RAM 1500 – Differences Between 2018 and 2019

July 26th, 2018 by

Ove the years, Dodge RAMs have lots in common. From first glance, the 2018 and 2019 RAMs might seem the same. At a closer glance, these vehicles have a lot that makes them stand apart, not only from each other but from the rest of the light duty trucks on the market. The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is actually the RAM pickup originally launched in 2012. However, RAM has made significant internal improvements to the truck in the years in between while the basic design of the truck has been on the market for six years.

Which RAM Truck is right for you?

Which RAM 1500 Truck is right for you?

The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic price has not been announced yet. Those prices are expected to be announced nearer to the trucks’ official fourth-quarter launch. The 2018 RAM 1500 Classic Tradesman crew cab has a starting price of around $35,000; what you end up paying through your purchase or lea, of course, is dependent on a lot of moving parts, so give Bayway a call if you are interested in one of these awesome trucks!

The RAM 1500 was designed to serve the budget market with four different trim levels; Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV, or Special Services Vehicle. “It will help us with our entry-level customers and with our fleet customers to give them exactly what they’re looking for,” Jim Morrison, head of the RAM Brand, FCA-North America, told trucks.com. Morrison also said, “We have the range covered with our Classic Tradesman all the way through to this all-new 2019 RAM 1500 Limited model with all the technology you’d expect in a luxury car.”

The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic will be offered in three cabs and three bed lengths. Both 4×2 and 4×4 versions will be offered. Engines are a 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 or optional 5.7-liter V-8. A 3.0-liter V-6 diesel will be available later on in the year. If buyers want to pay up for the new model, here’s what they get with it: The 2019 Ram 1500 is lighter, longer, and wider than the Classic. It’s more aerodynamic and fuel efficient. It has a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds, and the 2019 Ram 1500’s maximum trailer tow capacity of 12,750 pounds — both about 20 percent higher than on the Classic. The new 1500’s wheelbase and cab grow up to 4 inches longer, depending on the body style. The truck is 0.5 inches wider. At the same time, RAM has eliminated 225 pounds from its crew cab 4×4 version, which is the most popular configuration. Other versions have experienced weight loss as well.

RAM is selling both trucks as it shifts pickup production from a factory in Warren, Michigan, to a refurbished plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The automaker is speeding up production of the new model at the rehabbed factory due to lots of demand. While this continues, FCA (Fiat Chrysler, RAM’s parent organization) will be selling the older model from Warren, a factory that will soon be switched to build Jeep models.

Morrison also says, “One of the things that clearly delineates it is the new trucks all have the new body style and the RAM grills,” he said. “The old trucks are the old body style with crosshair grille, so at 50 feet you can tell them apart. Although the 2018 and 2019 trucks have many similarities, they also have many differences. We hope you pick the one that is best for you. If you have any questions about either of these fantastic trucks, want to see how the Ram 1500 compares to its competition, or maybe just want to know the best restaurants in Pasadena, give Bayway RAM a call or stop in!

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