Ram 3500 4X4 Laramie Longhorn (2012)

Share This:

The 2012 RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn is the top of the food chain as far as big trucks go. The Ram in its normal trim is great looking and very comfortable. However, add the Laramie Longhorn package, and it is over the top.

The Laramie Longhorn Edition features unique laser-etched stitching on the leather trim throughout the cabin, custom gauges and touches of crafted silver on buckles and instrumentation, including silver badging and emblems that further define this exceptional luxury pickup. This is one of the most beautiful and luxurious interiors in the industry, that includes luxury cars. The Ram is not just a pretty face, it has storage bins everywhere, ( one time I counted 41) including my favorite, storage in the floor. Those of you that use your truck for your mobile office appreciate the extras like storage, cup holders, and power plugs everywhere.

The comfort and room of this truck complemented by the 6.7L Cummins diesel engine and you have what many of feel is the best big Truck on the market today. The Cummins powertrain has always been a strong point for the Ram. It has only been in the past few years that the quality of the interior has matched the engine.

The RAM lets you have it your way with the choice of regular, Crew, and Mega cabs, four wheelbases, single or dually rear wheels, and 2 or 4 wheel drive. Power is provided by an awesome 350-hp,800 lb-ft of torque, inline 6 cylinder 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission.

Towing capability is a strong suit of the new 2012 Ram 3500 diesel pickup. The standard exhaust brake reduces brake fade, prolongs brake life and provides confidence and safety when hauling heavy loads on downhill grades. It allows for the 22,750 pound tow rating and amazing 5,130 pound payload capacity the Ram 3500 possesses.

The Ram 3500 is big, tough, capable, and has a great interior. Handling, ride, fit, and finish are at the top of the scale. We all know that Heavy Duty Trucks are the backbone of the U.S. auto industry. Competition is fierce and the products of the Big 3 are evenly matched. When it comes to a big truck, I believe that the Ram has the edge right now.


Style: Huge do anything truck with an amazing interior

Engine: 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp, 800 pounds of torque

Transmission: 6 Spd AT or MT

Highest MPG City/MPG Highway: Not rated but I got 17

Trim Designations: ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn

Base Price: 3500 Diesel Dually Laramie Longhorn starts at $57k

What I Liked: The amazing interior! Power & Ride!

What I Would Change: It is pretty hard to top

Star Rating: 5 out of 5