2019 RAM 2500

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2019 RAM 2500
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2019 RAM 2500 review: Our expert's take

By Aaron Bragman

They’re big, they’re beefy, they have an optional torque-monster engine — and they’re here. The new 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks have hit the streets, and PickupTrucks.com has the full first drive of these new rigs. Ram launched the new trucks at an event in Southern California, and we were there to drive a number of different configurations — both loaded up with massive trailers and empty, from the immensely capable off-road Power Wagon to the big daddy Ram 3500 dually.

Related: 2019 Ram 2500/3500 First Drive: Going for the Beef

What’s new for 2019? Aside from some styling updates outside and even more sumptuous cabins inside, the big news is the updated Cummins turbo-diesel engine. The turbocharged 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder engine cranks out 400 horsepower and a whopping 1,000 pounds-feet of torque – the most ever generated by a factory truck powertrain. That engine is mated to an upgraded six-speed Aisin transmission, while 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 gasoline-powered HD trucks get a new eight-speed automatic and a rotary-knob gear selector.

We drove a bunch of versions of the new HD pickups, from the entry-level 2500 Tradesman work truck to the 3500 Longhorn. But our favorite truck of the day was the new 2019 Power Wagon. The new transmission provides a super-low 1st gear, creating a low-range crawl ratio of 51:1 — giving it rock-crawling skills on par with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Add in the push-button front sway-bar disconnects and locking differentials, and it’s practically a three-ton mountain goat.

Click on over to PickupTrucks.com to read our First Drive of the new 2019 Ram heavy duties.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Hope it gives many years or service.

So far we really like it! First time to own a Diesel and a Dodge. Plan or keep this truck for many years. Good to buy local.


Good truck

Great truck for off roding 4x4 heavy duty can haul Boat or used for Commercial Great truck for off roding 4x4 heavy duty can haul Boat or used for Commercial


Ram are the best truck for everything I do

I personally rather drive a ram for all my jobs and every day working and for my family to I think they hold the value they last longer and nicer designs

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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