The 2019 RAM 1500: Trim Level Comparison
Thanks to six trim levels - Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited - and a variety of Appearance Packages, the new 2019 RAM 1500 offers just the right combination of power, performance, comfort, and technology to satisfy even the most discerning pickup buyers. Beyond just having different standard features, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims each come appointed with their own individual themes - Sport for the Rebel, Western for the Laramie and Laramie Longhorn, and Luxury for the limited. Here's a rundown on the more notable features of each trim in the important categories of Performance, Interior, Entertainment, Technology, and Safety.
The 2019 RAM 1500 Big Horn, Tradesman, and Laramie editions come standard with RAM's eTorque 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing, or an optional 5.7L HEMI V8 that features a Multi-Displacement System, as well as Variable Valve Timing and optional e Torque. The 2019 RAM 1500 Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited models come standard with the larger 5.7L 24-valve HEMI V-8. All 2109 RAM 1500 trims come linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 generates 305 HP and has towing capabilities of over 3,500 Kgs, while the 395-HP V-8 models can pull a whopping 526 Kg. Two-wheel drive comes standard, with 4x4 drivetrains available on all trims. All models also use upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, and twin-tube shocks for front suspension, and a class-exclusive multi-link coil spring rear suspension. Chrysler's trademark Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension System comes standard on Limited editions and is available on all other trims.
Rugged on the outside, quiet and comfortable, with a touch of luxury on the inside. Every RAM 1500 starts with features like Keyless Go (push-button start), 1-touch up/down driver's and front passenger's windows, and Electronic Range Select which lets the driver limit the highest available gear while the transmission is in drive. Tradesman, Big Horn, and Rebel trims come with front bench seats and premium cloth upholstery. Buyers wanting leather bucket seating will need to move up to Laramie models (optional with certain packages), Laramie Longhorn (premium leather filigree standard), or Limited (premium leather standard). Laramie Longhorn and Limited models, as well as the Laramie with the leather package also come with an 8-way power driver seat, 8-way power passenger seat, 4-way power driver and front passenger lumbar, driver seat memory, heated and ventilated outboard seating positions, and a heated steering wheel. Tradesman, Big Horn, and Rebel models get manual climate control, while Laramie and above trims get dual-zone automatic climate control.
All 2019 RAM 1500 buyers enjoy the premium sound, regardless of trim. A six-speaker AM/FM, stereo sound system, featuring Uconnect 3 controlled by 12.7-cm display comes standard on Tradesman, Big Horn, and Rebel models. Laramie trims and higher get Uconnect 4 and an Alpine 10-speaker system (also available on the Rebel with optional H1, H2, X1, and X2 Equipment Packages), Sirius XM radio (standard on Rebel and up, available on Tradesman and Big Horn), and Uconnect's "Power Side Step' personalization feature. Included in the P2, R1, and M1 equipment packages available to Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited buyers (excluding Quad Cab configurations), a Harman Kardon 19-speaker system provides the ultimate entertainment experience. Laramie and Laramie Longhorn models get a larger 21.3-cm display while Limited editions boast a huge 30.4-cm control centre. Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims also come with Uconnect 4C NAV Navigation, a single-disc CD player, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, and SiriusXM Travel Link. All but the base Tradesman models feature steering-wheel-mounted controls.
Advanced technology comes standard on the 2019 RAM 1500 with features like Speed-Sensitive Power Locks, a Rotary Shifter, and the award-winning connected vehicle platform Uconnect. The Uconnect System lets RAM 1500 owners control several personalized vehicle settings such as Keyless Enter 'n Go, Remote Start, and the RAMs heated/ventilated seating from a compatible cell phone. The Uconnect system also features Bluetooth connectivity, works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for music streaming, and makes hands-free calling a breeze. A few other nice features of the Uconnect system include a Uconnect Smartphone App, a 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot which comes with a one-gigabyte three-month trial, Integrated voice command recognition, and Siri Eyes Free. Tradesman and Big Horn trims come standard with a base instrument cluster of four gauges and an 89-mm monochromatic driver information display. Rebel editions and up get a themed (according to model), six-gauge, animation-capable, 178-mm color reconfigurable TFT display.
Standard safety features on the 2019 RAM 1500 include advanced multistage front driver and passenger-side airbags, power-assisted 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake override, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and trailer sway damping. All models also come with a ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera featuring dynamic grid and centre lines. Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path and Trailer Detection comes standard on Limited models, or as an option or part of a package on all but the base Tradesman model. Parksense Front and Rear Park Assist with Rear Parksense Stop also come on Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims at no extra charge. Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist comes with the The Advanced Safety Group Package which is available to Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and 2019 RAM 1500 Limited buyers.
Along with the six trims, the 2019 Ram 1500 comes in a variety of Crew Cab, Quad Cab, 40/20/40 front bench seat, front bucket seat, 170-cm box, and 193-cm box configurations. Here's a rundown on which features come standard, which are optional, and which are, and aren't available for each trim.
- Tradesman - Crew Cab, Quad Cab, 170-cm box ( Crew only), 193-cm box, bench seats only.
- Big Horn - Crew Cab, Quad Cab, 170-cm box ( Crew only), 193-cm box, bench seats standard, bucket seats optional.
- Rebel - Crew Cab, Quad Cab, 170-cm box ( Crew only), 193-cm box (Quad only), bucket seats only.
- Laramie - Crew Cab, Quad Cab, 170-cm box ( Crew only), 193-cm box, bench seats, bucket seats optional.
- Laramie Longhorn - Crew Cab only, 170-cm box, 193-cm box, bucket seats only.
- Limited - Crew Cab only, 170-cm box, 193-cm box, bucket seats only.