2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab

2019 Ram 1500
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2019 Ram 1500
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What’s new

  • The Ram 1500 is fully redesigned for 2019
  • Reduced weight and increased payload and towing capacity
  • More rear-seat space
  • New mild hybrid power system
  • Debuts the fifth Ram 1500 generation

Pros

  • Smooth-riding suspension delivers luxury sedanlike comfort
  • Cabin is quiet, roomy and downright plush on higher trims
  • Plenty of towing capability supported by new technology aids
  • Off-road-focused Rebel trim promises big fun in the dirt and mud

Cons

  • Common driver assist features are limited to higher trims


Which 1500 does Edmunds recommend?

Today's pickups are chameleons, capable of being everything from economy workhorses to luxury rides with tremendous cargo capability. The 2019 Ram 1500 offers broad options, and if we were getting one for work-and-play double duty, we'd go with the Big Horn with a handful of options — with one exception. If our "play" regularly included dirt roads, the Rebel would be the only sensible choice.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.6 / 10

The 2019 Ram 1500 is all-new and redesigned but hasn't abandoned its successes, namely a unique coil-spring rear suspension that delivers a smooth ride without sacrificing towing or hauling capability. Perhaps the Ram 1500's greatest feat is serving as a blank canvas to build your truck needs around. From work truck to luxury truck, the Ram 1500 offers a broad skill set.

For 2019, the Ram 1500 has shed weight. Ram says the new truck is nearly 225 pounds lighter than its predecessor despite adding stronger steel construction to its frame. Maximum payload and towing capacity also increase, while the class-exclusive air suspension receives fine-tuning for improved ride comfort, off-road capability and load-leveling.

A mild hybrid engine assist technology called eTorque appears on this new Ram. Not a hybrid technology in the traditional sense of a gas-electric car, eTorque stores electricity in a lithium battery and helps the automatic engine stop-start system work more smoothly. It also provides a bit of extra power in short bursts. For now, the Ram's previously available 3.0-liter diesel V6 isn't offered, but it could show up in the 2020 model.

Inside, the Ram delivers new technology highlighted by an optional infotainment system with a massive 12-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and multiple USB ports.  (Ironically, a single CD player is optional only on higher trim levels.) The new Ram's predecessor was one of the older designs among American half-ton pickups, but no more. Sharpened new design, additional technology, and increased capability vault the 2019 Ram 1500 back to its place as one of the top achievers in its class.

For more detailed information on this year's changes, check out our 2019 Ram 1500 First Look and our 2019 Ram 1500 First Drive articles.

2019 Ram 1500 configurations

The 2019 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup available in a handful of body style, bed length and powertrain configurations. Most Ram 1500s come standard as a Quad Cab that can seat up to six passengers. The optional Crew Cab increases rear-seat legroom and offers full-size rear doors (Quab Cabs feature three-quarter-size rear doors). Quad Cabs have a standard bed size (6 feet 4 inches), while most Ram 1500 Crew Cabs offer either the standard bed or a short bed (5 feet 7 inches).

The Ram 1500 offers seven trim levels: Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited.

Standard on all trims is a 3.6-liter V6 (305 horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque). Optional on all but the HFE is a 5.7-liter V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft). Both engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission, a 3.21 axle ratio, and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is available on all but the HFE. Lower axle ratios (3.55 and 3.92) are also available on most models.

The workhorse of the lineup, the Tradesman makes minimal concessions to luxury with 18-inch steel wheels, vinyl flooring and upholstery, and the Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touchscreen display.

But it's not totally devoid of conveniences or creature comforts. Standard features include automatic headlights, a locking tailgate, a Class III hitch receiver, trailer sway control, heated side mirrors, push-button ignition, cruise control, a 40/20/40-split folding bench seat, air conditioning, a rearview camera, rear-seat USB charge ports, Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with dual USB inputs and an auxiliary audio jack.

The Tradesman can be upgraded with options that include a Class IV hitch receiver, trailer brake control, an electronic locking rear differential, towing mirrors, chrome exterior trim, a spray-in bedliner, cloth upholstery, a folding rear seat, satellite radio and a CD player.

The HFE is equipped like the Tradesman but offers increased fuel efficiency from its V6 engine. It's available only with rear-wheel drive. Ram had not yet revealed details on this specific trim level at the time of our review.

The Big Horn (called the Lone Star in Texas) adds more features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, tinted windows, floor carpet, cloth upholstery, and a 60/40-split folding rear bench seat, but far more options are available for the Big Horn than the Tradesman. They include 20-inch wheels, an air suspension, LED headlights and taillights, side steps, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control, and Uconnect infotainment with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Off-road underbody protection, larger fuel tanks and bed utilities are also available.

The Rebel is geared more toward off-roading and comes standard with specialized off-road tires, front tow hooks, skid plates, fortified shocks and suspension, an electronic-locking rear axle, a 3.92 axle ratio, and hill descent control. It also builds on the Big Horn's features with a Class IV hitch receiver, LED headlights and foglights, a 115-volt power outlet, a power-adjustable driver seat, front bucket seats, a larger driver information display and satellite radio.

The Ram 1500 moves into luxury territory at the Laramie trim level, which adds to many of the optional features listed above with front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, power-adjustable 40/20/40-split bench front seats, heated and ventilated front outboard seats, driver-seat position memory, power-adjustable pedals with memory, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry.

Other upgrades include dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 115-volt rear seat outlet, two rear seat USB inputs (one is charge-only), the Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and emergency notification,

Moving deeper into creature comforts, the Longhorn adds 20-inch wheels, a spray-in bedliner, chrome side steps, power tailgate release, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, front bucket seats with upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated reclining rear seats, a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, a navigation system, and, yes, a CD player.

Note that the Longhorn comes with a short bed, but the longer bed is optional. The Longhorn can also be ordered without the spray-in bedliner.

The Limited trim caps off the amenities with a standard adjustable air suspension, chrome exterior trim, power-retractable side steps, premium-leather bucket seats, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Many of a specific trim level's standard features are optional on the trim level below it. There are also several cosmetic appearance packages available, ranging from chrome to blacked-out grilles, exhaust tips and other accents. Options for all models include various bed utilities (adjustable tie-downs, bed lighting and RamBox bed storage), and components for off-roading, towing and trailering. More select options, like 22-inch wheels, are reserved for higher trims such as the Laramie and the Limited.

Optional advanced safety features (reserved for Laramie, Longhorn and Limited trim levels) include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, a surround-view camera system and a self-parking system. An optional Uconnect package with a large 12-inch touchscreen is also exclusive to those trims.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Ram 1500 Tradesman Crew Cab Standard Bed (5.7L V8 | 8-speed automatic | RWD) and Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab Standard Bed (5.7L V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).

Driving

8.5
The Hemi V8 engine and eight-speed transmission work so well together that we could recommend this truck on that basis alone. But the Ram takes things a step further with confident steering, handling and braking, too. Ram's decision to walk away from leaf springs continues to pay dividends here.

Acceleration

8.5
It's hard to argue with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. It feels strong off the line, and it serves up excellent roll-on acceleration when it's time to merge or make a pass. Our measured 0-60 mph test time was 6.6 seconds with a truck with economical 3.21 axle gearing. This is a no-nonsense truck engine.

Braking

8.5
The Ram 1500 has powerful brakes that are easy to regulate smoothly thanks to a firm pedal and dependable consistency. And they're equally adept whether you're poking along in traffic or rushing into corners on a winding road. Our 60 mph panic-stop test took 132 feet, which is as expected for the class.

Steering

8.0
It feels well-connected while cruising straight, with modest steering effort that increases predictably in corners to keep the driver in the loop. The ratio is quicker than past years, so there's little need to go hand-over-hand in tight places. Still, it never feels jumpy or darty on the highway.

Handling

9.0
The Ram 1500 always feels balanced and coordinated, with nicely controlled body motions. Many pickups feel unsteady when cornering through dips (such as intersections with prominent cross-drainage), but the Ram's coil spring rear suspension and rear stabilizer bar put it in a class of its own.

Drivability

9.5
It's hard to imagine it being better than this. The power of the 5.7-liter V8 is easy to manage thanks to a throttle pedal that's neither too jumpy nor too dead. It also helps that there's plenty of torque, and the smart-shifting eight-speed transmission also seems to be in the right gear at the right time.

Comfort

8.5
The seats are so good that even the cheapest Tradesman with simple four-way controls feels supportive and comfortable. Rear coil springs give it a better ride than any other truck, and this new crew cab is tight and quiet. The new dash design includes nicely positioned vents and easy-to-use climate controls.

Seat comfort

9.0
The front seats are nicely shaped to provide comfort and support over long distances, and that even applies to the Tradesman and its basic adjustments. The rear bench is nicely shaped and has an agreeable backrest angle, and in higher trims it reclines a surprising amount. Yes, it has a reclining rear seat!

Ride comfort

8.5
It's smooth and steady on a wide range of surfaces, with body motion that's never allowed to get too buoyant or floaty. Rough road impacts are neatly absorbed with very little kick or shake. The Ram 1500 is probably the least "trucky" full-size pickup we've tested, and ours didn't even have the optional air suspension.

Noise & vibration

8.0
Admirably quiet inside, with low levels of wind and road noise — although the low-priced Tradesman isn't as hushed as pricier trims. The Hemi V8 makes some thunder when you lay into it, but it's a sound you don't mind hearing at all. When cruising at a steady speed, it fades into the background.

Climate control

8.5
The Tradesman has a system with easy manual controls, and the more full-featured automatic control system further up the range is simple and effective, too. The large vents make it easy to cool the entire cabin, and even a Tradesman with a front bench seat manages to have center vents for the rear passengers.

Interior

9.0
The Ram 1500 crew cab's interior is a very pleasing place to spend time. It's attractively and intelligently designed, easy to get in and out of, and easy to see out of. More than anything, it's very spacious, especially in the back seat, which offers class-leading legroom.

Ease of use

8.5
The nicely designed center stack protrudes just enough to put all the controls close at hand without feeling imposing. Buttons and knobs feel good to the touch and operate just as you'd expect. Push-button start and an electric parking brake are standard even on the budget-level Tradesman.

Getting in/getting out

9.0
The Ram has wide door openings, and the extra rear legroom means there's tons of foot clearance as you enter the backseat area. All four doors have their own chunky and well-positioned grab handles. Easy-grab door release handles, inside and out. You'll step up to get in, but no more than in any other truck.

Driving position

9.0
Every Ram 1500 has a telescoping steering wheel this year. There's a generous amount of tilt-and-telescoping adjustment range, too. The seating position gives you a commanding view of the road yet keep the pedals and controls within easy reach. Adjustable pedals are present in higher trims.

Roominess

9.5
Plenty of headroom, legroom and shoulder room in all seating positions. The amount of side glass and the design of the dash help it feel spacious, too. Newly redesigned crew cab offers more rear legroom than anything else in the class by a long ways, and the back seat even reclines in many models.

Visibility

8.0
It's easy to see over the hood, which steps down above the headlights to improve the view to the corners. The side glass is ample and the door mirrors are big, too. The rear view is good, but the center mirror is a bit skinny and the new Ram's tailgate is taller than before. A backup camera is standard, though.

Quality

9.0
Interior materials and the switchgear on the Laramie and Limited are quite impressive. This is the best truck interior we've ever come across. The low-cost Tradesman is more utilitarian, but that's in line with its much lower price. Panel gaps are tight and consistent no matter which version we examine.

Utility

9.5
The Ram 1500's chassis has been upgraded to permit higher payload and tow ratings than ever before, and the optional RamBox remains unique in the segment. The redesigned crew cab has abundant storage and its much-improved rear-seat folding mechanism reveals a broad, flat load floor.

Small-item storage

10.0
The Ram offers dual gloveboxes and huge front and rear door pockets, as well as large sub-floor bins under the feet of the outside rear passengers. The center of the bench seat folds down to reveal a good-size bin, and the center console box between bucket-equipped trucks is by far the biggest and most configurable we've ever seen.

Cargo space

10.0
The back half of this huge crew cab is very well-suited to carrying cargo. The rear seat bottoms lift and fold straight up, revealing a floor that is completely flat and free of obstructions. The fold-up rear seat bottom is one piece in budget trims and split into 60/40 segments in more expensive ones.

Child safety seat accommodation

9.5
Huge crew cab with the most rear legroom in the truck class means that even the bulkiest rear-facing car seats fit with ease, with no need for front occupants to compromise their seating position. LATCH anchors are easy to access in the outer positions, as are the three tethers across the top.

Towing

8.5
Tow ratings for the V8 crew cab are about 11,200 pounds (4x4) and 11,500 (4x2) pounds with the 3.92 axle option. Other options include a zoomable backup camera for easy hitching, a blind-spot system that adjusts for trailer length, excellent flip-up tow mirrors and an integrated trailer brake controller.

Hauling

9.0
Payloads are up and are now very competitive. Cargo lighting is standard, movable tie-down rails are optional, and Ram is the only one that offers anything like the RamBox: a pair of large power-locking outside storage bins (now with 110-volt power inside), movable cleats and a movable cargo fence.

Technology

8.5
Ram has leapt ahead of the pack, and not just because of the eye-catching 12-inch touchscreen. The 8.4-inch touchscreen is impressive and widely available across the line, with better smartphone integration than many high-end luxury vehicles. Crash avoidance tech exists but is strictly optional.

Audio & navigation

9.5
Wow, that 12-inch screen and its sharp graphics and huge map display are amazing. It's optional, but the 8.4-inch Uconnect system that most will get still has impressive controls, graphics and sound. The standard 5-inch touchscreen audio in Tradesman lacks navigation but is capable and easy to use.

Smartphone integration

9.5
Multiple USB and USB-C inputs (front, rear and inside the console) feed into the 8.4- and 12-inch touchscreens. Both systems have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, not to mention Bluetooth streaming audio. The basic 5-inch system still has Bluetooth and dual USB inputs. All are easy to pair to and use.

Driver aids

7.5
Blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert systems are available on most trim levels, but parking-assist sensors and forward collision and lane departure mitigation systems are only available on the Laramie and above. None of these aids is standard on any trim level, which is odd.

Voice control

8.5
The voice control system recognizes most names with few errors, and the activation buttons are easy to find on the steering wheel spokes. That button will go straight through to Siri if you have your phone connected, and that's even true if your Ram has the basic 5-inch touchscreen audio system.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Ram 1500.

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Most helpful consumer reviews

better than f150
alan,08/18/2018
I traded in my 2016 F150 which spent a lot of time at the dealer for leaky sunroof and steering vibration at 23k mils , too much cheap plastic and poor fit and finish , what a difference with RAM. It's look like BMW 750 inside and drive as a luxury sedan.
Poor Workmanship on an otherwise great truck
Frank PA,11/02/2018
I loved the Ram. I looked at other brands and decided that the Ram still had the BEST interior, excellent ergonomics (for big guys), ample power and shifting. So I did it again - 2019 Ram V8 LongHorn QUAD. HOWEVER..I was very disappointed after I noticed some poor workmanship all across my $47k investment. Since day 1, the nav has been glitchy - it won't load often and loses all presets every day. Sometimes the radio will work without the key fob anywhere close. Weird. The dealer will replace the radio, but since that complaint I found other issues. The rear sliding window unit was installed crooked and it might be leaking on the driver side where it sits 3/16" lower than the passenger side. Sloppy and it grates on my OCD nerves! The tailgate "open" light comes on every morning, so I get out and slam it shut - every day. Sometimes the rear usb ports work on the first try. These are probably very fixable issues, but what's next?? If I could swap out of this truck, I would.
Maybe too nice to be hauling my trailers around!
Steve,09/26/2018
Honestly, I really don't want to get this truck too dirty, it's that nice. Yea, yea, that's what trucks are for, I know all that bs, just saying. This is one nice truck. I needed a 4WD, had a 2WD Ford F-250, 2WD, Diesel, extended cab and well, if not for the diesel that truck was average at best. Great engine, 900 lbs torque, but got stuck in 2" in muddy water. Thus the need for a 4WD. I chose the 2019 Bighorn (which is not a selection in your dropdown with a 5.7, edmunds, you need to fix that) for the price first of all, then the the tow capacity (over 10,000), MPG and then settled on just a nice looking truck with a gas engine and the crew cab is like being in business class from that cramped a** extended cab in the F-250 with straight up seats so NO on in the back was comfortable after 1 mile. Just pulled about 1500 pounds, no problem and will take the big trailer out in a week or so, about 7000 lbs, we'll see what the RPM gauge does, hopefully doesn't keep revving to 5000 going up hills like my long gone 2008 Ram, 5.7. In the end, so far, so good, I'll keep you posted.
Don’t get the etorque!!!
Chris,10/20/2018
Check the forums, I should have. The etorque system fails really quickly. Parts are not available on any kind of reasonable time frame. Dealership can only say “it comes from a vendor so we don’t know”. Many people reporting this issue at less than 2k miles. I have no idea when mine will be fixed, and there is no way for the dealership to find out. 🤨. I love the ram but am very unhappy with this one.
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2019 Ram 1500 videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: This is Edmunds exclusive three-way comparison of America's most popular pickups. We'll drive them on the road, take them to our track, tow an airstream trailer, and even put a quad in the bed. After all that, we'll tell you which one is the best. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: This is the all new Ram 1500 pickup. We've been big fans of the Ram for a long time because last time around, they added coil spring rear suspension, which made the ride just so supple, and it made really good towing stability. This particular example is a Laramie. It's a nicely equipped truck, it's not too expensive, and from here, you can add all sorts of interesting options. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: And this is the all new Chevy Silverado. It's redesigned from the ground up with different body and frame materials. It's longer, taller, and wider than the previous model. And what we've got here is the LTZ trim level. Now, this one's got the 5.3 liter V8, but it's also mated with the new 8-speed automatic. We picked it because we like it right in the middle of Chevy's line. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: The Ford F-150 is one of the top selling vehicles in America. It's well-known for its lightweight aluminum construction and a wide variety of trim and engine options. For our test, we have the mid-level lariat with a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: We're going to put these trucks through their paces to see which one is the best one you can buy. Let's get to it. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Getting into the F-150 is more like walking into an apartment than it is getting into a truck. For me, the truck is actually almost too big. I feel like I'm floating around in here, and I can't reach all of the soft spots. But I can reach all of the controls very easily with the exception of the trailer brake adjustment, which makes Dan really angry. The interior looks really nice from a distance, but as you get closer, the materials aren't as nice as they look. They're plasticky and hard. Two things I really like about this truck that I think are very unique are the way that the doors or cut. It gives a lot of visibility and it also looks interesting. I also like where the door handles are placed. They're tucked away in here, and you hit them from the top rather than pulling them from the side. It's pretty cool and they're really easy to use. Overall, I think that the interior is nice, but not exceptional. It's really something that's best viewed from far away. I bet it looks great in photos. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: So this is the inside of the all-new Silverado. There are some small changes, some things that are nicer. For instance, this touch screen is new. It's got new graphics that looks pretty good. And also this giant center console is new. And one of the things I like about this is it feels very at home for a truck. It's simple and everything is at an arm's reach. One of the things I'm not a huge fan of is how far out this dash feels like it sticks. Feels like it intrudes in the cabin a little bit, and also intrudes on this center console space. And also this little bin here, there's not much to organize it. Your things are just going to slide around. For instance, if your phone is mounted up here-- you hit a curb, it's just going to fall over. But basically, this is the Silverado's new interior and I'm a fan, but it doesn't wow me as much as some of the other competitors do. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: This new Ram is really impressive, and you see it the moment you get inside. One of the things I really like about this, and I'm surprised to hear myself say it, is this center console is amazing. All the actions here-- I mean, this is big. You could put a couple of purses and a laptop in here at the same time. You can put your drinks here. Look at this, my phone's plugged in, but it snaps in there with the cord attached. The other thing I like is the Uconnect system. Now, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto-- the 8.4 inch Uconnect and this one both have it. It's all really easy to use. There's swiping, and pinch zoom, and all of that stuff. Another unique feature is the sunroof. I'm not a huge fan though, because it's $1,300. It's quiet when it's open, but it does let in a lot of heat. Overall, the Ram 1500's interior is on another level. The other two trucks feel like they're catering to their existing buyers. This one looks like it's trying to win over new converts, and I think it will. All of these trucks are crew cabs. Ram used to be third place out of these three. But this year they've added four inches to the wheelbase, four inches to the length of the cabin-- they put all of it back here. But what's really good about the Ram is the seat back angle is much more pleasing, and they do this. Ah-- the others can't match this right now. But also, if that wasn't enough, we've got a center console-- a pretty big one. The whole center of the seat folds down, and there's a couple of cup holders here. The back seat area of the Ram has the other ones covered. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: One of the main reasons people buy full-sized trucks is so they can carry around their toys. We've got this 750 pound Honda Rubicon. I'm going to load it into all three trucks and see how it goes. All right, so let's open up the Chevy power up, power down tailgate. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Woo, fancy. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Well done, Trav. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Thank you. So are you putting all the ratchets in the front, Dan? DAN EDMUNDS: I'm going to put one on each side in the front. And I'm going to go for the lowest hook down here just because that seems to be when I get the best angle. TRAVIS LANGNESS: OK. A lot of guys, if they get this further forward, they're going to bend it up halfway and strap it down, or a lot of people will just roll with it like this. DAN EDMUNDS: You could buy a longer truck. [LAUGHING] This crew cab-- if you get the quad cab, you're going to get a longer bed. ELANA SCHERR: I never realized that that was what quad cab meant. You can put a quad in it. DAN EDMUNDS: Well, I guess that's it. Touche. TRAVIS LANGNESS: All right. Well, let's take it out of the bed here and put it in the other trucks. DAN EDMUNDS: Going to need this. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Thank you. Safety first. DAN EDMUNDS: All right. ELANA SCHERR: Well done. All right, Dan, let's get the quad in the back of this one. DAN EDMUNDS: Yep. TRAVIS LANGNESS: So it's damped, but it's not a power tail gate. DAN EDMUNDS: Not power, this is just dampened. ELANA SCHERR: Also (GRUNTING) no step on this. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: All right, there we go. All clear. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Woo! TRAVIS LANGNESS: That was a little fast, man. ELANA SCHERR: You were right earlier, Dan. You said this bed was a lot shorter, and it really is-- like, you have almost the entire tire out. TRAVIS LANGNESS: These tires are completely on the tailgate. Which one has a better system in the back, you think? DAN EDMUNDS: The Chevy's lower tie downs, I like that a little better. But it's also got a slightly longer bed. Although neither one of them was long enough for this ramp to fit in with the tailgate closed without putting it in sideways. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Let's take it out of the Ford and put it in the Ram. DAN EDMUNDS: There you go. ELANA SCHERR: Oh, beautiful. DAN EDMUNDS: Like butter. ELANA SCHERR: Show off for me, Dan. (SURPRISED) What? Magic. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, right? If I had my hands full from Home Depot, I wouldn't have to put anything down. ELANA SCHERR: Yeah, but I still don't have a step. At least I have a little handhold on this one. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: We're good. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Nice! DAN EDMUNDS: All right, that was a little better. You only got a little bit of air. TRAVIS LANGNESS: The tie downs-- how well would you compare them to Ford? DAN EDMUNDS: Well, the thing about the tie downs is they're nice and low, so I like that. And they're really big. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yeah. Those are much larger than-- DAN EDMUNDS: Even the Chevy's TRAVIS LANGNESS: --Ford ones, especially in the rear. And this is sitting almost completely on the tailgate, right? ELANA SCHERR: I think it's right in between. I think the Chevy had the most room, and the Ford was the shortest. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Well, let's take the quad out of the back here and move on to the next test. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Expert level unlocked. [LAUGHING] So we successfully loaded the quad in all three trucks. Any of them would work. Do you guys feel like there was one that was a clear winner? TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yeah. I know it's the truck I brought, but I like the Chevy. The multiple tie downs, and the fact that you had that side-step on the tailgate to get in and out. I felt like that made it the easiest. ELANA SCHERR: I definitely liked the step. What about you, Dan? DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, I agree. But I do like the Ram's hooks because they're really low and they're really big. I was able to put two straps on them with ease. So, not bad, but yeah, the Chevy's a little better. ELANA SCHERR: Sounds like the Chevy wins this one. [MUSIC PLAYING] To do a full-on tow test on any one of these trucks would take the whole episode. But we wanted to illustrate some of the tow tech and how easy it is to use. To do that, we've got this Airstream 25FB-- it's the Flying Cloud. And it's about 25 feet long, about 6,500 pounds, and it'll be great to showcase what these trucks can do. [MUSIC PLAYING] [BEEPING] DAN EDMUNDS: I wonder where Travis and Elana are? They're leaving me to do all the hard work. Want a soda back there? ELANA SCHERR: (GROGGILY) Wha? [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: Good to go. The Ford works pretty well. The problem I found there is they've got this Pro Trailer Backup Assist system that they talk about, which sounds great, but it's theoretical because I can't use it on this trailer. This sticker is supposed to go somewhere in this area. And you can see the propane tanks are in the way, so I can't install this on the trailer, which means I can't use Pro Trailer Backup Assist. The Silverado, it's got a lot of power, but the camera wasn't my favorite. To me, the Ram is golden because it's got a much better camera that's easier to use. Time to roll. [MUSIC PLAYING] We then hit the highway and headed for the nearest hill. All three were able to pull it up the grade easily, but the F-150 felt more willing, while the Ram was the most stable in corners and cross winds. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Well, the F-150, or the F-series trucks, are the best selling trucks, right. We talked about that. And I can see why people like them. It's a really predictable truck, it does everything that you need it to do, it's quite quick. They have a ton of different options for engines and interiors, so you can find one that you like. The engine in this truck it is never working hard, which is not something I normally say about turbo V6s. Even if they have a lot of power, you're way on the throttle to make that happen. That is not how I feel here. I feel like you can use just a very small throttle application and be right up to cruising speed. There's a little bit of delay-- a little lag, mostly if you surprise it, and that might be in the transmission. DAN EDMUNDS: Now, that 10-speed here is really clever. I mean, you don't know that it has 10 gears to choose from, because it's really nice at picking the right gear at the right time. So you don't feel like it's shifting all over the place. So this is a really nicely sorted 10-speed. ELANA SCHERR: This is an extremely comfortable truck. You get a little bit of road feel, but not a lot. In fact, I think Chevrolet was a little more road feel, and definitely more road noise. One of the things that really stood out to me in this truck is how quiet it is in the cab. I think it's a good looking truck, and they also did a pretty nice redesign on the nose. And so, it's very striking. The lights in the grill are integrated really beautifully, and there's a lot of small details that you'll appreciate if you spend a lot of time looking at the truck. DAN EDMUNDS: They've got these huge mirrors, though. They're a little too huge. ELANA SCHERR: Yeah, the mirrors are ugly, and I already hit a bush with them, and not even on a small street. If you put this truck against the Silverado and asked me which one was more recently redesigned, I would think this was the newer truck and that was the older one. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah. ELANA SCHERR: I am a little bit proud that the truck that I brought has the best numbers at the track, and it also has the highest torque. So it's a 375 horse, but it is-- you ready for this? 470 torque. That has all the torques, and I win. TRAVIS LANGNESS: [LAUGHING] It's all the torques. DAN EDMUNDS: Wow, you do win. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That has a lot to do with the fact that this one is turbocharged while the other trucks are naturally aspirated. And one of the other things that's interesting about the track performance in these trucks is all of them stopped from 60 to zero in our panic braking test within feet of each other. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, that's pretty good. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That's pretty remarkable. DAN EDMUNDS: Those numbers were about five or six feet better than they were the last time these trucks were new. So there's been improvement over time. And that's good to see because trucks have always had the longest stopping distances. And they still do, but now, the gap isn't so big. ELANA SCHERR: Yeah. I feel like all the manufacturers are really recognizing that people use trucks for a lot of different reasons. I mean, towing toys, towing horses, but also just as daily drivers. And they're really working on making them safer, and more comfortable, and more pleasurable to drive. So that's nice. It's good to know that the audience is being heard. TRAVIS LANGNESS: I know this sounds weird, but the Ford is the most fun to drive for me. The handling and the steering, for me, are the best. But those may not be things that people that want a track are concerned with. DAN EDMUNDS: I like the Ford's powertrain-- it's really powerful. And the 10-speed automatic is just so nicely calibrated when you're towing, when you're not towing. I really like that. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Travis, you've spent the most time of any of us in this truck. But to me, just getting in it, it doesn't look new. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That's the impression I not only got when I first saw the truck, but after 1,400 miles in the truck from Wyoming to Los Angeles. It doesn't feel completely redesigned. And also, under the hood it feels the same. So the 5.3 liter V8 gets a new fuel management system. And now, it's paired to the 8-speed automatic instead of the 6-speed, which has a little bit faster shifts and it's a little quieter on the highway. I like that it doesn't rev as high. ELANA SCHERR: Dan is going to hate me for this because there is no scientific way to measure it, but Travis how do you feel the truck jealousy is on this truck? And you know what I'm talking about. It's like, who's looking at it? TRAVIS LANGNESS: I do. I do. This one I feel like is particularly polarizing-- just the new Chevy look in general. It's got a lot of chrome on the front end. Some people love it, some people hate it. From the back on the sides, some people can't really tell the difference. And then, of course, the power tailgate in the back. You load all your stuff and you press the button, and they've got to push it up. There's a little bit of truck jealousy there, just a small amount. ELANA SCHERR: You nailed it when you said the front end is polarizing. I mean, it's got these weird origami folds, and like slots and tabs, which I guess are for aero, but they are unusual looking. DAN EDMUNDS: I mean, I like the new Silverado, but it doesn't feel like a brand new Silverado. It feels very evolutionary, not revolutionary. ELANA SCHERR: I'd be happy to drive it but I don't want to look at it. [LAUGHING] [MUSIC PLAYING] One of the things that I noticed about the Ram when I got in it was that the steering felt a little heavier, but in a good way. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, it has really good feedback. You really know which way the tires are pointed at all times. You get a really good sense of straight ahead when you're driving straight. You don't have to make a lot of corrections, you don't have to think about it. It goes where you want to go. And in corners it feels nice, when driving straight it feels nice. This is the best steering of the bunch by far. Whatever they've done, it works, and I like it. The ride comfort is nicely damped. It's quiet, there isn't a lot of road noise. The engine makes a noise you like to hear when you lay into it. But when you just cruise, it just fades into the background-- there's not a lot of wind noise. This thing is really nice riding. I mean, what you see is what you get. This truck has coil spring suspension which is really good. There's less friction when it hits a bump. The other thing I really like, the fenders are cut down real tight to the headlights, and it's really easy to see the corners of the truck. It feels like I could see it right in front of it, which is something I can't say for the other trucks. ELANA SCHERR: Is this the biggest engine you can get in a Ram? DAN EDMUNDS: It is. The 507 HEMI is the top of the range. There's two versions of it, though. They both make it 395 horsepower, which is more than the other to trucks, and 410 pound feet of torque. The 507 HEMI that we have here does not have the new eTorque system-- that's coming soon. And that system is a mild hybrid system that basically improves fuel economy. This one is good for 17 MPG combined, but the eTorque version will be good for 19 MPG combined, which is the same as the 3.5 EcoBoost. This is the 8-speed that Ram introduced in 2014 in the last generation truck about halfway through. And we really liked it then when it first came out. We had a long-term EcoDiesel with that transmission, and it was perfect. ELANA SCHERR: I can easily imagine the Ram engineers sitting together in a room and really saying what do truck buyers want, what do they need, and how do we give it to them, because that's what this truck feels like. DAN EDMUNDS: To me, the Ram is the best truck to drive. I really like the steering, the 8-speed transmission does everything I need it to do. There's plenty of power, and the link coil suspension not only rides nice, it's also really stable when you're towing. TRAVIS LANGNESS: It's definitely a classy look that I enjoy, not only parked in my driveway, but driving it on the highway. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: All three of these are solid trucks, and fans of each brand won't have any trouble if they buy a new one. But we've got to pick a winner. TRAVIS LANGNESS: In third place, we had the Chevy Silverado. It's completely redesigned and more capable than ever. But in our tests, it doesn't have quite what it takes to edge out the Ford and the Ram. ELANA SCHERR: We really liked all three trucks. But from the very beginning one stood out, and it wasn't the Ford. The F-150 might be the number one selling truck in America, but it turned out number two in our test. DAN EDMUNDS: That leaves the Ram 1500 as the winner of our test. It's Edmunds top-rated truck. The others may satisfy brand loyalists, but this one could win some converts. Well, that was fun. TRAVIS LANGNESS: I had a great time. We got to do it again, but first, dinner. GROUP: Tacos. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: For more videos like this, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. And check us out on Instagram and Facebook. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado: Battle for Pickup Truck Supremacy

Director of Testing Dan Edmunds, Staff Writer Travis Langness and Special Correspondent Elana Scherr put America's top-selling vehicles through the ringer. We test the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 at the track, break down the differences between the interiors and even load an ATV into each truck's bed. We drove them in the city, drove them on the highway, towed a big Airstream trailer, and spent hundreds of miles behind the wheel of all three trucks to see which one comes out on top. Will the top-rated Ram 1500, the best-selling Ford F-150, or will the all-new Chevy Silverado be the new champ?

Features & Specs

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$45,695
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15 city / 21 hwy
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8-speed shiftable automatic
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395 hp @ 5600 rpm
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20 city / 25 hwy
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 1500 safety features:

Forward Collision Mitigation
Warns the driver of an imminent impact and, if necessary, can initiate emergency braking.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Alerts you when a vehicle is in your blind spot and can extend its coverage when you're towing a trailer.
Lane Departure Warning Plus
When the system detects the vehicle drifting from the lane, can apply steering effort to assist the driver with corrective action.

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Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

It's hard to go up against America's best-selling vehicle — car or truck — and come away a winner. But the Ram 1500 still makes a compelling case for itself. The F-150 leads the field in towing capacity, and it's the clear choice for buyers who simply need brawn. But for overall refinement, especially interior quality and ride comfort, the Ram is the better bet. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Ford F-150.

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Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado was redesigned in 2014, and it's due for an overhaul in 2019. The 2018 model still offers good performance, strong capabilities and long-distance comfort. But the Silverado's interior feels a bit dated and plain, especially compared to the Ram. And it's no contest when it comes to infotainment offerings: The Ram is the clear favorite. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chevrolet Silverado.

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Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

The Tundra has plenty going for it, but heavy-duty use isn't one of them. It has a lower towing capacity, just slightly more than 10,000 pounds, despite a burly V8 powertrain. But the Tundra does offer a roomy cabin, especially in the rear seat area, and it comes with a standard bundle of today's driver safety technologies. It's not the brawniest truck in its group, but a good lifestyle choice.

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2019 Ram 1500 eTorque First Drive

Think Fuel Economy, Not Torque

byJason Kavanagh, Senior Vehicle Test Engineer August 23rd, 2018

Although the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is already in dealers and in our own garage, something has been missing: the base V6-equipped variant. Ram is debuting the V6 models later this year in order to prioritize the release of the more popular V8 models.

Nevertheless, the changes introduced with the V6-equipped Ram will undoubtedly boost its desirability.

Revised V6 and Transmission

For the skinny on the changes elsewhere to the Ram 1500 for 2019, head over to our First Drive.

Let's dive right into changes ushered in with the V6-equipped 2019 Ram 1500 then. Its engine is the updated version of the corporate 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that's found elsewhere in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. Compared to the 2018 Ram's V6, the new V6 has a higher compression ratio (now 11.3:1) and a two-stage valve lift system, among other refinements. Output is unchanged at 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, though the new engine's peak torque arrives later in the rev range (4,800 rpm instead of 4,175 rpm). V6-equipped Rams also receive the TorqueFlite 850RE eight-speed automatic found in the current Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, replacing the 845RE found in outgoing V6 Rams.

While the changes to the V6 don't liberate any additional grunt, efficiency has improved. That's even before you consider the fuel-saving effect of eTorque, which is a mild hybrid system that's standard on the V6 and optional on the V8. There are some differences between the implementation of eTorque on the two engines, but they're fundamentally both belt-driven starter generator (BSG) systems with a 48-volt twist. This jump in voltage broadens eTorque's capability over earlier 12-volt mild hybrid efforts by other automakers. Still, eTorque essentially boils down to a fancy stop-start system with side benefits.

eTorque's Bits and Pieces

Ram's eTorque mild hybrid system consists of a belt-driven 48-volt motor/generator, an integrated inverter, a short run of power cables, and a small module situated behind the rear seats. The module houses a 430 watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and a DC-DC converter that spits out the 12-volt current used by the rest of the truck. The latter allows eTorque to take the place of the conventional belt-driven alternator.

These relatively simple hybrid systems don't add much weight. The eTorque system on the V6 Ram adds about 105 pounds to total curb weight, or 90 pounds on the V8 Ram. The reason it's less with the V8 is because the V8 system is bundled with a lighter aluminum spare wheel and a smaller 23-gallon fuel tank. (The standard V8 tank holds 26 gallons; a 33-gallon tank is optional.) Max payload and towing capacities for eTorque-equipped V8 Rams, naturally, drop by a hair compared to regular V8 Rams.

Saving Fuel Is the Point

While the eTorque system is capable of delivering a max of 90 lb-ft of torque to the V6's crankshaft (130 lb-ft in the V8), it does so only at very low engine speeds. As such, the peak power and torque figures you're familiar with are unaffected by the presence or absence of eTorque. Furthermore, eTorque does not provide electric-only propulsion. Instead, the idea behind eTorque is to bolster fuel economy.

When you lift off the throttle or lightly brush the brake pedal, eTorque provides regenerative braking by applying a load to the motor/generator to produce electrical energy that's then stored in the battery. Later, during low-rev acceleration events, the battery delivers this juice to the motor/generator to provide torque assistance to the engine. We're talking small amounts of assistance here and there to fill in little dips in the gasoline engine's power delivery. The eTorque system is capable of doing this in chunks measured in milliseconds. In so doing, eTorque relieves the engine of the propulsion burden, one tiny chunk at a time.

eTorque also functions as a very refined stop-start system for the same reason. Its ability to fill dips and flatten bumps in the engine's power delivery helps make stops and starts smoother and more responsive than they would be with a conventional 12-volt-based stop-start system. At low engine rpm, the mild hybrid system also helps quicken gear changes and reduces shift shock.

If you give the Ram 1500 full throttle from a standstill, eTorque's boost to propulsion is already on the wane by the time the accelerator pedal touches the carpet; at 1,200 rpm, eTorque's torque contribution declines sharply. Beyond 2,000 rpm or so, eTorque is essentially along for the ride, propulsion-wise.

The Fuel Economy Upside

Although final testing hasn't yet been completed for V6 models, the EPA city and combined fuel economy numbers of the 2019 Ram 1500 V6 are expected to be 2 to 3 mpg higher than the 2018 model. That improvement cannot be attributed solely to eTorque; rather it also reflects the new truck's lighter weight, slipperier shape and more efficient V6 engine. The system's effect is more noticeable when you examine V8 models. EPA numbers for a four-wheel-drive V8 eTorque truck are 19 mpg combined (17 city/22 highway). These figures are 2 mpg higher for combined (and city) and 1 mpg higher for highway than for the V8 without eTorque.

Two mpg may not sound like a whole lot, but for a light-duty truck, it's big. When it comes to the actual amount of fuel (and associated dollars) saved, 2 mpg is more meaningful in a Ram than it is in an already miserly compact hybrid car. Ram engineers are confident that eTorque's fuel economy numbers will be readily achievable in the real world, too.

However, eTorque's influence intrinsically relies on low-rev operation. If you option your V6 Ram with the shorter 3.55 or 3.92 axle ratios instead of the standard 3.21, the engine's operation will skew toward somewhat higher revs any time the truck is moving. Likewise, switching on tow/haul mode has a similar effect. eTorque will still help in both of these cases, but its effect will be blunted somewhat.

What It's Like to Drive

We drove eTorque-equipped versions of the V6 and V8 Ram, and the overriding impression is one of civility. eTorque is largely invisible in operation. The nature of the mild hybrid system's integration is such that the engine behaves in a way that is utterly familiar — there's no engine-off coasting or electric-only operation, and unusual noises are limited to the occasional faint whoosh of the battery's fan.

The flip side to the power delivery's familiarity is that there's no noticeable uptick in available thrust either.

When applying the brake pedal, the handoff between regenerative braking and the friction brakes is well-executed. Light brake pedal applications have a slightly synthetic hybrid-y feel if you're really looking for it, but it's nothing to get worked up about.

The stop-start function of eTorque makes for shudder-free shutdowns of the engine and restarts that are devoid of lurches. It also responds snappily enough that even stop-start-averse folks will probably be won over. Gear changes are exceptionally smooth, whether at eTorque-assisted low revs or at higher engine speeds.

The Most Refined Pickup

A Ram crew cab with the V6 drives in an unstressed and competent way, and we'd happily recommend the V6 if you're shopping for a new Ram. Mind you, the V8's shove is even better, and so is its mellifluous engine note. But there's always the money factor. On a Big Horn Crew Cab 4WD truck, for instance, the V8 is $1,195 dearer than the V6, and adding eTorque to the V8 costs an additional $1,450. It will take years for the fuel savings of eTorque to equal what you paid up front, but the value will be there eventually.

The 2019 Ram 1500 has uncommonly elevated refinement among full-size pickups, and eTorque's modest enhancements to drivability only burnish this impression. Even if its fuel savings are on a multiyear timetable, its improved manners can be enjoyed daily. The 2019 Rams with the eTorque-equipped V8 are available today, and the V6 will hit dealers by the final few months of 2018.


More about the 2019 Ram 1500

Before its redesign this year, the Ram 1500 was heading into a decade without a significant overhaul. In a competitive, quickly moving segment like full-size, half-ton trucks, that's more than an eternity. But the Ram has always had strong fundamentals, including class-leading ride comfort, a broad range of trim levels ranging from workhorse to luxury steed, and among the most refined interiors in its segment.

For 2019, the Ram 1500 is fully redesigned with its fundamentals intact and in many cases improved upon. The Ram's not-so-secret sauce traditionally has been its coil-spring rear suspension, with an optional air suspension. Coil springs produce a more settled and less harsh ride and contribute to the Ram's impressive ride comfort, even with an unladen cargo box. Traditional leaf-spring suspensions have advantages, notably the ability to haul heavier loads. But for many truck buyers, the small dent in the Ram's overall capability is a small price for the comfort delivered in everyday driving.

The Ram 1500 is currently available with two cab configurations and two bed lengths. Quad Cab models come only with the 6-foot-4 box, while Crew Cab models offer either a 5-foot-7 bed or the 6-foot-4 standard bed.

The Ram 1500 offers two engines, starting with a strong and thrifty 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower. Next, the V8 option is the legendary 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 395 horsepower. It's fitted with a cylinder deactivation system that allows it to run as a six-cylinder under light loads. New for 2019 is a mild hybrid assist system called eTorque. Not a hybrid technology in the traditional sense of a gas-electric car, eTorque stores electricity in a lithium battery to be used by the V6 and V8 engines for short bursts of power and acceleration, as well as smoother starts from a standstill. Both the V6 and V8 will offer eTorque.

Unfortunately, the Ram's most fuel-efficient engine, the 3.0-liter diesel V6, won't be available until next year.

It's almost dizzying how many Ram 1500 models are available: seven so far. They range from the stout Tradesman work truck up to the top-shelf Limited. If you want something with off-road ability and some spunk in its personality, there's the Rebel. If you like your truck named after a city in Wyoming or a breed of sheep, there's the Laramie and the Longhorn trims, which offer increasing levels of opulence, especially as far as trucks go.

All new full-size trucks have virtues that must be weighed against one another to find the best solution for you, but the 2019 Ram 1500 figures to be near the top of your list. Look to Edmunds to help you find the best Ram at the best price.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Overview

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Rebel 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 1500 Crew Cab 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 1500 Crew Cab.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 1500 Crew Cab featuring deep dives into trim levels including Laramie, Big Horn/Lone Star, Limited, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab here.
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This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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What's a good price for a New 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab?
2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $64,220. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $13,713 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $13,713 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$50,507.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is21.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 64 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,135. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $10,317 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,317 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$40,818.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is20.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 155 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,540. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $12,878 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $12,878 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,662.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is29.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 101 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,130. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $13,458 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $13,458 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,672.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is27.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 88 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,430. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $11,905 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,905 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,525.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is26.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 82 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,170. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $7,884 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,884 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,286.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is20.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 33 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,270. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $14,436 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $14,436 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,834.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is31.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 31 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,785. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $14,518 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $14,518 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$42,267.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is25.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 30 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,360. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $14,310 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $14,310 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,050.

The average savings for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is28.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 27 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Which 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cabs are available in my area?

2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Listings and Inventory

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