Ram Announces Pricing for 2019 Ram 1500

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Ram has release pricing for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and if you didn't think Ram was being aggressive before, now you know — Ram is clearly targeting the top two major players in the segment, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Not only will Ram be the first truckmaker to offer a 2019 half-ton model, it also will have one of the least expensive and most technologically advanced models available for a hungry half-ton market place. The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x2, the lowest trim level, will start at $33,340, which includes a newly increased destination fee of $1,645.

The top-of-the-line Limited crew cab 4x4 with the much-publicized monster 12-inch Uconnect multimedia touchscreen will start at $58,140 (all prices include the destination fee); the Rebel Quad Cab 4x4 will start at $46,340 and the Big Horn Quad Cab 4x2 will start at $37,340.

Ram is going aggressive with powertrains as well, making the 3.6-liter with the new mild-hybrid eTorque system standard across the lineup but offering the Hemi V-8 (relatively untouched for the 2019 model year) for an extra $1,195, with the V-8 mild-hybrid models available for $800 on top of that. All Ram 1500s will have the eight-speed automatic transmission and dash-mounted rotary dial selector. Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited pricing will reflect that it comes with the Hemi V-8 standard, with the eTorque Hemi an $800 option when it becomes available later in 2018. 

Ram will have two Michigan plants producing half-ton models. The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant will produce the 2019 models, while the Warren Truck Assembly Plant will continue to produce previous-generation Ram 1500s in all three cab configurations with 2018 pricing. We have heard Ram might be discounting those depending on several other factors, so stay tuned.

Ram said its build-your-own Ram website will have all configuration pricing and feature ordering details ready by March 14. Look for our full-length First Drive story and video on March 16.

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The Ram 1500 is the most comfortable riding full size truck out there. It has the best interior room.
The 5.7 Hemi is powerful but the 3.6 V6 is no weakling.
but I can't deal with the bottle cap gear shifter knob with the plastic chrome hubcaps and the rear coil springs take away payload and towing.
Reliability is a issue with serious driveline problems
If FCA would make a few minor changes and stop cheapen it up more and more it would be a top contender
The Ram 1500 is much better than the Silverado and Sierra but the F-150 tops them all.

WAIT FOR IT Chingon will have something smart to say he’s supper smart just wait

This is a little odd.

They will compete more with their legacy trucks now.

I wonder how the margins will be on this truck or is it built even cheaper than its predecessor?

Time will tell but my gut tells me in 10 years we may look back and say that Sergio may have officially killed this company by never addressing the quality issues in his cash cows ( ram, jeep).

The battle for 2nd place is going to be VERY interesting. Fiat is coming to play HARD.

Andrwken, Sergio may have killed the company? Holy crap, look at what he has done to this company relative to Ford and GM! Check out the equity values chart http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/advchart/frames/frames.asp?show=&insttype=Stock&symb=FCAU+&time=12&startdate=1%2F4%2F1999&enddate=3%2F6%2F2018&freq=2&compidx=aaaaa%3A0&comptemptext=GM+F&comp=GM+F&ma=0&maval=9&uf=0&lf=1&lf2=0&lf3=0&type=2&style=320&size=2&x=65&y=10&timeFrameToggle=false&compareToToggle=false&indicatorsToggle=false&chartStyleToggle=false&state=12. He has been the best CEO that ANY automaker has had in decades.

Did I miss something in the original specs? where's the diesel?

Even though i’m a GM guy ram has always had a good looking truck

I can't deal with the rear-opening doors in the "quad-cab". I need easy access to the area, not some blasted half-length door in my way every time I want to load something behind the front seat.

The transmission is electronically shifted. A gear shift lever is moot. You can change gears with buttons on the steering wheel.

Andrwken, Sergio may have killed the company? Holy crap, look at what he has done to this company relative to Ford and GM! Check out the equity values chart http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/advchart/frames/frames.asp?show=&insttype=Stock&symb=FCAU+&time=12&startdate=1%2F4%2F1999&enddate=3%2F6%2F2018&freq=2&compidx=aaaaa%3A0&comptemptext=GM+F&comp=GM+F&ma=0&maval=9&uf=0&lf=1&lf2=0&lf3=0&type=2&style=320&size=2&x=65&y=10&timeFrameToggle=false&compareToToggle=false&indicatorsToggle=false&chartStyleToggle=false&state=12. He has been the best CEO that ANY automaker has had in decades.


Posted by: Mumm49ers | Mar 6, 2018 7:10:40 AM

The fact that he s riding his cash cows and distributing that cash amongst the rest of Fiat is what is concerning. The investment should have been in ram and jeep. A lot of the chrysler lineup was/is still riding on Daimler designs. If he doesnt invest properly and create the quality needed it could all come crashing down as fast as he can put more discount stickers on rams.

Now when you look at dependability studies you see Ram and Jeep right next to Fiat. They split Ram out of Dodge for that very reason. He may be makng money but he has not fixed any of the quality issues that lag his company and Chrysler.

Hes a bean counter....

Doesnt the fact that they came out swinging with the first truly new design in at least a decade, and decided to not maximize profit concern anyone? With virtually no change to the drivetrains other than a bolt on starter? What is with this vehicle that they dont want big profits on it when they are going to beat GM out the gate by 6 months? Lets discount it right out of the gate???

My guess is they are trying to wow people with a big touchscreen and the rest of the truck will be just ok. Then it will fall apart in 5 years

Meanwhile GM and Ford will push each other with superior trucks and Ram will lag behind other than a value price, trying to sell people a truck that tries to be a midsize and a fullsize


Ecoboost Rules, I’ll agree with you that the poor payload capacity and the dial shifter are what turned me away from a Ram 1500 when I was last shopping for a truck. I did however still like the looks better than any other brand. Now I cannot say the same, at least for the 2019 1500. I’ll wait and see what the work trucks look like, which is what I would likely end up buying instead of an upper-level trim, but it’s pretty certain I have written it off entirely.

The battle for first place for the most busy dash and interior is in full throttle mode. F & F are swapping places. Meantime, GM once again offers the most functionally designed and aesthetically pleasing interior, especially the GMC Denali.

Reliability is a issue with serious driveline problems
Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Mar 6, 2018

@Ecoboost Rules

Huh? Please specify. That's a pretty broad brush you just used.

I can see this truck over taking chevy for number 2. Since GMC is not even close, their new changes will not impact the place standings. Ram is going to nail it IMO.

-CT

@crunchtime

much too soon to tell.

You cannot predict what financing will be like in the fall.

The excitement is just getting ready to start but a lot of GM buyers will at least wait until Sept-December timeframe to decide. Any GM diehard will want to take a spin in the new GM trucks before putting money on a Ford or RAM.

The dial shifter is awesome. It takes up way less space and is easier to use. These trucks are all automatics, its like some of these guys like to pretend they are driving a manual or something by having an old fashioned clunky shifter.

2 family members and one friend all went looking for new rides last year. 2 wanted trucks and 1 a car. All 3 vehicles purchased or leased were from FCA, In talking to all both truck buyers said they liked the looks of the Ram and the price (almost the same features as all they looked at) bottom line ...cheapest. The car buyer also bought on looks and then price..cheapest. Now all three said other similar brands had similar features but price won out. Seems some or a lot of people buy on looks and the price. Guess my people are a bunch of cheapies...but heh they say I can drive a new vehicle and price is cheaper...who care's get a new one in 3 or so years. The truck guys don't use there truck anyway...just a run around with a small box on the back, like bring there kids bike over when they visit.

papajim, agreed, but I dont think ANY GM die hard will even attempt to money in a Ford or Ram, so this is a mute point. Where Ram will benefit from all this is, the guys who are not die hard, or do not care what vehicle they own, and buy what they like, not brand loyal. I am amazed at the number of people that are now no longer partial to one. Heck y own family went from Chevy for 25 years to others now, I still own my Silverado for the moment.
-CT

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

More junk!!!! Just like GARBAGE MOTORS COMPANY. Go FORD!!! Actually this truck looks way better than the chevyota TUNDERADO and the GENERIC MOTOR COMPANY SIERRA. But not better than ford trucks.

I don't know how people can get so set on buying one brand. I buy what ever I like the best at the time I need a vehicle. They are all good products for the most part. They say Varity is the spice of life. I really can't stand people who own two of the same exact vehicles Really?

@Chingon if ever you go at a car show and see a old ford hot rod look under the hood and you will see why they are still running.
90% of them have what you cal garnage motors,dodge runs hemi and chevy runs chevy.

@crunchtime and Clint. Who's in first place? You say ram may overcome 2nd place. Are you saying Ford is first? No chev and gm is duh

@Chingon if ever you go at a car show and see a old ford hot rod look under the hood and you will see why they are still running.
90% of them have what you cal garnage motors,dodge runs hemi and chevy runs chevy.


Posted by: Leon | Mar 6, 2018 12:33:39 PM

This comment is idiotic, they chose a GM engine because they're cheap bastards.

@CT

you can make all the "mute" points you like, but if you did they'd be moot.

@Frank cheap but still looks good when you see a ford powered by a chevy. There is not much chevy powered but ford.
What’s idiotic about that is you guys running chevy motors
If you can’t afford to do it right don’t do it

You guys who are brand loyal and talk trash crack me up.

I can see this truck over taking chevy for number 2. Since GMC is not even close, their new changes will not impact the place standings. Ram is going to nail it IMO.

-CT
Posted by: crunchtime | Mar 6, 2018 10:22:43 AM

If what you're suggesting were to actually happen, then FORD is going to miss out on a lot of sales that would allow Ram to overtake Chevy. That will certainly tighten up the sales totals.

This comment is idiotic, they chose a GM engine because they're cheap bastards.

Posted by: Frank | Mar 6, 2018 2:29:46 PM

Frank
Your comment is in your word "idiotic".
Have you ever built a hot rod or classic car? That's not even close as why most people use Chevy engines.

@what the heck.thanks for understanding

Even when the cheapest Ram comes out at $27 grand, that's still expensive.

Phew!

The guy from down under evidently does not understand about A) negotiation and B) MSRP



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