The upcoming 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup with amazing performances and towing ability. While Ram 1500 continues to improve every year, Ram 2500 is hard to replace. In a world where Chevy, Ford, and Ram are offering amazing trucks, Ram sits in the middle, respectfully.
However, it seems that Ram is going in a different way with two gasoline and one diesel powertrain. The new 2500 model offers both two and four-wheel drive setups and it is also available in numerous trim levels. For the new 2019 model, some changes are going to happen such as slight exterior and dimensional change. Price is also slightly higher as a result.
2019 Dodge Ram 2500 Exterior is Unique
Comparing Ram 2500 predecessors with the Ford Super Duty models makes no sense, as the Ram’s exterior is aging. However, new 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 comes with slight changes and the exterior is much attractive. The design is chrome-cladded and the highlight is a new front grille with distinct badging. Higher trim levels will have a body-colored grille, instead of chrome. Harvest edition offers colors that are the same as farm equipment. However, this model comes with new colors Holland Blue and Case Red.
Harvest models also get more aggressive features and the overall stance is more aggressive. The base model will come as slightly longer and wider vehicle, however, driving will not suffer because of that. Handling will remain, just as maneuvering. More aluminum work is done as well, the pickup is lighter and fuel economy will be better. Generally, the exterior is still miles away from Ford Super Duty models, but these refreshments are one big step forward for Ram.
2019 Dodge Ram 2500 Interior that is rich
The cabin is also stylish and rich. The 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 is packed with cloth and plastic materials, and higher models offer wood and leather. The interior looks elegant and polished, which comes as a surprise for such a big truck. Laramie models look luxurious, the seats are leather and come with climate-control options.
The heated steering wheel comes as standard too. The center console on a base model looks massive and the rotary shifter is so well placed that it makes more space up front. Some high-tech features that Chevy and Ford are offering are missing in this Ram’s model, especially optional features like massaging front seats or rear-seat entertainment. The Harvest edition adds heated seats, an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen and rubber floor mats.
2019 Dodge Ram 2500 Engine Expectations and Performance
The forthcoming 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 comes with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 gasoline engine as a standard. This powertrain cranks 383 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque. The upgrade is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that is also gasoline. It is capable of producing up to 410 HP and 429 lb-ft of torque. If you are a serious hauler, we recommend the Cummins 6.7-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel.
This engine is turbocharged and it returns 370 HP and astonishing 800 lb-ft of torque.
Towing and Transmission Options
The newest model 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 is able to tow up to 13,900 pounds with the 5,7-liter engine. However, with the 6,4-liter engine, the model will tow 16,320 pounds.
The models SLT, Outdoorsman, Laramie and Power Wagon will be offered with integrated trailer brake that is standard in this models. Gasoline powertrains are offering a 6-speed automatic transmission, while diesel comes with a 6-speed manual. Two-wheel drive is standard for all engines, while four-wheel drive setup is an option.
2019 Dodge Ram Price and Estimated Date of Release
The 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 Tradesman model with a regular cab will starts under $34,000. However, the 2500 Mega Cab with SLT trim will cost about 42.600. The more luxurious models like Laramie could cost $60,000. The new Ram’s heavy-duty pickup will go on sale in the Autumn of 2018.