The Dodge Ram 5500 can carry a total of 73 gallons to gas in its two gas tanks and has a maximum payload of over 12,000 pounds. The Ram 5500 can tow over 29,000 pounds, has a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine and features standard 19.5-inch rear wheels.
The Ram 5500 comes with an Aisin six speed automatic transmission and an electronically controlled throttle. The rear frame has a strength rating of 50,000 PSI, and the truck is available in over twelve colors. Engine options include the 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine by Cummins, which provides best in class towing capacity and a diesel exhaust brake. Other engine options include a 6.4 Hemi, and a 5.7 V8 Hemi, which is designed for efficiency. The 5500 comes in both crew cab and regular cab options. The crew cab has a wheelbase of over 173 inches, while the regular cab has a wheelbase of 144 inches.
The Ram 5500 comes equipped with the largest in class brake rotors, at a size of 15 inches. The trucks interior comes equipped with Ram's Uconnect Direct Access, which provides Sirius Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, and other downloadable mobile applications. Behind the seat storage comes standard behind the front seats, and the dashboard has seven different displays to indicate fuel or oil levels, as well as multiple other statuses.