Pricing for the all-new 2011 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab models — which get new sheetmetal and interiors shared with the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty pickups and 2009-10 Ram 1500 — start at $28,550, $37,265 and $38,975, respectively.
Those prices include the 6.7-liter Cummins six-cylinder diesel as standard equipment on 4500 and 5500 models. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab comes standard with the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 gasoline engine.
Chrysler says the Ram Chassis Cab trucks have the lowest base prices in the segment and the best powertrain warranty in the industry: five years/100,000 miles. The company also says it’s not marking up the price of the diesel, following Ford’s earlier lead on the 2011 F-Series Super Duty.
Standard features include more interior storage, more rear-seat crew-cab legroom, full-size rear crew-cab doors, standard power door locks and windows and quick access to engine hours, transmission temperature, oil temperature and emission system information.
At the same time, Ram increased the Chassis Cab's axle ratings and gross vehicle weight ratings, yet retained the same proven chassis and powertrain. Upfitters will also find plenty to like, with integrated auxiliary switches, single-set power take-off (PTO) speed and torque converter lockup in PTO mode.
The Ram Chassis Cab is the only vehicle in its segment to offer a manual six-speed transmission standard on all diesel models. Ram Chassis Cabs also have the largest standard fuel tank in the segment at 52 gallons.
All Ram Chassis Cab models are available in two cab styles, including regular cab and the all-new, full-size crew cab. Extended cabs are not offered.
Three trim levels are available: ST, SLT and Laramie.
The all-new 2011 Ram Chassis Cab lineup arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of 2010.