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2019 RAM 1500 Classic

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$27,645

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style

20

Combined MPG

3

Seating capacity

229” x 77.2”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Interior design, comfort and quality
  • Storage options
  • Value

The bad:

  • Towing, payload capacities not to par
  • Braking when loaded

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • Lone Star

  • Lone Star Silver

  • Big Horn

  • Express

  • Warlock

  • Tradesman

    $31,545

  • SLT

    $35,595

  • Laramie

    $45,200

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 RAM 1500 Classic trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Continuation of previous-generation light-duty truck
  • Three cabs, three bed lengths
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity available
  • Locking RamBox box wall storage option

2019 RAM 1500 Classic review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic?

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is a continuation of the brand's previous-generation light-duty pickup truck. (The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.) Available in regular-cab, Quad Cab and crew-cab form, the 1500 Classic also offers three bed lengths. Power comes from a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 or an optional 395-hp, 5.7-liter V-8. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra.   

What's New on the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic?

Three trim levels — Tradesman, Express and Big Horn/Lone Star — are offered, and the 1500 Classic also has three new appearance packages.

What Features in the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Are Most Important?

The Ram's use of a coil-spring rear suspension gives the 1500 Classic better ride quality than the average full-size pickup truck, and the RamBox storage bins are a useful feature.

Should I Buy the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic?

The redesigned Ram 1500 offers a wider range of trim levels, some of which are luxurious, but if value is key, the 1500 Classic might be a better choice.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

A lot of truck for your money!

I purchased a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesmen Quad Cab with the 5.7L Hemi. This is the 3rd Dodge Ram 1500 I’ve owned and this is the first new one I’ve ever purchased. Buying new is a whole new experience. Anyone who says buying new is a bad idea and you should buy a car a couple of years old; has clearly never purchased new. This truck is amazing, we tow the jet skis just fine on the weekends and it’s my grocery getter, 9-5er on the weekdays. It’s my stand down you clown this is my lane and your entry fee is a blinker, I’ve got that Hemi power with an 8 speed transmission to hold it down. It’s my hauling precious cargo, to laying rubber because the wife still digs the burnouts. It’s a 4 door safe zone for the family with a bed full of camping gear or an early morning ride with backpacks and lunches. Either way this trucks never let me down and when they all go electric (because they will one day) I’ll buy one of them too. You can’t go wrong with Hemi powered Ram!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

My 2nd 4th Gen Ram, this time a Warlock!

Warlock trim turns heads. Nice comfortable ride, love the sound of the exhaust. Lots of standard features on this trim. Handles Canadian winters with ease.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

First Ram, but third truck owned

My nephew bought a new ram in 2017 and loves it. Two neighbors and my best friend own rams and all love them. I previously owned Ford trucks and while satisfied with them I thought I'd look at the rams. Bought a 2019 ram 1500 classic with 5.7 hemi over a year ago and now have almost 10,000 miles. So far I have had no problems whatsoever. I cant even find anything to nitpick.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
19.8%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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