New RAM 2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 RAM 1500 – Antioch IL for Sale in Antioch IL l Chicago area
2019 RAM 1500 vs 2018 RAM 1500 – Antioch IL
The new 2019 RAM 1500 is named the “MotorTrend Truck of the Year” for its stylish functionality and sophistication. It’s proving to be more capable, comfortable, and stylish, which boosts its value and overall appeal for drivers. The model is currently available at our Antioch Ram dealership as we continue serving Antioch Waukegan Gurnee McHenry Illinois.
The 2018 RAM 1500 boasts an upscale interior, outstanding ride quality, and a fuel-efficient turbocharged engine. The truck proves to be capable for hauling and towing due to its performance with different engines that are available.
Exterior – 2019 RAM 1500
The new RAM 1500 has a clean-sheet redesign that changes and modifies the design cues that have been seen on previous generations. It no longer features a crosshair grille or mini-Mack fenders but now boasts large taillamps and a selection of seven different grille designs. Bolder six-bolt hubs are present on the 15 wheel designs that are offered. Large chrome exhausts sit underneath the bumper and look classy while also showing off truck’s potential with its performance. The truck is constructed out of high-strength steel and is 17 inches longer.
The 2018 RAM 1500 has traditional styling that features a large black grille that is separated by a horizontal and vertical bar in the middle. Fog lights and large headlamps complement the front of the vehicle but are in need of a redesign. The rear of the pickup truck includes large tail lamps that are bold and show off the massive size of the vehicle.
Interior – RAM 1500 in Antioch
Interior updates have been made to the cabin to create a more regal and upscale setting that isn’t to be expected in a rugged and masculine pickup truck. Tech tools and gadgets that are offered include a 8.4-inch or Tesla-like 12.0-inch touchscreen with its infotainment system and a rotary shifter. Those who select the Crew Cab versions will find a heated and cooled backseat, which also reclines for added comfort. A configurable center console also transforms the space into a mobile office for added functionality while on the go. Drivers can utilize sliding bins, a phone charger, and side pockets.
Many features are standard in the previous RAM 1500 and include a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker audio system. More standard features are included in the newer model. Available features include navigation, satellite radio, a 10-speaker Alpine audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, the Uconnect infotainment system with a 5- or 8.4-inch touch screen, and voice activation of the infotainment system. The cabin proves to be roomy with plenty of head- and legroom provided in the front and back row.
Mechanical – RAM 1500 specs in Antioch IL
Under the hood, the new 1500 is equipped with three options for engines. Two of the engines are electric to improve fuel efficiency. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V-6, which produces 305 horsepower that proves to be capable for different driving conditions. The vehicle may not have the torque the comes with a V8 engine, but it proves to offer plenty of power that allows it to accelerate quickly. Its coil-spring rear suspension allows the truck to glide on different types of terrain and offer a smooth ride when you’re spending time on or off the road. The steering is also fluid and responsive.
The 2018 1500 is built with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 306 horsepower with 269 pound-feet of torque that makes it ideal for daily driving. Upgrading to a higher engine is suggested for those who want more power under the hood. You’ll get 395 horsepower from the 5.7-liter V8 engine, which offers better acceleration than the base engine. The V6 engine gets 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Rear-wheel-drive comes standard with all-wheel-drive available. The ride is more cushioned than what you’ll get in rival vehicles with potholes or bumps absorbed. Those who want an even smoother drive can upgrade to the air suspension system that is available. The minimal body roll of the truck makes it easy to drive on winding roads without feeling weighed down by the the vehicle.
Safety – 2019 RAM 1500 dealer
The 1500 pickup truck performed well in crash tests that were conducted by the IIHS due to the high-steel strength that is used to construct the body. Safety features that are included are blind-spot monitors, lane keep assist, 360-degree camera systems, forward and reverse collision warning systems, and adaptive cruise control.
Some of the safety features to utilize in the previous generation of the RAM 1500 include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, integrated turn signal mirrors, traction control, brake assist, and electronic stability control. The truck received high test crash ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with good ratings by the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you want to get a firsthand look at the new RAM 1500 and schedule a test drive of the truck, contact our Antioch RAM dealership today. We take pride in the quality of customer service that we provide as we continue serving Antioch Waukegan Gurnee McHenry Illinois.