The 2019 Ram 3500 is a pickup truck that comes with high tow rating, one powerful gasoline engines, even more, powerful diesel engine, four-wheel drive setup, an aggressive exterior and functional interior. A wide range of trim levels from basic to Limited are also in the offer, just like a multi-link rear suspension.
The improvements are minor, but more than enough to stay in line with other competitors, mostly Ford, GMC and Chevy models.
2019 Ram 3500 Exterior in higher trim level will get a bigger changes
Cosmetically, the upcoming 2019 Ram 3500 will remain the same. On the other hand, higher trim level models will suffer some bigger changes. For example, Laramie Longhorn and Limited models are featuring a front grille that ditched crosshairs openings and opted for nostril-style with RAM lettering placed in the center of it. The front bumper is now slotted and it provides better cooling. At the rear, a receiver hitch is the same as in current one and the new skid plates are optional.
The newest Ram 3500 comes with HD cameras, a backup camera that sits in the tailgate handle and the second camera is optional in the CHMSL. Ram also offers a Night Special Edition and Sport Appearance package.
The Night Edition adds a satin-black crosshair grille, black badges, black wheels and RAM lettering on the tailgate. Sport package brings also black wheels. However, it adds body-colored grille, bumpers and door handles.
2019 Ram 3500 Interior design and trim options
The interior of an all-new 2019 Ram 3500 is unchanged. While the design and the layout are basically the same, Ram decided to upgrade existing technology features such as controls, screens and infotainment system. Like on almost all of the Ram’s models, trim levels are tied to the level of luxury.
The base model offers vinyl flooring and basic stuff such as AM/FM radio with the 6-speaker system, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, smaller information screen, voice activation, external memory and steering wheel mounted audio controls. It also offers 40/20/40-split front bench seat, cruise control, automatic on/off headlights and air conditioning.
Lone Star and Big Horn models come with few upgrades, while Laramie model adds leather seats and more luxury, however, this isn’t the top trim level. The Limited model offers almost all of the available features as a standard, and that includes colored leather and more wood materials, especially on the dash and the steering wheel. Furthermore, this trim will also offer 10-speaker Alpine premium sound system, dual zone climate control, 10-Way memory driver and 6-Way passenger seat configuration and plenty of safety features. The Uconnect system is one of the best infotainment interfaces and it comes with a colorful 8.4-inch touchscreen.
The safety features in the new 2019 Ram 3500 will include a big list of components. We will separate some of them like Parkview backup camera, rear child safety locks, low tire pressure warning, emergency SOS system and electronic stability control. Some of this features will be offered in higher trims.
2019 Ram 3500 Under the Hood
The biggest changes happened under the hood of a new 2019 Ram 3500. A 6.7-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel powertrain gets an extra 30 lb-ft of torque. While it does not look like a big improvement, that extra 30 lb-ft of torque puts Ram 3500 on the top, when it comes to torque. The official numbers for this engine are 385 HP and astonishing 930 lb-ft of torque.
For those who prefer gasoline, a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 is also on the offer and it can burst 410 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is coming with a six-speed automatic transmission. It is also available in model Ram 2500.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The upcoming model 2019 Ram 3500 is one of the best pickup truck in the towing capacity section. It comes with many features for an easy towing. Thanks to the max tow package and rear air suspension this model is able to maximum tow 31.210 pounds. However, the maximum payload for the gas payload is 7350 pounds. Properly equipped, the newest Ram model can pull up to 15 tons.
The Ram 3500 will get trailer harness connector that will safely connect your trailer, heavy-duty hooks, Ram active air computer-controlled valve system and tow/haul mode select. Also, don`t forget rearview camera that sits for better visibility of trailer. The official number of the fuel economy is not yet available. But we expect better than in the last one model.
2019 Ram 3500 Price and Release Date
The price of the approaching 2019 Ram 3500 is around $32,000. Higher trim levels and more loaded options will take you over $50,000. The features like leather-trimmed bucket seats will cost $550 more. Also, if one needs cargo view camera it will add to the price $350, while convenience group package cost $400.
Ram’s latest pickup truck will go on sale later this year. As we already said at the beginning the pickup trucks from Ford, Chevy and GMC will compete with the new 2019 Ram 3500.