Forget Cadillac and Acura. The very best version of a truly modern American luxury vehicle comes from the much loved Ram. It’ll set you back as much as a BMW X5, give you more legroom than a Mercedes S-class, and it packs enough leather to dress Led Zeppelin for an entire tour. Most importantly, it cleverly combines the practicality of a pick-up with the convenience of a sedan.
2019 welcomed the fifth-generation Dodge Ram 1500. This engine received a slightly lighter frame, a 48-volt hybrid system and an optional 12-inch touchscreen was made available. These features seem like mere modernizing updates compared to the mega suspension change that gives the Ram 1500 an edge over the Chevy Silverado 150 and the Ford F-150. Replacing the traditional leaf springs on the rear axle with coils (or air springs if you feel extra boujee), the engine company tamed the jostling and bouncing that usually acts as a drawback to an unloaded pickup. It was certainly the right move when you consider a society that often treats trucks as cars.
Amazingly, each of the 10 Aries embellishments has its own unique look, meaning there is sure to be one that’s right for you! The job-oriented Tradesman’s Edition features unpainted bumpers and steel wheels that won’t frown if he stops at a job site. The Big Horn/Lone Star finishes are decidedly flashier, with luxurious chrome trims, adding a touch of class to the bike.
The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500: 200 Mopar parts to choose from
One of the greatest features of the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 was that it was introduced alongside a range of over 200 Mopar parts, allowing their buyers to customize their pickup within an inch of its life.
To showcase a very small selection of those parts, Dodge released a clever system that allows buyers to combine trim levels – cool, we know! Next to the Ram 1500 are mega 35-inch tires, 18-inch Beadlock wheels, black aluminum running boards and sleepy black fenders. An additional 2-inch lift kit is also handy, which lifts the frame enough to fit all those clever components without the wheels rubbing.
If you find that interesting, get ready to take a look at the back of the truck. Dodge can outfit your pickup with an adjustable ‘Ram Rack’, which is a mean-looking frame that you can mount on, well, whatever you want. Whether camping gear or even kayaks, they will certainly fit very comfortably.
The great features don’t just stop at the cosmetic parts. Mopar was eager to create a series of impressive performance upgrades. One is the cold air intake for the 3.6-liter V-6 or the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, which comes into its own thanks to the new hood. The giant engine provides the engine with a whopping 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Nicely tucked into the bumper are a pair of five-inch exhaust tips and a bed step that folds out, if you need a little extra help. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the 2019 Ram 1500 has adopted the popular mode of hybridization.
The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500: a mega 12-inch touchscreen? Yes please!
If you look inside the beast, you’ll discover what is perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the 2019 Ram 150, a 12-inch Uconnect 4 touchscreen infotainment system. Available on the high-end versions, such as the Laramie and Longhorn editions, this mega display is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with the ability to display information in full or split screen.
The latest Dodge Ram 150 added active safety and convenience features, including a 360-degree camera system, blind spot monitoring, lane assistant, automatic emergency braking system, cruise control and automatic high beam. These impressive features give the impression that Ram really took the driver into consideration during production.
The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500: The Best Truck in America
More than a spectacular workhorse, the 2019 Ram 1500 offers the sublime luxury you look for in a modern truck. The Ram 1500’s interior can be loaded and equipped with comfort and luxury options to suit your preferences. The list of available amenities includes a panoramic two-panel sunroof, underseat storage, heated, electric and ventilated seats – just a few!
You could argue that the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 is arguably the best American truck made to date; work well as a vehicle or even as a work truck. It can be easily adapted to each person’s specific needs and tainted to their taste. It offers durability, strength and the right look.
Sources: edmunds, car and driver, hemmings
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