2019 Ram 1500 eTorque Review
The Ram 1500 seems to be doing everything in its power to stand alongside the new era of “fuel-awakening” vehicles. With the majority of the trend moving toward fuel-efficient automobiles, it is crucial for companies to focus on making fuel efficiency the core focus when designing and manufacturing cars. With more advanced features and a newer version, keep in mind, this is not the continuation of the old model. The 2019 Ram 1500 is a new car in itself with various engine attachments, enhanced torque power, and a stylish design. Let’s dive deeper!
The 2019 Ram 1500 features an exterior which exudes power. This pickup truck is sure to turn some heads on the road. This vehicle’s front end has a more prominent wind tunnel. According to the company, while this vehicle is lighter than the previous model, it still boasts a steel-construction which is able to deliver more power than before. Even though the base model is quite flashy, you can increase it by going from the Big Horn/Lone Star trims. However, keep in mind, the Lone Star trim is a Texas-only model. The Lariats features chrome wheels.
The grille is rectangular with a few sharp cuts on the sides to give it more dimension. The headlights aren’t anything new. For a bit more personality, you will notice how there is an indent running through the middle of the doors. The Length comes in at 241.8-inches, with a Body width of 82.1-inches, Body height of 77.5-inches, and a Wheelbase of 153.5-inches.
Coming to the 2019 Ram 1500 interior, you will notice the controls are easy to find. Most of the accessories are grouped into toggle switches below the climate controls. You will get a 5.0-inch as a standard, but you can upgrade it to the 8.4-inch unit if you prefer. The Laramie trim and higher increase that to a 12.0-inch. As for the comfort, one can argue that the Ram 1500 offers a lot of comfort compared to other rival vehicles in the same price range.
The seats are set in two rows with ample space in the rear seats. Every passenger will be able to enjoy the ride in this vehicle because USB ports—including USB-C—are scattered about for easy access. The rear seat backrest can lean back while the base can slide forward to make even more room. Due to it being a pickup, the bed is rightfully big. The crew cabs give you 5’7 or 6’4 bed lengths. Inside the bed, flexibility is increased due to available lights, cargo tie-downs, and a bed liner.
There are a number of trims to go for when it comes to the 2019 Ram 1500. If you are more work-use oriented, you can opt for the Ram Tradesman. However, you should consider going for the Big Horn Trim (or the Texas-only Lone Star) because the vehicle will come with cloth upholstery, chrome bumpers, and 18-inch alloy wheels, for a better driving experience and more value for the money you spend.
As mentioned, the 5.0-inch screen can be swapped for an 8.4-inch one. You will be able to enjoy infotainment software which is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. The Lariat Trim will give you soft leather seats (heated and cooled) along with a 7.0-inch screen. Furthermore, the Laramie Longhorn and Limited Trims come in with semi-aniline leather upholstery, 20-inch alloy wheels, real wood trim, and LED headlights. Limited gives you a 12.0-inch screen as standard.
The eTorque appears in this new vehicle. It is a mild hybrid engine assist technology. As an explanation, the eTorque is able to store electricity in a lithium battery and then aids the automatic engine stop-start system work more smoothly. Through it, the vehicle is also provided with some extra power in short bursts.
Specifics / Performance
|BASE PRICE||Big Horn: $37,735 (est.)
Limited: $61,180 (est.)
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door pickup|
|ENGINE||DOHC 24 valve 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6|
|TRANSMISSION||8-Speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|SUSPENSION (F/R)||Control arms/live axels|
|PASSENGER VOLUME||117 cu ft|
|CURB WEIGHT||4895 lb|
|0-60 MPH||7.2 sec.|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||2018 Q3|
(Source: The Car Connection)