The 2019 Ram 1500 continues as one of the most popular vehicles in America, competing with rivals like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150. Buyers at the Niles Ram dealer and dealerships throughout the country enjoy the Ram 1500's smooth ride, quiet and comfortable cabin and outstanding towing capacity. The Rebel trim appeals to those whose idea of a good time is putting the Ram through its paces on muddy off-road trails.
The Ram 1500 gets a complete redesign for 2019, with a new body and frame. The exterior gets new styling, there's more interior space, and the suspension is updated. Additionally, there's more power available for towing and hauling, thanks in part to the new rear axle. Drivers will love the new infotainment system, which comes with a 12-inch touchscreen. Finally, the Ram 1500 gets a weight reduction. According to Niles Ram, the new pickup is almost 225 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.
Autotrader was impressed with the 2019 Ram 1500, writing: "The 2019 Ram 1500 is at once a careful evolution of its predecessor and also a clever, all-encompassing effort that moves the ball far downfield. It's wisely conservative in certain respects and boldly progressive in others. The new Ram is, quite simply, masterful."
The 2019 Ram 1500 comes in a number of different body styles, box lengths and engine choices. Buyers can choose from seven different trim levels, listed as Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited. All models are powered by a standard 3.6-liter V6 producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All trims except the HFE get an optional 5.7-liter V8 that makes an impressive 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, also mated to the eight-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard across the lineup and four-wheel drive is available on all trims except the HFE. Most models can also get lower axle ratios.
Standard features for the base Tradesman trim level include 18-inch steel wheels, an electronic parking brake, a manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel, vinyl floors and seats, active grille shutters, push-button start, heated adjustable side mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, trailer-sway control, a coil-spring suspension, a rearview camera and Uconnect with a 5-inch display.
Those looking for the ultimate off-roading experience should take a look at the Ram 1500 Rebel trim. It comes with special off-road tires, skid plates, front tow hooks, Bilstein shocks, a fortified suspension, a 3.92 axle ratio, an electronic-locking rear axle and hill descent control. Other features that come standard include front bucket seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, LED headlights and fog lights, a Class IV hitch receiver, a 115-volt power outlet, a larger driver information screen and satellite radio.
At the top of the line, the Laramie trim adds many comfort features, including 20-inch wheels, chrome side steps, a spray-in bedliner, a power tailgate release, automatic wipers, automatic high beams, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, leather front bucket seats, heated and ventilated rear seats that recline, a CD player and a navigation system. The Longhorn gets a standard short bed, but buyers can select the available longer bed. The Longhorn trim is also available without the spray-in bedliner.
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