Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its new 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup truck will have a starting price of $35,090 including the $1,695 destination fee.
The Ram 3500 will start at $36,540 including the destination fee
The 2019 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab commercial trucks – Ram’s heaviest haulers – will start at $36,445, including the destination fee, the automaker said Tuesday.
Ram unveiled its redesigned line of heavy-duty pickups at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January but held off on announcing prices until the trucks were closer to going on sale. The new vehicles should be reaching dealer lots in the second quarter of this year.
The new Ram 2500 three-quarter and 3500 1-ton models shown at the North American International Auto Show bear a strong resemblance to the light-duty Ram 1500, also recently redesigned.
Tops in torque
The diesel-powered Ram 3500 is the first HD pickup to produce up to 1,000 pound-feet of torque, a benefit of an optional high-output Cummins turbo-diesel 6.7-liter engine rated at 400 horsepower and available only in the 3500. That engine, mated to an Aisin six-speed transmission, adds another $11,795 to the cost.
Ram unveiled the 2019 Ram chassis cab at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month. The new medium-duty truck will have higher power, payload and tow ratings than the model it replaces.
“In launching the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks, we knew it was important to offer class-leading capability, features and technology. But it’s also important to offer our great products at a competitive price,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Truck Brand.
The trucks will come in a wide range of configurations and trim levels. The starting price is for the two-wheel-drive Ram 2500 Tradesman regular cab. But the Ram 3500 Limited Mega Cab 4×4 with a 12-inch dash touch screen comes in at $68,745 including the destination fee.
The starting prices assume buyers are getting the standard 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel with a six-speed automatic transmission – a different version than the one available on the 3500 only – is an extra $9,100.
Ram said the new heavy-duty pickup will have the segment’s highest torque ratings, highest towing at 35,100 pounds and highest payload at 7,680 pounds.
The new Rams will offer technology and features that are just making their way from passenger cars into work trucks. They include adaptive cruise control that can come to a full stop even while towing and forward-collision warning. The pickups also get a 360-degree surround-view camera, trailer-reverse guidance, cargo-view camera with dynamic gridlines, auxiliary cameras and a bed-lowering system.
The new Ram Chassis Cab trucks will have a towing capacity of up to 35,220 pounds, a gross combined weight rating of 43,000 pounds and payload rating of up to 12,510 pounds.