This 2019 Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab Is SHOCKINGLY Expensive
– But How Well Can It Tow?
Keep in mind, this is a top-of-the line 2019 Ram HD 2500 Laramie Longhorn Heavy Duty Mega Cab 4X4 with the Cummins turbo-diesel. This Ram is one of the most expensive Ram trucks you can buy. It’s loaded up to the gills in tech and comfort. Still, many question such a truck’s capability at towing.
Whazz-up under the hizzle?
The big Ram sports the heavily revised 370 horsepower 6.7-liter, straight-six Cummins turbocharged diesel. It makes 850 lbs-feet of torque. Keep in mind, a more powerful version is available in the 3500. This diesel is paired with a Ram-sourced six-speed automatic transmission. A similar transmission is available in the 3500 – but that one is a heavier duty six-speed from Aisin.
Check out the Ram Laramie HD Black package (here).
With this configuration, this 2019 Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab can pull 14,900 lbs and haul 1,960 lbs. The capacities are much higher for a base Ram 3/4-ton configuration. Maximum towing for a properly equipped Ram 2500 HD is 21,000 lbs. It can haul as much as 4,000+ lbs.
We did two runs in the 2019 Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab. Stephen (our Canadian Bureau Chief) did a dry loop. On this run, there is nothing in the bed and nothing is being towed. This approximately 50-mile run on a mix of country roads and highway cruising yielded an impressive 21.3 MPG.
The second run used a large ATV/snowmobile trailer that weighs around 2,000 lbs. While it is no challenge for the big Ram to pull that weight, it does create a lot of drag. The trailer’s slab-sided, and it sits on top of dual axles. Both characteristics create a good deal of drag.
Surprisingly, the fuel mileage took a big hit. Total MPG over the same 50-mile loop with a trailer was 13.3 MPG. Keep in mind: a less luxurious, two-wheel drive version would most certainly get better fuel economy.
The sticker? $98,660.00 – Canadian dollars. That’s roughly $81,000 – U.S. Yikes!
Watch this fun towing video as Stephen gives you an insightful perspective on this mega-expensive, mega cab pickup truck.