2019 Ram 1500 Starts At $33,340

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, Automotive Editor - March 8, 2018

Ram has announced pricing for the 2019 1500 and thanks to all of the new technology, it's more expensive than last year's model. The base pickup, which is a Tradesman Quad Cab 4x2, has a starting price tag of $33,340 including the $1,645 destination fee. That's an increase of $4,850 from 2018 1500 that costs $28,490.

Ponying up that kind of money gets consumers into a Ram 1500 that is powered by a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine and the eTorque mild-hybrid system. The pickup does come with a decent amount of standard equpiment, especially for a pickup, that includes Uconnect 3 with a five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a back-up camera, remote keyless entry, as well as power door locks and windows.

At the end of the spectrum, the most expensive Ram 1500 is the long-wheelbase Crew Limited 4x4 that starts at $59,335. That model, though, is more of a luxury vehicle with a 12-inch touchscreen, a wireless charging pad, air suspension, blind spot monitoring with rear cross path and trailer detection, and power running boards.

Consumers wanting to get a little more grunt with their pickups can opt for the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine that's paired to an eight-speed gearbox for an additional $1,195. Getting that powertrain with Ram's new eTorque system costs $1,995. For Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited models that come with the 5.7-liter engine as standard, upgrading to the mild-hybrid setup is an additional $800.

There are a few reasons that can help explain the 2019 Ram 1500's price increase. The only body style that's available from the get-go is a quad cab, as a standard cab isn't available at the moment. The pickup's destination fee has also increased by $250. When comparing a similar layout for the 2018 model to the new pickup, the gap between the two shrinks to a more reasonable $1,050.

Chevrolet and GMC haven't announced pricing for the 2019 Silverado 1500 or 2019 Sierra yet, but we can compare the 2019 Ram 1500 to pickups from 2018. The '18 Silverado 1500 starts at $29,695, the Sierra 1500 costs $30,395, and the Ford F-150 has a price tag of $29,100 for the entry-level model. When compared to those, the '19 Ram 1500 costs $4,240 more.

2019 RAM 1500

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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