Ram’s latest contender in what CarScoops calls the “full-size pickup truck war”, will start at $33,340 including the $1,645 destination fee.
Some may notice that the new 2019 Ram 1500 costs $4,850 more than last year’s entry-level model, but the price bump is there for good reason.
The new Ram 1500 comes with a host of features even if you decide to go with the base Crew Tradesman 4×2 configuration. Included on the list are power windows / locks, a remote keyless entry system, 40/20/40 split bench seats, 12-volt power outlet, a rearview camera and a 5” Uconnect infotainment system.
What’s more, the entry-level Tradesman is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine paired with an eTorque mild hybrid system. Unfortunately, this powertrain won’t be available at launch so those with their heart set on it will have to wait a bit longer.
If waiting is not an option, there’s always the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 model with an eight-speed automatic gearbox for an additional $1,195. A hybrid version of the V8 is available as well, but like the other hybrid, it’s a $1,995 late availability option. A range-topping Ram 1500 Crew Limited 4×4 LWB will set you back at least $59,335.
Ram will sell previous-generation Ram 1500s alongside new Ram 1500s, so that option is available if the new 2019 model year prices seem a bit too steep.