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2019 Ram 1500

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2019 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5

Pros

  • All engine choices offer ample power and good refinement
  • Stylish interior remains among top in the pickup class

Cons

  • Many driver-assist features only offered on upper trim levels
  • Limited engine choice for 2019

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

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The new-for-2019 Ram 1500 retains all that made it so good

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 lives up to expectations, successfully replacing the previous model that was one of the top full-size half-ton pickups around. It's still the only one to offer coil springs rather than a traditional leaf-spring suspension. As a result, it drives with real sophistication yet still offers all the utility of its rivals. Only two of the previous truck's engines have made it through to the 2019 lineup: the 305-hp 3.6-liter V6 and the 395-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8. They're both smooth and powerful, and the V8 is particularly appealing thanks to its ample performance. They feature an eight-speed automatic, while a mild hybrid system dubbed eTorque (standard on the V6 and optional on the V8) powers an engine stop-start system to improve fuel consumption.

There's the usual choice of cab capacities and cargo beds, mated to either rear- or four-wheel drive. The trim levels cover everything from a daily work truck specification in the Tradesman right up to the Limited, which comes fully loaded with upscale equipment such as an adjustable air suspension, premium leather trim, 22-inch wheels, and high-end audio. Those wanting a more off-road-specific model should seek out the Rebel, which adds off-road tires, an electronic-locking rear axle, and other enhancements. Options include a massive 12-inch touchscreen and many driver-assist aids that are only offered as extras on upper trim levels. That's one criticism of what's otherwise a leading contender among light-duty pickup trucks.

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4
Above Average
RepairPal gave the Ram 1500 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ram 1500 3rd out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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