2019 Ram 2500 Review, Avondale, AZ

The 2019 RAM 2500 Just Might be the Heavy-Duty Truck that Has it All

For a long time, many commercial-grade trucks have offered essentially the same experience. No features, no comforts, no style, and no tech--just four wheels, an engine, and an AM/FM radio--and that's fine to get the job done. But why not enjoy getting the job done? The new 2019 RAM 2500 offers you more power than before, as well as all the modern comforts, features, and technologies that help make driving more enjoyable. Power, tech, comfort, and style--this all-new RAM truck proves that you can have it all.

A Legendary Pair of Powertrains

When it comes to power and performance, the new 2019 RAM 2500 returns with two proven winners: the legendary HEMI V8 and the iconic Cummins Turbo Diesel.

The 6.7-liter Cummins I6 offers best-in-class towing strength in the RAM 2500, with a max trailer rating of 21,560 pounds, as well as a hearty payload rating of 5,730 pounds. These impressive ratings are thanks to the Cummins' improved 850 pound-feet of torque and 370 horsepower.

RAM 2500 buyers who prefer gasoline power will enjoy the HEMI V8's 429 pound-feet of torque and 410 horsepower, providing a payload rating of 6,600 pounds and a max trailer weight of 17,130 pounds.

A Configuration Fit for Any Job

No matter the job at hand, you can customize the new 2019 RAM 2500 to get it done right. For those who need all-terrain capability, choose a 4x4 model like the RAM 2500 Power Wagon, which features off-road upgrades including heavy-duty skid plates, locking differentials, WARN ZEON-12 winch, Bilstein shock absorbers, and more.

The 2019 RAM 2500 is available with a variety of bed lengths, cab sizes, and trims to fit any need. With a wide lineup including the Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Power Wagon, Laramie, Big Horn, and Tradesman trims, you can choose the cab setup that's fit for the task at hand, whether that's a six-seat cab with durable vinyl seats for the crew, a spacious crew cab with premium heated leather seats and wooden trim, or anything in between.

At the top end you'll find the RAM 2500 Limited and Laramie Longhorn, which are the only vehicles in their class to feature full leather seat upholstery, and they offer more genuine wood accents than any competitor too. Even the base RAM 2500 Tradesman is well-equipped, featuring a class-exclusive link coil rear suspension, active grille shutters, and Uconnect infotainment technology.

You'll find plenty of storage and seating space both front and rear in the RAM 2500, with a reclining rear seat with 43 inches of legroom, folding rear seats, rear seat storage, and plentiful small item bins. The cab is calm and quiet too with advanced active noise cancellation technology.

Leading Edge Technology

While many other pickups languish with outdated tech, the RAM 2500 is fully-equipped with some of the finest features available. 2019 RAM 2500 models offer everything you need and more, like a seventeen-speaker harmon/kardon surround sound system, a largest in class twelve-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and full smartphone connectivity.

The digital instrument cluster gives you an extra set of eyes on the job site, with trailer height monitoring, safety system information, trailer and truck tire pressure monitoring, directional information, and more displayed right where you need it, when you need it.

RAM brings you the latest in safety tech as well, with a Bird's-Eye View display system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist, and a cargo camera.

The RAM 2500 Does it Right

No matter the job, the RAM 2500 is well-equipped to take it on, and unlike many other options out there these days, you'll be comfortable and connected whenever you're on the clock. With its advanced infotainment features, active safety systems, and modern interior styling, the RAM 2500 can make a hard day's work more than enjoyable. We have little doubt that the RAM 2500 heavy-duty commercial-grade pickup truck will be a class-leader for many years to come, thanks in large part to its innovative features, potent performance, and modern styling.

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