2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Debuts
The 2019 Ram 1500 debuted back in January during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and since then, it feels like a new trim is revealed every week. Today, we’re going to take a look at each trim and what they have to offer.
All-New 2019 Ram 1500
The 2019 Ram 1500 light duty pickup truck has plenty of new features, like the new eTorque system that adds towing capabilities, and thanks to Mopar, over 200 new parts have been developed so consumers can reconfigure and customize their Ram truck. The new eTorque system from FCA, found under the hood of the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and available for the 2019 Ram 1500 (standard with the V6 engine and optional with the 5.7L V8 engine), is a new invention that increases the 2019 Ram 1500’s fuel economy and torque output. When paired with its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that generates 269 lb-ft of torque when maxed out, an additional 90 lb-ft of torque can be generated, even at a standstill thanks to the eTorque system. The same can be said for the other powertrain option, a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine that can generate 410 lb-ft of torque. With the eTorque system, is gets a boost of 120 lb-ft of torque.
2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman
The Tradesman trim is the base trim on the Ram 1500 lineup and it is a staple that offers buyers an affordable truck option. Although being on the low-end, the trim actually received upgrades for the 2019 model year. Available in two cab styles and two bed lengths (quad cab with 6’4” bed, a crew cab with a 5’7” short bed, or a crew cab with an optional 6’4” bed), the 1500 Tradesman comes standard with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with eTorque mild hybrid system and a 4×2 drivetrain. Of course, consumers can opt-in for the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine or 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with eTorque, and a 4×4 drivetrain. Made for off-road wonder, the Ram 1500 truck has always had off-road capabilities, such as the segment-exclusive multi-link rear coil suspension that provides best-in-class ride and handling qualities, and a coil-spring setup that centralizes and absorbs bumps and impacts while reducing the amount of friction in the spring system – all standard with the 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman.
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
These trims may not be necessarily new to the Ram 1500 lineup, but the 2019 trims have new and improved features in comparison to 2018 trims. The first trim revealed was the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn. Inside and out, this truck lives and breathes “wild west.” On the outside, the 1500 Laramie Longhorn comes standard with premium LED headlamps and taillamps, a chrome billet “RAM” grille, chrome bumpers, tow hooks, side steps, and wheel flares. The front doors and tailgate sport the iconic Laramie Longhorn Edition belt-buckle badge. Inside, consumers are greeted by premium materials such as wood, metal, and leather, a segment-exclusive, hand-wrapped, 100 percent full-grain leather dashboard and door-panels and armrest coverings with southwestern-inspired designs, satin chrome and real barn-wood accents throughout the cabin, ambient lighting, a brushed-nickel metal badge flush-mounted on the console lid, and a new “Longhorn” branding mark that has been burned onto the wood-trimmed upper glove box door.
2019 Ram Lone Star + Big Horn
The 2019 Ram Lone Star is also putting on a big show. Although the Lone Star trim name is limited to Ram dealerships in Texas, the Big Horn trim is the name for the trim in dealerships in other states. The Ram 1500 Big Horn trim has a number of excellent standard exterior features like bright front and rear bumpers, chrome door handle centers, a bright grille surround with billet inserts, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and fog lamps. The cabin has some additional options this year with four interior trim levels; one of those options offers buyers the choice of a five- or six-passenger seating configuration. Ram offers several add-on packages to allow consumers to configure the right Ram truck for the job. Such packages include a Bed Utility Group, a 4×4 Off-road Group, a Protection Group, Trailer Tow Mirrors and Brake Group, Max Towing Package, and Premium Lighting Group.
New Ways to Customize the Ram 1500
Mopar and Ram presented a new parts catalog at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and had a live stream webcast for those not attending the auto show, to get a new look at how Mopar can help consumers customize their Ram. An example was presented with several Mopar parts added on, such as their signature 2” lift kit, beadlock capable wheels, BFG KO2 35”tires for additional grip, new truck bed rails, all new off-road running boards tucked up close to the body for maximum ground clearance, an all-new fully adjustable Ram-rack system to carry oversized cargo via roof rails, and more. For a little extra power, Mopar also added their Ram air flow cold air intake system under the hood and a Katback exhaust system with black chrome tips.
Best of all, the price range for the 2019 Ram 1500 has been announced, with the MSRP for the 2019 Ram 1500 starting at $31,695 (plus destination). Until the 2019 Ram 1500 is released though, we’ll keep you up-to-date with Universe Dodge Ram social media.