2019 Ram 1500
The 2019 Ram 1500 debuted back in 2018, and it stole millions of enthusiasts hearts. For 2019, the truck has a lot to offer. Time to review the configurations and features of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 of the next generation.
Avail. Engine Type
The All-New 2019 Ram 1500 comes with my options; a total of six trims, all of which come with different drivetrains, truck bed lengths, and cab sizes. The truck beds are as follows: Laramie, Limited, Rebel, Tradesman, and Big Horn/Lone Star. Drivers can have either a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain, a quad cab with a 6’4” bed, a crew cab that has a 5’7” bed, or a crew cab with a 6’4” bed.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is returning for 2019 which can generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, is the engine that’s standard under the hood. It’s equipped with the e-Torque system that gets an additional 90 lb-ft of torque, which is a small power boost for the light-duty pickup truck. As an option for all trims is the legendary 5.7-liter V8 HEMI, which generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Standard is the Multi-displacement System (MDS), and it has the choice of equipping e-Torque to the engine. There’s an extra 120 lb-ft of torque that is worth it. It’s able to tow up 12,750 pounds and carries 12,750 pounds and carry a payload of 2,300 pounds.
The truck also goes off-road. The next-generation 2019 model has an electronic-locking rear differential, adds a one-inch suspension lift, with or without the available four-corner air suspension, and 32-inch on/off-road tires on (standard) 18- or (possible) 20-inch wheels to provide additional grip is offered as a package. The potential transfer cases also have gotten an upgrade with the BorgWarner 48-12 for part-time 4WD operation with Hi and Low ranges and the BorgWarner 48-11 for on-demand 4WD; the package is available for almost every trim.
The Ram 1500 Rebel has 18-inch wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires which are driven by an electronic-locking rear differential. It also has coil spring suspension; a one-inch factory lift; designed Bilstein shocks; robust skid plate protection for the transfer case, steering, engine. Included is the gas tank, tow hooks, and hill-descent control for added off-road capability; standard on most trims is the Ram’s active-level four-corner air suspension, but it’s an option for the Rebel.
The new 2019 Ram 1500’s body has changed a lot. Aside from losing 225 pounds, it became more aerodynamic with sharp style. It has a forward-leaning front grille opening and slanted LED headlights (which has an adaptive front-lighting system available) on high-end trims. Six new grille designs are available throughout the lineup.
The 2019 Ram 1500 has a variety of wheels ranging from 18-22 inches, and a segment-exclusive full-width chrome stamped-steel rear bumper makes up for the rear-end of the truck. The RamBox returns now feature a 115-volt outlet and has relocated its overhead lighting for improved illumination. The most interesting addition is the new 33.3-inch by the 43.4-inch panoramic sunroof, which is an available option for enjoying the open air.
The cabin has seen an upgrade with the all-new light-duty pickup truck. Across the lineup, consumers will find a push-button start, an electronic parking brake, a redesigned rotary e-shifter dial, push-button start, and an upgraded media hub comes with five USB ports. When it comes to security and storage, the 2019 Ram 1500 has it in spades.
There’s a broader docking area for optional wireless charging of a smartphone or small tablet, which has a deep storage tub designed for additional lined compartment under the center armrest and a 15-inch laptop. There is another tablet holder for rear passengers behind the two cup holders throughout the vehicle. Consumers will find a glove box that can slide upwards to reveal a hidden cubby in the dashboard in high-end trims, there is also two RamBins in-floor for more secretive cargo storage, and under-seat compartments revealed by folding up the rear bench seat.
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 has a class-exclusive optional 12-inch touchscreen. It features the next generation SiriusXM 360L and a 4C Uconnect with a navigation platform. The standard infotainment system setup is Uconnect 3 on a 5-inch touchscreen with a six-speaker system.
Optional on high-end trims are the Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and 10-inch subwoofer and a 9-speaker Alpine sound system. The Ram 1500 also comes with a 360-degree Surround View Camera system for the first time which supplies a birds-eye view of the vehicle via four cameras positioned around the chassis. Also available is a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
Safety Features and Warranty
There are a lot of standard safety features in the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. It consists of advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front-mounted and side-curtain airbags, traction and stability control systems, a ParkView backup camera, and a Sentry Key theft deterrent system. It has advanced safety features available on select trims and such features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, Park Sense park assist with reverse stop, advanced brake assist, forward-collision warning, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Rear Cross Path detection, and 9-1-1 Call Assist.
All new Ram trucks have a basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile gas powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, unlimited miles and a rust-through warranty for 5 years. Also included is a free towing to the nearest Ram Truck dealer and coverage is transferable.