FCA’s Ram brand has placed a price tag on the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. The first batch of trucks is en route to dealerships in the U.S. with a new base price of $33,340 for the base Quad Cab model. The listed price includes destination charges.
The base Quad Cab price has risen only by about $900 before destination, but FCA has decided to increase its destination charge on the Ram by $250. Monkeying with the numbers has left the overall increase a little above $1,000, which is near the maximum of the uplift in price from the 2018 model.
In fact, on some trim levels and feature packages the price variance between the new Ram and old is a decrease, which is a bit shocking. Variations of the Bighorn and Rebel have seen price decreases up to $2,000 over the 2018 model.
The base price yields buyers a Ram 1500 Tradesman 4×2 Quad Cab with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain. Buyers can add the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 for an additional $1,195, while the eTorque system can be tacked onto the V-8 for $1,995.
A top-tier Limited Crew Cab 4×4 V-8 will set buyers back $59,035, an increase of $595. So far Ram has not released pricing for the regular cab version of the 2019 Ram 1500.
Ram’s new 1500 is arriving in a rather crowded marketplace. In addition to the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 will be competing with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. GM has yet to release pricing or performance specifics on their new trucks.