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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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Max 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Ram 1500
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