2019 Ram 1500 Will Start At $33,340, Nearly $5K More Than 2018MY

The full-size pickup truck war has hit an all-time high with new offerings from Chevrolet, GMC, and Ram. The 2019 Ram 1500 is an all-new vehicle with a new look, a mild-hybrid powertrain, and more technology.

While there’s a lot to like with the new Ram 1500, pricing has been announced, and the pickup’s not exactly what we would call cheap.

Pricing for the base Crew Tradesman 4×2 starts at $33,340 including the $1,645 destination fee. That’s $4,850 more than the entry-level 2018 model. That will get consumers into a pickup that features the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with the eTorque mild hybrid system.

Unfortunately, Ram claims that the V6 powertrain is a “late availability” model. So consumers that want to get into the cheapest Ram 1500 will have to wait a bit longer to get their truck.

Moving up to the available 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with the eight-speed automatic gearbox is an additional $1,195. That powertrain is available in pickups that are currently heading out to dealers. Going with the V8 engine and the eTorque mild hybrid system costs an extra $1,995. But that is also a “late availability” model.

Those wanting to go with the range-topping model will find themselves in the Ram 1500 Crew Limited 4×4 LWB that starts at $59,335. Last year’s Limited trim was the priciest Ram 1500 on sale and cost $54,690. Once again, the 2019 model year is more expensive – $4,645 – than last year’s variant.

Chevrolet and GMC haven’t released pricing for their ’19 pickup trucks. And Ford doesn’t have a 2019 F-150 on the horizon. But we bet that Chevy and GMC will price their latest offerings similarly to Ram’s, as full-size pickups from the Detroit Three are all priced in the same neighborhood.

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  • Todd Colomy

    Damn ………….. dodge trucks used to be the inexpensive route. They switched that shit up hard.

  • Nick Cappa

    Writer is comparing 2018 reg cab price to 2019 quad cab price, 2 door to 4 door. Not apples to apples. Nick Cappa-Ram Truck spokesperson

    • Jay

      When you find the 2019 regular 2 door cab let them know so they have a better comparison. Until then keep in mind they are comparing what they are offering.

    • brn

      Gotta agree with Nick. When I saw the headline, I feared this was attention grabbing BS. Unfortunately, I was correct. Shame on you CS.

  • Merc1

    It’s a really good looking truck, especially the white one.

    M

  • Dr Strangefinger

    I guess the strategy will be to sell as many at the new inflated price as they can, then YE discount the F out of what’s left over.

  • Shane

    Only 1,200 for a V8 upgrade? You’d be a fool not to take it.

  • SteersUright

    They could “ask” for $100k more, doesn’t mean they’ll ever get it.

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