The Advertiser - Motoring - - ROAD TEST RAM 2500 -

WHAT IT’S GOT Sta­bil­ity con­trol, trac­tion con­trol, ex­haust brake, trailer brake con­trol, Class V re­ceiver hitch, seven-pin wiring har­ness, lim­ited-slip dif­fer­en­tial, U Con­nect in­fo­tain­ment with voice con­trol, nav­i­ga­tion and 8.4-inch touch­screen, 3x12V out­lets, in­verter with 240V out­let, tub light and cam­era, hitch­ing cam­era, open­ing rear win­dow, heated and cooled front seats, heated steer­ing wheel, dual zone air­con, ad­justable ped­als, sun­roof, 18-inch al­loys, key­less en­try, park­ing sen­sors, tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor. WHAT IT HASN’T Ap­ple CarPlay, An­droid Auto, auto emer­gency brak­ing, radar cruise, col­li­sion alert, lane de­par­ture warn­ing/lane keep­ing, blind spot mon­i­tor, rear cross traf­fic alert, dig­i­tal ra­dio. OWN­ER­SHIP No capped price ser­vic­ing. Ser­vice in­ter­vals are 6 months/12,000km. WHAT WE LIKED Good value con­sid­er­ing its spec­i­fi­ca­tion and ca­pa­bil­ity. Lo­cal con­ver­sion is at least as well-en­gi­neered and as­sem­bled as the fac­tory prod­uct. Cum­mins en­gine de­liv­ers un­beat­able tow­ing per­for­mance, com­ple­mented by tow-spe­cific fea­tures you don’t get in other ve­hi­cles. Spa­cious cabin, com­fort­able seats, loads of use­ful stor­age, U-Con­nect works, qual­ity Alpine au­dio, huge tub, rea­son­able high­way fuel econ­omy and long range from the 117L tank. WHAT WE DIDN’T Pon­der­ous han­dling that be­comes ner­vous on a rough road. Lumpy, jostling ride. Wooden brakes. No driver as­sist safety tech. No steer­ing wheel reach ad­just­ment. Don’t take it any­where near a shop­ping cen­tre carpark. Short ser­vice in­ter­vals. Short warranty.

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