2019 RAM Heavy Duty: First Drive Review

Towing Prowess
During our press drive, towing 35,100 pounds with the Ram 3500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4X2 with the Cummins High Output was an impressive experience, handling both downhill and uphill grades with no drama despite the maximum towing weight of the trailer. The driver can turn on the engine brake for compression braking on downhill runs. The automatic engine brake function will act like a downhill cruise control, operating the engine brake as needed to maintain consistent speed if the driver lets off the throttle. The drive can adjust the selected speed by accelerating and releasing the throttle at the desired speed, or braking down to the speed desired and the automatic engine brake will maintain that speed.

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