Ram 1500 in Calgary
8 Things You Need to Know About the 2019 Ram 1500
Bragging rights: Maximum payload has increased to 2,300 pounds, and maximum trailer towing has increased to 12,750 pounds. My truck can pull more stuff than yours-just saying.
The Ram 1500's second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine will come standard with a new 48-volt e-Torque system that adds 90 lb-ft of torque. The 48-volt e-Torque system also will be offered as an option with the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine that adds 130 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Lighter Yet Tougher
For 2019, the Ram dropped nearly 225 pounds overall compared to the previous model. This was achieved by using aluminum in the transmission cross-member and front control-arm cross-member, along with extensive advanced high-strength steel, and an aluminum tailgate.
More Cargo Space
There's more room: The cab is longer and wider, including an overall cab length increase of four inches for passengers. The second row includes slide reclining seats to eight degrees, a flat-load floor with bigger, integrated RamBins with tie-down rings, and expandable under-seat storage. Its all-new frame features 98 percent high-strength steel that helps improve durability, weight, and rigidity.
Upfront gets a chiseled Ram's head logo and active grille shutters, and a front air dam that deploys at 35 mph and retracts at 15 mph. Also, there's a front camera hidden inside the "A" of the "RAM" logo.
The Off-Road Package
A new electronic rear differential is standard on the Rebel and 4×4 off-road package. It's also available as an option on all models. Fun fact: the Ram's front brakes are nearly as big as a large pizza at 14.9 inches-plus, the truck gets a new electric parking brake for 2019.
Turn it up-a Harman Kardon audio system with 19 premium speakers, 900-watt surround-sound amplifier, and a 10-inch subwoofer is available for sound fans on several of the trims.