2019 vs 2018 RAM 1500

Specs at a Glance

2019 RAM 1500

2019 RAM 1500

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower305hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *TBD / TBD
  • Transmission8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 RAM 1500

2018 RAM 1500

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower305hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *17 / 25
  • Transmission8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 RAM 1500

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The 2018 Ram 1500 is a popular truck with consumers, but the truckmaker decided to push the boundaries with its 2019 model. As such, you'll find that the new Ram 1500 is bigger, faster, more capable, and more connected than the outgoing model. Here's a look at how Ram is updating the 1500.

Performance

Strong and agile, the 2018 Ram 1500 can handle big loads. The new 2019 models will over the best payloads and tow ratings ever. That's thanks to eTorque. 2018 engines can do more with an electric system that uses brake energy recapture and a belt-drive motor generator. With this in play, the Ram 1500 V6 can produce an extra 90 lb-ft of torque compared to the 2018 model. Likewise, the Ram 1500 V8 can boost its torque by 130 lb-ft. In many ways, Ram has worked to improve fuel economy. For starters, the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission has been redesigned to make better use of the truck's power. Ram shaved 225 pounds off of the truck's weight, which improves the weight-to-horsepower ratio. Furthermore, the 1500 claims the title as most aerodynamic in its class. Shoppers may add the exclusive air suspension with its four-corner load-leveling capability. Standard on both engines, Interactive Deceleration Fuel Shut Off can operate automatically. Since this system works in third through eighth gear, it is more advanced than other truck's cylinder management systems. It takes advantage of velocity to reduce fuel waste and improve gas mileage.

Appearance

As big and powerful as a 2018 Ram is, the 2019 Ram is bigger and more powerful. The beds are longer and deeper. Updated headlights and a different grille sit below a raised aluminum hood. In fact, many body parts are aluminum, reducing the overall weight without sacrificing strength. Making the package more accommodating, the cabs have more personal space for passengers. Quad cabs have a whopping 45 inches of back-row legroom. It’s easy to make a flat load floor in the backseat, and RamBins are part of 151 liters of storage space. Drivers will appreciate a rotary gear-shifter, a simple electronic parking brake, and push button ignition. Cabins have grown more opulent at the highest trim levels. New color choices and rich leathers are available for discriminating buyers. Adding to both its luxury feel and its sporty nature, a panoramic sunroof rounds out the menu. Ward's Auto has named the 2019 Ram 1500 to its 10 Best Interiors List.

Features

For 2018, Ram employed extensive stability controls. Ready Alert braking and other traction systems work together to maintain safe travel. For 2019, a rearview camera is now standard, and there is a long list of features that keep the Ram 1500 out of harm’s way. LaneSense watches the lines and warns the driver to straighten up. ParkSense provides help with the most difficult parallel and perpendicular moves. An autobrake will slow the truck after a forward collision alert sounds and flashes to warn the driver. Stop, go and hold technology makes Ram cruise control a better driving partner. For slow maneuvers, a 360 degree camera watches for obstacles. 2018 entertainment technology includes a choice of touchscreens. The larger 8.4-inch UConnect system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These systems make dozens of apps available to users. The 2019 edition adds a third option, a 12-inch class-leading touchscreen. To help you and your passengers plugin, you can have extra USB ports that face the back row.

Find the 2019 Ram 1500 at Ron Lewis Ram in Waynesburg. Get behind the wheel and try out the new Ram's extensive technologies.


* EPA estimated mpg, 4X2. Actual mileage may vary Actual mileage may vary. For more information, please visit: www.ramtrucks.com/fuelefficiency