2019 Ram 1500 to start at $33,340, now shipping to dealers

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The first batch of 2019 Ram 1500 pickups are on their way to dealerships now, and the brand announced on Tuesday the new truck will start at $ 33,340, which includes a pricey $ 1,645 destination fee (which has increased by $ 250). 

Pricing shows the Quad Cab truck’s base price has increased from $ 30,895 to $ 31,695 before destination. Some models will cost a few hundred dollars more, but Ram has actually decreased prices on some popular trims and content packages.

The base price nets buyers a Ram 1500 Tradesman 4×2 Quad Cab with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain. Adding the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine will cost an extra $ 1,195, while the Hemi mild-hybrid powertrain will run $ 1,995.

At the top of the lineup, the tech-laden Limited Crew Cab 4×4 V-8, with its massive 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen, will start at $ 59,035, an increase of $ 595.

Some popular models will decrease in price because everyone loves price drops. The 1500 Bighorn 4×2 Quad Cab will start at $ 37,340 including destination, a drop of about $ 2,000 depending on powertrain and bed length. The Ram Rebel 4×4 Quad Cab will set buyers back $ 46,340, $ 1,300 less than its predecessor.

Ram did not provide pricing for regular cab models.

The brand revealed the next-generation pickup at the 2018 Detroit auto show where it ushered in a handful of big changes. The 2019 Ram foregoes the truck’s longstanding crosshair front grille and engineers shaved 225 pounds from the pickup overall. Standard 48-volt mild-hybrid systems also push Ram’s rig into new territory.

We have a feeling Ram will have more news to share on the performance pickup front, though. In January, Ram may have dropped a clue suggesting a Hellcat-powered 1500 pickup is in the brand’s future. Sources told Motor Authority such a truck has a lot of support inside the walls of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles.

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