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2019 Ram 1500

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Ram 1500 highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 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

Pricing for current inventory

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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.

All Ram 1500 years

New for 2019

  • The 1500 is available in a new trim called the Limited.
  • The Express, Harvest, Laramie Limited, Night, SLT, and Sport trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • 1500 trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Running Boards, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof, Automated Cruise Control, Automated Parking, Lane Departure Warning, Rear A/C Seat(s), Leather & Suede Seats, and Harman Kardon Sound features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Tradesman trim now comes with Power Locks, Tow Hitch, Bluetooth Technology, and Long Bed as standard equipment.
  • The Laramie trim now comes with Rear Defroster, Smart Key, Remote Start, and Tow Hitch as standard equipment.
  • The Bighorn trim now comes with Tow Hitch and Long Bed as standard equipment.
  • The Laramie Longhorn trim now comes with Rear Defroster, Tow Hitch, and Long Bed as standard equipment.
  • The HFE trim now comes with Cloth Seats, Rear View Camera, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

Explore Ram 1500 details

Tradesman 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Long Bed
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Vinyl Seats

Optional Features

  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

3.6L

Horsepower

305

Torque (ft-lbs)

269

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

26

Wheelbase

153.5"

Overall length

241.8"

Width

82.1"

Height

77.4"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 45.2"

Head room

F 40.9"/R 39.8"

Front tires

P275/65TR18

Rear tires

P275/65TR18

Seating capacity

6

Max towing capacity

650/6500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2019 Ram 1500

1. Great towing capacity

If you're considering a full-size pickup truck, you probably need to tow or haul large and heavy items. The 2019 Ram 1500 certainly delivers in that department. Powered by the 5.7L Hemi® V8 engine with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, it can tow an estimated 12,750 lbs., when properly equipped. This makes the 2019 Ram 1500 a powerful workhorse and weekend companion, allowing you to tow large travel trailers, a canoe or kayak trailer, a motorcycle trailer, and many other heavy things for recreation or work.

2. Refined interior

Though you may be most interested in a full-size pickup truck's power, performance, and utility characteristics, having a comfortable interior doesn't hurt. The 2019 Ram 1500 has a refined cabin that offers a pleasant ride for all passengers. Vinyl upholstery is standard, with leather upholstery and heated and ventilated seats available on higher trims. The 2019 Ram 1500 also comes standard with plenty of convenience features and amenities, including cell phone holders, USB ports, and rear seats that can be folded for more storage room.

3. Powerful engine options

The 2019 Ram 1500 has two powerful engine options. The base engine is a 3.6L V6 delivering 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. If you need more, you can opt for the Hemi 5.7L V8 with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft, which is available on all trims except the HFE. These are some highly potent powertrains, allowing outstanding performance under various conditions and helping tow and haul heavy loads easily.

4. Lots of tech features

Regarding technology, the 2019 Ram 1500 is equipped with plenty of standard features, especially in the driver-assistance and entertainment arenas. The truck has a Uconnect® infotainment system, a five-inch touchscreen, as well as Bluetooth® connectivity. Lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view parking camera system are all optional driver-assistance features that make the 2019 Ram 1500 easy to navigate through tough spots on the road.

5. Choice of body styles

The 2019 Ram 1500 is available in different body styles, including the Quad Bed (six-foot-four-inch bed) and the Crew Cab (either a six-foot-four-inch bed or a five-foot-seven-inch bed). Both models can seat up to six passengers. An optional RamBox® storage system is available with both cab configurations; it includes 115-volt grounded outlets, interior lights, and adjustable tie-downs. With all these great options, it's easy to find a 2019 Ram 1500 that meets your needs.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Ram 1500 is a truck that has plenty of room, power, and good looks. Customers love the truck because it does everything they ask of it and more. The features on the truck are awesome; customers say it has exceeded expectations in every way possible. They also like that there's plenty of space inside even though it's a smaller pickup bed size than some other competitors' trucks.

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 4th out of 25 among Fullsize Trucks.

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2019 Ram 1500 trims

Tradesman:

  • 305-hp, 269-lb-ft of torque 3.6L
  • 395-hp, 410-lb-ft of torque 5.7L
  • Cruise Control
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tow Hitch
  • View our Ram 1500 Tradesman inventory

HFE:

  • Includes all features available on the Tradesman
  • Cloth Seats
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Alloy Wheels

Bighorn:

Lonestar:

Laramie:

  • Includes all features available on the Lonestar
  • Rear Defroster
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Smart Key
  • Alpine Sound System
  • View our Ram 1500 Laramie inventory

Rebel:

Laramie Longhorn:

Limited:

More about the 2019 Ram 1500

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Bright White

  • Ivory White Tri-Coat

  • Billet Silver

  • Maximum Steel Metallic

  • Granite Crystal

  • Diamond Black Crystal

  • Blue Streak Pearl

  • Patriot Blue

  • Black Forest Green

  • Flame Red

  • Delmonico Red Pearl

  • Rugged Brown

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