What’s the definition of a modern luxury pickup truck? Here is an answer from Ram trucks. It’s a new 2019 Ram 2500 HD mega cab 4×4 in Limited trim, and the final sticker price for this truck is $84,000. What do you get for this money? Here is our quick take.
2019 Ram 2500 HD
The Ram HD mega cab continues for the 2019 model year. Ram has kept the same cab structure, bed, and wheelbase. As the “mega” cab name implies, this truck has copious amounts of interior space. The rear seats fold down to create a flat loading surface or recline provide the passengers more comfort and a little extra legroom.
The interior of this truck is all-new. It uses the same theme, materials, and technology that Ram also put into their 2019 Ram 1500 half-ton trucks. The Limited trim combines leather, wood, and metal trim together for a classy and comfortable cabin. If you need to have the latest technology, the 12-inch vertical infotainment screen is also available here.
Under the hood of this 2500 HD is a “standard” version of the new and updated 6.7L Cummins I6 turbo-diesel. The new rating is 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque. It now produces 50 lb-ft of torque more than before. The 3/4-ton truck use an updated 68RFE 6-speed automatic transmission. Ram says this transmission has been updated for increased capability and smoother shifting.
The exterior look is very familiar, but it includes a larger front grille with new adaptive LED head lights that can follow your steering input for better illumination while turning.
Ram says the new heavy duty truck has a better ride and a quieter cabin than the truck it replaces. The truck you see here is also equipped with air suspension. In fact, the only option this truck does not have is the Off-Road package.
We can confirm, the cab of the new Ram heavy duty is quieter than most other trucks. We confirmed it recently, while towing with a Ram HD 3500 dually.
While this truck is rated to tow around 17,000 lbs, all of the luxury features and the big mega cab combined for a lot of curb weight. Hence, the payload on this truck is around 1,500 lbs.
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