2019 Ram 1500 Interior class leading design and technology
The 2019 Ram 1500 interior has really set the bar high, and I don’t mean just for trucks, this interior would look right at home in a $100,000 luxury vehicle. Ram paid a lot of attention to the details using unique colours and premium materials in every trim level.
The 2019 Ram 1500 interior has FCA’s first use of the UConnect 4C Navigation system on a 12 inch fully configurable touch screen. This scren is optional on Laramie and Longhorn while being standard on the Limited model. You can use one application on the entire screen such as the navigation shown in the image above or you can divide the screen in half and run 2 different applications at once as shown below.
A new switch toggle bank is located underneath the screen giving you physical control of the air suspension, traction control, tow haul mode as well as enabling or disabling the front and rear parking sensors. An active noise cancellation system on 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 equipped models and acoustic glass reduce ambient sounds down to a low 67.1 db – the quietest Ram 1500 ever.
Push button start an electronic parking brake and the rotary shifter are now standard across all trim levels. The rotary shifter has been redesigned and conveniently features controls for the 4×4 system, enabling or disabling the automatic start/stop system as well as the hill descent control and electronic locking differential if equipped.
All-new SiriusXM with 360L is transforming the next generation of in-car audio entertainment with the debut of the all-new SiriusXM with 360L, delivering a personalized listening experience with more variety, smart content recommendations and thousands of hours of on-demand streaming audio.
The 2019 Ram 1500 is the first vehicle to have access to the new SiriusXM listening experience, which showcases the features and functionality of SiriusXM’s next-generation platform. SiriusXM’s new and enhanced experience for drivers and their passengers delivers SiriusXM content via both satellite and on-demand streaming to Ram truck models equipped the new fully configurable 12-inch touchscreen. Owners will receive a one-year SiriusXM All Access subscription with the purchase of a properly equipped 2019 Ram 1500.
SiriusXM with 360L enables Ram truck drivers and passengers to discover more of what SiriusXM offers based on their listening preferences, including exclusive SiriusXM on-demand programming not previously available in the vehicle.
Most powerful audio system in a pickup the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 interior offers four audiophile-quality audio systems to immerse passengers in the ultimate sound experience, including Alpine and a class-exclusive premium Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and 10-inch subwoofer – the finest and most powerful audio system available in a pickup:
- Three 3.5-inch and one-inch coaxial speakers located in the instrument panel
- Two 3.5-inch and one-inch coaxial speakers located in the front doors
- Two 6×9-inch speakers located in the front doors
- Two 6×9-inch speakers located in the rear doors
- Two 3.5-inch and one-inch coaxial speakers located in the headliner
- One 10-inch enclosed subwoofer behind the rear seat (passenger side)
- One 12-channel boosted Class-D amplifier
- Four ANC microphones
An improved HVAC system generates 25% more airflow at lower noise levels while also giving rear passengers 50% more airflow than current models.
The 2019 Ram 1500 interior has a center console that has been completely reimagined and has more than 12 different storage configurations. Center stage, a wider docking area with optional wireless charging (called the RAMCHARGER) can hold a small tablet or smartphone. A three-position sliding cup holder tray can be stowed under the center armrest to reveal a deep storage tub designed to hold a 15-inch laptop. Lifting the lid of the center armrest also reveals an additional lined storage compartment sized to fit a tablet and/or hang a full-size file. At the rear of the console, there are two additional cup holders, which include a tablet holder for rear passengers.
To keep devices charged, five USB ports reside in the center console – three up front and two in back. Three of the USB ports, including one in the rear seating area, are fully functioning and communicate with the Uconnect interface. Two three-pronged 115-volt household plugs can be found in the first and second rows (one in the center stack and one at the rear of the center console). An additional 115-volt plug can be found in the RamBox, when equipped, tripling the number of outlets on the previous model, and now handling up to 400 watts.
The redesigned upper glove box acts as an open shelf for smaller items. On higher trims, the upper glove box is covered by a wood and metal accent that can slide upwards, hidden in the dash. The Laramie Longhorn takes advantage of this space with an actual burned-in branded “Longhorn.”
New larger cab
The 2019 Ram 1500’s cab length has increased a total of four inches inside. B- and C-pillars moved an inch rearward, and the rear of the cab is pushed an additional two inches. Thus, front and rear doors are now one inch larger on Crew Cab configurations, while the rear door is one inch shorter on Quad Cab models compared to the previous model.
Along with the largest cab in the segment, the second-row features eight degrees of slide-recline with best-in-class leg room of 45.1 inches, passenger comfort and an exclusive SmartFold center armrest that creates a captain’s chair experience.
The 2019 Ram 1500 interior has a true flat-load floor that provides increased rear passenger comfort and usability. Folding up the rear bench seat reveals 20 liters of additional contained storage space with under-seat compartments. With the clever fold out feature, contained storage doubles to 40 liters.
Bookending the flat-load floor are two RamBins. Now 5.5 inches longer than the previous model, these covered in-floor storage bins can hold larger items, including up to a four-inch drop hitch – keeping cargo out of sight and the interior clean. On top of each Ram Bin are two tie downs to keep cargo secure.
A new panoramic sunroof is now available on Crew Cab models giving the interior a light airy, upscale feeling.
The all-new Ram 1500 key fobs also feature new design treatment and functions, including power release tailgate. The fob also features branding for higher trim levels and a battery life improvement of up to six years. Let us know what you think of the 2019 Ram 1500 interior in the forums. Is it best in class?