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$15,556 - $29,784
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2019 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $27,645
2019 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $27,645
2019 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,545
2019 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,245
2019 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,245
2019 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,145
2019 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,845
2019 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,045
2019 SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,595
2019 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,845
2019 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,245
2019 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,445
2019 SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,295
2019 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,245
2019 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,845
2019 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,845
2019 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,200
2019 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,500
2019 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,900
2019 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,200
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Overview

Ram has a new 1500 pickup truck, but the previous-generation model hasn’t gone away. Renamed the Ram 1500 Classic for 2019, this model targets entry-level and commercial buyers. If you’re fine with an older model that lacks some of the newer one's refinement and amenities, then the 1500 Classic may be the right choice for you.

What's New for 2019

The Ram 1500 Classic is a carryover model.

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Choosing Your RAM 1500 Classic

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is a full-size pickup truck. It's available in Regular, Quad, and Crew Cab configurations. Three bed lengths are available, depending on the chosen cab: 8-foot, 6-foot-4-inches, and 5-foot-7-inches. Customers have a choice of rear-wheel drive (4x2) or four-wheel drive (4x4). Ram offers two gas engine choices: a 3.6-liter V6 or a 5.7-liter V8. Both engine choices work with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Ram Classic 1500 comes in Tradesman, Express, and Big Horn trims. A Special Services Vehicle (SSV) model is available for commercial accounts. Standard features include quad-halogen headlights, heated side mirrors, 17-inch steel wheels, vinyl seats, air conditioning, and a six-speaker audio system.

Ram offers multiple packages, depending on the trim. A Tradesman SXT Group ($2,895, brightwork trim, front fog lights, 20-inch aluminum chrome clad wheels, a 40/20/40-split cloth bench seat, and a UConnect system with a color display) kicks things off with the base model. On some models, you’ll find a RamBox Value Package ($2,945, RamBox cargo management system, spray-in bed liner, premium cloth bucket seats, power sunroof, and an 8.4-inch UConnect display). You’ll also find a Trailer-Tow Mirrors and Brake Group ($895, tow mirrors, receiver hitch, and trailer brake control), a Heated Seats and Wheel Group ($545, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel), and Black Appearance Group ($395, black-clad aluminum wheels and blacked out exterior embellishments).

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Big Horn

At the top of the Ram 1500 Classic line is the Big Horn, which comes standard with the Quad Cab, 6-foot-4-inch bed, and 5.7-liter V8 engine. Costing $41,490, this model adds s a front and rear park assist system, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a seven-inch digital cluster display.

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The middle child of the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic lineup, the Express, offers the best value proposition. This model includes nicer wheels, styling, and interior touches for just $1,500 more than the base model.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A trio of terrific engines. The base engine for the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The next engine is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that generates 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, there's a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that's good for 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque coming in the first quarter of 2019.

The engines may be getting old, but they're refined, powerful, and quiet. The V8 motor makes a sound that resembles a muscle car when pushed. The eight-speed automatic transmission is smooth and efficient, capable of finding the engine's sweet spot in little time.

Modest towing and payload capacity. While towing and payload capacity should be more than enough for the majority of consumers, the 1500 Classic lags behind the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. When properly equipped, the 1500 Classic can tow up to 10,760 pounds and has a max payload capacity of 1,880 pounds.

The F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds and has a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. The Silverado 1500 is rated to tow up to 12,200 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,500 pounds. However, the carryover Chevy Silverado 1500 LD can only tow up to 9,400 pounds, so the Ram has the edge there.

A comfortable cabin. Pickup trucks aren't known for being comfortable machines for long hauls, but the 1500 Classic's range-topping Big Horn trim comes with some high-end features that make long drives more enjoyable.

Standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power 10-way driver's seat, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a universal garage door opener.


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Decent fuel economy. If you opt for the diesel motor, the 1500 Classic is one of the more fuel-efficient full-size pickups on the market. Last year, the engine was rated by the EPA to get up to 23 miles per gallon combined. That's only slightly behind the Ford F-150's 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder engine (25 mpg combined), and better than the Chevrolet Silverado's 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (21 mpg combined).

Final thoughts. With the introduction of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is outclassed by its newer counterpart. If you're on a budget, though, the 1500 Classic is a great option, offering you a great lineup of engines, a comfortable cabin, and decent fuel economy.

With newer, stronger options on the road, the 1500 Classic can't compete with competitors – or even the new Ram 1500 – when it comes to towing and payload capacity. But the pickup truck is still immensely capable. If Ram would increase the amount of advanced safety features on the truck, it would be a better value proposition.

All of the 1500 Classic's competitors are newer, more advanced, and more capable. The new Ram 1500 is probably the 1500 Classic's largest competitor, and it comes with more technology, a nicer interior, and efficient hybrid powertrains. Even with that in mind, buyers on a budget will find a lot to like with the pickup.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$100
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
209.0 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
74.6 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,520 Lbs. / 4,526 Lbs. / 4,574 Lbs. / 4,534 Lbs. / 4,730 Lbs. / 4,522 Lbs. / 4,538 Lbs. / 4,530 Lbs. / 4,521 Lbs. / 4,532 Lbs. / 4,523 Lbs. / 4,665 Lbs. / 4,528 Lbs. / 4,564 Lbs. / 4,517 Lbs. / 4,527 Lbs. / 4,524 Lbs. / 4,506 Lbs. / 4,519 Lbs.
Wheel Base
120 "
Turning Radius
19.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Manual Heated
Bumpers
Black / Front Body-colored / Front Black / Front Chrome
Grille Moldings
Black / Body-colored / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth / Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2 / 3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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