2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pricing

How much does a new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Cost? Here’s everything you need to know.

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pricing
2019 Ram 1500 Limited

Pricing was just released for the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pricing will start at $36,890 plus an $1,695 destination fee. This base model is the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD model. Unlike previous EcoDiesel generations, the 2020 third generation EcoDiesel will be available across the entire trim spectrum. Even the Ram Rebel will be available with the V6 EcoDiesel. This Diesel engine is a $4,995 option, costing $3,000 more than the 5.7L Hemi V8.

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Highlights

This new EcoDiesel is a redesigned V6 turbodiesel engine that produces 260 horsepower and 480 lb/ft of torque. Ram 1500 trucks with the EcoDiesel can tow up to 12,560 lbs. They will get close to 30 miles-per-gallon on the highway too. Visit our Ram EcoDiesel blog post for more information about these trucks. The 2020 Ram 1500 trucks gained quite a few new exterior packages, technology, and safety features to go along with the EcoDiesel engine.

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Changes Coming: 2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks

Ram trucks underwent some major changes in 2019. The new 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks gained a totally new body style, a redesigned 6.7L Cummins Engine, and more technology than I can list in one sentence. It looks like Ram isn’t stopping there though. More changes are coming to the 2020 Ram pickup truck lineup.

The EcoDiesel is Back for the 2020 Ram 1500

Much to our delight, the Ram 1500 will be equipped with a revamped and more powerful V6 EcoDiesel engine. Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the EcoDiesel will have 260 horsepower and 480 lb/ft of torque. They will lead the diesel 1/2 ton class in tow capacity with a max tow rating of 12,560 lbs. You can find out more about the new 2020 EcoDiesel by clicking here. You can also visit our 3rd generation EcoDiesel Specifications page.

Other 2020 Ram 1500 Changes

Night Edition

A new Night Edition will be available on Big Horn and Laramie models. Night Edition trucks will feature new black wheels. The wheels have a 20-inch diameter for Big Horn trims, and 22-inch diameter for Laramie trucks. Exhaust tips, grilles, badging, and other exterior trim pieces are also black. Headlights and taillights will feature black bezels.

Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group Returns

The 2020 Ram Rebel will return with the black appearance group as an option. Black appearance group models will feature a Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, black 18-inch wheels, skid plate, badging, tow hooks, and exhaust. These models will also contain an all-black interior or they can be purchased with a black and ruby red interior.

Rebel Trucks Gain Safety Upgrades, Comfort Package & New Graphics

Like Ram’s other pickup trucks, the Rebel will feature adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. All 2020 Rebel trucks will include power tailgate release, wireless charging, rear heated seats, and 12-way power driver’s seat with memory settings.

New Exterior Colors Available on 2020 Ram 1500

Ram 1500s will be available with a couple of new colors including Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown, and Olive Green.

2020 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Truck Changes

2020 Ram HD trucks are getting even more technology! Lane keep assist and adaptive steering will be available on all trims. For the first time ever, Ram HD trucks will be available with Blind Spot Monitoring. Trailer tire pressure monitoring is also available on all trim models. What is the most exciting new feature of the 2020 Ram HD though? A new 50-gallon fuel tank will be standard on 2020 Ram HD trucks featuring a crew cab and 8 foot long bed. This is huge for people who haul frequently! Getting an extra capacity fuel tank like a titan tank or one of S&Bs new fuel tanks can cost more than $1,000 before installation. Finally, Ram will also gain two additional color options, the Hydro Blue, and the Olive Green.

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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Information Revealed

Until now, the new body-style 2019+ Ram 1500 trucks have only been available with the 5.7L V-8 Hemi, or the 3.6L V-6 Pentastar engine. Modern gasoline powered engines are significantly more fuel efficient in 2020 than they were even a few years ago. While their fuel economy is impressive, it’s no match for EcoDiesel engine introduced in the Ram 1500 trucks in 2014. Previous Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel Engine have brought fuel economy of up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway, while also posting impressive tow ratings. Until now, an EcoDiesel hasn’t been available on the newest generation trucks. The year 2020, however, will mark the availability of a redesigned, 3rd generation 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine in Ram 1500 trucks.

The new 3-Liter V6 EcoDiesel Engine received an increase of 60 lb-ft torque, and 20 horsepower over the previous generation. Peak torque is reached at 1,600 Rpm, that’s 400 rpms lower than the previous generation. Max tow capacity has been improved to a whopping 12,560 lbs. Ram expects this new EcoDiesel to lead its class in fuel economy, while also leading the segment in torque with a total of 480 lb-ft of torque. Ram certainly seems to be making a statement in 2019, as they also released their 5th Generation Cummins that can produce 1,000 lb./ft of torque.

2020 Ram 1500 3rd Generation Eco Diesel engine

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is Available in Every Configuration

The 2020 Ram 1500 featuring the new 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine will be available in all models and trims. For the first time ever, the Ram Rebel will be available with an EcoDiesel engine!

Changes In The 2020 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine

EcoDiesel owners are in love with the fuel economy, but in 2020, they’re going to be in love with the new-found power these trucks contain as well. Significant changes had to be made to accomplish these higher numbers though. Aspiration changes included a water-cooled Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). A new EGR system design incorporates a low-pressure circulation system. Essentially, this low pressure system pulls exhaust gases after the trucks’ DPF. New Cylinder head intake ports increase flow for fuel economy and performance gains. Fuel injection changes include new high-pressure injector nozzles (29,000 PSI). Lastly, Aluminum Alloy Pistons were totally redesigned with thinner rings and low-friction coating on pins and side-skirts.

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Engine
Under-the-Hood View of the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Focus on The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Experience

Just like with the 2019 Ram 1500 trucks noise, vibration, and harshness were a primary concern. Ram wanted to provide Ram 1500 truck owners a more powerful and more quiet truck. Improvements were made to many components on the truck to make them quieter. Examples include offset piston pins, a re-designed bottom end to the trucks’ oil sumps, and the usage of a CGI block to reduce vibrations. Expect this to be the most quiet EcoDiesel to date!

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Specs (So Far)

Engine:3.0L DOHC Turbodiesel V6
Engine Manufacturing
FCA Cento Facility in Ferrara, Italy
Block:Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI)
Cylinder Head:Heat Treated Aluminum
EmissionsDual Loop EGR System-High Pressure & Low
Pressure systems, DPF, SCR
Aspiration:Water-cooled Variable Geometry Turbo
Fuel Injection: High Pressure 29,000 PSI Injector nozzles
Compression Ratio:16.0:1
Max Tow Capacity:12,560 Lbs
Horsepower:260 HP @ 3600 rpm
Torque:480 Lb-Ft @ 1600 rpm

Ram EcoDiesel Warranty

The 2020 Ram EcoDiesel will feature a five year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. A bumper-to-bumper three year/36,000 mile warranty is also included.

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New 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Unveiled

2019 has been a major year for Ram with the release of the new body-style heavy duty trucks. They broke records with the new high-output 6.7L Cummins that can produce up to 1000 lb/ft of torque. You’ve probably seen them all over the internet or on social media. What you probably didn’t know, however, is that 2019 is also Ram’s 10th year anniversary as the official truck of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. To commemorate the anniversary, they will be producing 1,000 Special Edition Kentucky Derby 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks. That’s right, only 1,000 trucks will be produced and available for purchase. Ram announced they will be available quarter 3 of 2019. Pricing for 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks featuring the Kentucky Derby package will start at $66,890 plus a $1,695 destination fee for 2500s. Ram 3500 trucks will start at $68,240 plus a $1,695 destination charge.

What does the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Include?

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks featuring the Kentucky Derby Edition will be based off of Ram’s new Limited trim models. Basically, this truck will feature all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a top-tier Ram truck with a couple of additional packages and add-ons included as well. These Heavy Duty trucks will include a 360 degree camera with trailer reverse guidance, fifth-wheel/gooseneck prep package, active hitch grid lines, air suspension with bed lowering, Forward Collision Warning, bed steps, and a DOT Safety Kit.

Interior of the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition trucks will feature Ram’s impressive 12″ UConnect Touchscreen display and navigation. Front and rear seating will include premium, full-leather seats with genuine wood and metal trim adorning the cabin. The leather seats are a black and saddle brown color scheme with medium Greystone stitching and piping.

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Interior
2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Edition Interior

Exterior of 2019 Ram Kentucky Derby Edition HD Trucks

The 2019 Ram Kentucky Derby HD trucks will also gain a premium billet-appearance grille and body-colored bumpers! Seven exterior colors are available, including Bright White, Pearl White, Delmonico Red, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Max Steel, or Patriot Blue. Exteriors will also include the new power-retracting running boards and the new bed step!

2019 Ram 3500 Kentucky Derby
Front View of 2019 Ram 3500 Kentucky Derby Edition

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Truck Configurations

2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks featuring the Kentucky Derby package will be available with both the 6.4L Hemi V8 Engine and the 6.7L inline-6 cylinder Turbo Diesel Cummins. Only Mega Cab and Crew Cab configurations will be available, and both SRW and DRW will be available. The trucks will also have 4×2 or 4×4 offerings. For a full list of 5th generation Cummins Specs click here.

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Ram Debuts New 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Lone Star Edition

Texas Ram Truck Owners rejoice! Ram is bringing back the Lone Star Edition to the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty truck lineup! The truck just debuted in Dallas at the DFW Auto Show today! Here is everything you NEED to know!

What Is Ram’s Lone Star Edition?

The Lone Star Edition Ram trucks are an exclusive edition for the state of Texas. It was initially offered in 2002 and Ram boasts it is a truck designed by Texans for Texans. It is only distributed in Texas and it was the first model made specifically for the state of Texas.

What is Included in the 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Lone Star Edition?

Distinguished by its Lone Star tailgate and interior badges, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star is a powerful truck designed to meet the needs of Texas truck owners. 2019 Lone Star Heavy Duty Ram trucks come standard with Class V receiver hitches, electronic trailer brake controllers, and power trailer tow-mirrors. The trucks also include chrome door handles, bumpers, and grilles on the exterior of the truck. Lone Star trucks feature halogen reflective headlamps or upgraded LED headlamps. There are two available wheel options, either 18″ Steel wheels, or 20″ Chrome or painted aluminum wheels.

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Lone Star edition also offers Texans a variety of interior color schemes and two separate interior packages. The colors available for the interior are black/diesel Grey, Black/Light Brown, Light Frost/Black, and all Black premium cloth seats accented with unique finishes. An available equipment group package gives the Lone Star edition a closed upper dash compartment accented with a Lone Star emblem, power driver seats, and their 8.4″ Uconnect display.

Available Configurations: 2019 Ram HD Lone Star edition

2019 Lone Star edition trucks will be available in all cab configurations. This means trucks will be available in regular cabs, crew cabs, and even Mega Cabs for 2019! Bed lengths of 6’4″ for crew cab and mega cab models, and 8′ for regular cab and crew models. Trucks can also feature either two-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Engines available include the 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel or the standard 6.4L Hemi gas engine.

The 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Lone Star editions will also be available with a monochromatic sport appearance package or a black appearance package to give truck owners a more personalized exterior. A tow-tech group and a safety group are two additional upgrades for truck owners wanting some more modern technology. 2019 Ram Lone Star trucks are also available with a number of function-centric upgrade groups like the bed-utility group, 4×4 Offroad group, a protection group, max towing package, and the premium lighting group.

How much does the 2019 Ram Lone Star Edition Cost?

2019 Ram 2500 Lone Star pricing begins at $37,465 plus a $1,695 destination charge. 2019 Ram 3500 Lone Star trucks begin at $39,095, plus destination. Remember, this is a base model though! The addition of one of the available Cummins engine will bump the price from $9,100 to $11,795 depending on the variation you select. Mega cab models also result in an up-charge of $1500 if it’s the same as the standard 2019 Ram truck pricing.

Upgrade Options 2019 Lone Star Edition

  • Monochromatic Sport Appearance Package $1,195
  • Black Appearance Package $2,595
  • Tow-Tech Group $2,425
  • Safety Group $2,195

So You Don’t Live in Texas

No worries! Ram released their new trucks with a myriad of new features and options to meet the needs of truck owners all across the country! You can read our complete article about the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks here. Make sure you stay tuned! We will be covering everything about the New 2019 Ram Diesel trucks at Diesel Resource!

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10 New Features the 5th Generation Ram has that your 4th Gen Doesn’t

Ram has manufactured the 4th generation Cummins trucks for 10 years now. That’s ten years without a significant body style change! We know the new 5th generation Ram Heavy Duty is coming this Fall, but we didn’t know about some impressive new features until two weeks ago. We had the chance to drive the new 5th generation Cummins in the El Dorado Canyon in Nevada. Here are ten new features of the 5th generation Ram Heavy Duty you need to know about.

12″ Uconnect Display

Ram’s new 5th Generation Heavy Duty trucks boast the most impressive head unit we have ever seen in a pickup truck. The new touchscreen 12″ Uconnect system gives users the ability to configure the display in many different ways. The entire screen can show one app or divide into two different screens! This is a major upgrade over the old 8.4″ Uconnect display found in the 4th generation Ram trucks. Now, you can view your navigation on one half of the screen, while simultaneously viewing your apple carplay or Media screens on the other half.

New Camera Views

Heavy Duty Ram trucks finally received a 360 Degree available camera. This is a feature we have been waiting for as these trucks are massive! The 360 degree camera makes navigating tight spaces easy and less stressful! They didn’t just stop there either. The new 5th Generation Ram trucks also feature a split-screen camera view giving you a line of sight down the entire length of the truck and trailer. The screen adjusts left or right on either the passenger or driver’s side to give you an even better view.

Ram introduced an optional auxiliary camera to help keep an eye on precious cargo too. You can position the auxiliary camera in the interior or exterior of your trailer. This feature gives 2019 Ram truck owner’s a configurable camera view for whatever they tow. This is a very valuable asset to truck owners who frequently tow expensive horses. Now you finally have the capability of keeping an eye on your horses while you drive!

Power Running Boards

If you’re a diesel enthusiast like me, you’ve probably considered installing a set of Amp Research Power steps on your truck. They give you the functionality of a running board, without having to look at an ugly set of running boards every time you approach your truck. Higher trim 5th generation Ram HD trucks will now feature power running boards. When a door to the cabin is opened, the running boards extend, giving you easy access into the cab. After the door is shut, the steps retract, hiding from sight! Ram definitely accomplished form and function with the addition of this new feature.

Power Running Boards

Harman Kardon Sound System

I previously owned a 2017 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn truck for about a year and I loved the Alpine sound system that came with the truck. Sound quality was fantastic and I could easily adjust my audio settings to match whatever type of music I was listening to. Ram’s 5th Generation HD trucks in higher trims feature a redesigned, 17-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Harman Kardon sound systems are commonly used in luxury cars like Mercedes, BMW, or Maserati. On the new Ram Heavy Duty trucks, this system even complete with a 750-Watt Amplifier and an 8″ Subwoofer. Ram clearly spared no expense when it came to interior design this year, but this sound system is definitely a highlight!

2019 Ram Heavy Duty 17 speaker 750 watt sound system
2019 Ram Heavy Duty 17 speaker Harman Kardon 750 watt sound system

Bed Lowering System

Loading gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailers can often be a pain in the butt. You have to line up your truck properly with the trailer. Then you may have to raise or lower your trailer to properly connect it to your truck. 5th Generation Ram trucks now have a really neat feature to make loading your trailers easier. By pressing a button, you can activate Ram’s new Bed Lowering Mode. This new feature lowers the bed about 2 inches, allowing you to possibly avoid adjusting trailer height. It’s a convenient feature that makes accessing your bed slightly easier. I’m a fan of anything that saves me time or effort, so I’m all for the new bed lowering system.

Bed Lowering Mode

New Led Headlights from the factory /w Adaptive Front Lighting System

Factory headlights are disappointing across the board when it comes to diesel trucks. Even though projector headlights have been utilized on the 4th generation Ram trucks, the light output from the factory halogen bulb is still very poor. One of the first upgrades I complete on any truck I purchase is LED or HID lighting. The light output is much greater, allowing you to see better at night. Ram’s new 2019 Heavy duty trucks now have three available headlight variations. Lower trims, will receive new halogen reflective headlights. Middle trims will gain LED lighting in a reflective housing. High end models like the Laramie Longhorn or Limited models will receive LED projector headlights.

Models using LED projector headlamps also gain Ram’s Adaptive Front Lighting System or AFS. The AFS system gives headlamps up to 15 degrees of movement in each direction of travel. This will help drivers gain better vision when making turns at night!

Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems are standard in practically every diesel truck available. What about your trailer’s tires though? Trailer tire pressure is very important when towing heavy loads. It can be really time consuming to check trailer tires when they have more than one axle too. One of the most practical features added in the new 5th generation Ram heavy duty trucks is a new trailer tire pressure monitoring system. Now you can monitor trailer tire pressure from the instrument cluster. The new TPM systems can be used with up to four different trailers, giving you tire pressure of up to 12 trailer tires at a time.

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring system
Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System

New Safety Features

Several safety features were added to the 5th generation Ram trucks. Adaptive cruise control was added to give drivers a “smarter” cruise control. This feature helps slow the vehicle down when approaching someone ahead of you. Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking also help drivers brake more quickly and provide a boost to the safety aspect of driving a Ram Heavy Duty truck.

Modern Tailgate

While the tailgates found on 5th generation Ram heavy duty trucks are still no match for the new GMC tailgates, they did receive a couple of modern touches. Tailgates drop by pressing a button on nicer trims. Ram also added dampening control to remove the dreaded slamming of your tailgate. Ram also incorporated a new bed step that provides an aesthetic and functional solution to getting into your bed.

New 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Tailgate
New 2019 Ram HD Tailgate

SiriusXM with 360L

With the 5th generation Ram Heavy Duty, Ram partnered with SiriusXM to give truck owners the ultimate radio experience. SiriusXM 360L includes more than 200 channels, thousands of recorded, on-demand programs, and increased play-by-play sports offerings. SiriusXM 360L recommends different channels and shows to you based on your preferences and listening habits. Perhaps the coolest feature however, is the ability to customize the settings and presets of multiple drivers.

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New 2019 6.7L Cummins Engine

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen GM and Ford make some big strides towards achieving close to 1,000 torque, but they both felt just a tad short. Ram, with their 5th generation heavy duty trucks, partnered with a newly designed 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, have shattered the 1000 ft/lb threshold. Don’t forget, unlike Ford and GM trucks, Cummins horsepower and torque numbers can be different between trim levels. Only the 2019 Ram 3500 equipped with the Aisin transmission is capable of 1,000 torque. Even with that being said, the 6.7L platform as a whole, received some significant changes! Find out what changed with this new 2019 6.7L Cummins engine below!

New 2019 6.7L Cummins Engine Improvements

  • Higher Capacity High Pressure Pump
  • CGI Block: The block is created of Compacted Graphite Iron to not only vastly improve cylinder pressure capabilities, but they managed to reduce the weight of the new 6.7L Cummins motor by almost 60 pounds!
  • Cast Iron Cylinder head with high temperature exhaust valves.
  • High Strength Alloy CrankShaft that feature a 10-bolt crank flange.
  • New forged connecting rods and bearings 
  • New VGT: A new variable geometry turbocharger featuring HD bearings, and a brand new compressor-side housing that is capable of up to 33 PSI of Boost.
  • New Exhaust Manifold 
  • New Fuel Delivery System made up of a new 29,000 PSI fuel pump & a new fuel rail with Cummins filtration system featuring NanoNet technology
  • New Enlarged Intercooler

New 6.7L Cummins Motor Gallery

With the 5th Gen Ram heavy duty trucks, Ram changed a lot more than just their 6.7L Cummins Motor. They drastically changed the interior, redesigned the exterior, and added some really cool features. Make sure you stay tuned, we’ll be regularly posting about the new 5th Generation Cummins!

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New 2019 6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel Engine

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New 2019 Cummins Equipped Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Unveiled

Ram just revealed their new heavy duty trucks at the Detroit International Auto Show. It’s been a long time coming. Unlike Ford or GM, Ram and Cummins have had the tendency to release a new “Generation” truck with a new motor about every every 6-8 years. This is much later than Ford or GM have traditionally done. Ford only had their 6.0L Powerstroke for 5 years, followed by their 6.4L Powerstroke for only 2 years! Between 2001 and 2008, GM had the LB7, LLY, LBZ, and LMM Duramax! This new 5th Generation Ram is coming 10 years after the release of the 4th generation cummins trucks! That really says something about the success Ram has had with the 4th gen. It’s proven itself to be an incredibly reliable, torque powerhouse that stayed true to Ram’s “Big Rig” look. It really set the bar high for whatever was to come next. So, do the 5th generation Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks meet our expectations?

$H1T, they certainly met my expectations.

I attend the big auto show at the Orlando Convention center every year, and this year they had the new Ram 1500 trucks available to test drive on an indoor course! I let my girlfriend drive the course because i’ve been warming her up to the idea of trading in her Mazda CX-5 for something more useful, AKA, a truck. The Ram 1500 was so impressive. It was quiet, which for her is a big deal, it had a 360 degree camera, the rear seats reclined (something only the megacab models featured), and it had a 12″ entertainment center. Ever since I had the chance to get up close with the new Ram 1500s, I have been eagerly anticipating the release of the 5th generation cummins. Add this experience to the fact that Cummins  equipped trucks are my personal favorite, it got to the point where I couldn’t wait any longer. I literally had the unveiling scheduled on my google calendar so I could watch it live.  Anyways, back to what you really want to know. What is up with the new 5th Ram Heavy duty trucks? Here is our breakdown of what makes the 5th Generation Cummins so special.

First to Break 1000 lb/ft Torque from the Factory 

With Ford’s latest 6.7L Powerstroke and GM’s new L5P, Ram was behind the pack a little bit. Not any longer. This new Cummins motor cranks out 400 horsepower and 1000 lb/ft of Torque when paired with the Aisin 6 Speed Transmission. This is the first time a vehicle in this segment has hit that torque number from the factory. When paired with the standard non-aisin transmission, the new Ram Heavy Duty trucks make 370 horsepower and 850 torque. The new Cummins motor underwent some major changes to reach these numbers. Find out more by clicking here.

2019 New 6.7L Cummins Motor
2019 Ram Heavy Duty – 6.7-liter I-6 Cummins with 400 hp and 1000 lb.-ft of torque

Ram Trailer Technology on New 5th Gen Cummins Trucks

I’m sure many of you have seen the ford commercials with their trailer technology and their ability to back-up a trailer by itself. While I will admit, it is pretty cool, I tow many different trailers so for me to go through the hassle of setting up every individual trailer is just unrealistic. When Ram revealed their new 5th Generation Ram 2500 and 3500, they said they’re focusing on features that Ram truck owners want and are easily accessible. Ram trucks have featured the high mounted LED camera for a while now, my latest Ram 2500 is equipped with it. Now, some Ram trucks will have a bed lowering feature. This will be a huge help to truck owners who tow frequently, especially with a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer. In addition to this, they also added some unique features like trailer tire pressure monitoring and an auxiliary camera hook-up that can be connected to a camera on the back, or inside of your trailer. 

Newly Designed Interior of 2019+ Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Trucks

Ram revamped the interior of the 5th Gen Cummins trucks to match their new 1500s. They’re designed with premium materials and feature some things like new storage areas, and a customizable gauge pack. With this generation, they also made big strides in terms of noise control. Cummins are loud trucks, personally that is one thing I like about them. Ram managed to reduce noise by 10 decibels on these new trucks. I actually got to witness this first hand at the auto show in Orlando. We drove up to a station where they had a big speaker blaring music towards the truck. They then showed you the difference when you have your window open versus when it is closed. What a difference! This is a feature we really think you guys who are at noisy job sites will enjoy. What is our favorite part about Ram’s new interior? The more luxurious models now come with a 12″ display screen that make this Ram’s interior more closely resemble a Tesla, than a full sized heavy duty truck. 

5th Generation Cummins New Safety Upgrades

As technology advances, we are getting some really impressive features added to our trucks. On these new Ram trucks, they have added fully adaptive cruise control with a full stop feature, as well as forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking as some available safety upgrades. They also added one really cool feature for your dually guys out there, back-up sensors that recognize dually fenders. This new feature could save you an expensive bill for some body work! The coolest part about all this? These features all work while pulling a trailer!

Form Meets Function with 5th Generation Ram’s newly designed Exterior

The 5th Generation Ram Heavy Duty trucks got some major exterior upgrades that play a role in helping performance too. A newly designed RAM Grille that is 30% larger feeds a new 39″ huge radiator. Ram improved this new generation to lead this segment with only .49 drag. New LED taillights provide better vision when backing up at night. The new Ram headlights also have an available directional control options, helping you to see better at night. Pretty neat feature for a pick-up!

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Interested in the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks? Find out more about the new Ram trucks by clicking one of the pictures below! They will take you straight to the Ram Site so you can explore these trucks on your own!

2019 Ram 2500 Badge
2019 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 badge
2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Badge
2019 Ram Heavy Duty 3500 badge


Buying a Truck in 2018: New Potential and Issues

Diesel Trucks today aren’t what they used to be. They used to be slow, rugged, and basic machines meant for strenuous work, but today they offer comparable features to modern luxury cars. They ride like cadillacs and with modern technology are extremely powerful and quick.  However, with all of this new technology and new options they are not always as reliable and bullet proof as their predecessors.

Today’s diesel pickups are comprised of thousands of sophisticated parts that amount to the vast amount of features and power these new beasts are laying down. However, with all these parts come new issues. Every make and model has its own set of problems while also having its advantages. While many seem obsolete, some can be a big deal to a Diesel Lover like myself. Here are some common pros and cons with today’s Diesel Trucks.



  • Lightweight aluminum construction allows for better fuel economy and faster acceleration.
  • Many exclusive and high-end features, especially the trailer assist system.
  • Tons of Cab Space
  • Lots of Power & quick acceleration



  • Numb Steering Feel
  • Slightly Fragile because of aluminum
  • Aluminum body repair is also more expensive
  • More moving parts and less mechanic friendly under the hood. I’ve never been a huge fan of Powerstrokes because of the complexity and difficulty of some repairs. This leads to a lot more labor and increased labor costs at the mechanic.
  • Stiffer Suspension compared to GM Model trucks associated with straight axle.



  • The Legendary Allison Transmission
  • Independent Front Suspension Allows for a great ride
  • Great Motors



  • Independent Front Suspension can be more costly and complex to add lift kits. Bigger Tires and Wheels can also lead to issues with front end, requires more heavy duty parts
  • New L5P Duramax has lack of performance parts and tuners because of “Uncrackable” ECM.
  • Slightly tighter space compared to other makes.
  • Some Trims lack in luxury features.
  • Expensive
  • Fuel Economy is average, not very impressive
  • Turning Radius



  • Often times cheaper than the other makes/models
  • Variety of Trim packages with the high end models being very luxurious.
  • Largest Interior /w Megacab package. The truck’s rear seats recline!
  • Arguably the best Diesel Motor, Inline 6
  • Best Fuel Economy
  • Still Carry Manual Transmission Trucks
  • Turning Radius is Amazing



  • Transmissions are Sub-par
  • Different trims have different HP/TQ
  • Slightly slower acceleration speed when it’s stock compared to its V8 Rivals