2019 RAM 1500 Waseca MN

2019 RAM 1500
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2019 RAM 1500 at Waseca Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

Maximizing both payload and tow capacity to unseen new numbers, RAM has definitely created a truck that meets and exceeds the standard tasks of a light-duty pickup. Light-duty is an interesting classification for all the new 2019 1500 can do, but it is the first in RAM's three-vehicle series of trucks. Much of the 1500's new strength can be attributed to an all new eTorque system, as well as a fully re-engineered frame that's 98% steel. The 1500 has been completely redesigned to include all of today's latest convenience technology and cabin comfort, too! See what's new for the RAM 1500 below.

Engine Performance

  • Semi-hybrid eTorque enhancements on both V6 and V8
  • 305hp 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine standard
  • Available 395hp 5.7L V8 HEMI with or without eTorque

Safety Features

  • Features more than 100 safety and security systems
  • Increasing availability of driver assist features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, ParkSense
  • Segment largest 14.9-inch antilock front brakes with Ready Alert Braking

Vehicle Design

  • 151.1 liters total storage capacity
  • Improved cabin space for more comfortable second-row with new flat-floor design
  • Up to five available USB ports and wireless charging dock

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What new engineering was made for 2019?

The RAM 1500 has a number of new advantages to lend to its new performance capabilities. Starting with a great foundation, RAM has re-engineered the 1500's frame in 98% high-strength steel for improved durability, rigidity, and handling. This might sound like a hefty addition, but the 1500 is actually about 225 pounds lighter than its previous incarnations, with the new frame accounting for 100 less pounds just by itself! The rest is due to smartly designed aluminum elements across the body's design, such as the hood, doors, and tailgate. Other new elements that enhance the 1500's ride include the next generation, class-exclusive air suspension and all-new Frequency Response Damping shocks. Together, these systems greatly improve the quality of the drive with smooth, quieter performance, also bettering the off-road performance, load-leveling, and entry/exit convenience. A specialized 4x4 exclusive Off-Road Package upgrades this system with an one-inch lift, tuned shocks, electronic locking rear axle, and added Hill-Descent Control. Lastly, the new design reduces drag to give the 1500 a .357 coefficient with newly included grille shutters and air dam. Tying the new engineering additions together, segment-largest 14.9-inch front brakes and new parking brakes provide a responsive and reliable hault. Wheels range anywhere from 18 inches to 22 inches in diameter.

What gives the 1500 its new power?

The engines may be familiar, but their power is all new and more efficient than ever. First is the tried and true 3.6L V6 Pentastar, generating 269 lb-ft torque and 305hp. Second, available on all trims of the 1500, is the legendary 5.7L V8 HEMI borrowed from the Dodge Challenger, providing 410 lb-ft torque and 395hp. What's new about these systems in 2019 that vastly improves the 1500's performance is the all-new eTorque system, a mild-hybrid battery and motor generator previously unseen in the light-duty segment. This technology provides extra torque on demand, up to 90 extra lb-ft for the V6 and an amazing 130 lb-ft when equipped to the V8. Not only does this system improve on power, it also enhances the engine's efficiency with a Start-Stop function, effectively cutting engine activity when brakes are fully applied and left idling in traffic or at a stop light. The standardly equipped V6 can power a max towing of 7,730 pounds, while the V8 handles upwards of a best-in-class 12,750 pounds (11,610 pounds when not equipped with eTorque). All powertrain options are paired with a new generation TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

What new design features are present in the 2019 1500?

The new aerodynamic build is geared up with plenty of comfort and technology features to make the 1500 far from spartan, even for the base model. High quality materials and design encompass each trim with unique themes specific to its model name. For example, the Big Horn/Lone Star and Longhorn trims possess western color palettes, with the Longhorn going above and beyond with Natura leather decorated with available cowboy-boot embroidery and real barn wood detailing upon the dash, center console, and wheel complete with branded badging. The off-road specialized Rebel comes with a dual black/red exterior paint option which carries boldly into the interior with red detailing about the vents, center console, and information console and black/red cloth upholstery. Every 1500 trim is unique in grille and headlamp designs, all equipped with RAM's signature ram's head logo. Lighter, longer, and wider, the cabin space benefits from four extra inches in length to provide the second-row a truly spacious comfort, also with a new flat-floor design and reclining seats! The 1500 possesses nearly 100% more storage space compared to its closest competitor at 151.1 liters. This includes second-row in floor bins, under-seat storage, and bed-length bin compartments. New technology includes an available FCA-first 12-inch configurable multimedia touchscreen, supplying efficiency vehicle stats, HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB and AUX inputs, Bluetooth, GPS and Uconnect apps.

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Final Thoughts on the 2019 RAM 1500

With so many best-in-class features and proven strength-performance provided, the 2019 RAM 1500 is by far in the contenders for best light-duty truck this year. There won't be any struggle or any feeling of lagging behind with these powertrains, and the available 4x4 capability is a champion at handling off-road terrain, inclimate weather, and extra power needs. Heighten your professional and personal life jobs with the 1500!

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