Should you’re opting for the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 occurs to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall according to extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dodge Ram 1500, which pushes the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.