2019 Ram Heavy Duty Online Configurator: How Expensive Can You Go?

Tradesman models start around $36,540

2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Laramie Longhorn. [Photo: Ram]

Ram released their configurator for their 2019 Heavy Duty trucks.

NOTE: As of the evening of March 22, 2019, the configurator no longer appears to be available. We’ll provide a link on this post if it comes back up.

Ram brought the configurator online for the 2019 Ram 3500 HD, allowing potential buyers to spec out their specific trucks. We reported back in February that the Regular Cab Tradesman model with an 8-foot box would start at $33,395 excluding destination charges. Here, however, it seems Ram is charging slightly more for the base model truck, at $34,845, or $36,540 with destination. Head up the ladder to the other end of the Ram 3500 HD ladder, and you can easily spec a DRW Limited model over $90,000.

Ram will sell the 3500 model in five trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited. The starting prices for SRW 4×2 models of each trim are listed below. Prices include the $1,695 destination fee:

Base prices, by trim

TrimBox LengthStarting MSRP (per configurator)
Tradesman8′ (Reg. Cab)$36,540
Big Horn 8′ (Reg. Cab)$40,890
Laramie6’4″ (Crew Cab)$52,245
Laramie Longhorn6’4″ (Crew Cab)$59,545
Limited8′ (Crew Cab)$67,685

Prices for each trim may vary slightly depending on your ZIP code. While the 6.4-liter Hemi gas V8 comes standard, you can also pick the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel for each model, in either standard or high output versions.

Powertrain options

2019 ram power wagon tradesman
2019 Ram Power Wagon Tradesman ($49,990)
6.4L Hemi V8410 hp @ 5,600 RPM429 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
6.7L Cummins I6 (Standard)370 hp @ 2,800 RPM850 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
6.7L Cummins I6 (High Output)400 hp @ 2,800 RPM1,000 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

No matter which trim you choose, the standard output 6.7-liter Cummins diesel is a $9,100 premium over the standard Hemi. The High Output Cummins is $11,795 more than the standard gas engine.

According to the configurator as it was live, choosing the DRW option for a particular trim can impact the price anywhere from $9,895 to $13,290, depending on the model.

TrimDRW MSRPDifference from SRW
Big Horn$51,285$10,395
Laramie Longhorn$72,835$13,290


Options under the Powertrain section include a 4.10 rear axle ratio for $145. The standard setup is a 3.73 axle ratio. You can also get a Mopar-branded 30,000-pound 5th-wheel hitch for $1,495, or a 20,000-pound hitch for $1,075.

Auto-leveling rear air suspension is a $1,595 and upgraded alternators range form $100 for a single 220-amp unit to $395 for dual alternators capable of providing 440 amps. For those wanting to put some specialized equipment on their trucks, an upfitter module is available for $345.

Other appealing options include the $3,695 Max Tow Package, which includes the 4.10 axle ratio, 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Prep Group, auto-leveling air suspension, a roadside safety kit and the 30,000-pound hitch.