New RAM The Ram 1500 Light Duty Truck for Sale in Thomaston, CT
The New Contender For America’s Best Truck? An Overview Of The New 2019 Ram 1500
The Ford F-150 has long been the top contender amongst truck lovers, etching out an almost surreal reputation. Whether it was reliability, capability or just about any other measure, the F series took home the prize. This was up until several years ago when Ram upped the ante, taking serious aim at Ford amongst other truck manufacturers. Now for 2019, Ram is back with a number of upgrades that make the new 1500 a serious contender for truck of the year.
The 2019 lineup features seven different trim levels, including the Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited. The Quad cab is the standard when it comes to Ram 1500’s, with seating for up to six. The optional Crew cab increases rear legroom and offers full-size rear doors, whereas the Quad cab features three-quarter size rear doors. Quad cabs have a standard 6 ft. 4 in. bed while most 1500 Crew cabs offer either the standard or short bed at 5 ft. 7 in. All trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Optional on all trims but the HFE is the 5.7-liter V8 producing 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.
Regardless of which engine you choose, it will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, a 3.21 axle ratio and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is available on all trims besides the HFE and lower axle ratios are available on most models (3.55 and 3.92).
The entry-level workhorse, or Tradesman, offers up some of the comforts of the higher level trims, but is still focused on the task at hand. This trim features 18-inch steel wheels, vinyl flooring and upholstery and Uconnect infotainment with a 5-inch touchscreen. In addition, standard features include automatic headlights, locking tailgate, Class III hitch receiver, trailer sway control, and heated side mirrors. The features continue with push button ignition, cruise control, 40/20/40-split folding seat, air conditioning, rearview camera, rear-seat USB charge ports, Bluetooth, six-speaker audio system with dual USB inputs and auxiliary audio jack.
Next up is the HFE, which is equipped like the Tradesman but with better fuel efficiency from its V6 engine.
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing Ram has not released much info regarding this trim level, so we will update when we have more information.
The Big Horn, or if you are located in Texas, the Lone Star, is the next trim level offered. This trim offers up 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, tinted windows, floor carpet, cloth upholstery and a 60/40-split folding rear bench. More options are available on the Big Horn as compared to the Tradesman, including 20-inch wheels, air suspension, LED headlights and taillights, side steps, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control and Uconnect infotainment with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability.
The Rebel lives up to its moniker, offering up a Ram for those of us who are geared toward off-roading. The Rebel features specialized off-road tires, front tow hooks, skid plates, fortified shocks and suspension, electronic-locking rear axle, 3.92 axle ratio and hill descent control. The Rebel also includes a Class IV hitch receiver, LED headlights and foglights, a 115-volt power outlet, power-adjustable driver seat, front bucket seats and a larger driver information display that also features satellite radio.
The 2019 Ram 1500 defies all expectations, especially for those of us seeking a work mule not totally devoid of the tech we have come to love and expect in this day and age. Hailed as “the truck you’ll want to live in”, the 19’ Ram is an exceptional truck and our team at Modern Dodge Ram cannot wait to start moving them off of the lot!
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