2019 Ram 2500 Evaluate, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images
The 2019 Ram 2500HD and associated 3500HD are three-quarter and one-ton vans, respectively, which are new for 2019. Just like the outgoing heavy-duty vans, the brand new heavy-duty Ram pickups are primarily based on the Ram 1500 light-duty pickups that had been new for 2018—apart from all of the beefy powertrain and suspension bits, in fact.
When the brand new Ram 2500 truck goes on sale within the spring, the pickup will probably be accessible in practically numerous configurations: mattress, powertrain, trim, and choices abound.
Ram affords Tradesman, Massive Horn (or Lone Star for Texas consumers), Energy Wagon, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Restricted trim ranges for the heavy-duty truck. All can be found as 2500 variations; 3500 vans with single- or dual-rear wheel configurations can be found for each trim stage besides Energy Wagon, which is 2500 solely.
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Ram hasn’t but introduced how a lot the truck will value, though it is more likely to begin at greater than $34,000 in base, work-truck spec.
Fashion and efficiency
The brand new Ram 2500HD advert 3500HD pickup takes cues from the smaller light-duty pickup, proper right down to the butch grilles and excessive waist. The 2019 Ram does not ditch the “large rig” look of its predecessors, but it surely’s straighter this time with large headlights shaping its hulking shoulders. The grille relies on trim stage: Restricted variations get a gauntlet of horizontal chrome strips that waterfall down the face; Energy Wagons get a winch, tow hooks, and a blacked-out grille that will have been impressed by gladiatorial fight weaponry.
Alongside the physique sides, the Ram 2500 is generally a lifeless ringer for the 1500 pickup and its predecessor. Minor distinction: The Heavy Obligation pickups iron out the sculpted physique sides in comparison with the light-duty vans.
In again, branding is a sport Ram takes significantly. Relying on trim stage, the vans put on a chromed Ram’s head or a billboard-sized “RAM” model distinctive to Energy Wagons. If historical past is any indication, the heavy-duty truck’s subsequent trim ranges could have their very own type of grille and tailgate combos—none of them refined.
Much less refined: the Ram HD’s trump card of “moar energy” underneath the hood.
The banner advert first, then the caveat. This yr, the Ram Heavy Obligation might be geared up with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel that makes 1,000 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower. It is the primary mass-market pickup from the manufacturing facility with that sort of twist, however the quantity is basically window dressing. Dumping that sort of twist down the driveline within the first two gears would grenade its transmission, max torque can solely occur as soon as the truck is underway.
That prime-output engine is an choice for an choice, but it surely’s accessible with a manufacturing facility guarantee and thus frivolous competitors continues to be a sport in America.
The bottom engine that is customary on all fashions is a 6.4-liter V-Eight gasser that makes 410 hp and 429 lb-ft, which is identical as final yr. It is the engine that owns one of many Ram HD’s different superlatives: a 7,680-pound payload capability in some vans. It is teamed to a brand new 8-speed computerized transmission with an digital shifter.
The 6.7-liter inline-6 turbodiesel is elective and supplied in two tunes: the 400-hp, 1,000-lb-ft configuration, or a 370-hp, 850-lb-ft model. The previous huffs as much as 33 psi of turbocharged enhance and claims the Ram HD’s different powertrain title: it tows as much as 35,100 kilos in a particular configuration. Assuming you do not have a CDL, small city to tow, or an annoying neighbor to beef with within the driveway, the common 6.7-liter turbodiesel drags greater than 20,000 kilos in lots of configurations.
Rear-wheel drive is customary on all vans (besides Energy Wagon, which is simply four-wheel drive) and four-wheel drive is on the market. Two switch instances are supplied for the 2019 Ram HD; one is particularly engineered for max towing. A 3.73 or 4.10 rear-axle ratio is on the market, relying powertrain wants.
Consolation, security and options
Three mattress configurations can be found within the Ram HD: two-door Common Cab, four-door Crew Cab, and four-door Mega Cab, which affords extra rear-seat house. Three out of 4 Ram HD consumers will go for the Crew Cab configuration, it affords a 6-foot-Four or 8-foot mattress. Common Cabs solely get the 8-footer, Mega Cabs solely get the 6-foot-Four mattress.
With the shorter mattress, Crew Cab fashions measure 238.Eight inches from bumper to bumper, 260.Eight inches with the 8-foot mattress. (In case you do not repeatedly park in an airplane hangar.)
Inside, the size are largely the identical because the outgoing truck: Crew Cabs supply greater than 40 inches of rear-seat legroom, and seating for 5 adults is feasible. The Ram heavy responsibility splits from the outgoing model in materials availability and options. Prime trims of the truck supply extra leather-based than some other truck on sale, Tradesman variations are practically washable with a hose. The Energy Wagon boasts its personal cloth upholstery with tire treads, too.
A 5.0-inch show is customary on work-spec fashions, however does not keep there for lengthy. An 8.4-inch touchscreen is customary on most trim ranges (it is an choice on Massive Horn), and a 12-inch touchscreen is on the market on Laramie Longhorn fashions and customary on Restricted vans. (In case your truck is large, your touchscreen needs to be too, proper?)
In-truck storage for bottles, instruments, computer systems, recordsdata, or gear is plentiful. 5 USB ports can be found, together with 4 high-speed Sort-C plugs.
The Ram 2500 and 3500 is on the market for the primary time with energetic security options similar to computerized emergency braking, adaptive cruise management, and energetic lane management, however they’re elective on all trim ranges.
That is not all: as much as 17 audio system can fill the cabin with audio, a surround-view digicam system is on the market on most trim ranges, leather-based upholstery might be had on high trims, and an look package deal can match 20-inch wheels.