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2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 4×4 – A Luxury Work Truck?

by TerriAnn
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Some jobs just cannot be done in a car or SUV. In such cases, a truck might be the only way to go. That doesn’t mean you have to have beat-up, rag-tag pickup though. The 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 4×4 combines both power and luxury for the family that wants to get work done without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 - Truck Review #cars #trucksOne-week vehicle loan was provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 4×4 Review

The Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie is one monster of a truck. As I drove along the freeway, other vehicles like the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra looked like little baby trucks. We could see clear over them, as well as the larger full-size SUVs. In fact, the hood of the car was almost as tall as me at 5’3″. On top of that, it had a Crew Cab offering gobs of leg room, head room, and wiggle room in the comfy rear seats. The interior area was so wide that it wouldn’t surprise me if three car seats could be set up back there. These photos are courtesy of my daughter who did really good at capturing the colossal size of this.

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 - Truck Review huge size #cars #trucks

The back of the truck had long compartments on the side known as a Rambox Cargo Management System. These are great or smaller items or tools. These had built-in locks that could be operated with the power locks or individually locked with a key. The bed itself was spacious, was coated or prevent skidding or scratches, had a diving partition that could be adjusted, and a heavy-duty cover. This was all pretty slick.

Due to the dimensions of the 2500, it did take some getting used to when driving it. It was extremely tall, wide, and long. The ride, however, was smooth. There did seem to be a bit of lag when first accelerating but that in no way had anything to do with the power. This was a 6.7L Turbo Diesel V8 engine. Many cars run around 2L with only four cylinders so the sheer strength of this engine is crazy. It can tow up to 17,740 lbs and hold up to 2,910 lbs! I had no way to test that out but at least those specs can give you a better idea of what this truck is capable of.

Dodge Ram 2500 – Not Just For Work

Now to the luxury part. Leather trim, heated and ventilated front bucket seats, heated second row, projector headlamps, 8.4″ navigation, heated second-row seats, the list goes on and on. The middle console was extremely wide and deep for purses or bags that needed to be stored in it. This was seriously a truck that a family could be comfortable riding in. The rear backup camera was actually displayed in the rear view mirror, so that was also an adjustment to use.

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Impressive but Should Be Used With Caution

Unfortunately, I don’t have more details to share or photos to post. Due to an *ahem* incident while driving the Dodge Ram 2500, I only had it for a couple of days. Just a note, if you’ve never really driven trucks before this is not the one to start with. I found out the hard way that it’s not a good idea to take this in narrow alleys and try to maneuver it in tight parking spots. I’d only advise experienced truck drivers, aka those that have been driving trucks most of their lives in progressively larger vehicles, to get behind the wheel of this. I imagine this fitting in much better on wide rural roads than on cramped city streets.

If you have the need for a large vehicle but want to have space to bring the family along, the 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 4×4 might be a nice compromise of power and features. Just be sure you can handle that kind of power as you could easily run over massive objects and it only feel like a speed bump.

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Felicia June 17, 2014 - 12:12 pm

That truck is awesome! I know my husband would be happy to have it 🙂

Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 17, 2014 - 12:12 pm

My friend has a Dodge Ram and she loves hers. It seems like a solid truck!

Jaime June 17, 2014 - 1:29 pm

I have family members who drive Dodge trucks. It’s a great truck! (Definitely too big for me – I cannot be trusted to drive a large vehicle.) 🙂

Sonia June 17, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Good review, TerriAnn.

TerriAnn van Gosliga June 17, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Thanks! I did what I could on only a few days with it.

Betsy Mitchell June 17, 2014 - 2:45 pm

I love trucks! My dad and brother have this truck and love it!

Carly from The Puzzled Palate June 17, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Looks like a nice truck! I am more of a mid-size SUV kinda girl…but my hubby loves trucks!

Debbie Denny June 17, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Spectacular! Love the features.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? June 17, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Oh no..I hope the incident didn’t involve anybody getting injured. That’s a good looking truck!

Elizabeth June 17, 2014 - 4:53 pm

I like your advise about wide, rural roads. This truck is awesome but looks like a monster compared to the other cars in your pictures! That is a truck with a purpose.

Janell Poulette June 17, 2014 - 5:19 pm

That is a super nice truck. I love the back up feature. We have a camera but not with the extra info.

Kiwi June 17, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Wait a luxury truck?! Thats super cool especially the back up cam in the rear view mirror that so innovative!

Renee June 17, 2014 - 6:47 pm

That is a beautiful truck and love that it is also functional! Sounds like you had trouble with the size, so I hope you are okay.

Melissa June 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Okay, I’m not a truck fan but this one looks amazing! Total luxury!

Brandy June 17, 2014 - 7:10 pm

I love the features in this truck. We have thought about getting a truck some day soon, this would be one I would look into!

Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews June 17, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Great review, we’ve thought about getting a farm truck.

Beth@FrugalFroggie June 17, 2014 - 8:27 pm

My husband has a truck and it does take some time to get used to. Since I couldn’t see the front or back very well I would just go forward and back in small increments to make sure I didn’t hit anything.

Jenn @ The Rebel Chick June 17, 2014 - 8:58 pm

There are lots of times when a big truck is really helpful to have. Especially if you move or carry a lot of larger items.

Carly June 17, 2014 - 9:00 pm

That truck looks awesome, but it’s huge! I’m glad you’re ok after the incident! 🙂

Kay Adeola June 18, 2014 - 12:36 am

That is a nice truck with great features.Wish we could have a truck like this but our family would never fit lol.

Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama June 18, 2014 - 5:04 am

I love the passenger doors… it makes it soooo easy to put kids in and out!

Virginia @thatbaldchick June 18, 2014 - 5:31 am

That is a monster of a truck. My Dad would love all the features.

Tracey June 18, 2014 - 6:04 am

That is a really nice truck! Not sure if I could drive something so huge, but a part of me would feel pretty cool in such a sweet ride.

Rosey June 18, 2014 - 6:46 am

Thanks for reviewing this…I sure like the look of these, and if it would maneuver in the ice/snow well, I’d consider it. I do agree trucks are harder to navigate in some places (compared to cars) but I don’t usually mind that (unless I’m trying to find parking at the beach!). 🙂

Christie June 18, 2014 - 7:04 am

Wow, that’s a big truck! Looks so roomy!

becka June 18, 2014 - 7:48 am

That is such a nice truck!! I love the new features they have on the new vehicles coming out

Amanda June 18, 2014 - 8:00 am

This truck looks really great! I wouldn’t normally pick out a truck for myself, but this one has me possibly changing my mind!

Liz Mays June 18, 2014 - 9:07 am

Oh NO to the “incident”! I think it would be fun to drive a truck again. We had one years and years ago but it was the baby version of this monster! Love the power of this one though.

Christina S June 18, 2014 - 10:38 am

We’re Chrysler people here all the way. My grandfather and 2 uncles worked in the plant until it closed. This is definitely a nice looking truck, but too big for me to drive! I love my Journey!

krystalskitsch June 18, 2014 - 10:41 am

I always wanted a big truck like a Ram when I was younger. I thought they were so cool! I’m not sure I could park one of those now !

BusyWorkingMama June 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

I can barely park my small Infiniti FX35 crossover, so a truck isn’t in the cards for me! But it looks so roomy and spacious! We have a small 2 seater truck and it is so handy to have one for yard work and so on.

Emily June 18, 2014 - 11:23 am

Wow, my hubby would love this truck! I bet I would run into something though…

Melinda June 18, 2014 - 11:28 am

thats a gorgeous truck. I’ve always wanted a pick up.

teresa mccluskey June 18, 2014 - 11:53 am

I love the look of the truck! I personally would not drive it because the biggest thing I have driven is a minivan!

Amy Desrosiers June 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

My dad had the 1500 older model back then. I think this one is like ten times better, and a beast compared to my car!

Paula @ Frosted Fingers June 18, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Uh oh about the incident! I’m always afraid I’m going to wreck a review car! That truck looks awesome!

Kathy June 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

My husband wants a truck. This looks like a good option.

Shell June 18, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Oh, geez! Sorry to hear about your incident!

My husband is dying for a truck. He drools over all of them. I told him he has to get a job where he doesn’t have to travel as much first!

Raijean S June 18, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Now that’s a big truck! I’m going to check it out.

Tess June 19, 2014 - 4:30 am

I have a SUV so I know how it comes in handy. I do wish that my hubby drove a truck to haul other stuff.

StacieinAtlanta June 19, 2014 - 5:15 am

My husband would love to have that truck. They are just so handy to have.

Dawn June 19, 2014 - 5:32 am

Wow! That is one massive truck! We used to own a small one, but I would love to imagine all of the hauling and such that we could do with this.

Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest June 19, 2014 - 9:55 am

We were looking into getting a new truck and the dealer was trying to sell us on this exact truck. We wound up not getting it because, like you, I found it hard to negotiate in small areas as I’ve never really driven a truck before.

April Decheine June 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

I could never drive a large truck, I cannot park my own vehicle let alone something large. It is pretty fancy I will say.

Crystal June 19, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Oh no! Hope you are ok. I think it may be a little big for me, but my husband would LOOOOVE that truck!

HilLesha June 20, 2014 - 1:02 pm

My dad would love this. He’s a big fan of Dodge trucks. 🙂

Anne - Mommy Has to Work June 21, 2014 - 4:13 am

I kind of always wanted a truck. Not sure my husband would want though.

Kathleen Bunn June 22, 2014 - 12:51 pm

I wish my boys would all sit together in the backseat without fighting, because I would love to have a truck, especially living on a dirt road in the country.

Tammy June 22, 2014 - 5:36 pm

This would be totally out of my league to drive 😉 I think I’d like being a lot higher up than everyone else on the road, but the length and width of it…I think it would be way too big for me.

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