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2019 Ram 2500

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Ram 2500 highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

3 out of 5


  • 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


  • 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.

All Ram 2500 years

New for 2019

  • 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 Leather & Suede Seats, Rear Defroster, Blind Spot Monitor, Sunroof(s), Automated Cruise Control, Bed Liner, Long Bed, Turbo Diesel Engine, Apple CarPlay, CD Audio, and Harman Kardon Sound as standard equipment this year.
  • The Laramie 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 Bighorn trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Lonestar trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Power Wagon trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

Explore Ram 2500 details

Tradesman 2WD 2D Regular Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Long Bed
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Vinyl Seats

Optional Features

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Fifth Wheel Tow Hitch
  • Gooseneck Tow Hitch
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

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Leg room

F 40.9"

Head room

F 39.8"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

1508/15080 lbs.



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.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ram 2500 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ram 2500 17th out of 25 among Fullsize Trucks.

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