With the introduction of the 2019 RAM 1500, Fiat-Chrysler poised itself to take the lead in the half-ton pickup truck field. With a new design, weight-saving technologies and an aerodynamic look, this fuel-saving truck remains a powerful workhorse, ready to do battle with the others in its class. If you’ve been curious about what you will find in the 2019 RAM 1500, here’s a closer look.
What’s New for the 2019 RAM 1500
The 2019 RAM 1500, lovingly called the DT by industry insiders, has a lighter frame and more aerodynamic body than its predecessors. This, combined with fuel-saving technology built into the truck, allows it to be a more fuel-efficient option than its competitors. While people don’t buy trucks to save fuel, any time you can lower your fuel budget it is worth doing.
Under the hood, the RAM 1500 comes with either a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine or a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi. It has a towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 2,320 pounds. This is an improvement over previous models, provided owners purchase the Max Tow package.In 2019 in order to further improve fuel economy, RAM put it’s iconic pickup on a diet, and the crew-cab RAM 1500 Big Horn now weighs almost 225 pounds less than the prior model. An electronic parking-brake system, electrically assisted power-steering system and lighter high-strength steel frame combine to help with this weight reduction.
Even though it’s lighter, the 2019 RAM is actually longer and wider than its predecessor, which gives it slightly more cab space. Rear-seat legroom in the crew cab has increased, and luxury trim models have heated and cooled seats in the rear as well as the option to recline rear seats. This is a truck that is as comfortable to drive as it is powerful to use. Price for the base 2019 RAM 1500 is $33,340, easily increasing to over $40,000 for towing and luxury trims.
New RAM eTorque Transmission
One of the most interesting new features of the RAM 1500 is the eTorque transmission system. This system swaps out the alternator with a motor generator unit. This allows it to feed a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. It also has a smoother start than traditional transmissions. The eTorque technology gives the truck a torque boost of 90 lb-ft for the V-6 or 130 lb-ft to the V-8. With the eTorque technology, the 2019 RAM truck now has hybrid technology to help improve fuel economy even more.
Make It Sound Like it Should – BORLA 2019 RAM 1500 Exhaust
There’s no denying that the 2019 RAM is a powerful truck, but drivers are often surprised at just how quiet it is. The cab features noise-dampening technology that makes it a quiet ride, but the truck is quite quiet on the exterior too. Sometimes, you want just a little bit more growl, and BORLA’s 2019 RAM 1500 exhaust system makes this possible.
Borla implements cutting-edge technology to design our exhaust systems. We have three exhaust flavors to choose from: bold, yet refined Touring, precise and powerful S-Type, and aggressive, unrestrained ATAK. Whichever exhaust character best fits your lifestyle, it will always be a perfect fit for your RAM 1500. Designed specifically to fit the 2019 RAM 1500, BORLA’s exhaust will improve the look, power and sound of your new pickup. Make it sound like it should!
We are confident that you will be satisfied with the new lively exhaust sound of your RAM, but if you find it’s too loud, or you wish to sell in the future, we offer a front muffler that can be installed to reign in the powerful sound of Borla exhaust.
Borla also offers distinctive exhaust tips that improve the image of your truck. Because of RAM’s unique cutaway bumper design, Borla has engineered exhaust tips that perfectly complement. Our dual 5″ round rolled angle-cut tips are available in Chrome and Black Chrome finishes.
Do you own the 2019 RAM 1500 pickup, or is it on your radar to buy? Boost your truck’s performance capability and sound with BORLA Exhaust. Check out our exclusive exhaust systems for 2019 RAM 1500.