A Closer Look at the 2019 Ram 1500
It won’t be in showrooms for a while, but the 2019 Ram 1500 is an overhaul of the truck as you know it. Looking at the truck, you can tell it’s been upgraded, but the big changes have been made under the hood and inside the cabin.
Instead of some of the models models featuring “RAM” on the grille, all models moving forward with the 2019 Ram 1500 will have “RAM” stamped front and center, as well as a chiseled Ram’s head logo. The headlights are more slender and wider than the current model year and are available as halogens and LEDs. The entire truck is longer and wider with a generous interior thanks to an extra four inches of cab length.
Stepping inside the 2019 Ram 1500, the new fourth-generation Uconnect 4C system takes center stage.
The system comes with a 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display that has split-screen capability for dual-application operation. The Uconnect system also features a Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; new multifunction USB ports and available wireless charging; Harman Kardon audio system with 19 premium speakers, 900-watt surround sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer and active noise cancellation; new SiriusXM with 360L personalized listening experience; SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services; 360-degree Surround View Camera with bird’s eye perspective; and available navigation.
The 2019 Ram 1500 lost weight too. It’s 225 pounds lighter than the current model thanks in part to it’s new frame that is made of 98 percent high-strength steel. The steel makes the truck more durable and rigid, which gives even better handling.
In addition to slimming down, the 2019 Ram 1500 has an increased maximum payload of 2,300 pounds and can tow up to 12,750 pounds. It’s the most aerodynamic pickup truck in its segment with grille shutters, air suspension and air dam as exclusive aerodynamic features and a .357 coefficient of drag.
Now let’s talk power.
The 2019 Ram 1500 debuts a new hybrid system on the current engines. The eTorque mild hybrid system improves fuel efficiency on the second generations of the 3.6L Pentastar V6 and 5.7L HEMI V8 engines. The eTorque systems allows for better performance, drivability, towing capabilities and payload as well. The eTorque system joins a 48-volt battery pack with a belt-drive motor generator to allow for start/stop function, brake energy regeneration and short-term torque assist.
With eTorque, the standard 3.6L V6 gives 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. With eTorque on the 5.7L HEMI, the truck gets 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Available in the near future at Hebert’s Town & Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, let us know if you’re interested in taking the 2019 Ram 1500 when it hits our lot!