Pricing for the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Has Been Announced
Now that all the hype about the 2019 Ram 1500 is starting to slow down, we finally got news about the price. Recently announced, prices for several trims were revealed with a sense of how the price scale will fluctuate between trims. For example, the entry-level, V6-powered Tradesman with a Quad Cab and 4×2 drivetrain will start at just $31,695, but the Hemi-powered Limited with a Crew Cab and 4×4 drivetrain and the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen comes out around $57,390. So we’re looking at a suitable range for a powerful truck like the 2019 Ram 1500. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to review everything that comes on the new Ram truck with that price tag.
At release, there will be two engines available for the 2019 Ram 1500. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, able to generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. For more power, consumers will want to look for trims with the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine under the hood, able to deliver 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are designed with variable valve timing (VVT) technology to optimize their engine’s performance and fuel economy, but they may also come with the eTorque system. You can read more about it with that link, but the abridged version is the eTorque system is a hybrid system that allows the 2019 Ram 1500 to generate torque even at a standstill.
Including the power of the eTorque, the V6 engine receives a 90 lb-ft boost of torque and the V8 HEMI engine generates an additional 120 lb-ft of torque. Along with a strong body made of 98 percent high-strength steel, a five-link coil suspension, and the strength offered from the eTorque system puts the max towing capacity of the 2019 Ram 1500 up to 12,750 pounds and the ability to carry a payload of 2,300 pounds.
The Ram 1500 has always been able to go off-road, built with four-corner air suspension and a front and rear stabilizer bar. For the first time ever, an off-road package has been added to the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup, available for almost every trim. The package 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. In addition, the transfer cases 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. Moreover, trims that opt-in for the off-road package come with robust skid plate protection (transfer case, steering, engine and gas tank), tow hooks, and hill-descent control for added off-road capability.
When it comes to real power and off-road capability, the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is the way to go. Set up with new 18-inch wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires driven by an electronic-locking rear differential, the Rebel comes standard with coil spring suspension, a one-inch factory lift, and designed Bilstein shocks. Ram’s active-level four-corner air suspension is available for the Rebel, but it comes standard with the rest of the features found in the off-road package.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn debuted, and it’s a true blue old western cowboy truck. Able to be configured with a crew cab and a 5-foot 7-inch truck bed, or a crew cab with a 6-foot 4-inch truck bed, the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn offers great configurations for passenger and cargo space inside-and-out. The look and feel of the Laramie Longhorn is also made with premium materials, like wood, metal, and leather elements, iconic features and design cues from traditionally handcrafted, time-tested wares such as the antique pocket watch to hand-tooled leather cowboy boots and a horseman’s saddle, stands out with a standard two-tone RV Match Brown trim and premium LED headlamps and taillamps, a chrome billet “RAM” grille and chrome header, chrome bumpers, tow hooks, side steps, and wheel flares – all standard. Inside, there’s segment-exclusive, hand-wrapped, 100-percent full-grain leather dashboard and door-panels and armrest coverings with southwestern-inspired designs, embossed alligator skin pattern leather for the upholstery and other interior surfaces like the center console, instrument panel, seats, and door panel inserts. Along with the above details, consumers will also find satin chrome accents, a brushed-nickel metal badge flush-mounted on the console lid, and a new “Longhorn” branding mark has been burned onto the wood-trimmed upper glove box door.
Another high-end trim is the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star, built with bright front and rear bumpers, chrome door handle centers, a bright grille surround with billet inserts, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and fog lamps for the exterior. Almost fully customizable, the Lone Star comes with many options for configuration, including a Crew Cab or Quad Cab, and there’s a 5’7” or 6’4” truck bed available Crew Cab configurations (only a 6’4” truck bed for the Quad Cab configuration), and have the ability to choose a 4×4 or 4×4 drivetrain. There are also many option packages, such as a Bed Utility Group, a 4×4 Off-road Group, a Protection Group, Trailer Tow Mirrors and Brake Group, Max Towing Package, and Premium Lighting Group. Side note – the Ram 1500 Lone Star is only available in Texas, but it’s pretty much the same as the Ram 1500 Big Horn, available everywhere else.
We haven’t even touched the technology covered in detail on our 2019 Ram 1500 landing page. All of this, starting at an MSRP of $31,695 (plus destination fee)? It’s time for a new King of Trucks.