In the event you’re choosing the 2019 Ram 1500 over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Ram 1500. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Ram 1500 happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ram 1500 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Ram 1500, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Ram 1500’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the 2019 Ram 1500’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further cost. Non-obligatory 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 Ram 1500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Ram 1500 additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ram 1500 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ram 1500, which pushes the 2019 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 might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.