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For Charlotte, NC Haulers, 2019 RAM 1500 Continues to Tow the Line on Capability

The latest light-duty pickup from RAM is back for a new model year to champion the toughest jobs from here in Gastonia to Lincolnton and Rock Hill, Fort Mill and beyond, spanning a trim gamut from Tradesman® and Big Horn® to an updated Rebel®, all the way to the luxuriously appointed Laramie®, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited. What does the 2019 RAM 1500 have in store for your Charlotte-area travels, from the daily grind to the off-road excursion? Step into the driver's seat with us here at Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and take a look!


What about the 2019 RAM 1500 do Gastonia drivers love?

For one, the new pickup offers that hallmark solid feel, thanks to an ultra-rigid 98% high-strength steel frame. But under the sprawl of an optional 10-square-foot dual-pane panoramic sunroof, you'll be struck first by an inviting, well-equipped interior, with optional leather seating available heated and ventilated for the height of comfort and available active noise cancellation for a peaceful ride. Your command center comes equipped with a choice of several fourth-generation Uconnect® systems, too, including a variant with an enormous 12-inch touchscreen, split-screen support, and built-in navigational abilities.

For entertainment, an available 19-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon Premium Audio System presents, optionally equipped with stainless steel grilles, taking your road soundtrack to the next level. What's more, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional, simplifying connecting a smartphone, ultra-fast USB charging ports come along for the outing, and all the while, an available premium 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display helps keep you informed of critical metrics along your route.

But accommodations extend to your passengers and cargo as well. Available eight-way, sliding and reclining rear seats come available ventilated likewise, and a rear-seat fold-down center console, optional adjustable rear under-seat storage, and in-floor storage bins to stash a boatload of essentials for the trip. Factor in a vast 45.1 inches of rear legroom, and it becomes a pleasure cruise.

Start up your choice of two engines, and the magic happens. Opt for an upgraded 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 shelling 269 pound-feet of torque for a balance of power and efficiency, or go with a workhorse 395-horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 putting out 410 pound-feet. Both come standard with a smooth-operating TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. Choose an engine equipped with an available eTorque mild hybrid system, which swaps an alternator for a 48-volt battery-powered, belt-driven motor generator, and you can count on bumps in performance, efficiency, payload capacity, towing ability, and overall drive-time feel.

No matter your powerplant, however, you're in for a capable ride. For one, the pickup's elevated hood enhances air deflection, with a new sculpted roof design directing air to its rear spoiler. Bring an active front air dam into the mix, which automatically extends 2.5 inches downward to reduce drag, as well as an available class-exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension, and the result is a 0.357 drag coefficient, with 13.0 CdA for frontal drag -- the lowest in its class. That means a whole new kind of agility and responsiveness. It also means best-in-class towing up to 12,750 pounds as well as max payload support up to 2,300 pounds. The latter comes thanks to a maximum cargo bed volume of 61.5 cubic feet, a sizable space even with an available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System built in. An optional nitrogen- and oil-charged dampened tailgate makes access to both a breeze.

Plus, safety and driver-assist options abound, and far beyond largest-in-class 14.9-inch brakes and advanced airbag technology. The new RAM 1500 can help you remain in-lane with available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning-Plus, at a safe distance from other vehicles thanks to Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and more. It can even help you remain aware of other motorists while steering you and your load clear of an accident thanks to Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection and Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist. Rolling up to your venue, any number of available features make slipping into that sweet spot a matter of course. You can rely on Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist for feedback, in tandem with the visuals of a ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera, and an optional 360-degree Surround View Camera provides a near-panoptical view of your surroundings.

If you're excited to check out the new 2019 RAM 1500, pull into Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today here on 2339 East Franklin Blvd. We'll be delighted to set you up with some time behind the wheel. We look forward to meeting you!