All-New 2019 Ram 1500
The 2019 Ram 1500 stole the hearts of millions when it first debuted back in 2018. Now in 2019, the truck has so much to offer, and there’s even a classic 2019 Ram 1500 joining the lineup. That being said, it’s time to review all the configurations and features of the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 of the next generation.
Avail. Engine Type
Known for offering many options, the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 comes with a total of six trims, all of which can come with different drivetrains, cab sizes, and truck bed lengths. They are as follows: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and Rebel. Drivers can go with a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain, a quad cab with a 6’4” bed, a crew cab with a 5’7” bed, or a crew cab with a 6’4” bed. Those are the open configurations, and depending on which, a vehicle trim may or may not be available.
Returning for 2019, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, able to generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, is the standard engine under the hood. Equipped with the eTorque system to get an additional 90 lb-ft of torque, it’s a small power boost for the light-duty pickup truck. Optional on all trims is the legendary 5.7-liter V8 HEMI, able to generate 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a Multi-displacement System (MDS) and has the choice of equipping eTorque to the engine. The extra 120 lb-ft of torque is worth it. The 2019 Ram 1500 is said to be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds and carry a payload of 2,300 pounds.
This truck also goes off-road. Offered as a package, the next-generation 2019 model adds a one-inch suspension lift, with or without the available four-corner air suspension, an electronic-locking rear differential, and 32-inch on/off-road tires on (standard) 18- or (available) 20-inch wheels to provide additional grip, transfer cases that have also been upgraded with 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 nearly every trim.
Then there’s the more capable Ram 1500 Rebel, covered with new 18-inch wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires driven by an electronic-locking rear differential; coil spring suspension; a one-inch factory lift; designed Bilstein shocks; robust skid plate protection for the transfer case, steering, engine, and gas tank; tow hooks; and hill-descent control for added off-road capability. Ram’s active-level four-corner air suspension is available for the Rebel but is standard on most other trims.
A lot changed for the body of the next-gen All-New 2019 Ram 1500. Aside from losing 225 pounds, it became more aerodynamic with sharp style. This came with a forward-leaning front grille opening and slanted LED headlights (with an adaptive front-lighting system available) on high-end trims and six new grille designs available throughout the lineup. A segment-exclusive full-width chrome stamped-steel rear bumper makes up the rear of the truck, and the 2019 Ram 1500 may ride on a variety of wheels ranging from 18 to 22 inches. The RamBox returns, now featuring a 115-volt outlet and has relocated its overhead lighting for improved illumination. Possibly the most interesting of additions is the new 33.3-inch by 43.4-inch panoramic sunroof, an available option for enjoying the open air.
The cabin has been upgraded by a long shot for the All-New light-duty pickup truck. Across the lineup, consumers will find push-button start, an electronic parking brake, a redesigned rotary e-shifter dial, and an upgraded media hub have with five USB ports. When it comes to storage and security, this 2019 Ram 1500 has it in spades. There’s a wider docking area for optional wireless charging of a small tablet or smartphone, a deep storage tub designed for a 15-inch laptop and an additional lined compartment under the center armrest, and another tablet holder for rear passengers behind the two cup holders throughout the cabin. In high-end trims, consumers will also find a glove box that can slide upwards to reveal a hidden cubby in the dashboard, two RamBins in-floor for more secretive cargo storage, and under-seat compartments revealed by folding up the rear bench seat.
Shaking things up a bit, the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 brought a class-exclusive, 12-inch touchscreen with it as an option for 2019. Featuring the next generation Uconnect 4C with navigation and SiriusXM 360L platform, it’s a techie’s dream truck. Of course, 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 9-speaker Alpine sound system and the Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and 10-inch subwoofer. For the first time ever, the Ram 1500 also comes with a 360-degree Surround View Camera system that provides a birds-eye view of the vehicle via four cameras positioned around the chassis. A 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is also available.
Safety Features and Warranty
Consumers will find many standard safety features in the All-New 2019 Ram 1500. These consist 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. Advanced safety features are available on select trims. Such features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, advanced brake assist, forward-collision warning, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, ParkSense park assist with reverse stop, Rear Cross Path detection, and 9-1-1 Call Assist.
All new Ram trucks are covered by 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, and rust-through warranty for 5 years and unlimited miles. Coverage also includes free towing to the nearest Ram Truck dealer, if necessary, and coverage is transferable.