Should you’re choosing the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional value. Non-obligatory 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 Ram 3500 Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel, which pushes the 2019 Ram 3500 Diesel into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.