Sometimes, a truck needs more than an open bed out back. Chrysler is happy to fill the Class 3-5 void with its “Job-rated” 2011 Ram Chassis Cab.

The customizable Chassis Cabs are available as 3500, 4500, and 5500 models and can be assembled to spec thanks to an extensive build sheet. Wheelbase length, axle ratio, and GVWR can be ordered to commercial-truck buyer needs and, like the light-duty 1500, the Ram CC comes as a regular cab or redesigned crew cab with more interior storage, legroom, and amenities.

Powering the trucks is the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 (383 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque) or the more popular 6.7-liter Cummins diesel (305 horsepower, 610 pound-feet of torque), now with a new-for-2011 Diesel Exhaust Fluid system and exhaust brake. Cummins comes standard with the 4500 and 5500 models.

For 2011, pricing starts as low as $28,550 for the regular-cab Ram 3500 with rear drive and a 143.5-inch wheelbase. If you really need the extra work capability and cab space, the crew-cab Ram 5500 with a 173.4-inch wheelbase is priced from $42,175. Full pricing is listed below.

All pricing includes a $950 destination charge.

Ram 3500 Chassis Cab

Regular Cab:
ST 4x2 143.5" $28,550
ST 4x2 167.5" $28,740
SLT 4x2 143.5" $32,545
SLT 4x2 167.5" $32,735

Crew Cab:
ST 4x2 172.4" $31,760
SLT 4x2 172.4" $36,920
Laramie 4x2 172.4" $42,480

Regular Cab:
ST 4x4 143.5" $31,465
ST 4x4 167.5" $31,665
SLT 4x4 143.5" $35,540
SLT 4x4 167.5" $35,730

Crew Cab:
ST 4x4 172.4" $34,670
SLT 4x4 172.4" $39,900
Laramie 4x4 172.4" $45,580

Ram 4500 Chassis Cab

Regular Cab:
ST 4x2 144.5" $37,265
ST 4x2 168.5" $37,950
ST 4x2 192.5" $38,055
ST 4x2 204.5" $38,325
SLT 4x2 144.5" $40,845
SLT 4x2 168.5" $41,030
SLT 4x2 192.5" $41,135
SLT 4x2 204.5" $41,205

Crew Cab:
ST 4x2 173.4" $40,760
ST 4x2 197.4" $40,915
SLT 4x2 173.4" $45,200
SLT 4x2 197.4" $45,355
Laramie 4x2 173.4" $50,180
Laramie 4x2 197.4" $50,335

Regular Cab:
ST 4x4 144.5" $40,975
ST 4x4 168.5" $41,160
ST 4x4 192.5" $41,265
ST 4x4 204.5" $41,335
SLT 4x4 144.5" $44,630
SLT 4x4 168.5" $44,815
SLT 4x4 192.5" $44,920
SLT 4x4 204.5" $44,990

Crew Cab:
ST 4x4 173.4" $44,475
ST 4x4 197.4" $44,630
SLT 4x4 173.4" $48,975
SLT 4x4 197.4" $49,130
Laramie 4x4 173.4" $54,065
Laramie 4x4 197.4" $54,220

Ram 5500 Chassis Cab

Regular Cab:
ST 4x2 144.5" $38,975
ST 4x2 168.5" $39,160
ST 4x2 192.5" $39,265
ST 4x2 204.5" $39,335
SLT 4x2 144.5" $43,395
SLT 4x2 168.5" $43,580
SLT 4x2 192.5" $43,685
SLT 4x2 204.5" $43,755

Crew Cab:
ST 4x2 173.4" $42,175
ST 4x2 197.4" $42,330
SLT 4x2 173.4" $47,445
SLT 4x2 197.4" $47,600
Laramie 4x2 173.4" $52,430
Laramie 4x2 197.4" $52,585

Regular Cab:
ST 4x4 144.5" $42,685
ST 4x4 168.5" $42,870
ST 4x4 192.5" $42,975
ST 4x4 204.5" $43,050
SLT 4x4 144.5" $47,150
SLT 4x4 168.5" $47,335
SLT 4x4 192.5" $47,440
SLT 4x4 204.5" $47,515

Crew Cab:
ST 4x4 173.4" $45,890
ST 4x4 197.4" $46,045
SLT 4x4 173.4" $51,220
SLT 4x4 197.4" $51,375
Laramie 4x4 173.4" $56,300
Laramie 4x4 197.4" $56,455

The Ram CC will be available in the second quarter of 2011.

Source: Chrysler Group