Written by Marco Carvajal
More Power, Luxury, Durability and Technology. The new 2019 RAM 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4 is Spectacular, just take it for ride around the block to understand why everybody loves this big horn truck keeps drivers coming back to RAM dealers again and again.
The RAM is becoming an American Icon, it is cult truck. For those who don’t know Ram trucks this might sound like an exaggeration, but for those who adore RAM it couldn’t make sense to think that somebody doesn’t love this brand.
RAM is owned by the FCA group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The story or RAM stared around 2009, when Italian automaker FIAT acquired the Chrysler’s group, becoming then the powerful automotive group Fiat Chrysler, and Italian-American merge that produce amazing European and American Cars. The FCA created RAM as an exclusively pickup and future heavy-duty trucks lineup, initially taking Dodge trucks under a new brand. The strategy worked out great!
Today about 10 years after the creation of this new truck brand, American truck consumers are engaged with RAM, sales have increased, and the RAM continues taking its own road to success.
Not just North America, as the brand is also being sold in South America and the middle east.
Rams are huge male bighorn sheep. Rams are typically 5 to 6 feet tall and can grow to weigh around 300 lbs.
RAM’s logo, the ancient symbol of horoscope sign Aries is very appealing and it represents well the power of their trucks. It means power, authority, force, fearlessness and virility, typical attributes of Aries. The logo of this horned animal was originally used by Dodge trucks, but as trucks under Dodge became their own brand, then the logo was adopted by the new RAM brand.
As an automotive analyst I can assure that RAM’s logo is part of the success of this brand, becoming part of the symbol of power and cult of these trucks.
2012019 RAM 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4
- 4 x 4
- 3.6-Liter V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine Upgrade I Standard
- 8-Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission
- 305 Horsepower
- 269 Torque
- Fuel Tank of 26 Gallons
- 17 Average MPG. 15 city and 21 Highway
- Approximately 6,000 lb. Towing Capacity
Trims & Pricing
There are 6 different 1500 models with a price range starting at $33,190 for the Tradesman up to $53,440 for the Limited that I am driving.
- Big Horn / Lone Star
- Laramie Longhorn
The 2019 RAM 1500 Limited Crew Cab 4×4 trim level that I am driving is amazing, it is worth it every penny out of the $53K you will pay for this truck. To be completely honest I am not such a big fan of trucks, I usually more driving other automobiles, but the RAM 1500 Limited made me change my taste.
Let me tell you why I fell in love with the RAM 1500, let’s start with the fact that everywhere I would go people will ask me if this is the new 2019 1500? and they will make a wow face as if they would have seen Elvis Presley comeback to life. I though that I would get more attention driving some luxury Alpha Romeo top of the line, or some of the impressive Mercedes Benz models priced around $200K, but not…the 1500 priced just around $53K is probably the car where I have receive more complements and see turning heads than with any other car.
The interior space of the 1500 Limited Crew Cab is so big that the second row feels like a minivan. I used the RAM to move a huge Television, I though I would put it in the bed, but for my surprise the huge TV fit in the floor in the second row inside the truck. I am talking about a huge 65 inch TV packed in a very large box.
If we talk about comfort the interior of the 1500 Limited is very luxury. All the following features are standard included, it has seating for five passengers with Premium Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats. 4 Way Front Headrests, Driver Seat Memory. For those in the cold north the Limited comes with Front and Second-Row Heated Seats. Ventilated Front Seats! a must for many of us, and Rear 60 / 40 Folding Split-Recline Seat. The 2nd-Row includes very cool in-floor Storage Bins, something the RAM fans appreciate a lot. The Steering wheel is wrapped in wood and leather with mounted audio controls.
More standard interior features include a universal garage-door remote, A/C with auto temperature control and dual zone, Uconnect 4C Navigation with a large 12-Inch Display, and premium audio standard with 9-Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer.
Sirius XM satellite radio, several USB ports, wireless charging pad, and yes it includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want to upgrade the audio, the 1500 offers an impressive 19-Speaker Harman Kardon Sound System, this type of premium audio upgrade is very unusual on its class.
As you read my review of the 1500 you are only going to see how amazed I am with the 1500 limited, except for fuel economy. 17 MPG is not the best on the segment. I know that it is extremely difficult to produce an amazing truck like this one with so much power, large bed, large interior, great engine, luxury interior and also make it very efficient in terms of fuel economy. The 1500 can definitely improve in the future in terms of gas consumption, there is room for challenge and improvement in the hand of RAM engineers, something that I am sure RAM lovers will appreciate for future models. Besides fuel economy it is hard to find room for improvement on this great machine. It is a beautiful and powerful work of art.
Fully Loaded Truck at a Great Price
I can conclude that the 2019 Ram limited is a fully loaded truck that will make you feel like a powerful long horn outside on the road, but will give you some of the most luxury feel you can have onboard of a truck of its class.
Competitors like the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan XD, will continue to fight with the RAM and each of them has their own market segment. Not everybody would select the RAM as their number one choice, but most will agree that it is one of the best available trucks in the market.
The 1500 Limited is a premium truck priced at a reasonable $53,440 MSRP that will make you feel as if you are driving a Rolls Royce on big wheels.