2019 Dodge Ram Truck Lineup – The most popular topic of the Dodge Ram this year will be the all-new fifth generation 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. Presented at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new-generation full-size pickup truck is poised to take another step in the eternal struggle against its archetypes, the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In this case, the half-ton version of the truck will be the first to benefit from the makeover. The Ram 2500 brothers with a capacity of three quarters and their brothers and sisters of a ton Ram 3500 will have to wait about a year, which makes it an interesting choice for the moment. If FCA decides to lower its prices considerably, I say to him: go ahead. Otherwise, it’s probably best to wait for the new-generation heavy-duty Rams. Knowing how much car manufacturers can be greedy in general, I would bet that this last scenario is more likely to happen.
Since FCA decided to create a new division from Dodge Ram vans in 2010, Dodge’s fortunes have evolved. On the other hand, the new commercial division has been growing steadily ever since. After selling approximately 200,000 units in 2009 and 2010, the 2019 Dodge Ram Truck Division has successfully marketed just 556,790 vehicles in 2017 in the United States alone. Of course, Ram truck sales have since been boosted by the new Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, but most of this figure still belongs to the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 full-size trucks. marketing 2019, Ram’s total sales are expected to further grow. So what does the distribution of the 2019 Ram range look like in terms of what is obvious and what could be smart to avoid buying?
2019 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500
As previously mentioned, the Ram Heavy Duty truck line will not go through anything like the full revision its full-size Ram 1500 suffered. At least not for the 2019 model year. Instead, the next generation Ram 2500 and 3500 models are scheduled to appear in time for MY 2020, while the 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 of 2019 are being carried out for the last time. In other words, this could be your last chance to get a pickup before it disappears completely by 2020 Dodge Ram. However, Laramie Longhorn, Power Wagon and Limited Ram 2500 first-class already feature the next generation front-end style. In that kingdom, the Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trucks also do it. Otherwise, the new heavy trucks of the FCA are still versatile enough in almost every sense of the word. They can be equipped as a traditional blue-collar working horse or as a contemporary luxury truck. However, the latter option is more suitable for 1500-ton models, since heavy-duty springs ensure a rigid ride with an empty bed.
The powertrain options are the family trio of 5.7L and 6.4L Hemi V8s, and the optional 6.7L Cummins inline of six diesel. The first two gasoline mills generate 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of rotation, and 410 hp and 429 lb-ft respectively. The V8 petrol can only be ordered with a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the Cummins mill generates 350 horsepower and 660 lb / ft of torque with the 6-speed manual or 370 hp and 800 lb-ft with the corresponding automatic. That’s the output in its conventional form, while the HO option raises even more the figures to 385 hp and 930 lb-ft of rotational force. However, the high-performance Cummins option is available exclusively with the automatic gearbox and the 2019 Dodge Ram 3500 one-ton chassis. Properly equipped, the next generation Ram 2500 can tow up to 17,980 pounds with a maximum payload of 3,990 pounds. The new Ram 3500 with the HO Cummins option mentioned above and the fifth wheel trailer package, on the other hand, has up to 31,210 pounds of trailer and 7,390 pounds of cabin payload.
Of the 556,790 vehicles marketed by Ram in the US UU During 2017, 500,723 were collected by Ram, which, incidentally, is the record figure for them so far. It goes without saying that most of that figure falls on the Ram 1500 half-ton truck. In addition, that number also means that Ram trucks are the third-best-selling group of vehicles behind their arch-rivals Chevrolet and Ford, which makes it the FCA bread and butter vehicle. Since the fourth generation of Ram trucks was welded for almost 10 years, it is not surprising that the 2019 Ram 1500 starts again as a new fifth generation model. The new Ram 1500 commands a ton of improvements over the outgoing model that includes a lighter frame, better efficiency, higher towing rates, more space for passengers and cargo, and many other things.
To begin with, the new Ram truck discards the cross-shaped grid of its predecessors, but that’s not all about the history of the frontal fascia. Behind the new grille, the Ram 1500 sports one of its most intriguing pieces in the form of active shutters that greatly increase the aerodynamics of the truck at highway speeds and work in conjunction with the automatic front splitter that lowers 2.5 inches at higher speeds at 35 mph. The new Ram 1500 is also half an inch wider than before, while the double cab models also have a total length of 3.9 inches. Despite that, the half-ton still managed to shed up to 225 pounds in the Big Horn cockpit of the crew cabin with a V8 and four-wheel drive. The interior of the Dodge Ram 2019 is also receiving a lot of attention, as the new truck has up to 45.2 inches of rear-seat legroom and a new optional Uconnect 4 infotainment system with 12-inch touch screen with all the connectivity functions updated.
The most significant improvement is likely to come from 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 towing figures, which went from 10,620 pounds in the old truck to 12,750 pounds in the new one. In addition, the future Ram 1500 now has a payload of up to 2,320 pounds, up from 1,880 pounds in the outgoing version. Of course, there is a disadvantage, as these impressive figures are exclusively available with the optional Max Tow Package, which in turn is limited to models equipped with a rear-wheel drive V8 engine with electronic assist and final transmission ratio of 3 , 92: 1. All Wheel Drive models will still have a consistent towing rate of 11,460 pounds and 1,950 pounds of payload. Let’s not forget the covered and lockable RamBox bed stock, which now melts evenly with the bed, but is only available in a double / double cabin combination.
The powertrain range is the last piece of this familiar but fairly new puzzle. The Pentastar 3.6L V6 and the 5.7L Hemi V8 are still there, but they are now using FCA’s soft hybrid eTorque system, which is essentially a motor / generator unit that powers a 48-volt lithium-ion battery. and replace the alternator thus slightly increasing fuel economy. The old engine generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, while benefiting from an additional 90 pounds of short torque improvements. Although the system is mandatory with the Pentastar, it is offered as an option with the V8 pusher. Anyway, he adds 130 pound-feet of momentary torque increase to the Hemi’s 410 feet and 395 already solid horses. Finally, the 3.0L V6 turbodiesel is also transportable, but without the eTorque system. Production figures should however be better than last year’s 240 hp and 420 lb-ft. The two petrol units are coupled with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, while details of the diesel engine have yet to be disclosed.