A lot of trucks these days are more boulevard cruisers than brawny workhorses. But not the Ram Chassis Cab. With hardy construction and options for customization, this full-size work truck is ready for any commercial application.
So, how much can car shoppers expect to pay for a new Ram Chassis Cab, from an entry-level application to a decked-out powerhouse? Here’s how much a fully loaded 2024 Ram Chassis Cab costs.
The entry-level 2024 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Tradesman
The base model 2024 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Tradesman ($47,105 plus destination) brings no-frills function for hard-working customers. With only a front cab, its rear chassis is an open canvas for drivers to outfit and personalize their commercial vehicles. Its powerful engines have more than enough grunt for almost any job.
Outside, a regular cab with a 60-inch cab axle length comes standard. Drivers can also opt for a regular cab with an 84-inch cab axle length or a crew cab with a 60-inch axle length. However, regardless of configuration, the Ram 3500 Chassis Cab has a big rig look.
Under the hood, a 6.4-liter HEMI Heavy-Duty V8 makes 370 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Included is a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) that deactivates cylinders for improved fuel economy. An eight-speed auto optimizes shift points, and 2WD is simple and efficient.
Buyers can also choose a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel with 360 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque for enhanced capability and solid efficiency. For extra traction on the job site, 4WD is optional.
A 52-gallon fuel tank is built for long work days. Heavy-duty shocks front and rear can handle the roughest surfaces. And four-wheel ABS disc brakes scrub speed with authority.
Inside, the 3500 Tradesman Chassis Cab features a spartan build made for work. A heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40 split bench seat offers durable comfort, while a black vinyl floor covering stands up to demanding conditions. Manual windows and locks offer back-to-basics functionality. Standard air conditioning keeps things cool in the summer. Lastly, a basic 5-inch touchscreen runs the Uconnect 3 infotainment interface.
What’s included in the 2024 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Limited?
For customers who want enhanced capability and upscale luxury, there’s the 2024 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab Limited ($81,195 plus destination).
The top-trim Ram Chassis Cab comes standard with a Crew Cab and a 60-inch cab axle length. An 84-inch cab axle length is optional. A chrome grille and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels add curb appeal, while LED headlamps and fog lamps offer a high-tech touch.
The standard powerplant is a 6.4-liter HEMI Heavy-Duty V8 with 370 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque and fuel-saving MDS. A six-speed auto handles gear changes, and 2WD is simple and reliable.
There’s also an optional Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel, providing superb towing with 360 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque. As with lower trims, 4WD can be added for traction in mud and snow.
The Ram 5500 Chassis Cab also brings a “dually” rear wheel configuration for more stability during towing and a bigger payload. Not only that, but it adds an authentic commercial look.
Inside, the Limited trim brings tailored luxury and ample technology. Leather upholstery adds supple comfort, and heated seats front and rear make cold mornings a little easier. Dual-zone climate control ensures optimal temps for everyone. And power windows and speed-sensitive door locks bring everyday convenience.
A 12-inch TFT gauge cluster has a high-tech feel, and an 8-inch touchscreen runs the Uconnect 5 infotainment interface. That includes navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, filtered through a nine-speaker Alpine audio system for crystal-clear sound quality.
Add-ons and accessories for Ram’s Chassis Cab
As Ram’s corporate owner, Stellantis, says, the Chassis Cab truck is designed for “optimal comfort, capability, and a no-nonsense attitude.” And with commercial customers having varying requirements, there’s ample opportunity to customize a Ram Chassis Cab. Here are some useful add-ons, accessories, and packages.
The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab is a no-nonsense work truck. So, it makes sense to add the brawn of the Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel for $9,295. We’d also add 4WD ($3,535) for all-conditions grip.
Commercial work often involves towing trailers and equipment. To that end, 3500 Chassis Cab buyers can add the Max Tow Package for $1,295. That includes a 12.0-inch dual rear wheel axle and a 4.10-axle ratio.
Or, for Ram 5500 Chassis Cab buyers who carry abundant tools and gear, there’s the Payload Upgrade Package ($595). A 4.89 axle ratio and a GVW rating of 19,000 lbs are included.
For a little more convenience jumping in the cab, 5500 Limited customers can opt for a set of chrome side steps for $795.
The 2024 Ram Chassis Cab is made for work. While the base trim 3500 Tradesman is simple and hardy, the top-of-the-line 5500 brings the best in comfort and capability. While the base V8 is plenty powerful, the available Cummins turbo diesel has astounding torque. Still, no matter the trim, the Ram Chassis Cab is one substantial truck.