2019 Ram 1500 Can Hardly Put A Foot Wrong, Says Consumer Reports

The redesigned Ram 1500 was launched in the North American market last year. It brings an updated design, better fuel economy, more equipment and interior packaging that raises the bar for its competitors.

Consumer Reports went ahead and bought one, paying $50,820 for the Big Horn trim level. It’s powered by a 395 hp (401 PS / 295 kW) and 410 lb-ft (556 Nm) 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with an optional mild-hybrid assist paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In this form, the reviewer says the new 1500 pulls robustly and effortlessly. Handling is responsive for a full-sized truck and the ride is comfortable and quiet.

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Running boards make getting in and out of the cabin easier, and once inside, users will find a cabin that looks quite good. As it turns out, CR favored it over the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, although not everything’s perfect; the dashboard is made mostly out of hard plastics, but that’s expected from a vehicle in this segment.

Visibility is good, despite the thick pillars, and there’s pretty much a ton of space for passengers. The infotainment screen measures up to 12 inches in size in the range-topping trim level and comes with the usual smartphone integration. Wireless charging, 360-degree camera system, Harman Kardon audio, USB ports, power outlets and others are also available.

Finally, the new 1500 can be specced with safety equipment that includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Ready Alert Braking, Go and Hold function and Adaptive Cruise Control.

All in all, this looks to be a pretty convincing package. Let’s see what else CR has to say about the all-new Ram 1500 and what their verdict is.

 

  • Rocket

    There’s approximately ZERO chance I’ll ever own a full-size pickup, but hold a gun to my head and force me to choose one, and I’m putting the Ram in my garage. Okay, maybe in my driveway. I’m not sure one of these behemoths will even fit in my garage.

    • Zaza Pensive

      If RAM made this same in a 3/4 or half size model it might fit in your garage..

  • Rocket

    Don’t confuse liking it with recommending it.

  • kachuks

    Why do I care about hard plastic on the dashboard? Do I have to hug it during road trips? The soft-touch thing can tend to go overboard. Soft-look plastics are fine on those areas we don’t touch often.

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      Journalists love to push the soft-touch plastic crap like we are all still living in 2009. Trucks are a tool, not a premium sedan. I want the dashboard to be hard-wearing, not delicate and easily-scuffed like a premium car.

  • Nelson LiCalsi

    After my 1 day old F-150 went into the shop for a total of 54 days and finally Ford bought it back through NY state Lemon Law, I think I’ll look into the Ram

  • FordMopar

    Over 50K and it has hagolen headlights…. so dumb

    • ksegg

      lol, that’s nothing – I see people with brand new MB’s with halogens.

      Halogens should not even exist today, it’s like using candlelight to drive at night.

      • FordMopar

        Oh yea, same with Jaguar XE. Like come on, car companies! If Corolla came with standard LED headlights for under 20 grand, I don’t know why Ram couldn’t do it as standard. For 50 grand, just throw them on. Couldn’t cost that much at today times.

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      thats not the big horn…the big horn comes with LED lights . i work for FCA thats a base truck.

  • Paul

    Consumer Reports always seems to have their darlings and for Dodge to do this good it must really be a good truck.

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