Even without the high end Laramie Longhorn plan, this is the very best full-size pickup I have actually ever checked. I even got to challenge the 4×4 system with about a foot of snow at our rural New Jersey test center, and the RAM brushed it off like absolutely nothing.
OK, I’ll accept that the F-150 and Silverado patriots out there do not like the RAM’s suspension. Yes, it might break down under severe tension. However in my screening, this truck was bliss to drive.
“It really is the level of improvement that the RAM 1500 gives the section that assists it stick out, even as Ford and Chevy/GMC offer more trucks,” I composed in my evaluation of the outbound generation. “RAM has actually taken even more than specific niche at number 3 and isn’t faltering when it pertains to what its loyalist anticipate.”
With the brand new 2019 pickup, RAM may have moved past that No. 3 specific niche and placed the Silverado in its sights. The RAM 1500 is a no-compromise pickup, completely pitched for the brand-new pickup market, which is as much about daily driving as hardcore efficiency.
Do not get me incorrect– the Silverado is adept. And in fairness, the RAM 1500 I checked expense $12,000 more, so it must have been outstanding.
However even taking that into account, I believe the RAM is a remarkable full-size monster, and while the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 isn’t as effective on paper as the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8, the RAM’s torque-boosting hybrid makes the 1500 feel as though it has more punch. And the RAM’s eight-speed transmission, in my hands, felt as though it moved more efficiently than the Silverado’s ten-speed.
Pickup-truck purchasers do not desire for options nowadays. However kid! I challenge any person looking for a brand-new truck to sample the RAM 1500 and not be lured by what I believe is the very best full-size pickup loan can purchase.