In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel, which pushes the 2019 Ram 2500 Diesel into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.