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.
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).
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.