2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500
That rumbling you hear drawing closer is the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. Set to directly compete with the redesigned Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, this new Ram truck seems ready to give them all a run for their money.
What’s New for the 1500’s Power and Performance?
The 2019 Ram 1500 still holds the tried-and-true 395-horsepower, 410-lb-ft of torque V-8 engine but the 1500 is lighter now. The redesigned engine and transmission is a clever combination of industrial-strength aluminum and steel that shaved 225 pounds off the Ram 1500 while simultaneously increasing its payload and towing capacity to 2,300 and 12,750 pounds respectively.
In other words, with all the improvements,this engine actually doesn’t feel like the same engine–it feels more powerful and ready to respond. You say go, it says how fast. You say dig in, it says yes sir.
How Does the 2019 Ram 1500 Look?
We’ve already said it’s lighter, a feat unto itself. But did you know the Ram 1500 is also larger? With redesign magic, even after shedding 225 pounds, the Ram is 4 inches longer from tip to tailgate and half-inch wider no matter the trim. So have your cake and eat it too. You can have a bigger truck that drives like and weighs the same as a smaller truck.
Up front, you’ll notice the Ram 1500 sports sleeker headlights and a more prominent bulge on the hood. The manufacturer promises better aerodynamics and less drag as a result of these changes and a hidden spoiler. You’ll also notice that it’s a little easier to get a leg up onto the tailgate with a new two-level bumper design in the rear. Big, bold R-A-M lettering is on the tailgate and the top of the cab is sculpted for still more aerodynamics.
What Features Come in the 2019 Ram 1500?
Shh, do you hear that? No? What you do not hear is highway noise. That’s right, the Ram 1500 is quieter than ever before. While you enjoy the silence, take in several subtle changes to the Ram 1500’s cabin. A wider center console holds more of your stuff, a second glove box slides out for smaller items that would get lost in the larger primary glove box, the cupholders move, there are now five USB ports and an updated steering wheel with redesigned buttons.
Complete redesigns are a chance to show off the handiwork of engineers. And the folks behind the Ram 1500 redesign have reason to be proud.