The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has a look that is only marginally different from the previous generation, with the signature Ram grille and more pronounced Ram head logos. What has changed, however, are the differences between the different models of the Ram 1500 range, with each more or less things – mainly in terms of lighting, stripes and logo marks.
The new pickup throws 225 pounds, gets a redesign of the logo, a light hybrid boost eTorque and massive front brakes. The weight loss is mainly due to an increase in high strength steel in the chassis and body, plus the use of aluminum in the tailgate, the Helping get the most out of its power, the 2019 Ram has been designed with aerodynamics in mind. The new sheet is rated at a drag coefficient of 0.357, which is about as aerodynamic as a 2004 Ford Focus. The Ram also uses active aerodynamics with calender flaps and a nose air separator. of the truck. Responsible for slowing down the truck is a pair of 14.9-inch massive front rotors helping the rear brakes to do their thing. The rotors are big enough so that the smallest wheel available for 2019 is an 18 inches. There is also an electronic parking brake instead of a mechanical brake. The power steering is also electrically assisted.
Inside, the 2019 Ram 1500 is a little bigger, but most of the emphasis is on new technology. The Uconnect infotainment system is featured, sitting on a huge 12-inch touch screen that dominates the central dashboard. The 12-inch screen can be split for dual-use, and the 4G WiFi via SiriusXM’s Guardian Connected services, plus a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 900-watt surround amplifier is available. Navigation can include destination maps and voice-controlled 3D maps, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available on both the standard 8.4-inch Uconnect and the enhanced 12-inch display. Driver assistance options include parking assistance, warning and lane departure mitigation, and trailer swing damping control.
Under the bonnet, the Ram 1500 base pickups will use a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 will be bundled with Ram’s new hybrid eTorque hybrid technology – the system channels a conventional starter and alternator and puts a 48-volt motor on the accessory drive. The engine is responsible for starting the engine, providing extra torque when needed and loading the truck. It also helps start / stop, which can help save gas, especially if your truck mainly sees the city.
You can still get a Hemi with or without the lightweight hybrid system: the 5.7-liter Hemi makes 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, but Ram says he can get a 130 lb-ft boost with the eTorque engine. Both engines come standard with an improved eight-speed automatic transmission that has more than 40 shift cards. This means that the truck’s computer can better plan the situations that arise. For four-wheel drive trucks, there is also an improved transfer case.
The 2019 Ram 1500 will be available in the United States and Canada in the second quarter of 2018 and has gone into production at FCA’s Sterling Heights assembly plant in Michigan.