This new 2019 Ram 3500 HD Limited and the Cimarron Norstar ten-horse trailer together cost more than $200,000. Here is what happens when we load the trailer to 29,000 lbs and take the new Cummins High Output on our 100-mile highway MPG loop.
Thanks to our friends at Transwest for providing this Cimarron Norstar trailer for this test.
2019 Ram 3500 HD
The Ram HD you see here is a Limited crew cab dually with nearly every option. It’s equipped with a new 6.7-liter I6 Cummins turbo-diesel with a rating of 400 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an updated 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. This truck has a maximum towing package with a 4.10 rear axle ratio.
We have already taken this truck on a 750 mile road trip (running unloaded) and showed you the efficiency the truck is capable of when empty.
Now it’s time to hook up a very heavy trailer, and get the real-world towing MPG number with a 29,000 lbs load. This 50-foot horse trailer is equipped with three axles and a unique air-ride system that can unload the rear axle to help with tight cornering maneuvers.
Check out the video to see what’s new and what’s not with the 2019 Ram HD truck, and to see exactly how we got the 8.7 MPG result after driving our regular highway towing loop at 70 MPH.