10 Things to Love About the 2019 Ram 1500
The pickup battle in the full-size truck segment rages on, with the 2019 Ram 1500 leaving the Chevrolet Silverado in the dust. Competition is fierce between the big three — the Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 — and these trucks mean business. Recently revamped models and clever innovations to cater to the demands of modern pickup drivers have pushed the segment into the limelight. Ram’s engineers really struck gold with the 2019 Ram 1500, with its spacious cabin, luxurious interior and supple riding and handling. What makes the 2019 Ram 1500 one of the best pickups out there? Here are 10 things we love:
In every collision test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2019 Ram 1500 earned stellar crash-test scores. Standard advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning helped earn the Ram the highest rating of good.
Smooth Riding & Handling
The Ram 1500 offers drivers a smooth and controlled ride whether they opt for the optional air suspension or the standard coil-sprung rear suspension. This truck is well-engineered and comfortable, a fact that only improves the overall quality when you start climbing trims and enjoying extra features.
The standard V6 engine does a fine job, but buyers do have the option to upgrade their power with an optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The HEMI V8 engine delivers 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Available as an upgrade, the RamBox storage system can be placed on either side of the pickup bed. New on the Ram 1500 for the 2019 model year, the RamBox includes 115-volt outlets, pressure-touch latches and interior lighting.
Not only does the Ram 1500 offer passengers plenty of space to make themselves comfortable, there’s also a ton of convenient storage space complete with cubbies for everything from muddy work gear to mobile phones. Even the bottom cushions of the rear seats can be flipped so that buyers can enjoy even more cargo versatility.
Stretch-out space in full-size pickup trucks is standard across all pickups and the Ram 1500 is no exception. The front of the cabin is wide and roomy, while the back of the crew cab is more than generous for long-limbed adults to fit comfortably.
The mild-hybrid setup is not only for show, it delivers an improvement on overall fuel economy figures. Any Ram 1500 equipped with the eTorque system, regardless of engine choice, bests both the Silverado and Ford F-150 pickups.
The standard 3.6-liter V6 under the hood performs nicely, generating 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque — plenty of power for everyday driving.
The latest Uconnect 4 infotainment system is intuitive and easy-to-use with an improved response time. There’s an available 12-inch vertical touchscreen display with simple menus that are a breeze to use and worthy of the luxurious cabin.
The interior of the Ram 1500 is often hailed as one of the best pickup cabins ever created. There’s soft leather, abundant wood trim that increases with the high-tier trims and overall comfort levels are impressive. Even the entry-level Tradesman trim looks and feels a cut or two above the rest.
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