The full-size, half-ton pickup truck segment gets three all-new models for the 2019 model. Ram also introduced the radically new Ram 1500 and the model makes significant upgrades in all aspects. The transformation starts with the improved structure and towing capability. The new Ram also applies the new design language and grows in size while weights less. The light-duty Ram is also smarter thanks to the new technologies while also improves the safety with the newest active systems. The styling is also a radical shift while the interior is more refined and comfortable. The new powertrains also improve the efficiency thanks to the introduction of the mild-hybrid system and the diesel option will also join soon.
The all-new Ram is again available in a number of options and styles. The regal cab isn’t announced for the 2019 model year. The Quad Cab comes with the three-quarter size rear door. The 2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab maximizes the interior comfort with additional inches of the rear legroom and full-size rear doors. The buyers will also choose between two cargo bed options and seven trims.
2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab: Design
The redesigned Ram 1500 advanced to the new generation with the stronger chassis construction and improves the towing and hauling capability. The additional infusion of the high-strength steel to the chassis improves the rigidity and makes it stronger. That also adds to the safety but also contributes to the weight reduction and with the other weight-saving measures, the all-new Ram 1500 is about 225 pounds lighter than the version before.
With the improved construction, the Ram 1500 also redefines the way it looks. The signature crosshair grille goes to the history and the new theme look more modern. The overall look is less rugged than on the previous version and Ram claims better aerodynamics with the new design.
The redesigned truck has the new grille version and more modern and nicely accentuated headlights. The front and rear bumpers are also shaped differently and the hood has powerful lines but like the whole sheet metal toned down contours. The style also changes with each trim and the color combinations, grille finish, wheel design and size, chrome elements change with the new version.
Interior of the full-size four-door Ram also increases the comfort and adds 4 inches to the cab and most goes to the rear legroom. Everything inside the cab is where it should be and the model also has nice materials and textures. The cabins are also techier than ever and Ram even offers a massive 12-inch touchscreen interface option. With the upgraded materials and tech also come the active safety systems.
Ram improves the level of equipment in every version and offers seven trim variations.
The base Ram 1500 comes with the 18-inch steel wheels, vinyl upholstery, a 5-inch display interface, automatic headlights, locking tailgate, a rearview camera, etc. The Big Horn improves with the 18-inch alloys, fog lights, cloth upholstery and can add options such as the air suspension, LED headlights, an 8.4-inch infotainment system, etc.
The Rebel upgrades the off-road capability with the rear locking axle, all-terrain tires, skid plates, hill descent control, etc. It also includes front bucket seats, power driver seat, satellite radio, unique interior and exterior accents, etc. The Laramie has standard features such as the parking sensors, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, nice speakers and more.
The Longhorn adds heated and ventilated rear seats, upgraded leather, navigation, chrome steps, 20-inch alloys, etc. The Limited is standard with the power side steps, chrome exterior elements, air suspension, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and more.
The model can also add adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, surround view cameras, 22-inch wheels, appearance packages, etc.
2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab: Powertrains
With upgraded underpinning, the 2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab keeps the coil spring rear suspension and improves towing and hauling capacities. The all-new, light-duty Ram can to up to 12, 750 pounds.
The base engine is a familiar 3.6-liter V-6 unit. The 8-speed automatic is paired with all engine options. This engine makes 305 hp and torque of 269 lb-ft. Ram, however, introduces the eTorque mild-hybrid system which assists with the low-speed acceleration and helps reducing engines workload. The system provides 90 lb-ft of additional torque to the V-6 unit.
The 48-volt mild-hybrid system is also available with the well-proven 5.7-liter V-8 engine where contributes with 130 lb-ft of torque. The engine itself makes 395 hp and torque of 410 lb-ft. Ram will also return the diesel engine option but it’s not clear when and what performance it will be capable of.
2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab: Availability, Price
The most comfortable 2019 Ram 1500 Mega Cab will start from $34, 495. With additional options and upper grades, the price will soar and climb to $56, 495 for the most equipped version.