2019 Diesel Pickup Guide

2019 Model Year Full & Midsize Diesel Pickups

GM's Silverado/Sierra and Ford's F-Series remain largely unchanged while the updated Ram 2500/3500 HD models dominate the segment across the board in terms of towing and payload capacity; the revised H.O. 6.7L Cummins breaks the 1,000 lb-ft threshold.

Note - All ratings and capacities for gasoline equipped trucks have been omitted from the following specifications and comparisons. For more information on gasoline versions of the vehicles discussed herein, please refer to the manufacturer's model specific web page. "Max" refers to maximum available rated capacity in model's lineup. Actual ratings will vary by vehicle configuration and equipment packages.

GVWR

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Maximum rated weight of a vehicle and its cargo, including passengers (excluding trailers).

GCWR

Gross Combined Weight Rating. Maximum rated combined weight of a vehicle, its cargo, and trailer(s).

FAWR

Front Axle Weight Rating. Maximum rated weight that can be applied to the axle.

RAWR

Rear Axle Weight Rating. Maximum rated weight that can be applied to the axle.

Payload

Maximum weight of combined cargo that a vehicle can carry (excluding trailers).

Conventional Tow

Maximum rated trailer weight when towing using a conventional "bumper pull" receiver hitch.

5th Wheel Tow

Maximum rated trailer weight when towing using a 5th wheel hitch system.

Gooseneck Tow

Maximum rated trailer weight when using a gooseneck hitch system.

SRW

Single rear wheel

DRW

Dual rear wheel (AKA "duallie")

In addition to the 6.7L Cummins' 2019 update offering up to 1,000 lb-ft of torque, Ram Trucks 2019 models carry the best-in-class titles for payload and towing without having to exclude Ford's mighty F-450 from the class 3 segment. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra HD models are effectively carry overs from 2018 with only subtle changes to towing and payload ratings. Likewise, the Ford F-Series is largely unchanged with the broadest improvements carried by the F-450, which is now available in a variety of cab/wheelbase configurations. Both Ford and General Motors have redesigned and/or updated platforms on the horizon.

In the 1/2 ton and midsize segments, the Colorado/Canyon twins from GM see yet another decrease in fuel economy ratings while the EcoDiesel abruptly drops from 29 mpg in 2018 to 27 mpg (highway fuel economy) for 2019. Meanwhile, Ford's new Power Stroke boasts an impressive 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway rating, reigning supreme in the full-size market while also ousting competition from midsize trucks. General Motor's 3.0L Duramax was originally scheduled for an early 2019 release, but at time of publishing there has been no definitive release date.

 

2019 GMC Canyon

2019 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Engine:

2.8L Duramax LWN inline 4 cylinder

Peak Horsepower:

181 hp @ 3,400 rpm

Peak Torque:

369 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

Transmission:

GM 6L50 six speed automatic

Max GVWR:

6,000 lbs (4x2), 6,200 lbs (4x4)

Max GCWR

12,700 lbs

Max Payload:

1,532 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

7,700 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

N/A, vehicle not equipped for 5th wheel tow capability

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

2WD Models:

20 mpg city, 30 mpg hwy

4WD Models:

19 mpg city, 28 mpg hwy

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/60,000 miles

 

2019 Ram 1500

2019 Ram 1500

Engine:

3.0L EcoDiesel V-6

Peak Horsepower:

240 hp @ 3,600 rpm

Peak Torque:

420 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

Transmission:

ZF 8HP70 'TorqueFlite 8' eight speed automatic

Max GVWR:

6,950 lbs

Max GCWR

14,750 lbs

Max Payload:

1,640 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

9,290 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

9,290 lbs

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

2WD Models:

20 mpg city, 27 mpg hwy

4WD Models:

19 mpg city, 27 mpg hwy

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 mile

 

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150

Engine:

3.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Peak Horsepower:

250 hp @ 3,250 rpm

Peak Torque:

440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm

Transmission:

Ford 10R80 10 speed automatic

Max GVWR:

7,100 lbs

Max GCWR

17,100 lbs

Max Payload:

1,940 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

11,400 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

11,400 lbs

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

2WD Models:

22 mpg city, 30 mpg hwy

4WD Models:

20 mpg city, 25 mpg hwy

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/60,000 miles

 

2017 Nissan Titan XD

2019 Nissan Titan XD

Engine:

Cummins ISV5.0 V-8

Peak Horsepower:

310 hp @ 3,200 rpm

Peak Torque:

555 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Transmission:

Aisin A466ND six speed automatic

Max GVWR:

8,990 lbs

Max GCWR

19,540 lbs

Max Payload:

2,490 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

12,710 lbs

Max 5th Wheel Tow:

12,710 lbs

EPA Rated Fuel Economy:

N/A - fuel economy not rated by EPA do to GVWR

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 mile

 

2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD

2019 Sierra/Silverado 2500HD, 3500HD

Model:

Sierra/Silverado 2500HD

Sierra/Silverado 3500HD SRW

Sierra/Silverado 3500HD DRW

Engine:

6.6L Duramax L5P V-8

6.6L Duramax L5P V-8

6.6L Duramax L5P V-8

Peak Horsepower:

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

Peak Torque:

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

Transmission:

Allison 1000 six speed automatic

Allison 1000 six speed automatic

Allison 1000 six speed automatic

Max GVWR:

10,000 lbs

11,600 lbs

13,025 lbs

Max GCWR

25,300 lbs

25,300 lbs

31,300 lbs

Max FAWR:

5,200 lbs(2WD), 5,600 lbs (4WD)

5,200 lbs(2WD), 5,600 lbs (4WD)

5,600 lbs (4WD & 2WD)

Max RAWR:

6,200 lbs

7,050 lbs

9,375 lbs

Max Payload:

2,803 lbs

3,993 lbs

5,281 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

14,500 lbs

15,000 lbs

20,000 lbs

Max 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Tow:

15,400 lbs

17,500 lbs

23,100 lbs

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

 

2019 Ram 2500 HD, 3500 HD

2019 Ram 3500 HD

Model:

Ram 2500 HD

Ram 3500 HD SRW

Ram 3500 HD DRW

Engine:

6.7L Cummins I-6

6.7L Cummins I-6

6.7L Cummins I-6

Peak Horsepower:

350 hp @ 2,800 rpm (G56 manual)
370 hp @ 2,800 rpm (68RFE auto)

350 hp @ 2,800 rpm (G56 man)
370 hp @ 2,800 rpm (68RFE auto)
400 hp @ 2,800 rpm (Aisin auto)

350 hp @ 2,800 rpm (G56 man)
370 hp @ 2,800 rpm (68RFE auto)
400 hp @ 2,800 rpm (Aisin auto)

Peak Torque:

660 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm (G56 manual)
850 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (68RFE auto)

660 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm (G56 manual)
850 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (68RFE auto)
1,000 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm (Aisin auto)

660 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm (G56 manual)
850 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm (68RFE auto)
1,000 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm (Aisin auto)

Transmissions:

Mercedes G56 six speed manual
Chrysler 68RFE six speed automatic

Mercedes G56 six speed manual
Chrysler 68RFE six speed automatic
Aisin AS69RC six speed automatic

Mercedes G56 six speed manual
Chrysler 68RFE six speed automatic
Aisin AS69RC six speed automatic

Max GVWR:

10,000 lbs

12,300 lbs

14,000 lbs

Max GCWR

27,000 lbs

34,630 lbs

43,000 lbs

Max FAWR:

5,500 lbs (2WD)
5,750 lbs (4WD)

5,500 lbs (2WD)
6,000 lbs (4WD)

5,500 lbs (2WD)
6,000 lbs (4WD)

Max RAWR:

6,000 lbs

7,000 lbs

9,750 lbs

Max Payload:

3,260 lbs

4,700 lbs

6,910 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

19,780 lbs

23,000 lbs

23,000 lbs

Max 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Tow:

19,780 lbs

26,990 lbs

30,000 lbs (5th wheel)
35,100 lbs (gooseneck)

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 miles

5 year/100,000 miles

5 year/100,000 miles

 

2019 Ford Super Duty F-450

2019 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 Super Duty

Model:

F-250 Super Duty

F-350 Super Duty SRW

F-350 Super Duty DRW

F-450 Super Duty

Engine:

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V-8

Peak Horsepower:

450 hp @ 2,800 rpm

450 hp @ 2,800 rpm

450 hp @ 2,800 rpm

450 hp @ 2,800 rpm

Peak Torque:

935 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

935 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

935 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

935 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

Transmission:

Ford TorqShift six speed automatic

Ford TorqShift six speed automatic

Ford TorqShift six speed automatic

Ford TorqShift six speed automatic

Max GVWR:

10,000 lbs

11,500 lbs

14,000 lbs

14,000 lbs

Max GCWR

28,700 lbs

28,700 lbs

40,000 lbs

43,300 lbs

Max FAWR:

5,250 lbs (2WD)
5,990 lbs (4WD)

5,250 lbs (2WD)
6,000 lbs (4WD)

5,250 lbs (2WD)
5,990 lbs (4WD)

5,600 lbs (2WD)
6,000 lbs (4WD)

Max RAWR:

6,340 lbs

6,780 lbs (2WD)
7,230 lbs (4WD)

10,300 lbs (2WD)
9,900 lbs (4WD)

9,900 lbs

Max Payload:

3,072 lbs

4,002 lbs

6,526 lbs

6,190 lbs

Max Conventional Tow:

18,000 lbs

18,000 lbs

21,000 lbs

21,000 lbs

Max 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Tow:

18,500 lbs

21,500 lbs

27,500 lbs (5th wheel)
32,000 lbs (gooseneck)

27,500 lbs (5th wheel)
35,000 lbs (gooseneck)

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

5 year/100,00 miles

 

2018 Best-in-Class Horsepower, Torque, & Capability (3/4 and 1 ton trucks only)

"Class" used herein per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) vehicle weight classifications.

• Class 2 (3/4 ton pickups) - Trucks with a GVWR range of 6,001 to 10,000 lbs.
• Class 3 (1 ton pickups) - Trucks with a GVWR range of 10,001 to 14,000 lbs. Class 3 trucks have been divided into single rear wheel (SRW) and dual rear wheel (DRW) categories.

Best-in-Class Horsepower

Ford Super Duty (F-250/350/450), 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel; 450 horsepower @ 2,800 RPM
2nd place - Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD, 6.6L Duramax Diesel; 445 horsepower @ 2,800 RPM
3rd place - Ram Trucks Ram 2500/3500 HD, 6.7L Cummins Diesel; 400 horsepower @ 2,800 RPM

Best-in-Class Torque

Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD, 6.7L Cummins diesel; 1,000 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
2nd place - Ford Super Duty (F-250/350/450), 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel; 935 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
3rd place - Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD, 6.6L Duramax Diesel; 910 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

Best-in-Class Payload

Class 2 - Ram 2500 HD @ 3,260 lbs
Class 3 SRW - Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 4,700 lbs
Class 3 DRW - Ram Trucks 3500 HD @ 6,910 lbs

Best-in-Class Conventional Tow

Class 2 - Ram Trucks Ram 2500 HD @ 19,780 lbs
Class 3 SRW - Ram Trucks 3500 HD @ 23,000 lbs
Class 3 DRW - Ram Trucks 3500 HD @ 23,000 lbs

Best-in-Class 5th Wheel Tow

Class 2 - Ram Trucks 2500 HD @ 19,780 lbs
Class 3 SRW - Ram Trucks 3500 HD @ 26,990 lbs
Class 3 DRW - Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 30,000 lbs

Best-in-Class Gooseneck Tow

Class 2 - Ram Trucks 2500 HD @ 19,780 lbs
Class 3 SRW - Ram Trucks 3500 HD @ 26,990 lbs
Class 3 DRW - Ram Trucks Ram 3500 HD @ 35,100 lbs