Take a Walk on the Inside: 2019 Ram 1500 Interiors

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By Andy Mikonis

The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 has already arrived in crew- and Quad-Cab configurations. It launched just a few months ago with the carryover 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission; however, the new base powertrain is a mild-hybrid system called eTorque with a 3.6-liter V-6. Higher trim levels will get the Hemi standard, with an optional eTorque Hemi as well.

While the 2019 Ram 1500 grew, Ram managed to shave some weight and increase payload and towing capabilities over the outgoing model. The previous-generation Ram 1500 (code named DT) will be built concurrently with the new 2019; that model will be called the Classic.

Ram interiors have been highly regarded for their thoughtful design, quality materials and high functionality. And just in case you haven't heard, the new 2019 interiors more than live up to that reputation, as we recently found out. We had a chance to look over four different 2019 Ram 1500 pickups in different trim dress, in a side-by-side comparison, and thought you might want to see how they differ. Prices below include destination.

 

Big Value

BH P1030637 II
 

Big Horn Sport Crew Cab 4x4: base, $41,895; as equipped, $51,710

The Big Horn starts as a cloth interior truck offered in just two ways. The example pictured here has the Level 2 Equipment Group for upgraded interior features; however, it's part of the Customer Preferred Package 25Z, which has several other items that elevate the price significantly. Level 2 includes the 8.4-inch center touchscreen and the 7-inch color display in the gauge cluster. Both screens look nice and have matching graphics and fonts, and offer a ton of engine and vehicle data calculations. This truck has bucket seats and a front bench is available. The driver's seat is power and both front seats are heated, as is the steering wheel. Also added are dual-zone climate controls, front and rear 115-volt outlets, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

BH P1030631 II

BH P1030634 II

 

Big Sport

Reb P1030615 II

Rebel Quad Cab 4x4: base, $44,688; as equipped, $53,102*

The adventure-themed Rebel gets sporty vinyl-and-cloth upholstery patterned to match the tire treads. The red-and-black theme is carried to the accent pieces on the instrument panel, console and doors. The displays have a smoked appearance to further differentiate the look. Its base trim is a step fancier, with a stitched steering wheel, 5-inch display screen and satellite radio. This example has a similar Level 2 Equipment Group within a larger option package to augment interior equipment including the 8.4-inch touchscreen, enhanced cellphone connectivity, and heated front seats and steering wheel.

P1030611

Reb P1030614 II

 

Big Volume

L P1030586 II

Laramie Crew Cab 4x4: base, $46,035; as equipped, $57,035*

More luxurious Laramie interiors come with heated and ventilated leather-faced bench seats in front. This truck has optional front buckets, an upgraded console and 8-degree reclining rear seats. Seven- and 8.4-inch screens are standard, and the 12-inch center screen is optional. This is the all-black interior choice with suede inserts. Wood trim can be replaced with a monochromatic trim package. Extra touches include a stitched dash pad and ambient lighting at night.

L P1030583 II

L P1030625 II

 

Big Luxury

Long P1030658 II

Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4: base, $53,695; as equipped, $66,935

Heading toward the upper end of trim levels (the Limited is still higher), the Laramie Longhorn returns with its cowboy-styled interior. It features full leather front and rear seats as well as leather on the dash and door panels. Detailing is even more over-the-top than before, with finely tooled satin chrome accents and real barn wood trim with a branded logo on the glove box. The 12-inch touchscreen is included in the $3,400 Level 1 Equipment Group, which also includes a 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, upgraded navigation, wireless charging, ventilated rear seats and power running boards.

Long P1030664 II

Long P1030653 II

 

(*Editor's note: Ram provided Canadian pricing for these trucks; U.S. pricing was calculated on July 9, 2018.)

Cars.com photos by Andy Mikonis; manufacturer images

 

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Comments

Is this the junk the got beat by a FORD F-150 5.0 a couple of days ago. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I heard that GARBAGE MOTORS GOT beat by a FORD F150 Ecoboost Engine. What a joke HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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I believe you are right Chingon!!!! HAHAHAHAHA
It's that cheesy RAM truck with the Durango grille HAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHA

The tire tread pattern upholstery is terrible. It's worse in person. I can't believe they brought that back.

They need to lower the trim level to get that optional 12 inch screen. The early adopters and guys that are brand loyal will jump it if they want it, but I would think in the 2nd model year they could offer that on a lower trim package.

I also wish GM would drop Bose for the Harman group audio (Harman/Kardon, Infinity, JBL, etc.) I prefer the sound characteristics of that group. Here's hoping Samsung doesn't screw that up.

Nice truck with reclining back seats. Don't care for the Chicago Bulls red and black though.

So much to like about these Rams.... But they're all Too Much! Too Much price; Too Much Size; Too much of everything. Scale everything down 25% and I could, maybe, like it. It certainly is the best looking truck of the three brands.

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I would hope the new updated ecoboost with a 10-speed tranny would beat the GM. Car and driver posted an article and they've got the GM 6.2 with an 8-speed tranny posting a faster 0-60 time than the new ecoboost, what's up with that? I know they had to update the ecoboost to be class leading so wtf? I have a 13' ecoboost and it's great but my gas mileage when pulling a trailer is pretty sad. I'm happy otherwise

The Fiat's interior is impressive. I have not yet gotten to see it in person but the pictures are promising. As much as I would love to hate on the rotary gear select it is a very smart innovation freeing up TONS of center console space for whatever and integrating very neatly into the dash. While I realize taste is subjective the pictures of the new Fiat truck interior are far more appealing than the pictures from the new Chevy and GMC.

the only reason it beat the 6.2L was the driver. Watch the video. When the real driver was in the sierra it spanked the ecobust. Then when he was in f150 it won.

Can't wait for the comparison with new 10/SPD and body style which is much lighter. That Ford is in trouble!

As for the Ram. Just went to dealership today and I'm not impressed with outside...still looks like Durango in person. Interior is very nice though.

I do think Ram and GM are playing it safe on power trains foebthis model year. Then upping HP/TQ next year..

@ TNT
I agree, that was a comparison of two different drivers. The current model with the 8-speed still beats the new ecoboost lol. It'll really be fun when the new one comes out with a 10-speed

RAM's 2019 truck family has nailed it on interiors, exterior styling and innovation

@ papajim

Innovation?

Hate to break it to u but GM has had this mild hybrid out for over 2 years now. Its called an e-assist. Brother in law has it! He gets over 20 mpgs in the city with it.

Hate to break it to u but GM has had this mild hybrid out for over 2 years now. Its called an e-assist. Brother in law has it! He gets over 20 mpgs in the city with it.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 10, 2018 1:56:34 PM

hate to break it to ya but mine hasn't dropped under 20 mpg's city driving yet i don't need no dang liberal hybrid to do it in

on to the 6.2 vs 3.5TT the driver made the difference but the bottom line is in 2018 they are equal watching the video again both trucks won by the same margin

Hate to break it to u but GM has had this mild hybrid out for over 2 years now. Its called an e-assist. Brother in law has it! He gets over 20 mpgs in the city with it.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 10, 2018 1:56:34 PM

hate to break it to you but mine hasn't drop under 20 mpg's in the city yet and it doesn't need no liberal expensive hybrid to do with either

6.2 vs the 3.5 TT the driver made the difference, but with that being said both truck are very evenly matched with the exception of the 6.2 with the 3.73's and the 3.5 TT with 3.55's, but at the end of the day Ford wins because the 3.5 TT is more readily available than the 6.2

Hate to break it to u but GM has had this mild hybrid out for over 2 years now. Its called an e-assist. Brother in law has it! He gets over 20 mpgs in the city with it.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jul 10, 2018 1:56:34 PM

hate to break it to you but mine hasn't drop under 20 mpg's in the city yet and it doesn't need no expensive hybrid to do with either

6.2 vs the 3.5 TT the driver made the difference, but with that being said both truck are very evenly matched with the exception of the 6.2 with the 3.73's and the 3.5 TT with 3.55's, but at the end of the day Ford wins because the 3.5 TT is more readily available than the 6.2

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@ tntgmc The 6.2 barely kept up with the 3.5. An engine over 40% larger barely keeps up. That is pathetic I don't care who you are.

I also wish GM would drop Bose for the Harman group audio (Harman/Kardon, Infinity, JBL, etc.) I prefer the sound characteristics of that group. Here's hoping Samsung doesn't screw that up.

Posted by: andrwken | Jul 10, 2018 12:03:51 PM

I agree, Harman knows how to design a great system. The old Bose 901's didn't sound bad but I preferred the Klipschorns. I like to feel the music, not just "sense" the music. Bose likes to utilize psychoacoustics but something about the sound of them never really impressed me. They also begin to distort a little to early to me.
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Ram's pricing strategy for the 2019 Ram is all wrong. A 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4x4 starts at $36,500.
4WD is a $3500 upgrade.
A rear sliding window is $1500.
The Hemi and 8-speed is $1200.
If you don't want an open rear diff, the e-locker is an extra $500.
The trailer package is an extra $300. Max tow is $1000.
The sport appearance package is $2000.

The 12" touchscreen they love to show off is bundled with their level 2 package. Total cost: $5995

It's no wonder Ram decided to continue building the 2018 Ram as a 2019 Ram Classic. Their sales numbers would tank if they tried selling $45k Tradesman's.

If i bought a truck this would be it! The cheap aluminum fords isn't doing it for me.

numbers would tank if they tried selling $45k Tradesman's.
Posted by: Brick | Jul 10, 2018

Please explain. What's wrong with a Tradesman? Great truck, esp. equipped the way you configured it.

I'd rather drive that rumbling Tradesman with a half ton of manure in the back than have to suffer with a pinging, smoking, dripping, wheezing, limp-mode F150 hauling swimsuit models to the beach.

I just don’t get it with this site. Who is racing their trucks in the real world? Fuel in my area is $2.65 for regular. These are not miatas we’re talking about here. The points of comparison in the comment thread are childish at best. These are pickups, they’re made for work. I don’t care if an ecoboost will beat a hemi in the quarter mile. If both trucks will tow 8 thousand pounds and both are able to complete the same tasks, then the question falls to, whisk one is cheaper to operate, maintain and own. There are twelve year olds on this site barking about how much manlier they are for owning their truck (assuming they actually own that truck and it’s not daddy’s truck). A real man gets the job done at the right price and doesn’t blow his family’s cash on stroking his ego. Y’all need to grow up!

wow the ford look like a old truck now,,

@ Frank in Florida

Really? Its doesn't matter the displacement when the 3.5L has 2 turbos spooling up making the power. Are u that naïve not to see that! The 6.2L is a N/A engine that still makes more HP. And no the 6.2L wth 8 spd still beats your all new 3.5L twin turbo ecobust with a 10 spd.
When the new 10/spd is out. It will be worse, then what will excuses be?

its no different when motor trend did the comparison with your halo mustang gt350R vs the camaro ZL1. The zl1 crushed it BC its supercharged! Thats not a fair/equal/accurate comparison is my book. When the GT500/comes out then yes that's an equal comparison!

When u start to compare n/a to a turbo engine or a supercharged engine it all changes. Let's slam an edelbrock or magnacharger on the 6.2L and its not even close to a contest.


Looks like junk to me, but not as bad as a GM. Peace out!

@tntgmc You just don't get it. The general public sees a 3.5 run with a 6.2 they say why can't GM do that. The general public sees the 3.5 as a better engine. The general public is who buys trucks and that what counts. You can jump up and down and bitch all you want but it will change nothing. The most likely reason GM did not upgrade the 5.3 or 6.2 is because they are busy with there replacements. Which will almost certainly be smaller turbo engines. Ford has been to successful with turbo engines for GM not to follow. Now you can tell me how wrong I am.

LOL FrankinFlorida must have had to much sun on the beach today...he's just blabbing. Guys from Florida know as much about trucks as my 10 year old niece. LOL, the general public is wondering why a huge 6.2 still gets better MPG than that amazing ecoboost. I could only imagine the new updated one is even more thirsty!

Ram is in full panic!
They are not selling
They can't beat F-150

There's a lot of great suggestions here on PUTC how Ram can improve and make simple changes but their marketing department won't listen.
Put me in charge of sales and I can make simple changes and demands at dealerships and they would see a 50% sales increase in 30 days.
Also Ram lost that big manly image with their trucks turning them into girly trucks, they have to find a way back.

@ frank from Florida

And who's the one bitching.... Nice speech... No facts like always from u!!! Just opinion. Have some.common sense. The 6.2L is the superior engine.

Frank and his imaginary pals are all forgetting that Ford could easily offer their very fine 6.2 SOHC V8 in the F150 but they just don't want to. They used to, remember?

Nope. You can't have it. Want the 6.2? You gotta buy a Super Duty. Why not have one in an F150. No problem, it just has to be a USED 2011 pickup, back when Ford allowed you to buy one that way.

Blame it on Dearborn.

@ Frank Florida

BTW... GM did upgrade their engines. Just not HP/TQ. They have the new cylinder deactivation system that they just spent probably millions of dollars on, so I don't think anytime soon they will be ditching the V8s. Just bc Ford couldn't do it and went to turbocharging, doesn't mean everyone else has to follow!


I think u have it opposite. Ford realizes now since GM is so dominant with V8s that there Is a market, hence they invested a lot of money in the 5.0L. Boosting up its HP/TQ.

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Posted by: Vulpine | Jul 11, 2018 8:44:38 AM

thanks that's what i did, i just didn't have enough patience

Lets see GM can make a 2.2 liter turbocharged V6 that puts out 500 too 600 horse power in an Indycar and now upping that power to 800 on E85.
So they can out power Ford for sure, they've been using this engine since 2012 .
Where's Ford: Not competing in Indycar

^^^
It also revs over 12000 rpm's IMPRESSIVE

Where's Ford: Not competing in Indycar


Posted by: madmax | Jul 11, 2018 9:41:24 AM

They'd rather focus on new engineering innovations that will make it into production which doesn't show in indy cars.

It's irrelevant to Ford, they can care less

Then why are they in IMSA with there Ecoboost? They sure are trying to push it there. And it only has 600 hp whereas this 2.2 liter has 500 and the 2.4 will more than 800 if not 900 hp. So they know how to make a turbo engine.

@Frank
Yes Frank there are not in IndyCar and have not for years

Great looking truck Ram! Way better then them cheap hard plastic Fords!!!!

numbers would tank if they tried selling $45k Tradesman's.
Posted by: Brick | Jul 10, 2018

Please explain. What's wrong with a Tradesman? Great truck, esp. equipped the way you configured it.


Posted by: papajim | Jul 10, 2018 6:28:41 PM

The Tradesman was always meant to be the affordable trim. The Tradesman itself is fine, I just can't believe the steep pricing. Especially when $45k could get you a loaded up Laramie in the last few years. Most people that walk onto a Ram dealer's lot will be sticker shocked when they find out that $45k gets you a 2019 Ram with a 5" touchscreen and the cheapest looking interior of the whole lineup.

It's like GM trying to sell $45k WT trim Silverado's or Ford trying to sell a $45k F-150 XL.

Love my Tough Ram trucks. Combat proven, award winning, Class leading, From work truck to Top Lux truck Ram has you covered with proven tough trucks. So glad Ram is not afraid to NOT fix what isn't broken. Ram is by far the sexiest trucks on the road. Thank you Ram for building my dream rides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slncjmTY-WI

Remeber another Raptor Killer from MA MOPAR is on its way,

https://www.ramtrucks.com/en/limited-editions/ram-1500/rebel-trx/

Overpriced,oversize, overkill.

Glad I went from a Tundra to my 2006 Ranger Sport with vinyl floor and roll up windows.
That, my GMC and Toyota are all paid for now...and so is my house.

Enjoy your monthly payments.



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