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2019 RAM 2500

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2019 RAM 2500 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

We spent the day with the 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon at Indiana's Badlands Off Road Park in Attica to throw the new Power Wagon up some cliffs and down some trails to see if there's anything out there that can successfully stand in its way.

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 disconnect...

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

What drivers are saying

4.1
52 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

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(5.0)

Best truck I’ve had so far.

by M Buse Contractors from Waterford WI on July 4, 2020

Plenty of options and room, great ride and plenty of power. Love everything about it. The camera system is great for towing, don’t even feel like you have a trailer on the truck. Read full review

(3.0)

Air conditioning is horrible

by Demaggg from Greenwood lake NY on June 18, 2020

Only buy this if you don’t mind being hot in the summer. Nice truck except for this issue and the fact that FCA is hanging us out to dry on this defect. Check the forums, for every positive review ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 RAM 2500 currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 RAM 2500 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by RAM

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 2500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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