New 2019 Ram 1500 in Lafayette

Design Tweaks and New Features Make the New 2019 Ram 1500 a Smarter, Tougher Truck That's a Perfect Fit for Lafayette Job Sites

Many drivers of past Ram 1500 models love the toughness and no-nonsense attitude of their trucks that show up to work sites to do, well, work, and, while there are changes and additions to the 2019 Ram 1500, especially in the form of new technology, it still has that same hard-working nature built into every model.

Below, truck shoppers around northwest Indiana can find an overview of what to expect from the 2019 Ram 1500, which adds features for the modern day to the all-business truck that's an icon of its class, so if you want to see if it has everything you want in your next truck, be sure to read on!

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What's New?

One glimpse of the new Ram 1500 sums up the model well: there are changes, but it remains as bold and imposing as ever. It's longer and wider than past years, but, through smart design, it manages to cut weight while getting more durable, and the extra room shows in the spacious cabin that remains easy to relax in after a workday thanks to the high-end materials inside it.

Additionally, it's a truck built for the future, so it comes with the smartest tech on the road today, like a 12-inch touchscreen and driver-assist features for safety, and even the engines see upgrades as two of the three use the eTorque mild-hybrid system that replaces the traditional alternator with an electric motor that adds up to 130 pound-feet of torque to the already potent powertrains.

Engine Options and Capability

There are three engine options, and as we mentioned above, two of them are technically hybrids. The Pentastar® 3.6-liter V6 and the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engines are the beneficiaries of the eTorque system, but drivers can also choose the V8 without this upgrade. As the extra torque of this system comes from an electric motor, it will help when towing from a standstill as it kicks in from the get-go, and the V8 engine with the help of this system can now tow up to 12,750 pounds and haul a payload up to 2,300 pounds without breaking a sweat.

More than just raw power for towing, the new Ram 1500 is also one of the most off-road-ready vehicles ever as it offers Frequency Response Damping shocks, an electronic locking rear axle, and more that prepare it for any terrain you're looking to conquer. Whether you're picking kids up at school, doing farm work, or heading on off-road excursions, you'll have a smile on your face no matter what you're doing in the Ram 1500.

Design and Convenience

Keeping your stress levels down is a priority of the 2019 Ram 1500, and one test drive is all it takes to prove that. There are two cab sizes, but each one is comfortable for all passengers as there is an ample amount of head, leg, and shoulder room for both rows, and it offers features like heated and reclining seats for both rows. Meanwhile, the natural light and air that pours in through the panoramic sunroof give the cabin, available with wood accents and leather seats, a fresher feel. Plus, there are smart storage options for all manner of items so that it's easier to control clutter.

However, the convenience isn't only for the cabin as even the renowned RamBox® cargo management system sees upgrades. This system eliminates previously wasted space on the side of the bed by putting lockable storage bins above the wheels that make for convenient storage of work tools or, since they're drainable, food and refreshments for the tailgate. The additions for this model year include a button on the key fob for locking and unlocking remotely and a 115-volt outlet for power tools.


We've discussed lots of the tech that makes the 2019 Ram 1500 so unique, but it's far from all that drivers can expect from the truck. In the center dash, an available 12-inch touchscreen has smartphone compatibility thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto programs, so drivers won't run into any problems when trying to use the mobile apps they love through the large display. Plus, no matter where you are, ultra-fast charging USB ports, a wireless charging pad, and built-in Wi-Fi make sure you don't have any connectivity or battery issues.


Finally, we get to the safety features, which let drivers operate safely and with more knowledge of all the dangers that surround them. A sturdy frame and airbags placed smartly throughout the cabin will help if an accident occurs, but the Ram 1500 also offers the newest driver-assist features to help you know about dangers before they're too close to avoid. These include:

  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • Lane Departure Warning-Plus
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Trailer Detection
  • Rear Cross Path Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • Surround View Camera

These features can help no matter where you're driving, whether you're hauling a trailer cross country or backing out of a spot in a parking garage, and the Adaptive Cruise Control feature we'll even help you deal with unpleasant experiences like bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Trim Levels

Versatility is a big part of the 2019 Ram 1500 and it shows even before you buy one as there are several trim levels and packages available to car shoppers. To help you out, we highlighted some of the standard and available features of the trim levels, so look through them and call if a question comes up!


  • Available with any engine and cab configuration
  • Uconnect® 3 infotainment system
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Available RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • Available Off-Road Package

Big Horn

  • In-floor cargo holders
  • Shift-On-Demand Transfer Case
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available Uconnect 4 system with 8.4-inch display


  • Available in any configuration but only with V8 engines
  • Dual zone temp control
  • Multi-way adjustable front seats with memory system, heating, and ventilation
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen with 12-inch display as an option
  • Available panoramic sunroof


  • Off-road focused trim level
  • 1-inch factory lift
  • Exterior LED lighting
  • 18-inch painted black wheels
  • All-terrain tires
  • Skid plates
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Extra heavy-duty shock absorbers
  • Electronic locking rear differential
  • Full-length floor console

Laramie Longhorn®

  • Exterior chrome or two-tone accents
  • Leather seats
  • Real barn wood touches in the cabin
  • Rear under-seat storage
  • Heated rear seats with reclining feature
  • Automatic high beams


  • Premium bucket seats
  • Stylish wood accents
  • Air suspension with auto load leveling
  • Uconnect 4 system with 12-inch display
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon® premium sound system

Have Questions? The Team at Our Lafayette Dealership is Ready to Help!

Excited by all that the 2019 Ram 1500 has to offer? We are too! That's why we'd love to show you all its amazing qualities in person, so come down to Twin City Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to get a glimpse of it in person or call ahead to get a test drive set up. While you're here, we can run you through all the ways we help customers looking for a new vehicle with the financing process as well as how our service center makes sure your vehicle runs like it's supposed to!

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