2019 Ram HD Pricing Starts At $33,395, Diesel Option Alone Costs Almost As Much As A Nissan Versa

Following their unveiling at the North American International Auto Show, Ram has announced its redesigned Heavy Duty truck lineup will be priced from $33,395.

Costing $350 more than its predecessor, the 2019 Ram 2500 will be offered in five different trims ranging from the entry-level Tradesman to the luxurious Limited. Ram hasn’t released detailed pricing, but the base truck comes standard with a regular cab and an 8 foot (2,438 mm) bed. Buyers will also find a 5-inch Uconnect infotainment system, a four-speaker audio system and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

Power is provided by a standard 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that develops 410 hp (306 kW / 416 PS) and 429 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system.

Drivers looking to upgrade to a diesel engine will have to shell out $9,100 for the optional 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel inline-six. It produces 370 hp (276 kW / 375 PS) and 850 lb-ft (1,084 Nm) of torque.

The 2019 Ram 3500 is a tad more expensive as the model starts at $34,750. While it’s similar to the Ram 2500, it offers a high output diesel engine that produces 400 hp (276 kW / 405 PS) and 1,000 lb-ft (1,084 Nm) of torque. Those are some pretty impressive numbers, but the engine is an $11,795 option which means it costs $565 less than a Nissan Versa sedan.

Speaking of options, Ram confirmed the 3500 Limited Mega Cab 4×4 will cost $67,050. That particular model has a 12-inch infotainment system, a 10-speaker premium audio system, an integrated trailer brake controller and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross path detection.

Last but not least, Ram announced the 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab variants will start at $34,750.

Note: Prices exclude a $1,695 destination fee

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  • Dennis Scipio

    Oh, one of the engine upgrades is that cost, I misread and thought that the whole truck costed as much as a Nissan Versa, lol.

    • Leo

      That’s the clickbait right there

  • Jill Martin

    “announced its redesigned Heavy Duty truck lineup” — No. These are all light duty trucks. Whatever they choose to call this line they’re still light duty trucks. Real heavy duty trucks – class 8 – vehicle insurance starts at around $1,500 per month – that’s just for the insurance payment.

  • TheBelltower

    Hideous and crude looking tractor.

  • Geo Kirk

    Lunacy of ram… 9100 for upgrade to diesel engine…. then we asking – why nobody buying our overpriced trucks and why we have to close some factories…. lol

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      The Ram is selling very well, and pricing is in line with competitors.

      Seriously, what are you talking about?


    Rotating mirrors looks really clever

  • WC

    It would be $45k for 1000 ft/lb of torque. The diesel motor is an $11k option.

  • jerryroane

    Why do they not mention how much pollution the diesel option will spew into our children’s lung’s? Diesel produces incredible amounts of carcinogens and small particles that hurt your fellow man. Compensating for an it bitty thingie can be done without harming everyone’s lung’s.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      LOL what are you talking about? Are you insinuating that ALL people who buy these don’t use them for work?

  • DMJ

    As an european, I’m not impressed by the price of the optional diesel engine. In my country, the price difference from a 520d (best-seller) to a 540d (unicorn) is enough to buy a 116d with options. That’s why lunatics here buy M5’s…if your going to spend, buy a serious performance car.

  • Jared Harbin

    This is why I hesitate buying any new diesel in this country. It’s over priced and under engineered. I personally believe that car manufacturers in the US do not want any customer buying anything, but a over engineered gasoline engine that has to be thrown out after 100,000 miles

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