In the realm of heavy-duty work trucks, the 2024 Ram Heavy Duty Chassis Cab lineup stands tall, embodying excellence in Class 3, 4, and 5 Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR). This impressive range includes a unique Ram 3500 Chassis Cab boasting a 10,000 lb. GVWR model tailored for Class 2 customers. As we delve into the features and enhancements of the 2024 model, it becomes evident that Ram continues to lead the way, offering unrivaled capability and cutting-edge technology.
One of the cornerstones of the Ram Chassis Cab lineup is its awesome towing capacity, boasting a class-leading 35,220 pounds (15,976 kilograms) and Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 43,000 pounds (19,504 kilograms). This extraordinary towing prowess underscores the Chassis Cab’s ability to tackle even the most demanding tasks easily.
Under the hood, the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine takes center stage, delivering a formidable 360 horsepower and an impressive 800 lb.-ft. of torque. This powertrain combination represents the highest available torque in Class 4 and 5, ensuring that the Ram Chassis Cab is more than up to the challenge.
For those preferring a gas-powered option, the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 BGE (Big Gas Engine) reigns supreme, generating 370 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine is equipped with Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) and Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation, further enhancing its efficiency and performance.
Notably, the Ram 3500 Chassis Cab leads the segment by offering an 8-speed transmission for the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The TorqueFlite 8HP75-LCV 8-speed automatic transmission adapts shift points based on driving conditions in order to optimize efficiency and deliver maximum torque to the wheels.
Safety takes precedence in the 2024 Ram Heavy Duty Chassis Cab lineup. Exclusive features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), AEB with trailer brakes, and Lane Keep Assist are available across all trim levels. These technologies work in tandem to provide a secure and confident driving experience.
For those seeking the pinnacle of refinement, the Limited trim brings ultra-premium materials, equipment, and touches from the 2500/3500 lineup to the Chassis Cab models. Inside, a lavish 12-inch reconfigurable Uconnect 5 touchscreen display with split-screen capability boasts tailor-made graphics, catering to the specific needs of Ram models.
The 2024 Ram Heavy Duty Chassis Cab lineup offers a stunning array of exterior colors to choose from, including:
- Billet Silver Metallic
- Blue Streak Pearl
- Bright White
- Delmonico Red Pearl
- Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
- Flame Red
- Granite Crystal Metallic
- Maximum Steel Metallic
- Patriot Blue Pearl
- Pearl White
- Plus, a selection of low-volume colors
For 2024, there continues to be four available trims: Tradesman, SLT, Laramie, and luxurious Limited. All Ram Chassis Cab models can be optioned in either two-door Regular Cab or four-door Crew Cab configurations.
The 2024 Ram Chassis Cab sets the bar for upfitter-friendliness. Standardized cab-to-axle lengths of 60 inches (1,524 mm), 84 inches (2,134 mm), 108 inches (2,743 mm), and 120 inches (3,048 mm) ensure compatibility with a wide range of aftermarket equipment. Moreover, a unique design feature places no components or lines above the rear frame rails, allowing for seamless modification.
The 2024 Ram Heavy Duty Chassis Cab lineup introduces a range of innovative features, including Power take-off (PTO) options, a ParkSense park assist system with a fit-to-use backup camera, and a class-exclusive 270-degree camera system with trailer reverse guidance view. These advancements improve usability and redefine convenience in the work truck segment.