Does the New 2019 Ram HD Have What It Takes To Defeat Ford and GM? No, You’re Wrong! (Video)

Andre and Nathan disagree about the awesomeness of the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks in a big way. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks were just unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Next to the debuts of the new Toyota Supra and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the 2019 Ram HD pickup trucks debut was very significant.

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty lineup is pretty much all-new. There’s a lot that Ram brought to the table with their new Heavy Duty trucks including a new frame, new power, new diesel engines, new interiors updated exterior designs and more. Most notable among these new and upgraded goodies is the (up to) 1,000 lbs-feet of torque that’s now available in the 6.7-liter Cummins. That number is not only best-in-class, it’s almost hard to believe that someone (finally) pushed past the 1,000 lb-ft barrier.

You can read about the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel (here).

The other notable 2019 Ram Heavy Duty debut component was the 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon debut. A longtime favorite at the TFLtruck office, the Ram Power Wagon has been one of the most capable off-road pickup trucks built. While it’s still running the same HEMI as before, Ram added a new eight-speed ZF transmission to the Power Wagon. This, along with a host of new components (including a new frame) makes this similar looking icon nearly all-new.

That’s where the major argument begins.

Nathan is disappointed that the overall look and styling of these “all-new” trucks looks so much like the smaller 1500 Rams. He expected more differentiation between the trucks and he’s most displeased at the Power Wagon new rotary dial gear selector.

2019 Ram Power Wagon

Andre is blown away by the numbers, the statistics and the thinking behind the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty lineup. He argues that the power numbers, technical upgrades and high tech augmentation of these vehicles is monumental. He likes what Ram has done and completely disagrees with Nathan’s issues.

In this video, watch Andre and Nathan battle it out over what (they think) Ram got right and wrong with their newest Heavy Duty trucks!

Please, let us know what you think in the comments.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.