Top-rung Limited Crew Cab 4x4 V8 rings the till at $57,390
Ram's first all-new pickup in over a decade finally has a price it can wear on its window sticker. The 2019 Ram 1500 will start at $31,695 before garnering a fairly significant destination charge of $1,695-but there's a catch. The least expensive model won't be available at launch and neither will any of the eTorque mild-hybrid models. Both of the Ram's eTorque powertrain combinations are late availability configurations, meaning you'll be getting a 1500 with a 5.7-liter V8 and without eTorque's extra twisting assistance if you buy now.
At launch, the least expensive Ram will be the Tradesman Quad Cab 4x2 V8 with a 6-foot-4-inch bed, 18-inch steel wheels, cloth interior, and Uconnect 3 on a 5-inch touchscreen at $32,890 plus destination, a $1,195 premium over the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque. The Tradesman 4x4 V8 will set you back $36,390 plus destination. Both Big Horn and Rebel models will also come with the standard V6 with eTorque later. Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trimmed 1500s are fitted with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 without eTorque as the standard powertrain. FCA's new mild-hybrid system is an $800 option on those full-size pickups. The top-rung Limited Crew Cab 4x4 V8 rings the till at $57,390 in short-wheelbase guise.
"In launching the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, we knew it was important to offer class-leading features and technology. But it's also important to offer our great product at a competitive price," said Mike Manley, Head of Ram. "We feel that we've delivered the right no-compromise mix that Ram Truck customers will appreciate." As is the norm in the truck segment, expect those prices to come down as Ram later loads up its new truck with incentives. All Ram 1500s will be built at FCA's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and first deliveries are currently en route. Ram didn't disclose exactly when it would make available its new eTorque models.