2018, 2019 Ram 1500 4WD Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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Ram 1500 Prices - How Much is a Ram 1500?
Select a 4WD Regular Cab, Crew Cab or Quad Cab below:
• 2018 Ram 1500 4WD Regular Cab prices
• 2019 Ram 1500 4WD Crew Cab Prices ( see 2018)
• 2019 Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab Prices
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The 2019 Ram Truck 1500 is brand new and redesigned, but it hasn't lost sight of its earlier successes. For example, it still has that unique coil-spring rear suspension that offers strong towing capabilities along with a smooth ride. The best thing about the Ram 1500 might be the fact that's a canvas around which you can build the truck of your dreams. It comes with a wide range of skill sets, from work truck to luxury truck and everything between.
For this year, the Ram truck has lost almost 225 pounds, even though it has a stronger steel frame. The top payload and towing capacity also increased, and the air suspension has been finely tuned for improved comfort.
This new Ram also comes with eTorque technology. It's not a true hybrid, but it does store electricity in a battery to assist with the automatic start-stop system. In short bursts, eTorque also provides added power.
The 2019 Ram Truck 1500 debuts Ram's fifth generation with a brand new design for the year. As mentioned before, the truck has shed weight but increased its towing capacity and payload. Additionally, it has a new semi-hybrid power system and improved rear seat space.
The 2019 Ram Truck 1500 is a full-size pickup truck with several powertrain, bed length, and body style configurations. Most come as a quad cab, capable of seating six passengers. Instead, you can get the crew cab to improve rear-seat legroom and upgrade to full-size rear doors.
Quad cabs are as long as a typical bed (6 feet, 4 inches), but crew cabs have the option for short beds (5 feet, 7 inches).
There are 7 trim levels available for the 2019 Ram Truck 1500. From high to low, they're the Limited, the Longhorn, the Laramie, the Rebel, the Big Horn, the HFE, and the Tradesman.
All trims have a 3.6L V6 engine as standard fare, capable of generating 305 horses and 269 lb-ft of torque. All except the HFE can swap that out to a 5.7L V8 engine good for 410 lb-ft and 395 hp. Both engines come with automatic eight-speed transmissions, rear-wheel drive, and a 3.21 axle ratio. Again, all but the HFE can swap to four-wheel drive.
On the workhorse end of the spectrum, the 2019 Ram Truck 1500 Tradesman ignores luxury in favor of vinyl flooring and upholstery. It also comes with 18-inch steel wheels and the Uconnect infotainment system, displayed on a 5-inch screen.
Moving up to the HFE shows similar equipment to the Tradesman, but with better fuel economy. It only comes with rear-wheel drive.
The Big Horn, also known as the Lone Star in Texas, uses 18-inch alloy wheels, floor carpet, and cloth upholstery to improve on the Tradesman significantly. It also comes with tinted windows, foglights, and a 60/40-split folding rear bench seat, but there are plenty of options to tack onto these. Trim options include power-adjustable pedals, LED headlights and taillights, an air suspension, and dual-zone climate control. Finally, you have the opportunity to upgrade the wheels to 20 inches, and to get a larger fuel tank with off-road underbody protection.
Next is the Rebel. If you look at the features, like skid plates, front tow hooks, off-road tires, and strong shocks and suspension, it should come as no surprise that it's meant to be taken off-road. It also builds on the features available on the Big Horn by offering LED headlights and foglights, front bucket seats, a Class IV hitch receiver, and a 115-volt power outlet.
If you're more in the mood for creature comforts, then the Longhorn has several convenience options. These include front bucket seats, automatic wipers, automatic high beams, power tailgate release, and 20-inch wheels. Chrome side steps and upgraded leather upholstery help add luxury appearance, too.
Finally, the highest-tier trim is the Limited, which has all the amenities of the lower trims, as well as power-retractable side steps, a chrome exterior trim, an adjustable air suspension, and premium-leather bucket seats. For safety, the Limited also has rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.
The marriage of the eight-speed transmission with the V8 engine works so well that it's worth picking up a 2019 Ram Truck 1500 for that reason alone. Still, the Ram offers even more with its strong braking, handling, and steering. The decision to move away from leaf springs continues to work in Ram's favor.
The brakes are powerful and not challenging to regulate thanks to a firm consistency and a strong pedal. Whether you're winding around corners or start-stopping in traffic, the brakes are equally responsive. In emergency situations, the Ram stops in just over 130 feet, which is typical for the segment.
The truck feels good when you're cruising, and you only need to apply modest steering effort around the corners. The ratio is faster than in previous years' models, so don't worry about going hand over hand. Still, it won't feel jittery on the highway.
When you're behind the steering wheel, you'll find the Ram 1500 always feels coordinated and controlled. It's not uncommon for a pickup truck to feel somewhat unbalanced when dipping around corners, but the Ram's suspension helps spring the vehicle into its own class.
It's honestly difficult to imagine the 2019 Ram Truck 1500 being better than it is. The V8 engine is easy to deal with thanks to a firm pedal that doesn't feel dead or too jumpy. Having a substantial amount of torque also helps, and the intelligent eight-speed transmission works so well it's like it has a mind of its own.
Big Horn: 19 city / 24 hwy / 21 combined
Laramie: 19 city / 24 hwy / 21 combined
Limited: 19 city / 24 hwy / 21 combined
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Ram 1500 4WD invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Ram 1500 4WD MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.