What's The Difference Between The 2019 Ram 1500 and The Ram 1500 Classic?


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The 2019 Ram 1500 redefined the pickup truck segment earlier this year with its release. Featuring an array of redesigned features, innovative amenities and class-exclusive components, the 2019 Ram 1500 suits the required specifications of drivers throughout Brockport and Batavia seeking uncompromised luxury and capability. However, Ram recently announced the Ram 1500 Classic - injecting confusion into many drivers' next truck purchase, with two Ram 1500 models to select between with seemingly minimal differences. However, quite simply, the Ram 1500 Classic is a continuation of the 2018 model year Ram 1500, while the 2019 Ram 1500 marks the latest evolution of the iconic model.

Performance Differences

The Ram 1500 Classic will feature powertrains available from previous model years - such as the 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI® V8. Coming later in its production, the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine will become available. Available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive configurations, the essential aspects of the truck remain largely the same. However, a few notable upgrades prominent on the 2019 model will be absent from the Classic models:

  • The re-engineered 8-speed automatic transmission
  • The Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension
  • The eTorque® mild hybrid system
  • The redesigned 98-percent high-strength steel frame


Design Differences

The Ram 1500 Classic offers Regular, Quad and Crew cab configuration options, along with either an 8-foot, 6-foot 4-inch, or 5-foot 7-inch bed size. The Ram 1500 Classic will feature three available design packages, including a Chrome Plus bundle, an SXT bundle, and Black Accent package for further enhanced design choices. While the Ram 1500 Classic will remain approximately 225 pounds heavier than its 2019 contemporary, the Ram 1500 Classic provides commercial drivers and entry-level buyers the iconic Ram style and performance they desire, without the latest in Ram engineering at a more costly price point.

Anticipate The Upcoming Ram 1500 Classic At Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

To learn more about the upcoming Ram 1500 Classic, stop by Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to speak with a sales professional about the various differences and similarities. Continually assisting aspiring Ram drivers in receiving a truck specially suited to their preferences, Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's exemplary staff strive to get you behind the wheel of your preferred vehicle quickly and efficiently. Stop by our dealership today to browse our current selection of Ram trucks, or give us a call to inquire about the upcoming availability of the Ram 1500 Classic!

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