Truck lovers, your North Dakota driving experience is about to get even better. The new 2019 RAM 1500 is on its way, and it's amping up the comfort, efficiency, and luxury of past 1500 models like never before.
RAM has been taking the full-size truck market by storm in recent years, and many first-time truck buyers are opting for the car-like ride of the RAM 1500. Whether you're a first time RAM truck buyer or a longtime loyalist, you'll want to keep your eyes on the 2019 model.
The 2019 RAM 1500 is driving up to the half-ton truck game in full gear. With the most design and tech changes the RAM 1500 has seen in years, it's on par to beat out the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and other recently revamped half-ton trucks in the Bismarck area.
It's lighter and more aerodynamic than before, and has the latest fuel-saving technology – perhaps making it the automotive industry's most efficient, while capable, truck.
Carried over from the outgoing model are the 3.6-liter V6 (Pentastar) and the 5.7-liter V-8 (Hemi) engines. New this year, however, is the adoption of the hybrid eTorque system, which replaces the alternator with a motor/generator unit that can feed energy to a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack.
This new technology is standard on the RAM 1500 V6 models and optional on the V8 models.
The new RAM 1500 looks brawny, and it acts like it too.
With the available Max Tow package, the 2019 model is rated to tow up to 12,750 lbs (best in class) and carry up to 2,320 lbs of payload on rear-wheel trucks. Ratings for the four-wheel-drive are up to 11,460 lbs towing and 1,950 lbs of payload.
We have some big news – the 2019 RAM 1500 is bigger. In fact, each 2019 RAM 1500 is 1/2" wider than before – regardless of cab.
If size is really your thing, a new 4x4 Off-Road package will get you a 1-inch suspension lift over the standard model.
Stretch out and take a look inside – the new RAM 1500 has increased its rear seat legroom from 40.3' to 45.2 (that's more than in a Bentley-Mulsanne). In fact, this new truck boasts the best-in class interior storage.
If you really want to get comfortable, go for the available heated and cooled reclining seats and panoramic sunroof.
If you utilize the RamBox, you'll be happy to know that the bedside storage areas have returned for 2019, but with lids that are better integrated into the bedsides AND have an AC power outlet. What's more essential for tailgating than this?
In short, this is one big RAM.
The most eye-opening aspect of the new 2019 RAM 1500 is the available 12.0-inch touchscreen Uconnect 4 infotainment system (available on Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited trims). This huge screen features a navigation system and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Standard on 1500 Tradesman, Big Horn, and Rebel models is a 5.0-inch display. Go bigger with an 8.4-inch touchscreen optional on the Big Horn, Rebel, and Laramie, or standard on Longhorns and Limiteds.
This model has finally added several convenient safety features:
RAM is leaving behind a few design icons from past models, including the gross-hair grille. Each iteration of the new 2019 RAM 1500 has said goodbye to longtime grille design in place of a revised RAM wordmark in the center.
Other design changes seek greater efficiency – the bedsides have been raised by 1.5 inches, and the hood is redesigned to push air over and away from the windshield to improve airflow around the truck.
We can't wait for the new 2019 RAM 1500 to roll onto our lot here in Bismarck! In the meantime, browse our current selection of 2018 RAM 1500 trucks.