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2019 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Ram 1500

Driver side exterior view of a white 2019 Ram 1500 on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Ram 1500 on the right

When searching for the right truck you need something with plenty of power under the hood that provides tough towing ability. The 2019 and the 2018 Ram 1500 have the engine specs and towing capacities that you have been looking for. Both of these attractive and accommodating trucks offer owners three engine options and a host of cab size and bed lengths to choose from so truck shoppers can find a Ram 1500 that fits their specific truck needs. Take a look at all of the similarities and differences between the 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Ram 1500 right here below.

Available Drivetrain Specs

2019 Ram 1500


2018 Ram 1500

5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ eTorque Engine 5.7L HEMI® V8
395 HP/ 410 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 395 HP/ 410 LB-FT
TorqueFlite® 8-Speed Automatic Transmission TorqueFlite® 8-Speed Automatic
12,750 Pounds Max Tow Rating 9,160 Pounds

Both the 2019 and 2018 Ram 1500 also have the option of being equipped with a standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine or the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. The difference is that the 2019 Ram 1500 adds eTorque to both engine options for additional towing prowess. The 2018 Ram 1500 can be equipped with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine while the 2019 Ram 1500 does not offer a diesel engine option. The 2019 Ram 1500 has also simplified the Cab and Bed Length choices down to either a Quad Cab or a Crew Cab and the option of a 6’4” box or a 5’7” box. The 2018 Ram 1500 also offers an 8’ box and a regular cab.

Available Interior Amenities

2019 Ram 1500


2018 Ram 1500

12” Color Touchscreen Display Infotainment Interface 8.4” Color Touchscreen Display
9-Speakers w/ Subwoofer Stereo 9-Speaker w/ Subwoofer
Premium Leather-Trimmed Seats Seating Surfaces Limited Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated & Ventilated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Heated Seats Heated & Ventilated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats

Both the 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Ram 1500 get equipped with a standard 5” Color Touchscreen and have the option of Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ as well as Bluetooth Connectivity. The 2019 also has standard storage solutions like an Overhead Console, and a Full-Length Floor Console with Cupholders, the 2018 Ram 1500 offers these features as upgrades. No matter what year Ram 1500 you choose from Cowboy Ram in Clinton, AR you will be getting a capable and comfortable truck, but with more power under the hood and better interior amenities the 2019 Ram 1500 is the more desirable option. Take both the 2019 and the 2018 Ram 1500 for a test drive today at Cowboy Ram to figure out which one fits your needs and budget best.