The new 2019 Ram 1500 is exciting. There’s no other word for it. Revealed at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), it’s very much a new truck with a striking new grill design and a revamped interior. Right away the Ram features a new headlight and grill design. The headlights are available in three different options including predictive LEDs that angle up to 15 degrees depending on the steering angle. Other exterior updates include a new aluminum tailgate with spoiler to help decrease drag and increase fuel efficiency.
One engine update to the Ram 1500 includes a new Eco-diesel that is coming in 2019. That engine promised to blow the competition out of the water. A 20% increase in towing and 10% increase in MPG is also promised for the 2019 RAM 1500. Regenerative braking has also made it’s way to the Ram. Yes, you heard that right, the brakes capture energy lost in braking and provide up to a 130 lb-ft boost to the torque under acceleration.
The interior of the new RAM is even more exciting than the exterior updates. The first thing you’ll notice is that the infotainment system has been updated to fit a new 12” touchscreen coupled with a 19 speaker Harmon Kardon stereo system. No, that also wasn’t a misprint and no, this isn’t the new BMW X7, this is still a Ram 1500 pickup truck. One with a stereo to rival that of it’s German competitors. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can also be found here as well.
The 2019 Ram 1500’s wheelbase has been extended 4 inches to provide more legroom and there is a 10% increase in interior storage including under-floor locking compartments. The rear seats have an added reclining function, providing a new level of comfort. There are also storage compartments in the sidewalls of the tailgate.
The new Ram Rebel has also been added to the 2019 1500 lineup. This model gets a functional hood ventilation system, under body skid plates, and fender flares. It also receives a beefed-up suspension and 33” tires. To finish off the Rebel’s off-road suite, it is fitted with an electronically locking differential. It also looks damn good.
Here are some fast facts on the 2019 Ram 1500:
- 5.7 Liter V8 Hemi delivering 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- V8 engine towing: 12,750 lbs
- Max Payload: 2,300 lbs
- 98% high-strength steel frame saving 225 lbs in chassis weight
- Available Four-Corner Air Suspension
- Extendable tailgate foot step
- Available dual-pane sunroof
- 7″ configurable cluster display (Premium)
- Available customizable 12″ center console touch screen
- Harmon Kardon premium sound
- Media charging center with 4 USB ports
- Smart cargo storage sections on both interior and exterior