Ram Adds Magic to 2019 1500 Classic, Brings Back Warlock

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By Brian Normile

Ram is continuing to sell both the new Ram 1500 and the previous-generation half ton, dubbed the Ram 1500 Classic, for the 2019 model year. To add a little more spice to the older design, Ram is bringing back the Warlock name as part of a special options package for the 1500 Classic.

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The Warlock existed first as an auto show concept, until popular demand made it a reality in 1976. It featured gold accents inside and out, real oak sideboards, a chrome side step and bucket seats. Dodge produced Warlock models until 1979.

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The returning Warlock takes the 2019 1500 Classic and adds:

  • A black Rebel-esque grille
  • A 1-inch lift
  • 20-inch black wheels
  • Heavy-duty rear shocks
  • Powder-coated front and rear bumpers

For additional exterior visual flair, the Warlock sports a number of decals fore and aft, black badging, dark bezels on the headlights, tow hooks and black wheel flares. A sport hood is optional. Available exterior paint colors are: Blue Streak, Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Diamond Black, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel, Pearl White and True Blue.

Inside, the Warlock's standard equipment includes gray cloth seats and rear park assist. The Luxury Group option package is also standard, adding things like LED bed lighting, power folding mirrors, a 7-inch gauge cluster display and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Heated bench or bucket seats are optional as is the 8.4-inch Uconnect multimedia system with navigation. Black side steps and a spray-in bedliner are also optional.

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The Warlock is available with either the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; the sole transmission option is the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic. The truck can be had as either a 4x2 or 4x4 model with Quad- or crew-cab configurations, though crew-cab models are only available with the 5-foot, 7-inch bed.

According to Ram, Warlock models will go on sale in the "late first quarter" of 2019, with a starting price of $37,040 including destination fee.

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Comments

I'm gonna guess that a 2019 Warlock, if you can find one, will run at least $45k with a V8.

I guess we can presume that a 2019 Warlock with the 3.6 will not be equipped with E-Torque.

I predict that a few years from now people will look back on that Classic Ram as a classic indeed.

Never heard of it. Sounds boring and off-putting. Who is this supposed to appeal to, D&D troglodytes who don't leave their basements except to LARP?

Hey Ram, do you really want to attract some attention from middle America? Partner with Realtree and make a Realtree edition where the entire interior is woodland camo.

I like it, but only if it comes with the "Warlock Sticker Delete" option.

masking tape, primer, Dupli-color spray

(3 grades of abrasive paper--optional)

masking tape, primer, Dupli-color spray

(3 grades of abrasive paper--optional)

BD, the Realtree in Woodland Camo is a east coast thing, the rest of us would like it in Realtree Edge, just saying...

back in the day you could get the Warlock with the 360 motor

My bad, I researched and " It could have come with the standard Slant six, the 318 with either the 2 barrel or 4 barrel carburetor, the 360, the 400, or the 440.

I pulled the slant 6 out of my short-bed 1974 Powerwagon and dropped in a 440 4bbl, all I had to change was the bell housing and motor mounts..

Really like the color of this truck. Take off the "Warlock" sticker and make it look clean.

Wonder if it will be recalled when it's released.

Ram better get their act together and make a more quality truck bc it's a very nice looking truck

Really like the color of this truck. Take off the "Warlock" sticker and make it look clean.

Wonder if it will be recalled when it's released.

Ram better get their act together and make a more quality truck bc it's a very nice looking truck

Meh... just a subdued out, extra stickers package.

BD is a funny guy. Jealous, I guess. Maybe he should point his barbs toward Chevy, which is now number 3 behind Ford and Ram and has been for the past 7 months in a row...

The transmission pops at 50k--like MAGIC !!!

Jealousy is the last feeling I feel toward another stickers-and-shocks edition of a truck, especially the wArLoCk edition.

Without gold pinstriping it's no Warlock.

"masking tape, primer, Dupli-color spray
(3 grades of abrasive paper--optional)" ----Posted by: papajim

--- or a good skin shop that knows how to remove vinyl stickers.

They should have done with this on the New body style. Who wants to buy old style for new price.

because the old body style looks better imo.
New interior is darn nice though.
Front end of the new model is a travesty.

Looks badass in the dark gray. Might prefer the standard Ram front grille though.

Ram should go back to be named DODGE, as in don't buy this.

Man, even the Demons are blowing their rear axles, Dodge don't know why.

@Frank------your a Ford bummer and a dolt to boot.

Ram Trucks are pure bitchen. Ram leads and others follow. First 4x4, Club cab, Crew cab, Diesel engine just to name a few firsts for Dodge Trucks.They don't follow me because i drive a combat proven power wagon. lol The original 4x4 for 73 years now. Their was a time when Chrysler was the only supplier for ALL full size 4x4's. New process gear transfer cases and manual transmissions. Yes including Ford and G.M. who didn't even offer 4x4 until a decade or more later. I have always loved the power wagon since i was 6 when my Dad test drove a black 1977 with a 318. My Dad bought the 77 chevy with a 350. You could have gotten a 360 or a 440 magnum in the power wagon but my Dad bought a new used truck. Loved my first Ram 03 Hemi Quad cab. 114,000 trouble free miles towing 8,000lbs off road.12 years later i sold it to my best friend. Finally bought my first love. The legendary mighty power wagon in AEV trim. For me it's a no brainer. G.M. and Ford don't even offer a truck in it's class. Ram the first name in off road. Thank you Ram for building these awesome capable H.D. 4x4's. They just keep getting better and better. Can't even imaging stepping down to any other brand of truck. Ram most fits my lifestyle.

All Guts

All Glory

All award winning

All Class leading

Ram

I'm not a Ram guy, but I definitely like their new interiors, Hemi engines, as well as the Cummins diesel. Having said those nice things about Ram, I have to say that this is one ugly truck, but of course to each their own.

Just another

Blacked out

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Sticker Pkg Class leaders

Ram fan boyz

BananaPeel,
I agree. Without the gold accents its just another one of the multitude Special Edition Rams.

One thing, the US with so many special edition pickups illustrates the lack of competition. The more choice, the less the special editions.

Freedom is great. Freedom is choice, not the same tish dolled up.

BananaPeel,
I agree. Without the gold accents its just another one of the multitude Special Edition Rams.

One thing, the US with so many special edition pickups illustrates the lack of competition. The more choice, the less the special editions.

Freedom is great. Freedom is choice, not the same tish dolled up.

Bananapeel,
I agree, without the gold accents it just another Ram with no added value.

I hate when manufacturers do stunts like this. Retool, build the new 2019's and be done with it. While Ram is at it, concentrate resources in fixing the "bugs" with the new 2019's!!!!

If Ram will just get their quality down pat they could overtake Chevy. You would think those at Ram would know this. Ram has the styling down and is a giant leap above GM and Ford when it comes to interiors but now they need to focus on quality.

I hate when manufacturers do stunts like this. Retool, build the new 2019's and be done with it. ..Posted by: nlp | Feb 15, 2019

Don't you think GM would love that! RAM is aggressively stealing Silverado sales and their dealers love it. Chevy dealers can't wait to get some 2019s on the lot while tax refund season is underway. At least they've got Colorados and Suburbans, but the old truck is really looking old at this point.

Even as old as it is the RAM 1500 Classic is a great looking ride.

Yup, quality or lack thereof is Ram's big obstacle. Even if quality were to become Toyota like tomorrow, it would take years before their reputation could be overcome. Also, must agree with papa, that the last generation Silverado's are really, REALLY looking old at this point.

Obviously Ram is going ALL out to try and become #2 in 2019, the discounts available are just HUGE...they want to get as many of these sold before GM can ramp up new pickup production to full capacity in the next few months. If GM, particularly Silverado does not meet sales expectations once production is ramped up, I could see them matching/surpassing the massive discounts I am seeing on Ram's in short order...I think they will go all out to avoid Silverado moving to number 3 in sales. Right now, I am seeing $15k off sticker for the new Ram, even though sales would presumably be up anyway with this new model.

I think the fact that Ram has more repeat customers then any other truck brand speaks for itself. I am not brand loyal by any means but the quality of my Ram 1500's has been top notch.

Andy, I am glad that Ram has treated you well, and I have heard the statistic you mentioned. Certainly Ram has the most beautiful interior in the full size segment. My Ram treated me very poorly, and Consumer Reports rated the Ram 3500 the single most unreliable vehicle in their reliability study. Since my next truck will be a one-ton, these are statistics I look at. I think the Ram 1500 fared much better in their reliability study, but not exactly Toyota like, but okay.

Consumer Reports rated the Ram 3500 the single most unreliable vehicle

@Texas1836

Please don't put a lot of weight on CR's estimation of the 3500. I bet you can count on one hand the number of CR readers who actually responded to their survey and own a 3500 RAM. That does not of itself make their methodology wrong, but it does skew results. I've reached the point with CR's customer sat and survey scores to put the most favor on the vehicles most numerous among their readers.

Frankly there aren't really many valid statistical tools for something like a 1-ton---they just don't sell that many. I don't even look at Edmunds or Kelly Blue Book anymore.

Lots of survey responses make for good results---smaller numbers are increasingly less reliable.

@papa

Your point about CR is well taken, I wish there was a good resource for vehicle reliability. In the case of the Ram HD, CR just seems to back up a lot of what I have heard/read about them. Irrelevant as it is, my Ram was an absolute p.o.s., and I don't plan to forgive them for it anytime soon. I have had much better luck with Chevy's and Ford's.

@texas1836

Here's another way to think about it. I used to work for a Mercedes Benz dealer.

CR always trashes MB. Their methodology focuses too much on the number of errors per thousand (EPT), which fails because they compare EPT of non-similar vehicles.

If you compare EPT between a BMW M and a Mercedes AMG you're on solid ground, but if you compare an AMG and a Hyundia Accent you're not. CR does a lot of the latter.

Counting EPT is valid, but the conclusion has to be analyzed in a sensible context. To me this is why CR is still a great way to evaluate various batteries or tire brands, but fails flat comparing something like a RAM 3500 to a Honda Civic.

Lots of spare parts sitting around eh. Well, best way to get rid of old inventory is to just build more and just call it something simple like a classic edition and people will flock to it as if it's the last known surviving of its kind. It's a technique used by just about all big manufactures.



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