2019 Ram 2500 Review and First Drive – Better Than Ever? | Edmunds – With a colossal peak torque of 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 Newton-meters) for models equipped with the Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel.
2019 ram 2500 diesel – Edmunds editor Travis Langness takes the new 2019 Ram 2500 out to see just what this rig has to offer. It has a fresh design, a high-tech user interface, and the latest advanced safety equipment.
Deep down, we know that’s not what it’s all about. All of the luxury trimmings on a heavy-duty rig are rendered useless if the truck can’t perform where it counts: towing and hauling. And guess what? The new Ram 2500 shines in those categories, too.
When the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 go on sale, you’ll have your choice of six trim levels — Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Power Wagon, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited. You can expect quite a range when it comes to pricing. The 2500 Tradesman work truck starts at $35,090, including destination, while the top-of-the-line 3500 Limited with the high-output Cummins diesel stretches above $80,000.
Q: What’s under the hood?
A: The 2019 Ram 2500 is available with two powertrains: a 6.4-liter V8 connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 6.7-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel connected to a six-speed automatic.
Q: How much power does it have?
A: The standard 6.4-liter engine makes 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The optional 6.7-liter turbodiesel makes 370 hp and a mere 850 lb-ft of torque.
Q: What’s the maximum payload?
A: With the standard V8, the max payload is 4,050 pounds. With the optional six-cylinder diesel, that number drops to 3,260 pounds.
Q: How much can it tow?
A: The Ram 2500 with the 6.4-liter V8 can tow as much as 17,580 pounds. With the 6.7-liter diesel engine, that number goes up to 19,780 pounds.
Read our First Drive about the 2019 Ram 2500 here: https://www.edmunds.com/ram/2500/2019/
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