Since its debut in 2011, the Ram 1500 Tradesman has been all business, all the time. In model-year 2019, it’s also all-new.
FCA Work Vehicles is pleased to introduce the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman. Aimed at one of the largest traditional pickup customer categories — vocational use — the latest iteration of the Ram 1500 Tradesman is a hardworking truck designed for small businesses, construction jobsites and commercial fleets.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman is available in two cab styles and two bed lengths: Quad Cab with 6-foot, 4-inch bed, the Crew Cab with short bed (5-foot, 7-inch) or the Crew Cab with optional 6-foot, 4-inch bed. Powertrain offerings include the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 with eTorque mild hybrid system, optional 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 or optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 eTorque. The model is available in 4×2 or 4×4.
Through the use of high-strength steel and clever engineering, the All-New Ram 1500 has reduced its overall weight by 225 pounds. Properly equipped Tradesman models provide work truck capability — towing up to 12,750 pounds and offering up to 2,300 pounds of payload in a four-door Quad Cab configuration. All 2019 Ram 1500 models are equipped with 14.9-inch brakes and other useful features such as a standard Class III trailer hitch and lighted, above-bumper four- and seven-pin trailer wire connectors.
The Ram 1500 features a multi-link rear coil suspension that provides superior ride and handling. A coil-spring setup centralizes and absorbs bumps and impacts, while helping to reduce the amount of friction in the spring system. This setup weighs 40 pounds less than a typical leaf-spring configuration. Also available is the class-exclusive1 Active-Level™ four-corner air suspension system to balance any load.
Standard interior features include Uconnect® 5.0 with five-inch screen and hands-free calling, a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, three USB ports, one auxiliary port and automatic headlamps. Buyers can choose vinyl or cloth 40/20/40 split bench seats with six-passenger capability and shoulder and lap belts on all six seats. Interior colors include Black or Black/Diesel Gray with either standard vinyl or carpeted flooring.
Standard equipment includes a 160-amp alternator, 3.21 rear axle ratio, 730-amp maintenance-free battery, black grille and black steel bumpers, cargo bed lamp, front and rear Frequency Response Damping (FRD) shock absorbers, rear view camera2, tilt and telescoping steering column, halogen headlamps, locking tailgate, power door locks, power windows, remote keyless entry and a theft-deterrent system.
A long list of options is available for the All-New Ram 1500 Tradesman, including 3.21 or 3.92 rear axle ratios, anti-spin rear differential, rear electric-locking differential, an off-road package with factory suspension lift, 180-amp alternator, folding trailer-tow mirrors, rubber floor mats, Mopar® chrome side steps and bumper step, spray-in bedliner and trailer brake controller.
Contact your local BusinessLink dealer for more information on this and other work-ready vehicles from FCA US LLC.
1Class based on light-duty Pickups.
2Always check entire surroundings visually before backing up.