Several weeks ago, one of our spy photographers caught the 2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon doing some testing around the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Auburn Hills campus. While those pictures were shot from quite a distance away, it was our first look at the new Power Wagon in its base form.
Now our spy photographers have caught the truck again, doing some testing. This time we get a much more detailed look at the more affordable version of Ram’s most capable off-road Heavy Duty truck.
The 2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon comes only in a Crew Cab Short Box (6-foot, 4-inch) configuration. Equipped with the standard 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 power with cylinder deactivation and Variable Cam Timing (VCT) delivers class-leading 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. Now equipped with a smooth-shifting TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic sourced from ZF, the Power Wagon will get even better fuel economy to match the added capabilty.
Thanks to the BorgWarner sourced manual shift (BW 44-47) transfer case, the 2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon gets an improved gear reduction ratio (crawl ratio) of 2.64:1. This delivers increased low-speed torque capability for pulling power and improved driver control in off-road conditions.
Standard 2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon equipment includes…
- Articulink Suspension
- Front/Rear Bilstein Shocks (Power Wagon Tuned)
- Hill Descent Control
- Tru-Lok Front & Rear Axles
- 4.10 Axle Ratio
- Tow Hooks
- Fuel Tank Skid Plate
- Transfer Case Skid Plate
- Front Electric 12,000-lb. Warn Winch
- Black Wheel Flares, Power Wagon Design
- Fog Lamps
- Bright Chrome Front and Rear Bumper
- Front Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar
- 17-Inch X 8.0-Inch Cast Aluminum Power Wagon Wheel
- LT285/70R17D OWL Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac All-Terrain Tires
- Rear Wheel Well Liners
The 2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon sheds all of the high-tech options, for true off-road function at an affordable non-frills price. The Tradesman Power Wagon offers those who are more about capability and want a true off-road machine to get the job done.
While Ram has yet to release any pricing on the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickups just yet, the current $47,590 U.S. before tax, destination and rebates. We expect the 2019 models to get a price hike, but nothing big since the Ram brand is expecting to continue its sales dominance throughout the model year.
Stay tuned as MoparInsiders.com and our sister site HDRams.com bring you the latest information, on everything 2019 Ram Heavy Duty.