2019 RAM 1500 Crestwood KY
2019 RAM 1500 at Craig and Landreth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
How do you improve on perfection? This is the question that the makers of the all-new RAM 1500 must ask themselves every day. The RAM is one of the best-selling vehicles in the country and in 2019 it gets even better by being more comfortable and more tech-savvy than any other truck on the market. This year’s RAM is also lighter with a weight reduction of over 225 pounds and features a state-of-the-art Uconnect system with a class-exclusive, 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display featuring split-screen capability for dual-application operation and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Making this truck a man amongst boys.
- 90-lbs. of torque
- 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8
- 2,300 pounds payload capacity
- Forward Collision Warning
- LaneSense Departure Warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Uconnect touchscreen
- Harman Kardon audio system
- Reimagined center console
What is new with RAM engines?
Under the hood is where the 2019 RAM 1500 really shines. This year the RAM 1500 introduces the eTorque mild hybrid system which gives it significant fuel-efficiency. The eTorque system combines a belt-drive motor generator unit with a 48-volt battery pack to enable start/stop function, short-term torque assist and brake energy regeneration while at the same time adding up to 90 lb.-ft. of additional torque. The standard engine is the 395-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 with variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation which is backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with the eTorque mild-hybrid system is now available, eTorque is optional with the V8. There is a ton of strength in the back as the RAM has increased its maximum payload to 2,300 pounds, and the maximum trailer tow to 12,750 pounds. The 2019 RAM also had two-wheel or four-wheel drive options.
What are some notable features on the 2019 RAM 1500?
The interesting thing about the 2019 RAM 1500 is depending on the trim you choose, you will get a different looking interior. For the Laramie Longhorn trim, it’s a high-zoot western, for the off-road Rebel there will be bold colors and precise angles. The Uconnect is at the centerpiece and its easy to configure and use. This couples with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with the Harman Kardon auto system, which is the most powerful of its kind. The overall cab length increases by four inches optimizing maximum comfort for passengers. On the outside, the RAM 1500 looks and feels lighter with lightweight aluminum for selective components which help improve aerodynamics as well as fuel-efficiency, though the truck is 98 percent high strength steel. The headlights have also improved with a new full-LED Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), including twin bi-functional projector headlamps, fog lamps, and tail lamps.
What are some of the safety features?
There are more than 100 safety features on the 2019 RAM. Some of the best include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Warning, Ready Alert Braking and Trailer-sway Damping control, and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus which alerts and assists the driver with corrective action. One of the best features is the ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park and Hill-start Assist which uses ultrasonic sensors to help the driver perform technical maneuvers for those that have problems with things like parallel parking.
Final Thoughts on the 2019 RAM 1500
In 2019 the RAM does nothing but impress. It’s light but powerful. Robust but still technological. The new eTorque system provides peak fuel-efficiency while adding an unprecedented 90 lb.-ft. of torque. This RAM is also aerodynamically designed which means it can carry up to 2,300 pounds without breaking a sweat. Inside the Uconnect system offers state-of-the-art technology with a class-exclusive, 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display featuring split-screen capability for dual-application operation and a Harman Kardon audio system which is the best money can buy. Improving on perfection never looked so easy.