The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Is a New Truck in an Old Guise
For the 2019 model year, Ram offers the brand-new 1500, while continuing selling the outgoing model that is targeted at entry and commercial customers and repacked as a “Classic” version. In fact, the Ram 1500 Classic is the pickup truck debuted back in 2010, yet with some changes and upgrades. What remains the same is the reliable and durable performance of the vehicle. The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic easily handles any kind of job that comes its way. The outgoing vehicle is known for its versatility and multiple trim levels. Compared to its predecessor, the 1500 Classic is offered by the truck maker in only four variants: Big Horn (known as Lone Star in Texas), Express, Tradesman, and Special Services Vehicle (SSV) built for law enforcement. Some trims like Limited, Longhorn, Rebel, etc. are missing.
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Regardless of the reduced lineup, the powertrain is still robust and bed/cab options are comprehensive enough to cover various customers’ needs. Thus, the vehicle can be powered by a familiar 3.6 L Pentastar V6 or a 5.7 L Hemi V8. Both engines can be had with either two- or all-wheel drive. Besides, the 1500 Classic can be also purchased with a 3.0 L V6 EcoDiesel engine. 2019 Ram 1500 Classic accessories and parts create a stylish yet practical appearance. Customers are offered to choose from a great number of configurations. Thus, Regular Cab models can be had with either a regular (6-foot-4-inch) or long (8-foot) bed, while Crew Cab versions come with a short (5-foot-7-inch) or regular (6-foot-4-inch) bed. The 1500 Classic Quad Cab models are available with only a regular (6-foot-4-inch) bed.
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This year, Ram offers three new packages to give its popular pickup a unique look. The Chrome Plus package brings a number of upgrades such as carpeted floor covering, 17-inch wheels, etc. to the Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman. The other package is the Tradesman SXT. When upgrading to it, you get chrome bumpers, dual exhaust for V8 models, a 5-inch screen, etc. This package also provides 20-inch chrome wheels and fog lights; both features are available on the Tradesman trim for the first time. Finally, the Express Black Accent package is available on all Express models, regardless of their exterior color. It makes the vehicle stand out from others with a number of black exterior accents including headlight bezels, badging, and wheels. Inside, all 2019 Ram 1500 Classic accessories and parts create a comfortable and practical compartment that customers have already become familiar with.