Before we were so rudely interrupted by the 1973 gas crisis our cars were big, powerful and got about 11-miles to the gallon. Ah, the days of four-barrel carburetors. That was cars, but what about trucks? We sold a lot of trucks back then but nothing like today. Plus, trucks were not all that sophisticated and if a car had a bad feeling ride people would say, “This car rides like a truck.” These days we are more likely to say, “This truck rides like a car.”
The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 are Heavy-Duty trucks that are totally new from the ground up. Ram and Cummins have even collaborated on a new diesel engine. We are talking about a new block, new head, new camshaft, new pistons; the works. This new diesel is lighter, smoother, and more efficient and turns out 400-hp and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. (The standard output is 370-hp and 850 lb.-ft. of torque.)
Motor Trend: “With great power comes great capability…”
Remember that scene in Back to the Future III where the train engineer asks Doc Brown, “Why in tarnation would anyone want to go 88 miles per hour?” Well, why would anybody want 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque? Easy, we are not content to live in the past when we can live in the future today. If you are tired of holding the pedal to the floorboard because you are hauling or towing heavy plus loads, then a properly equipped, Ram 3500 HD diesel is in your future.
The 2019 Ram Heavy-Duty trucks know how to incorporate technology that is useful to you and can be used on-the-fly. How about a system that can remember 4-trailer profiles, has tire pressure monitoring, can watch 6-truck tires and up to 12-trailer tires per trailer profile? The upgraded trailer brake controller is now tied to the automatic emergency braking system so the computer can activate both the truck’s brakes and the trailer’s in an emergency.
Every 2019 Ram HD gets an all-new interior, and every trim gets two to four color scheme options. The overall design is shared with the Ram 1500, and everything from the trim to the onscreen graphics changes with the various trim levels. The new center console has 12 possible configurations and features a bank of auxiliary switches for your aftermarket goodies, a wireless phone charger, and up to five USB chargers in both standard and USB-C configurations. Passengers will ride in more comfort thanks to noise cancelling system which includes the shock absorbers plus new engine mounts, a quieter exhaust, and new hydraulic rear cab mounts to further isolate the cabin.
To see more about the 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Heavy-Duty trucks visit Advantage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Mt. Dora. Stop by our showroom and see how Ram heavy-duty trucks can meet your business needs. Call us at (352) 735-3777 should you have any questions for us or prefer to make an appointment. Our website is available 24/7 at AdvantageCDJR.com.