Caravan World Names Ram 2500 Best Tow Car of 2016
Every year, Caravan World publish a list of top tow vehicles. The Top 10 have been bench marked against their ability to tow in city stop-start driving, freeway cruising, hill climbing and descending and on rough secondary roads. Ride smoothness, performance, stability and fuel economy are all considerations. Mirror design is assessed for suitability with the same mirror-mounted towing mirrors. Coupling up the caravan, the ease of such an operation is assessed, including how accessible the towball, trailer electrical connector and shackle eyelets are.
“The RAM is the stand-out of our ‘Top 10’ because it makes every other tow vehicle we’ve tested seem like toys. It can tow up to 6989kg behind it, but you’ll need a pintle hook to do it. With a 50mm towball, it’s ‘only’ a 3500kg maximum. It towed a 2900kg caravan like it wasn’t even there.
The RAM was a rock-solid towing platform and although the front end pitched up and down on rough roads, it wasn’t too obvious. Hills didn’t slow the RAM and with its exhaust brakes, going downhill at a set speed without needing the brakes was easy. It might be more of a truck than some would want with its rough-riding ways, but if you wanted the ultimate tow vehicle, this is it”
- Engine 6.7L inline six-cylinder turbodiesel
- Transmission Six-speed automatic
- Towing capacity 3500kg (4500kg with 70mm towball; 6989kg with pintle)
- Towball (max) 350kg
Check out the full review of the RAM Laramie 2500.