After my first drive in the Ram 1500, I climbed out and patted it on its muscular fender. “You’re doing a good job, truck.” The Ram doesn’t need the encouragement, because it is indeed doing a good job. Redesigned for 2019, the Ram is like a Budweiser Clydesdale: big, shiny, and decorated with leather and chrome. It pulls like a workhorse, too, the 395-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 leaning in with a grunt and a dull roar whether you’re whipping an off-road Rebel over the silt or towing a trailer full of Clydesdales. The challenge for Ram is to keep its customer base and poach buyers from Chevrolet and Ford.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/08/06/the-2019-ram-1500-is-still-playing-catch-up