What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2018 Ram 1500?

The 2019 model year Ram 1500 boasts an all-new, ground-up redesign over the previous models. However, having proven themselves exceptionally capable and robust over the previous decades, the Ram 1500's earlier model years are hardly vehicles worth ignoring when seeking your next half-ton pickup truck. With this is mind, while the new Ram 1500 has several features Texas drivers are excited for, Ram has continued producing their well-known pickup truck as the Ram 1500 Classic. With the latest generation boasting a variety of class-exclusive features and best-in-class accolades, previous generations do offer some options the latest iteration does not, such as a diesel powertrain option. However, regardless of the model year preferred, the Ram 1500 in all its variations provides drivers around Del Rio, Mineral Wells, and Fort Stockton with unrelenting power and capability, in conjunction with impeccable interior styling - upholding Ram's reputation of delivering long-lasting vehicles ideal for any truck enthusiast.

2019 Ram 1500: What's New For Texas Drivers

Power and Performance

The 2018 Ram 1500 offers drivers three different engine options, including a diesel option. Equipped standard with the iconic 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine exerting 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet, the 2018 Ram 1500 offers drivers exceptional power even at base trims. Further enhanced with an available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine producing 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet, the 2018 Ram 1500 provides exceptional gas power for drivers seeking performance and reliability.

For drivers who prefer the high-torque benefits of diesel, the 2018 Ram 1500 features a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine to deliver Best-in-Class 4x4 highway mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency, and impressive torque output with 420 pound-feet.

Fitted with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a high-strength steel frame, the class-exclusive RamBox® cargo management system in addition to a variety of performance and convenience-enhancing features, the 2018 Ram 1500 delivers exceptional capability at an affordable price.

The 2019 Ram 1500, however, was designed to usurp its predecessor with innovative design and advanced features slated to surpass the industry standard across manufacturers. Boasting an all-new "eTorque®" mild hybrid system to amend the engine options, the 2019 Ram 1500 boasts both exceptional power and efficiency. The available engines are:

  • 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 with eTorque
    • 305 Horsepower
    • 269 Pound-Feet
    • Max Towing of 7,730 Pounds
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V8
    • 395 Horsepower
    • 410 Pound-Feet
    • Max Towing of 11,610 Pounds
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque
    • 395 Horsepower
    • 410 Pound-Feet
    • Max Towing of 12,750 Pounds
Additionally, the 2019 Ram 1500 features a variety of all-new features to further enhance its efficiency and capabilities, such as:
  • An Enhanced RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • Available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension
  • Available 33-inch Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires
  • An Active Front Air Dam
  • A variety of Mopar® Accessories

Designed utilizing high-strength steel, a variety of weight-saving features and a body styling that results in a lower frontal drag coefficient than some mid-size SUVs, the 2019 Ram 1500 exceeds expectations and results in a ram truck more capable than its predecessors.

Interior and Technology

While the 2018 Ram 1500 features a variety of convenience-enhancing and comfortable interior features, the 2019 Ram 1500's attention to detail outstrips its sibling. Boasting a largest-in-class available 12-inch touchscreen when equipped with the advanced Uconnect® 12 system, the 2019 Ram 1500 provides extensive technological integrations to optimize convenience. Furthermore, the 2019 Ram 1500 boasts a massive 151 liters of interior cargo space - with unique, class-exclusive features such as the in-floor storage RamBin® compartments that provide lockable, hidden compartments for storage. Further outfitted with an active noise cancelling system that results in impeccable quietness, the driving experience of the 2019 Ram 1500 ultimately feels closer to that of a luxury vehicle than a truck. Seamlessly combining brawn and sophistication, the 2019 Ram 1500 provides the comfort and capability drivers from Del Rio to Mineral Wells, Fort Stockton and beyond demand.

Ram Country: Your Stop for the 2018 and 2019 Ram 1500

Whether seeking the exceptional capability and versatility of the 2018 Ram 1500, or the impeccably redesigned 2019 Ram 1500, rest assured Ram Country proudly stocks a vast inventory of the Ram 1500 in its various model years to satisfy a range of driving styles, trim level preferences, and budgets. Stop by our dealership today to speak with a sales professional to learn more about the differences between these models to help determine which Ram 1500 best suits your needs. Or, having discovered your vehicle of choice from our online inventory, give us a call to schedule a test drive!

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