The Ram 1500 received a significant makeover for the 2019 model year. Not only did it lose weight and increase its towing any payload capacity, but it also now has more space for the rear seat passengers, a new mild hybrid powertrain, an updated suspension, and an updated infotainment system that comes with a huge, 12-inch touch-screen display. Check out the 2019 Ram 1500.
The Exterior Look
The 2019 Ram 1500 comes in seven different trim levels, and each one offers something different. 18-inch steel wheels come in the base model, with alloy wheels available just one step up. You can also get LED headlights and taillights, side steps, power-retractable side steps, and chrome exterior trim depending on what trim level you choose. If you want more off-road features, the Rebel comes with special off-road tires, skid plates, front tow hooks, upgraded shocks and suspension, and a Class IV hitch receiver.
Upgrades include a spray in bed liner, towing mirrors, trailer brake control, and chrome exterior trim, or you can bump up to a higher trim where some of these come standard.
The standard engine in the 1500 is a 3.6-liter V-6 that generates 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Ram offers the option for a 5.7-liter V-8 with 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, and both of the options come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive comes standard, but all models have the option for a four-wheel drive system.
The 1500 can now tow up to 12,750 pounds and haul up to 2,300 pounds in the bed when equipped.
The base trim has a 5-inch touch screen, but you can opt for the 8.4-inch touch screen that comes in the higher trims. This upgraded system also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Rebel adds a 115-volt power outlet, while the Laramie adds another one in the back seat. Additional tech options include two extra USB ports, a nine-speaker stereo, navigation, and for the upper level trims, a 12-inch touch-screen display.
The Safety Features
All the Ram 1500 trims come standard with a rearview camera and trailer sway control. Additional, advanced safety systems on the higher trims include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, a surround-view camera, a self-parking system, lane departure alert, and lane keep assist. The Laramie and above come standard with front and rear parking sensors, and the Longhorn adds automatic high beams, and the Limited adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Cloth upholstery comes standard in the lower trims, and most Ram 1500’s come with the Quad Cab which seats six passengers. Starting with the Laramie, you’ll get leather seats, heated and ventilated front outboard seats, and driver’s seat memory settings. This trim also adds power-adjustable pedals and a heated steering wheel. The Limited comes with premium-leather buck seats up front.
There is a lot to love about the updated 2019 Ram 1500. The upgrades make it more powerful, more comfortable, and easier to stay connected and entertained on the road.
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