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2019
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Ram 2500 2019 crew cab
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The all-new heavy-duty Ram 2500 promises industry-leading hauling and towing capabilities. It competes with the other Detroit monster trucks. Most important, the new Ram 2500 will offer key advanced safety features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning on all versions. The standard gasoline powertrain is a 6.4-liter V8 that puts out 410 horsepower teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel-powered version boasts a 370-hp, 6.7-liter 6-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic. When properly equipped, the Ram 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds. It continues to offer the excellent Uconnect infotainment system, with an optional 12-inch fully configurable screen.
All Ratings & Reliability
2018
  • Road Test
  • Reliability
  • Owner Satisfaction
The Ram 2500 mirrors the recent improvements that the Ram 1500 benefited from. With a coil-spring rear suspension, it now has a ride that is more refined than the rides of competing heavy-duty trucks. Chrysler's powerful 383-hp, 5.7-liter V8 is the standard engine, but you can opt for the torque-rich 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-six. This strong-pulling diesel isn't available on the Ram 1500. There is also a 6.4-liter V8. The truck lends itself easily to fifth-wheel towing, and it can be outfitted with a snow-plow preparation kit. The Ram 2500 has two rear cameras: one for backing up and another for monitoring what's in the bed. The crew cab's rear seat is very roomy, but access to the tall cab is awkward. A redesigned 2019 model has been introduced.
All Ratings & Reliability
2013-2017
2013 Redesign Year
Ram 2500 2017
Like other heavy duty versions, the 2500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine. Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright. In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $21,125 - $46,475 $18,150 - $43,090
2016 $16,800 - $44,075 $13,550 - $40,890
2015 $14,600 - $38,900 $11,425 - $36,125
2014 $17,150 - $35,500 $14,360 - $32,660
2013 $15,900 - $31,375 $12,995 - $28,495
2011-2012
2011 Redesign Year
Ram 2500 2012
In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand. Like other heavy duty versions, the 2500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine. Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $12,725 - $29,325 $9,895 - $26,395
2011 $11,325 - $25,100 $8,520 - $22,220
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Ram 2500 Ratings & Reliability
The all-new heavy-duty Ram 2500 promises industry-leading hauling and towing capabilities. It competes with the other Detroit monster trucks. Most important, the new Ram 2500 will offer key advanced safety features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning on all versions. The standard gasoline powertrain is a 6.4-liter V8 that puts out 410 horsepower teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel-powered version boasts a 370-hp, 6.7-liter 6-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic. When properly equipped, the Ram 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds. It continues to offer the excellent Uconnect infotainment system, with an optional 12-inch fully configurable screen.
2018
  • Road Test
  • Reliability
  • Owner Satisfaction
2018 Ram 2500 Ratings & Reliability
The Ram 2500 mirrors the recent improvements that the Ram 1500 benefited from. With a coil-spring rear suspension, it now has a ride that is more refined than the rides of competing heavy-duty trucks. Chrysler's powerful 383-hp, 5.7-liter V8 is the standard engine, but you can opt for the torque-rich 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-six. This strong-pulling diesel isn't available on the Ram 1500. There is also a 6.4-liter V8. The truck lends itself easily to fifth-wheel towing, and it can be outfitted with a snow-plow preparation kit. The Ram 2500 has two rear cameras: one for backing up and another for monitoring what's in the bed. The crew cab's rear seat is very roomy, but access to the tall cab is awkward. A redesigned 2019 model has been introduced.
2013-2017
2013 Redesign Year
Ram 2500 2017
Like other heavy duty versions, the 2500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine. Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright. In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $21,125 - $46,475 $18,150 - $43,090
2016 $16,800 - $44,075 $13,550 - $40,890
2015 $14,600 - $38,900 $11,425 - $36,125
2014 $17,150 - $35,500 $14,360 - $32,660
2013 $15,900 - $31,375 $12,995 - $28,495
2011-2012
2011 Redesign Year
Ram 2500 2012
In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand. Like other heavy duty versions, the 2500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine. Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $12,725 - $29,325 $9,895 - $26,395
2011 $11,325 - $25,100 $8,520 - $22,220