Here’s a Closer Look at the Redesigned 2019 Ram 1500


One of America’s favorite pickup trucks, the Ram 1500, was just completely redesigned. The new Ram 1500 has a lighter frame, more fuel efficient and more powerful engine options, a huge new touchscreen, a ton of new entertainment and tech features, and the truck’s exclusive tailgate storage system, the RamBox Cargo Management System, was also improved. It’s too early to tell now because the truck has only been on display for the public to see at the North American International Auto Show, but all of those new changes may be enough to make it America’s favorite pickup truck.

Improved Exterior and Capabilities

So how does the new 2019 Ram 1500 look? Recently revealed this month at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Ram 1500 is larger, wider, weighs less and it has a higher payload and towing capacity, and all of those features are sure to attract buyers. The 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter and it’s frame is made of 98 percent high-strength steel that has enough capability to tow up to 12,700 pounds.

Though there’s no confirmation whether or not the Ram 1500 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be produced, but a new eTorque mild-hybrid system has been announced for both the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and 5.7-liter V-8 engine. Both engines have increased torque along with a maximum payload capacity of 2,200 pounds. Also, engineers worked hard to even improve the amount of exterior noise that can be heard in the cabin. For example, with the V-8 model, engineers worked on reducing outside and engine noise in the cabin by 67 decibels, which is quieter than the sound of a dial tone of a telephone.

All That Leg Room

A great perk of any truck is not only the available space in the truck bed or towing capabilities, but having a spacious truck bed is also important. The 2019 Ram 1500 provides even more cubic space and leg room in both the front seats and second row. Interior storage has never been as plentiful thanks to the re-configurable center console that provides up to 12 storage combinations.

Tech Upgrades For Days

Think Tesla is the only brand producing large navigation infotainment screens? Wrong. Not to be outmatched, the 2019 Ram 1500 has an available 12-inch touchscreen with split-screen feature and great navigation capabilities. A bird’s-eye camera system and Sirius XM’s new 360L service, which enables individual streaming for subscribers, round out some of the new features.

As the updates in the interior go, must noticeable changed are the speakers that now are re-positioned to improve overall sound quality. The new truck is also available with a powerful and crisp 19-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon audio system. Additionally, an optional RamBox Cargo Management System comes with a three-prong 115-volt plug.   

The Bottom Line

Ram has been diversifying the number of options on the Ram 1500 lineup for several years, and the new Ram 1500 has features for every type of consumer or business. In addition to style and power, other features like automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and better fuel economy are the perks of bringing in a new 2019 Ram 1500 into your life or business. From luxury upgrades to modern tech to a durable cabin,  the Ram 1500 is more than just a pickup truck.

Check with us at Miami Lakes Automall for when we can help you test-drive and pick up your very own 2019 Ram 1500.

Ram Truck School of Towing: YouTube How To Towing Videos


Ram trucks are capable of towing just about anything, so to make things even easier, Ram created a how-to-video series on YouTube for Ram owners. The Ram School of Towing videos showcase what owners can do with a Ram truck with a step-by-step guide, we hope it’s easy for you to handle your Ram truck.

How to Connect a Fifth Wheel in 9 Steps
5th wheel hitch is used for towing much heavier loads, Ram has made it easier for owners to enjoy using their horseshoe-shaped hitch on their own without the assistance of anyone else. To learn how you can hitch an RV in 5 easy steps.Though the video lists five steps, there are some details that require their own step; follow this list to succeed at connecting a fifth wheel.

1. Put chock blocks in between your trailer tires, so they don’t move when connecting to your Ram truck.

2. An RV will most likely not weigh more than the Ram 3500’s 30,000 pound towing capabilities.Go right on ahead.

3. Grease the locking plate on the hitch, the black plate on top of the hitch. Lubing this area is important for when the kingpin and patch connect.

4. Unlock the latching mechanism, make sure the trailer is high enough for the hitch plate to slide underneath and catch the kingpin. (You can raise or lower the landing legs on the landing legs control pad if you need)

5. Back up your truck so you can connect with the kingpin. The exclusive Ram cargo camera will make backing up your truck into the kingpin much easier. Once the cage connects with the slot, automatically the device will connect and lock them together.

6. Double check that the kingpin is locked by setting into the drive gear and moving forward slightly, when you’re sure it’s connected, place your Ram in park.

7. Connect the safety chains to the trailer wiring and brake way switch.

8. Raise the trailer bank legs so your truck can support the trailer weight. Then close your tailgate.

9. Make sure your brakes work properly and check the trailer brake is secure from your touchscreen monitor inside your cabin. Move the truck slowly and make sure all lights and brakes work properly.
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How to Connect a Receiver Hitch in 9 easy steps

1. Put chock blocks in between your trailer tires, so they don’t move when connecting to your Ram truck.

2. Insert the draw bar and lock it in place. Just insert the pin and secure it with the counter pin.

3. Back up the truck till the hitchball aligns.

4. Crank the trailer jack down till the ball is covered. You’ll hear a snap once the connection has become stabilized.

5. Continue cranking the jack until the it’s at the up-most position.

6. Now you can release the trailer jack and lock it into place.

7. Connect your safety cables. Make sure your cross the cables under and through the harness and that you only connect them to the safety hooks.

8. Plug in the wires for your lights and brakes.

9. Once everything is connected, make sure your brakes work properly and check the trailer brake is secure from your touchscreen monitor inside your cabin. Move the truck slowly and make sure all lights and brakes work properly.

And if you’re curious about the latest Ram vehicles, look no further than Miami Lakes Automall for the best of Ram trucks. We’ll be happy to help you upgrade, trade in, buy or lease any of our new Ram vehicles. Come for a test-drive today!

Reasons to Ride With Ram

2019 Dodge 1500 Diesel Specs and REviewThere’s always a good reason every Ram owner chose their Ram truck. What will be your reason?

What are your towing needs? You can tow up to 11,000 pounds with a Ram 1500. Maybe you need to tow up something that weighs 18,000 pounds? The Ram 2500 can do that. Or if you need to tow up to 30,000 pounds, like a large boat, R/V or construction equipment, look no further than a heavy duty Ram 3500. If towing is your business, Ram trucks provide the power you need.

 But what separates Ram from the other truck brands? Power matched up with fuel efficiency. Ram trucks were the first truck to ever have been awarded Motor Trend’s illustrious Truck of the Year Award back to back years, as it did in 2013 and again in 2014. A large reason for this award came from the Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel Engine that provides 20/27 mpg, which is best in class. Diesel is actually more fuel efficient than gasoline and the trucking industry went crazy over this V6 engine that runs on diesel. You’ll love the money you’ll save in fuel costs with a Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel as well.

 Consider that Ram 1500 offers all the requirements truck buyers want in a rig. From torque and power to design and comfort, adding fuel efficiency to top it off; game-changing results.

 If you’re going off-roading – Go with  Ram 1500 Rebel or Ram 2500 Power Wagon as these trucks are built to fulfill the demands of offroad use. The Ram 2500 Power Wagon’s 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 410 horsepower is capable of pulling cargo and getting you where you have to go. From the 14.2 inches of clearance to the Bilstein shocks that help stabilize and maintain your drive, Ram trucks deliver.

 The Ram 2500 is spacious from inside and out, the front seat legroom and headspace is a generous 41 inches, with a large cargo bed that is only rivaled by the Ram 3500, which is the biggest cab size with 98.4 inches available. No other truck has more cab space on the market.

 Various trims are available for those who want luxury to go with their Ram power. The Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are all available in the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition trim, which is decked out with an all leather interior, finely crafted to provide immersive comfort. The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition has an elegant cabin with genuine wood trim, light frost beige and indigo blue accent leather seats, suede headliner and metal interior accents. Available classic black trim and black leather seats is also available.

 The Ram Limited offers the UConnect infotainment system, available in all Ram trucks, providing accessibility to use WiFi, easy access to reach emergency services and connectivity with Apple’s Carplay and Android Auto. This increased technology makes for yet another reason why Ram is a fantastic choice.

 The only problem you’ll have is deciding which Ram truck to go with. We can help make it easier when you visit Miami Lakes Automall and test drive a Ram with us.