We’ve Owned Our Ram 2500 Cummins for 6 Months: Here’s The One Thing Ram Needs to Change Immediately!

Here's a long-term update on how our Ram 2500 has performed so far

Over the last six-months, our 2022 Ram 2500 Cummins has been a (largely) outstanding rig.

We’ve owned this Ram 2500 for half a year, putting on about 7,000 miles in that time. This truck has hauled a lot, gone off-road, drag-raced and has served faithfully as a studio/ranch truck. It’s comfortable, easy to drive and has proven to be pretty frugal for a beefy heavy-duty rig.

It comes with a 370 horsepower, 6.7-liter inline-six turbodiesel that makes a respectable 850 lb-ft of torque. Sure, we could have ponied up more dough for the higher-output diesel, but we felt it was unnecessary for our application. So far, the team is getting by just fine with the standard diesel. This one is equipped with Ram’s 68RFE 6-speed automatic and four-wheel drive as well.

While we wanted a base Tradesman with the 8-foot bed, we landed on this Big Horn with the Night Edition package instead.

But we’ve had a few issues…

Kase and Andre both noted that there are a few issues with the infotainment system. Now, normally, we praise this setup as it’s easy to use, and the sound quality is decent. Unfortunately, they noted some problems with connecting up to it, and it seems to be a consistent issue.

One of the more noteworthy issues Andre has with the big Ram is its headlights. Yes, we know that you can get decent LED lights with certain trims or packages, but ours came standard with halogen lights. Honestly, they are way too dim, considering just how far headlights have advanced in recent years. Andre thinks that LEDs should be standard across the board. When it comes down to it during night driving, it could present a safety issue.

Other than those issues, though, the truck is solid. Check out more in Andre’s detailed update below:

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.