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2019 Ram 2500 review

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Pros

  • Excellent torque and towing capacity from available diesel engine
  • Upscale materials and design on higher trim levels
  • Comfortable seats and quiet cabin
  • Lots of impressive technology features and driver aids

Cons

  • Optional diesel engine makes an unpleasant noise and vibration
  • Some drivers may find the driving position too high

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The 2019 Ram 2500 is redesigned and improved

The Ram 2500, formerly known as the Dodge Ram 2500, was fully redesigned for 2019, and comprehensively improved – as long as you like power, technology, and comfort. On the outside, the Ram got a lighter body and stronger frame, a more powerful standard V8 engine, and a new optional turbocharged diesel engine. This new engine gives the 2500 a max towing capacity of almost 20,000 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. Both a 6-foot 4-inch short bed and 8-foot-long bed are offered. Inside, the cabin has improved comfort and ergonomics, along with more upscale materials on higher trims. A 12-inch infotainment screen is available, along with a surround-view camera system and a full suite of driver aids, including adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. Inside and out, the 2019 Ram 2500 is thoroughly more modern than 2018 models.

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What is new for the 2019 Ram 2500?

  • The 2500 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Limited and Longhorn.
  • The Laramie Limited, Laramie Longhorn, and SLT trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • 2500 trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Defroster, Sunroof(s), Automated Cruise Control, Leather & Suede Seats, Long Bed, Bed Liner, Turbo Diesel Engine, CD Audio, Apple CarPlay, and Harman Kardon Sound as standard equipment this year.
  • The Bighorn trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Tradesman trim now comes with Smart Key, Bluetooth Technology, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Laramie trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Lonestar trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

2019 Ram 2500 trims

Curious how Ram 2500 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Tradesman:

  • 410-hp, 429-lb-ft of torque 6.4L
  • 370-hp, 850-lb-ft of torque 6.7L
  • Smart Key
  • Rear View Camera
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • View our Ram 2500 Tradesman inventory

Bighorn:

Lonestar:

Laramie:

  • Includes all features available on the Lonestar
  • Leather Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Parking Sensors
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • View our Ram 2500 Laramie inventory

Longhorn:

Limited:

Power Wagon:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Ram 2500

What We Like

Strong engine choices: For 2019, the redesigned Ram 2500 upped the ante on power. The Ram’s base gasoline V8 makes 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The new optional turbocharged diesel engine makes an impressive 850 lb-ft of torque and offers massive towing and hauling potential.

Excellent comfort: Ram made a lot of changes to upgrade the Ram 2500’s comfort: an improved cabin with more upscale materials on higher trim levels, plush and supportive seats, redesigned suspension, and more sound insulation with active noise cancellation. The redesigned 2500 is a top pick for comfort in the heavy-duty segment.

Impressive tech features: Ram packed the redesigned 2500 with modern tech. You can get a 12-inch touchscreen, full cell-phone integration, a complete set of driver aids including adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring, and a surround-view camera system.

What needs improvement

Diesel engine noise: The Ram 2500’s optional turbocharged diesel engine is powerful and capable, but it creates noticeable vibration through the steering wheel and pedals, and an intrusive droning noise at freeway speeds. Considering the work Ram did to tame noise in the 2500’s cabin, the diesel engine’s soundtrack stands out more than it might in a less quiet truck.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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Average

RepairPal gave the Ram 2500 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Ram 2500 12th out of 19 among Fullsize Trucks.

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Ram 2500 features and specs

Lonestar 2WD 2D Regular Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Long Bed
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Fifth Wheel Tow Hitch
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Gooseneck Tow Hitch
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

6.4L

Horsepower

410

Torque (ft-lbs)

429

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

32

Wheelbase

140.5"

Overall length

232"

Width

79.4"

Height

78"

Leg room

F 40.9"

Head room

F 39.8"

Front tires

LT275/70SR18

Rear tires

LT275/70SR18

Seating capacity

3

Max towing capacity

1497/14970 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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