 3500 hauls 6,720 and 31,210 pounds, respectively. It also delivers a best-in-class fifth-wheel towing rating of 30,000 pounds.

Drivetrain upgrades for these special-edition models include only a rear air suspension for enhanced comfort and load-leveling when hauling.

Pricing for the 2500 Ram Rodeo Edition starts from $60,790, a $6,200 premium over the Laramie Longhorn trim. The Rodeo Edition is also $2,700 more expensive than the Limited model. The 3500 Ram Rodeo retails from $71,260. That’s $15,570 more than the Laramie Longhorn and $9,070 more than the Limited trim.

Further Reading

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Ram today revealed the new 2018 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition. Based on the Longhorn trim, the Longhorn Ram Rodeo adds content to this luxury pickup leading in style, durability and capability.

The Ram Longhorn is the world’s benchmark for upscale pickup trucks, earning the title Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) two years in a row.

“The 2018 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition is the ultimate combination of capability, refinement and towing content,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Truck Brand, FCA – North America. “Truck buyers at this level expect to see and feel the highest quality materials. The Ram Rodeo brings together the advanced technology and towing content in America’s longest-lasting truck.”

Loaded with premium materials, the Longhorn interior presents unique features and design cues. The Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition builds on that theme by adding a suede headliner against beautifully contrasted interior colors such as Black and Cattle Tan.

Ram Rodeo’s exterior design upgrades include body-colored bumpers and side-steps. Distinctive “LONGHORN” badging stretches across the width of the tailgate against available RV Match Walnut Brown, Brilliant Black Crystal, Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red or Granite Crystal Metallic (monotone only). 20-inch aluminum wheels with optional painted pockets are standard on Ram 2500/3500 single-rear-wheel trucks. Ram 3500 dual-rear-wheel trucks receive 17-inch polished aluminum wheels.

The Ram Rodeo includes a 5th wheel/gooseneck trailer prep package and bed-view camera to provide owners with a factory solution for heavy trailers and deliver a clear view to align with the hitch point. The Longhorn Ram Rodeo also features Ram’s exclusive rear air suspension for comfort and expert load-leveling when hauling payload or trailer.

Rounding out exterior features, the addition of a Mopar bed step and Ram’s skid plate protection group will remind owners that although luxurious, the Ram Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo is very much a pickup ready for work.

The Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition is available in Crew Cab and Mega Cab, 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. Standard 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 or optional 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo-diesel I-6.

Pricing
2018 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $60,790, not including $1,695 destination
2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Longhorn Ram Rodeo: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $71,260, not including $1,695 destination

The new Ram Heavy Duty 2500/3500 Longhorn Ram Rodeo will be available in the third quarter of 2018.

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