CARS.COM — The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck debuted in January at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but we had to wait until recently to get behind the wheel of one to see how it performed. And now we can share those results with you.
Over on Cars.com sister site PickupTrucks.com, you can find the full report at the link above. PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams drove the Ram 1500 in multiple cab configurations, but all the trucks he drove were 4x4s powered by identical 5.7-liter Hemi V-8s mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions. There will be a separate event later this summer where we’ll get a chance to drive V-6 and V-8 trucks equipped with the eTorque mild-hybrid system.
Some choice quotes from Williams’ First Drive recap should whet your appetite.
On the interior: “Interiors are becoming the most important part of the half-ton puzzle, and Ram seems to be owning it. For most buyers doing direct comparisons, the previous-generation Ram 1500’s interior quality would have been at or near the top. But this new model resets the bar.”
On the pavement-driving experience: “On the San Antonio freeways and the outer-ring highways, the suspension tuning was a standout feature, turning choppy ruts and expansion joints into invisible obstacles — at least from the perspective of our highly tuned butt dyno.”
You’ll have to click through here or above on the related link to read all the details and find out how the Ram 1500 performs off-road and while towing, as well as some areas where we think it could still be improved.
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