Ram 1500 Classic vs Ram 1500
Ram offers a lineup of durable trucks that have lots of power under the hood and comfortable cabins with lots of features. So, which version of its flagship truck is right for you?
To help drivers in Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River decide, Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram put them up against each other in this Ram 1500 Classic vs. Ram 1500 comparison.
The 2019 Ram 1500 offers three reliable powertrains. The first engine is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 that gets up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The second option is a 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine that can get up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
To improve efficiency, the Ram 1500 classic also offers an exciting 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. It’s capable of producing 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Ram 1500 also offers the 3.6L Penstar® and the 5.7L HEMI®. However, rather than offering an EcoDiesel engine, it features an eTorque Mild Hybrid System on both engines. This boosts its towing performance and helps save gas.
Whichever truck and powertrain you choose, your performance will be managed by a versatile TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ram 1500 Classic vs Ram 1500 Towing & Payload
Both the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic and Ram 1500 are capable of hauling lots of cargo. In either pickup, you can confidently bring a camper or a boat to your next vacation and keep everything safe and in line with your truck with Trailer Sway Control.
The 1500 Classic has a towing capacity of up to 10,710 pounds. The Ram 1500 uses its eTorque design to tow up to a best-in-class 12,750 pounds.
Each truck also lets you load lots of heavy cargo into the back too. In the Classic pickup, your truck bed can carry a payload of 1,920 pounds. The 2019 Ram 1500 can manage a payload of up to 2,300 pounds.
While both trucks feature storage bins along the sides as part of the RamBox® Cargo Management System, the Ram 1500 takes your truck bed’s versatility to another level. It offers a multifunction tailgate that features 60/40 split doors. These can swing open individually or drop down together like a traditional tailgate.
2019 Ram 1500 Classic vs Ram 1500 Technology
Inside each truck, you’ll find an impressive infotainment system. The cabin of the Ram 1500 Classic features an 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center of your dashboard. This is the home of the Uconnect® 4C NAV system.
It’ll keep you on the best route with turn-by-turn directions and help you stay connected with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot. You can even connect your smartphone and access your favorite apps through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
The 2019 Ram 1500 also has the Uconnect® system with navigation and smartphone compatibility, but it upgrades your screen size in a big way. Now your entire dashboard can show you when your next turn is coming up with a vertically oriented 12-inch screen that’s the largest in its class.
Test Drive a Ram Truck
Visit Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to test drive the truck that offers the features and capability that you’re looking for. Both Ram pickups can help you move lots of heavy cargo around Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River. To learn more about this 1500 Classic vs. 1500 comparison, contact us or visit our Ram dealership today.