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Ram flew me out to Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, AZ to drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 truck lineup. I drove the Bighorn and Laramie Longhorn trims, in addition to the off-road Rebel. The truck features extensive use of high strength steel and a 225Lb weight reduction. With the exception of the 5.7L Hemi V8, this truck is completely new. I explain the features and enhancements that go into the engineering secrets of these new trucks. Why buy a BMW 5-series or a Mercedes E-class when you can have a new Ram Limited or Laramie Longhorn with a V8, air suspension, and Harmon/Kardon stereo for LESS? #ram #1500 #limited Build your ideal Ram 1500: http://www.ramtrucks.com/RAM_1500/Build One more thing. Don't call it a Dodge Ram!
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Reducing the weight of components on the new Ram 1500 improves fuel economy and allows for more content while raising payload and towing capability. By using effective high-strength steels, composites and aluminum, the 2019 Ram 1500 has dropped nearly 120 pounds from the chassis (100 pounds from frame alone) and nearly 225 pounds overall when compared to the previous generation. Additional weight reductions balance out added content to provide new comfort and fuel-saving content. The all-new Ram 1500 also takes advantage of lightweight aluminum for selective components, not just where possible but where practical. Although the Ram 1500 hood and select chassis components pioneered aluminum in 2009, the following chassis elements on the Ram 1500 made a notable reduction in weight by moving to aluminum in the all-new model: Tailgate Engine mounts Front axle center section Front suspension crossmember Transmission crossmember Steering system gear Lightweighting also involves substituting composites for metal – which offer high-tensile strength at very low weight while improving durability. The upper front suspension control arms (integrated with a steel structure), and the air dam structure are made from, or combined with, composite materials. The weight reductions allow for more convenience, comfort and entertainment features but also innovative fuel-saving technology, such as thermal management, eTorque and active aerodynamics. The segment’s best ride and handling gets even better with the addition of FRD shocks with air suspension. The 2019 Ram 1500 is the only full-size pickup available with a four-corner air suspension system for optimal ride and aerodynamic performance. Another benefit of the new air suspension is the load-leveling capability, which automatically detects load on the suspension from a trailer or payload. The gas pressure increases until the vehicle reaches normal ride height, leveling the truck and improving the loaded ride. Additionally, a separate button on the key fob gives the operator the ability to manually lower the truck, allowing for ease of passenger entry and bed loading. Ram now adds a robust 4x4 Off-road Package for the Ram 1500 on nearly every trim. The offering includes a one-inch suspension lift, with or without the available four-corner air suspension. An electronic-locking rear differential and 32-inch on/off-road tires on 18- or available 20-inch wheels provide additional grip. Hill-descent Control, an off-road-biased rear suspension geometry (Rebel and 4x4 Off-road Package) and unique off-road-calibrated shocks bolster trail capability. The package also includes robust skid plate protection (transfer case, steering, engine and gas tank) and tow hooks. Rear-fender decals denote trucks equipped with the 4x4 Off-road Package. Also new for 2019, the Ram 1500 Rebel is even more capable, now available in Quad Cab configurations and featuring new 18-inch wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires driven by an electronic-locking rear differential. The Rebel predecessor came standard with Ram’s Active-level four-corner air suspension and a one-inch suspension lift. While air suspension is still available, the new Rebel comes standard with coil spring suspension and a one-inch factory lift. Newly designed Bilstein shocks feature remote reservoirs to keep the shocks cool and work with unique rear suspension geometry (Rebel and 4x4 Off-road Package) to keep the tires in traction. Rebel also includes Hill-descent Control for more off-road prowess. Hefty tow hooks feature wide bumper openings to ease use and the underbody protection features skid plates on the transfer case, steering system, oil pan and gas tank. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
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Director of Testing Dan Edmunds, Staff Writer Travis Langness and Special Correspondent Elana Scherr put America's top-selling vehicles through the ringer. We test the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 at the track, break down the differences between the interiors and even load an ATV into each truck's bed. We drove them in the city, drove them on the highway, towed a big Airstream trailer, and spent hundreds of miles behind the wheel of all three trucks to see which one comes out on top. Will the top-rated Ram 1500, the best-selling Ford F-150, or will the all-new Chevy Silverado be the new champ? Q: What's under the hood? A: The Ram 1500 we used for this test has a 5.7-liter V8 (395 horsepower, 410 lb-ft of torque). The F-150 we tested had Ford's 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 (375 hp, 470 lb-ft). The Chevy Silverado in our test came with the 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft). Q: Which truck is the quickest to 60 mph? A: Of the three trucks we tested, the Ford F-150 was the quickest. It did the 0-60 mph sprint in just 6.2 seconds. The Ram 1500 was second with a time of 6.5 seconds, while the Silverado came in at 7.0 seconds. Notably, the Silverado was equipped with the 5.3-liter V8 rather than the range-topping 6.2-liter engine. In previous tests, a last-gen Silverado with the 6.2-liter was capable of hitting 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. Q: Which one is the best truck? The Silverado, the Ram or the F-150? A: In our test, we found that the Ram edged out the F-150 and the Silverado in almost every category. The interior quality, powertrain and comfort were all excellent. The Silverado and the F-150 still have a lot going for them, but if it were our money, we'd pick the Ram. Read our review of the 2019 Ram 1500 here: https://www.edmunds.com/ram/1500/2019/ Edmunds – we help you find your perfect car with unbiased and useful reviews, advice, pricing and tools. Visit us at https://www.edmunds.com/.
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New 2019 Ram 1500 Runs into Production Snags
Production delays afflicting the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 could mean truck shoppers will be seeing deals on the outgoing 2018 model for some time—maybe even into the 2019 calendar year. That’s the estimated timeframe that Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has pegged for production of the outgoing model to continue, as FCA apparently struggles to build the 2019 Ram 1500 in volume.
Ram Trucks was advertising $500 in bonus cash in April and $1000 bonus cash in May for select models of the 2018 Ram 1500. That still seems modest, however, when compared with the $2250 bonus cash Ford is offering on its 2018 F-150 (or more for an XL SuperCrew with the 101A package) or the $2000 allowance advertised for certain 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickups.