2019 RAM 2500

Original MSRP Range
$33,645 - $65,950
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
Unavailable
Find 2019 RAM 2500 Vehicles for Sale
1,985 vehicles starting at $24,795
2019 RAM 2500

What We Like

Ample power and torque with the HEMI and Cummins diesel engines; upgraded interior trim and features adapted from the Ram 1500; available 12-in Uconnect touchscreen; Power Wagon's off-road prowess; big-rig look; Rambox storage

What We Don't

No telescopic steering column

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 RAM 2500?

The 2019 Ram HD pickup has been redone from top to bottom with a new frame, an optional high-output Cummins turbodiesel with 1000 lb-ft of torque, a domed hood, a larger grille and a luxurious cabin with Ram 1500-inspired interior trim. See the 2019 Ram 2500 models for sale near you or See the 2019 Ram 3500 models for sale near you

Which 2500 is the Best?

The overwhelming motivations for buying a heavy-duty pickup over a light-duty one are increased payload and towing ability. The all-new 2019 Ram HD 2500 and HD 3500 are work trucks that just happen to be a whole lot more pleasant to spend time in now that they've adapted much of the well-executed leather-lined luxury fitments and updated infotainment features of the new Ram 1500 pickup. That said, the $12,200 tariff to move up from, say, a HD 2500 short-wheelbase 2-wheel-drive Laramie Crew Cab to the same truck in Limited trim might be better spent on upgrading to the Cummins turbodiesel, heavy-duty automatic transmission, towing package and other work-related hardware. With standard heated leather seats, 18-in alloys and the more-than-ample Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system, the Laramie trim offers good bang for the Ram Heavy-Duty buck. Find a Ram 2500 for sale or Find a Ram 3500 for sale

How Much Does a 2019 RAM 2500 Cost?

The 2019 Ram Heavy-Duty pickup is available in basic Tradesman, value-oriented Big Horn/Lone Star, off-road-oriented Power wagon, mainstream Laramie, luxurious Laramie Longhorn and range-topping Limited trims. See our Ram 1500 review for information on the Ram 1500 light-duty pickup.

Available in Regular or Crew cab only, the Tradesman is a bare-bones work truck with a standard black mesh grille, black bumpers, halogen headlamps, 17-in steel wheels, heavy-duty vinyl or cloth seats, an open upper glovebox, push-button start, Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera.

Available in Regular, Crew or Mega Cab, the Big Horn and Lone Star upgrade to a chrome grille surround, chrome bumpers, 18-in steel wheels, an integrated trailer brake controller and a choice of a front bench or bucket seats. Options include a power driver's seat, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen AM/FM stereo with SiriusXM, navigation, a premium audio system, a sunroof, LED exterior lighting, 20-in aluminum wheels and ParkSense front and a rear parking assist system.

The Crew Cab-only 4-wheel-drive Power Wagon rolls with black fender flares, black off-road grille, powder-coated black bumpers, large tow hooks, a Warn Zeon-12 winch, manual transfer case, tread-embossed cloth and vinyl seats, uplevel 7-in digital instrument cluster, 33-in Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac high-traction tires on 17-in alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting, Bilstein shocks, locking front and rear differentials, fog lamps, skid plates for the fuel tank and transfer case, hill-descent control, 4.10:1 final drive, a disconnecting front stabilizer bar and Articulink suspension.

Available in Crew or Mega Cab, the Laramie brings a chrome billet grille, chrome mirrors and door handles, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, fog lamps, body-color wheel flares, leather seat trim, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Uconnect 8.4 infotainment and ambient lighting. Laramie options include power side steps, 20-in alloy wheels, the Unconnect 12-in infotainment touchscreen, Premium Plus 17-speaker stereo and leather and suede seat coverings

Also available in Crew or Mega Cab, the Laramie Longhorn upgrades to a chrome slat grille, fixed side steps (power optional), chrome bumpers, adaptive headlamps, a Southwest-style leather-wrapped dashboard, door panels and armrests, alligator-look dash, seats, console and door trim, satin chrome and brushed-nickel trim, barnwood accents and wood tandem center console doors.

The top-of-the-line Limited also comes in Crew or Mega Cab body styles, and adds as standard Uconnect 12-in infotainment with SiriusXM, HD Radio and navigation, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, a corrugated mesh chrome grille, 20-in chrome alloy wheels, aluminum interior accents and power-operated side steps. Body-color bumpers are optional.

A towing technology package includes cargo-view and surround-view cameras, trailer tow mirrors, trailer reverse guidance and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert.

The Max Tow package is for Ram HD 3500 models only and brings 5th-wheel gooseneck prep, a 30K 5th-wheel hitch, the HD Aisin transmission, dual rear wheels with 4.10:1 rear axle, auto-leveling rear suspension, cargo-view camera, trailer brake controller and a DOT safety kit.

A Night Appearance package dresses up Laramie, Lone Star and Big Horn models black wheels, a black grille and black-out exterior trim and a Sport Appearance package on those same models goes with a black-theme interior, monochrome exterior, body-color trim and Park Sense park assist system.

2500 Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$42,350 / $39,8346 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box$42,550 / $40,0136 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box$37,895 / $35,6266 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$45,250 / $42,4306 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box$45,450 / $42,6096 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4' Box$46,750 / $43,9326 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box$40,795 / $38,2226 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$49,350 / $46,0996 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box$49,550 / $46,2786 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$52,250 / $48,6956 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box$52,450 / $48,8746 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4' Box$53,750 / $50,1976 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$61,550 / $57,0186 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box$61,250 / $56,7506 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$64,450 / $59,6146 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box$64,150 / $59,3456 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4' Box$65,950 / $61,1166 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$42,350 / $39,8346 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box$42,550 / $40,0136 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box$37,895 / $35,6266 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$45,250 / $42,4306 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box$45,450 / $42,6096 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4' Box$46,750 / $43,9326 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box$40,795 / $38,2226 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$56,550 / $52,5436 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box$56,750 / $52,7226 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$59,450 / $55,1396 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box$59,650 / $55,3186 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4' Box$60,950 / $56,6416 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$53,150 / $49,5008 Cylinder410N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$37,200 / $35,2246 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box$37,400 / $35,4036 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box$33,645 / $31,8216 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4' Box$40,100 / $37,8206 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box$40,300 / $37,9996 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box$36,545 / $34,4176 Cylinder Turbo / 8 Cylinder410N/A6-Speed Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RAM 2500 Safety

Is the 2019 RAM 2500 a Safe Car?

A Safety package adds adaptive cruise control with full stop, forward-collision warning with auto emergency braking, LED exterior lighting, automatic high-beams, rain-sensing wipers and on Laramie Longhorn and lower trims, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute (IIHS) for Highway Safety have tested the 2019 Ram HD pickups, but the similar 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab did receive Good scores from IIHS for small-offset frontal and side impacts, roof strength, head restraints and seat design.

Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Crash Rating
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/100,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Off-Road Pkg
  • Power Wagon Pkg
  • Snow Chief Group
  • Safety Group
  • Tradesman Level 1 Equipment Group
  • RamBox
  • Tradesman Level 2 Equipment Group

Competition

2019 RAM 2500 vs the competition

2019 Ford Super Duty -- It's hard to argue with success. The aluminum-bodied Ford Super Duty truck is the best-selling heavy-duty pickup. Power choices are a 385-hp 6.2-liter gas V8 or the 450-hp 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbodiesel V8 packing "just" 935 lb-ft of torque -- for now. Watch for a considerably updated 2020 Ford Super Duty pickup soon.

2019 Chevrolet Heavy Duty – The long-in-the-tooth-looking 2500 HD and 3500 HD Chevrolet Silverado is in the battle too with a 360-hp 6.0-liter gas V8 and a 445-hp Duramax turbodiesel V8 with 910 lb-ft of twist. Chevy's already shown a sharply redesigned 2020 model with a 10-speed automatic and max towing spec of 35,500 lbs.