2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Is A No Frills Work Truck

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has introduced the 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Aimed at construction companies and small businesses, the 1500 Tradesman is a work truck which favors practicality over creature comforts. As a result, the model has a relatively basic exterior with a black grille, black steel bumpers and a locking tailgate. The truck will be available exclusively in Quad Cab and Crew Cab configurations with either a 5 foot 7 inch or 6 foot 4 inch long bed.

The work truck theme continues in the cabin as drivers will find 40/20/40 split bench seats which are available in either cloth or vinyl. Other features include power windows / locks, a remote keyless entry system and a Uconnect infotainment system with a five-inch display. The truck also has vinyl flooring, a 12-volt power outlet and a rearview camera.

An assortment of different options will be available including a spray-in bedliner, a trailer brake controller and an off-road package with a factory suspension lift. Buyers can also order an anti-spin or electric-locking rear differential.

While the Tradesman isn’t as luxurious as the Laramie Longhorn, the truck can be equipped with three different engines including a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 developing 305 hp (227 kW) and 269 lb-ft (364 Nm) of torque. Buyers can also order a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 which has 395 hp (294 kW) and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque. Finally, there’s a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with an eTorque mild hybrid system.

The Ram 1500 Tradesman will be priced from $31,695 excluding a $1,645 destination charge. This is a significant increase as the previous model started at $27,095 and had a destination charge of $1,395.


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  • RDS Alphard

    Also perfect for modified.

  • Bash

    This thing is really a looker even in base trim. I love it.

  • Maricaibo

    Why are most all pickups pictured/advertised these days crew cab models?

    • frankfan42

      Because they have superceded passengers cars in being used as transportation.

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