In a league of heavy-duty trucks, the newest 2019 Ram 3500 is a name to reckon with. Despite rivals like Ford and GM coming up with revised versions of their heavy-duty pickup trucks, the RAM 3500 remains the de facto choice for a section of buyers.
The ruggedness and utilitarian features of the model have helped it retain the popularity over the years. Since 2010 the truck has been dominating the roads and it has been updated in various ways over these years, the 2019 model comes with almost no styling changes but the powertrain receives a major boost.
2019 Ram 3500 Weight and Features
The 2019 Ram 3500 HD looks much like the existing version and no visual styling has been changed. However, selected trims get a new grille. It will be sold in varying hues. The trims are- tradesman, Bighorn, SLT, Laramie, Limited and Laramie Longhorn- much like the 2017 model.
The front bumper has inlets for better engine cooling. The Tungsten edition is also available for the 3500 line-ups. It gets extra chrome accents on the body, unique wheels and special grille styling. The model comes with 18″ x 8.0″ Aluminum w/Walnut Pockets and Tires: LT275/70R18E BSW AS. There are three cab sizes- Mega Cab, Regular, Crew Cab.
|Gross Axle Wt Rating – Front||5500 lbs|
|Gross Axle Wt Rating – Rear||7000 lbs|
|Curb Weight – Front||4149 lbs|
|Curb Weight – Rear||3003 lbs|
|Reserve Axle Capacity||5348.00 lbs|
|Curb Weight||7152.00 lbs|
|Reserve Axle Capacity – Front||1351.00 lbs|
|Reserve Axle Capacity – Rear||3997.00 lbs|
|As Spec’d Curb Weight||7152.00 lbs|
|As Spec’d Payload||4248.00 lbs|
|Maximum Payload Capacity||4248.00 lbs|
|Gross Combined Wt Rating||19900 lbs|
|Gross Axle Weight Rating||12500.00 lbs|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating||11400.00 lbs|
2019 Ram 3500 Interior
The cabin of 2019 Ram 3500 HD also remains like that of the 2017 model. The base trim looks rather Spartan but things improve as you move up the trims. Laramie trim looks rather lavish and the Laramie Longhorn has a cowboy theme inspired looks. Limited trim is lavish with a capital L and wood trim is there.
For the entertainment, the new model comes with Uconnect 4C Nav w/8.4″ display, Wireless streaming, mighty 10 Alpine speakers, 2 LCD monitors In the front and real-time traffic display.
We also expect in the new version ventilated and heated front seats, 10-Way Memory Driver & 6-Way passenger seats. Also, it will come with Gauges that include: Oil Temperature, Oil Pressure, speedometer, odometer, engine coolant temp and tachometer.
The 2019 Ram 3500 HD gets enough safety features and amenities but most of these are found on top two trims. FCA’s new UConnect infotainment is superb and matches up to FORD’s and GM’s offerings very well.
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Parking Sense Front And Rear Parking Sensors|
|Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags|
|Parking View Back-Up Camera|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners|
|Rear Child Safety Locks|
2019 Ram 3500 Engine Variants
In the powertrain segment, the 2019 Ram HD 3500 gets a most noteworthy boost. The 6.7-L inline-six turbo diesel engine is the same but its capacity gets a boost that makes the truck a notch ahead of rivals. It still makes 385 horsepower and the torque figure is 930 pound-feet/1,700 rpm. This is the result of Ram and Cummins joining hands.
The lower output engines with 350 horsepower and 370 horsepower, however, do not receive the boost. The 6.7-L Cummins engine gets comes with an Aisin branded six-speed automatic transmission unit.
You may also opt for the powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 which makes 383 HP this engine is only available in 2500 Ram. However, the 2019 Ram 3500 also comes with powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 unit that makes 410 HP. This engine is also available with 370 horsepower at 4,600 rpm (Mega Cab only).
As for the acceleration, it can speed up from 0 to 60 mph I just 8.6 sec. However, the top speed is limited to the 103 mph. There are no official EPA ratings for the upcoming trucks in this moment. But we expect little better fuel economy in this one model.
2019 Ram 3500 Towing Capacity
The newest model 2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty comes with a powerful engine of 385 horsepower and the 930 pound-feet. This engine will tow maximum 31,210 pounds-a staggering figure. However, its maximum payload capacity is 7,390 pounds.
2019 Ram 3500 Price and Availability
The exact price of 2019 Ram 3500 is not clear at this moment. However, the base trim price may begin at $34.000. The most equipment version of the truck will easily reach $60,000-and-above. It will debut at the end of 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Ram HD 3500 is a superb pickup with nice design and excellent engine. The towing capacity and features are good enough. However, minimal changes in styling make it look somewhat dated. With right pricing, FCA can still make it a worthy opponent of the Ford Super Duty series.