BUFFALO, NY — The 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty is full of performance that will impress any truck owner. Ram packed this all-new truck with big technology to match the award-winning 1/2 ton truck, but this is a work truck that offers features for the everyday driver to the person who needs to get things done.
There are 2 engine choices gasoline, Cummings Turbo Diesel and an optional HD diesel with mind-blowing torque for serious hauling and work. Ram is offering the ultimate work truck for every truck fan. The towing capacity for the HD 2500 is up to 19,780 pounds for the regular engine options.
Lots of options:
Because truck buyers want to make their own choices on options and trims, Ram is offering 6 different trim levels: Power Wagon, Big Horn, Tradesman, Limited, Laramie Long Horn Edition, and Laramie. To customize your new RAM truck, there are 29 exterior colors and 12 interior color options. That is pretty impressive.
We test-drive the Laramie 4×4 with the Cummings Diesel engine. The multi-media interface was very impressive and was intuitive to operate which is better than many other brands. Its 12” U-Connect touch screen has always been a highlight on the FCA vehicles. There are tons of charging ports and storage which is an important feature in any truck. The audio system is Harmon / Kardon with 17 speakers. Blend that with the comfortable seating and quiet cabin and you’d think you were driving a car.
On the negative side, the hidden rear step requires some effort and won’t fit larger boot sizes. I’m not a fan of the optional convex mirror on the bottom of the side mirrors and we felt that the was quite a bit of brake pedal effort required.
From a safety standpoint, the 2019 Ram 2500 is with available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. It is the only heavy-duty truck with the ability to help warn the driver when an accident is imminent and come to a complete stop, even when a trailer is attached.
Check out our review to see how it performs off road. You can get the Car Coach Report rating so you can compare it with the competitors.