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2019 Ram 1500 specifications and such — and what did we get right?

Crew cab 2018 F/R 2019 F/R 2019 Quad Cab
Headroom 41.0 / 39.9 40.9 / 39.8 40.9 / 39.2
Legroom 40.9 / 40.2 40.9 / 45.2 40.9 / 35.6
Shoulder 65.9 / 65.7 66.0 / 65.7 66.0 / 65.7
Volume 64.0 / 61.0 c.f. 63.9 / 68.5 63.9 / 53.5

Pentastar engine: 0.43 kWh 12-cell, 48-volt battery; 9kW motor with 90 pound-feet of launch torque. Hemi engine, with eTorque: same battery, 12kW motor, 130 pound-feet of launch torque.

  V6 Hemi Hemi+eTorque
Horsepower 305 395 395
Torque 269 410 410
EPA mpg TBD 15/22 TBD

Automatics now include a torque converter lock with a turbine dtorsional damper for low lockup speeds in every forward gear. Axle ratios are 3.21 and 3.55 with the V6 — and 3.92 on Rebel V6; 3.21 or 3.92 on the Hemi V8; and any of the three with the eTorque Hemi. Front axle is 215 mm, rear is 235 mm (256 mm with Max Tow).

Alternators are 160 or 180 amps — 220 amp with Special Services Package. The standard 12V battery has 730 cold cranking amps (Group 94R).

  Quad cab Crew Cab (short) Crew Cab (long)
Box 6’4” 5’7” 6’4”
Wheelbase 140.5 144.6 153.5
Length 228.9 232.9 241.8
Width 82.1 82.1 82.1
Height* 77.6 77.5 77.4

* Add 0.1 inches for 4x4; air suspension height varies but normal height is close to the non-air-suspension models.

Ground clearance and breakover angles vary by drive system, tire, model, equipment, and box and cab size.

  Short Bed Long Bed
Volume 53.9 61.5
Length 67.4 76.3
Width 66.4 66.4
Between wheelhouses 51.0 51.0
Depth 21.4 21.5
Tailgate opening 60.0 60.0

The 2019 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and includes free towing to the nearest dealer, if necessary; it is trasnferable. There is also a three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty for “bumper-to-bumper” coverage. The 2019 Ram 1500 is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, north of Detroit, in Michigan.

Gadgets, gizmos, and safety

Safety features (some optional, and many shut-offable) include:

More specifications are in our main article.

What did we get right?

new grille

y Eight-speed automatics
y Lighter materials
x Hemi, V6, diesel continue (we missed the eTorque and the diesel isn’t here [yet?]; and no direct injection six)
y More cab space
y Toggle switches
y Better aero, more light/sensor integration
y Belt starter-generator stop-start systems and 48V
x Split tailgate (coming on the heavy duty?)
y Better air suspension
y Added storage
y Keeping the basic instrument panel design
y Focusing on many different bottlenecks, rather than a single technology

dashboard

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