2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Truck Review

By Tracy Breen

2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Truck Review
2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Truck Review
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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I recently took a Ram 2500 Laramie on a cross country trip.

I took the truck on a Missouri deer hunt and although I didn’t kill a big buck, I had a blast behind the wheel of this diesel powerhouse.

Over the last several years, it appears many diesel lovers including farmers, ranchers and anyone else who loves big rigs are making the switch from other truck brands to the Ram. I think one of the main reasons is the 6.6 liter Cummins diesel is known for its reliability and longevity.

This is why many people who rely on a big rig to make a living like farmers are turning to the Ram 2500 or 3500.

2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Grill
2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Grill

I am not a rancher, but it was easy to see why this truck is perfect for anyone who lives an outdoor lifestyle. For starters, the Cummins Diesel offers 370 horse power. What does that mean for the average user? It means whether you are pulling a horse trailer, a boat or an RV, you will hardly notice the load you are hauling. The truck can pull practically anything and still get up and go when you push the gas pedal down.

The first thing I look for when taking a truck on a trip is whether it is family friendly. Very few people can afford to have one rig just for hunting or farming and another couple vehicles for the family. I want a truck that can double as a grocery getter if needed. The Laramie is a great family truck that fits the bill. For starters, it is a crew cab so there are large doors in the back for getting kids and gear in and out of the truck. For families like myself with small children, this is a necessity. Next, the interior, as you would suspect when purchasing the Laramie model (which is an upgrade) is very plush and reminds you of the interior you would find in an SUV or car.

Some of the great features that can be found on the Laramie are a 8.4-inch touch screen that is equipped with a rearview camera which comes in handy when backing up to a trailer or RV. With this camera, you can back up once and get the job done, not three times. Not to mention it is a great safety feature when you have small children.

2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Interior
2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Interior

Other exciting features found on the truck include power adjustable pedals, heated front seats which is a great feature when you live in the northern United States like I do. The truck has leather interior and chrome wheels. The Laramie 2500 is a truck that says look at me! The Ram was redesigned in 2013 and the curb appeal of this truck is what has many truck buyers talking.

This truck has plenty of power which is important for an outdoorsman like myself. It has a big and beefy feel to it. You feel safe in this truck whether you are driving down a city street or climbing a logging road at 10,000 feet.

Those in a market for a new truck will surely want to consider the Laramie 2500. The Cummins has the power and could possibly still be on the road when small children like mine are ready to drive.

The bottom line is the truck is at home in the city and in the woods…and that is what many of us need in a truck.

About the Author: Tracy Breen is a full-time outdoor writer and marketing consultant in the outdoor industry. He works with a variety of companies including Wilderness Athlete. Learn more about him at www.tracybreen.com.

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    Yokie-doe
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    Yokie-doe

    The Dodge 2500 and 3500 trucks are made in Mexico, that’s of interest to many Americans, especially the big truck crowd.

    Hector Montemayor
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    Hector Montemayor

    The 2015 2500 RAM is an amazing truck & I have owned them all. The Cummins is the best big Diesel out there followed closely by the Duaramax. Dont listen to Consumer reports or people who have likely never owned the vehicles they are blasting. Its always best to get the opinion of an actual owner. I hae had 2 Cummins 6.7’s, have owned a 7.3 Powerstroke, and driven plenty of newer Ford Diesels as well as Duramax’s for work. ALl are good and have their advantages, bit the Cummins is the best. Also, as far a quality of build,… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    For the last time, the reliability ratings for vehicles ARE PROVIDED BY THE OWNERS OF THE VEHICLES, NOT CONSUMER REPORTS. LEARN TO READ PEOPLE!

    Rag
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    Rag

    Consumer Reports is not trustworthy when it comes to rating vehicles. One example is when they gave their highest rating to Toyotas with engine oiling problems that were blowing engines left and right. The Big Three all make a great truck. Especially Ram.

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    Nope, Consumer Reports does not give reliability reports based on their opinions. They poll their readers that own the products they review regarding the experiences (good or bad) they have regarding said product. Then they post the results of the poll. Nice try. And no, I don’t (and won’t) own a Ram truck.

    Tony M
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    Tony M

    2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 CTD at 140,000+ miles. Barely broken in. As for consumer reports…. I have found them to be on opposite ends of opinion with everything I own. And they give you just that. .. an opinion

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    Check the latest Consumer Reports reliability ratings (based on owners experiences) for the three quarter ton and one ton Ram pickups. They almost ran out of black ink on the negativity scale. I am sure your Ram truck will be on the road when your kids grow up. Unfortunately it will be on the side of the road………

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    Bandit

    Now I would nit say that, there are people that I know that have ram 2500s and 3500 that have 500,000 miles on them and have had very little trouble at all. The one couple drives from their place here in Calf to their place in Colorado all the time and other than changing the oil every 3,000 miles they have had no problems. I have been looking at getting one myself. You must have had a bad experience with one.