If you’re choosing the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 provides ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Dodge Ram 2500, however, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in step with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 also presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dodge Ram 2500, which pushes the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.