2019 Ram HDs Start at $35,090

image from p.widencdn.net

Revealed to the public at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we now have complete pricing for the new 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks. Prices start at $35,090 for a Ram 2500 Tradesman 4x2 regular cab equipped with the 6.4-liter V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission and go all the way up to the $80,540 for a Ram 3500 Limited Mega Cab 4x4 with the Cummins turbo-diesel and six-speed. All prices include a destination fee, and in most cases, 2019 prices are just slightly more than 2018 prices.

Related: 2019 Ram 2500/3500 Video: Up Close With the Ram Experts

With regular-, crew- and Mega-cab choices, along with long or short wheelbases, gas or diesel engines, 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains and five trim levels (Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited), the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks offer an almost uncountable number of configurations. And don't forget about the 2500 Power Wagon and 3500s with single- or dual-rear-wheel setups. The mix is quite complex.

It's worth noting that the 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon goes up only $55 when compared to the 2018 model, and you get a stronger platform, a lighter truck (meaning higher payload) and the all-new eight-speed transmission with the lower 1st gear (which provides a 51:1 crawl ratio). That's lots of additional value for the new off-roader. Crew-cab Power Wagons start at $54,595 and come with more fuel-efficient 3.73:1 axle gears, the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 and a redesigned front winch with a stronger synthetic rope replacing the steel cable. All 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagons will continue to offer front and rear locking differentials, a front sway-bar disconnect and Bilstein shocks. The less expensive Power Wagon Tradesman with fewer standard features will still be available as a 4x4 crew cab for less than $50,000.

Base 2500 and 3500 models come standard with the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 mated to the new — for the HD lineup — ZF 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission with a 4.71:1 1st gear. The optional turbo-diesel 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder Cummins and six-speed automatic transmission add $9,100, while the high-output Cummins engine option (with 1,000 pounds-feet of torque) adds $11,795. The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 are on sale now.

More From PickupTrucks.com

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams


image from p.widencdn.net

image from p.widencdn.net

image from p.widencdn.net

image from p.widencdn.net


C'mon. Admit it! You want one. Especially you Ford fan boys.

and a redesigned front winch with a stronger synthetic rope replacing the steel cable

a HUGE improvement over the steel. I worked in the maritime industry as a young man and you cannot put enough grease on steel rope to keep it from rusting.

I think Ram did a good job on this, but I don't want one...see reasons below.


Available Cummins diesel with 1,000 ft-lb of torque
Available luxury interior
More truck looking front end than half-ton
Enhanced payload and towing


Legendary FCA reliability
Gas V8's less powerful than competitors
Dial transmission shifter
Exterior sheet metal mostly carry-over
Air suspension unreliable and very expensive to fix
12" touch screen, very expensive to fix

This truck is a step up for the GM Losers.

A step down for the Ford Fans

Any truck is a step up compared to a 4.8L Silverado

I am in the market for a new HD truck. I have narrowed my search to 2020 GMC 2500 with the Duramax, and the 2019 Ram 2500 with the Cummins.
I am leaning more towards the GM due to it coming with the Duramax and 10 speed Allison, has more power than the standard Cummins, the HO is a little pricey. The other thing that scares me is Ram/Fiat reliability really does suck, I owned a 2010 Ram and it was poorly engineered, mostly steering and electronics. GMC has an all new platform this year and is a great looking truck with more capability than the Ram 2500. As soon as I can test drive both I will be able to decide.

Again trying to be like me..
.you Can't so get your own name

See Texas1836

🤡's like this imposter ruin the site...they offer nothing to the forum. It's so disrespectful

Nice looking truck. Price should start nelomg $30k for these steipped down 2wd trucks.

'Below' $30k.

@Steven Green

I hear ya on Ram quality, my Ram had multiple problems as well, so much so that after about one year of ownership I decided to get rid of it...didn't want to spend even more of my time going to dealer to get the truck fixed AGAIN, and waiting for parts etc. I look at the new Ram, and I think about how nice the interior is, and how powerful the Cummins HO is, and it makes me momentarily interested...but then I come back to reality...which is I will never forgive Ram for the problems that they caused me in the past (current reliability looks at least as bad as when I had my Ram).

I am eye balling the new GMC Denali 3500 with the Duramax, but will be at least looking at the Ford super-duty as well.

Any truck is a step up compared to a 4.8L Silverado
Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 20, 2019

Have you owned a truck yet? Not a toy truck but a real one.

A toy truck like your antiquated 4.8L Shitrado?

@texas1836--The new Sierra Denali is a nice truck much nicer than the Silverado High Country. I like GMC more and more. Chevrolet has some odd styling and for not much more you can get a GMC. I like the Ram but as you have stated the reliability would keep me away from any FCA product.

@Jeff s

Although the new Silverado HD exterior has grown on me, and I no longer consider it an ugly-duckling, the GMC Denali does look a lot better. I'm kind of over the under-done interior, it is still very functional, basically looks good and truck-like...but it can't hold a candle to the Ram interior.

Oh well, a good time to buy a RAM or a CHEBY;



Thanks for sharing. In my area, I have been seeing $15k off sticker for the NEW Ram, and $7k off sticker for the NEW Silverado. At the end of the 2018 model year, I was seeing about $11k off of the 2018 F150's, and about the same for the 2018 Silverado's. I suspect that in the next two or three months GM will up the incentives as production of the new model ramps up, right now they are only at about 50% of full production rate. I think there is no way GM wants to let Silverado fall to number 3 in sales. Ram clearly wants to be number 2 since they have really upped the incentives so early in the model year (while GM cannot compete because they are well below full production rate for the new models).

Oxi told me I can put some helper springs and make my Tacoma a 1 ton and because the Ram 2500 is a 3/4 ton the Tacoma can Haul more weight and tow better because the 4 cylinder is bullet proof and makes awesome power. 1000 ft lbs? I bet the Toyota 4 cyl is 2,000 and it doesn’t need Oil, just a single unicorn tear, and Carebear farts for fuel.

Mopar reliability has always been dubious, but there must be a full-scale blackout on Ford Sync issues. That single handedly drove thousands to Imports.

$50 000 in AUD for a truck that carries at most 2 500-3 000 lbs. Expensive!

$130 000 AUD for truck to carry 4 000 or 5 000lbs! For that money you can buy a REAL truck, so you don't need to tow.

Phew! Those US pickups are getting expensive.

Australia is the best.

F the rest.

Mop the Floor, just stating the obvious. US pickups are getting real expensive.

Anyways, get back to mopping.

Pretty standard fare really.

A few of the commenters seem unable to make the most elementary conclusions about the realities of COST and PRICE.

The cost of something the net difference between the price you pay at retail, along with the costs of expenses and operations, minus the amount you receive when you sell it.

The price at retail, as Texas 1836 notes is considerably less than the MSRP. All told the price you pay will vary.

C'mon. Admit it! You want one. Especially you Ford fan boys.

Posted by: papajim

Papa, what don't you understand about this truck's design being conceived in 2009? It's already an ancient design, man. Fiat blew it, bro. The new half-ton cab would've been a great upgrade for this 3rd placer.

I think everyone should chip in to buy papajim a brand new Ford for Christmas so he can experience what a real truck is like.

@eagle one aka birdbrain

I have actually owned Ford trucks. Have you ever owned ANY truck of ANY brand. Nobody had "to chip in" for me to get a truck. My last new Ford was a clunker that I traded in less than 18 months because it was a huge disappointment.

Just so you know.

I would have thought the price may have gone down with the second year of tax savings everybody is enjoying.

I want a half ton PowerWagon, and not the Rebel.


here's a secret. . .

you won't know what the real price of any American pickup is (compared to MSRP) until you negotiate a bit. Read a book called The Art of the Deal. It tells you how to do it.

Or not. Just go into the dealership and say, here's my checkbook take as much as you like.

Papajim is such a nasty man.

@Big Al--I think people will pay as much as the manufactures will charge. Seems many on this site would buy a truck regardless of price. You can now get a 96 month loan.

the FAKE Jeff kisses up to his pal at the Sheep Ranch

papajim--Fake papajim. You are so full of it.

This is by far the best HD on the market. For the guy crying about what could break you get get a 7 year unlimited factory warranty for around 2500.

After my experience with a Chevy 2500, I'm going with Ram next round. I can't trust GM anymore with vibration issues 3 dealers can't seem to fix, replaced steering gear after only 20,000 miles and having a turbo needing to be replaced out of warranty because they can't place the damn oil line properly.

I think I will stick with GM or Ford myself. My Silverado 2500 Duramax/Allison had one problem over the seven years I owned it, the ABS controller went out about 6 months after the warranty ran out, GM ended up replacing it for free anyway.

having worked in a service department I can tell you that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Service writers and even the techs have some resources they can rely on to help customers get a fair shake. Oftentimes a product may have a faulty component that is not well understood by the public, but the service staff knows how to get the item fixed or replaced without sticking the customer with the charge, as in the case you described.


It is nice to have service people who will go the extra mile to try and help you like that. I was ecstatic that they replaced the ABS controller for free, I think it was like a $600 part. I had purchased the truck at that dealership in my small town, they knew who I was and treated me well. I ended up purchasing my next new truck from them as well.

@Texas1836--Not all dealers are the same, just appreciate that you got a good dealer who cares about their customers.

The comments to this entry are closed.