2019 Ram 2500 vs. 2019 Ram 3500

In the world of powerful heavy-duty pickups, the Ram brand reigns supreme. But which of the two most well-known heavy-duty Ram trucks is right for you? That depends on your preferences, how much money you want to spend, and how much weight you need to tow or haul.


Horsepower and Torque

The 2019 Ram 2500 is powered by the legendary 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine, which delivers a best-in-class 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Or go with the 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel inline-6 engine for 370 horsepower and a whopping 850 lb-ft of torque.

Three engines are available for the 2019 Ram 3500. You can get it with either of the two engines available for the Ram 2500, but if you need even more power, go with the 6.7-liter High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, which ups horsepower to 400 horsepower and torque to 1,000 lb-ft.

Towing and Payload

With the 6.4-liter HEMI, both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 can tow up to 17,130 pounds and have a max payload of 6,600 pounds. The standard diesel engine ups towing to 21,560 pounds and drops payload to 5,730 pounds. The 2019 Ram 3500’s high-output diesel variant is the most powerful, towing up to 35,100 pounds with a max payload of 7,680 pounds


As the smaller of the two trucks, the 2019 Ram 2500 starts at a lower price. The base trim with no packages or extra options for the 2019 Ram 2500 starts at $33,645. The base model of the 2019 Ram 3500 starts at $35,095.


Both the 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 are available with class-exclusive Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. They are also available with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Blind Spot Monitoring.


As you can see, both the 2019 Ram 2500 and 2019 Ram 3500 are top-tier trucks — and you can test-drive either model right here at Kevin’s Royal Auto.



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