What's the Difference Between the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic?

Take a look at our new Ram truck inventory and you might see something curious. We have listings for both the 2019 Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic. What's the difference?

To make a long story short, Ram is producing two generations of the Ram 1500 simultaneously. The Ram 1500 Classic keeps the same trusty design that Ram has kept for several years, while the all-new Ram 1500 offers a complete redesign of the interior, exterior, and underpinnings.

The most obvious differences are in the looks category. The Ram 1500 Classic keeps essentially the same outside appearance that the truck has had for about a decade, keeping the classic cross grille and aggressive headlights. The all-new Ram 1500 offers a refreshed exterior, ditching the cross grille and offering all-new head and tail lights.

Interior styling is different between the two as well. The new generation has a completely redesigned cabin space with sharp looks and modern technology. One of the most prominent new features is a large 12-inch touchscreen display -- the largest available in the class.

Another major difference comes in the form of engines. Now, the two do share a couple of powerplants. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V8 are available in both. However, the Ram 1500 offers the HEMI with available eTorque light hybrid assistance. At the same time, the Ram 1500 classic offers an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6.

The differences in powertrains do result in some capability differences. The Ram 1500 Classic tops out at 10,710 pounds of gas towing. The new 2019 Ram 1500 boosts max towing to 12,750 pounds with the help of the eTorque system.

Here at Tyson, we have both the 2019 Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic available to Joliet and Naperville shoppers. Both of these trucks offer excellent capability, long-term durability, and unmistakable good looks. If you're ready to get your hands on a new Ram truck, come visit us today near Plainfield, IL and Lockport, IL.

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