The 2019 RAM 1500 took the truck world by storm with its completely new design, winning the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award, and outselling most other full-size pickups on the market. However, it's not the only truck released by RAM in 2019. The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic will only be produced for one year, and gives Pella and Oskaloosa shoppers the chance to own a unique pickup truck from RAM.

With the best and most popular features from the previous-generation RAM 1500, the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is the perfect option for buyers who want a comfortable, capable truck. Below, we're going to take a look at the RAM 1500 Classic, and what sets it apart from the competition. While the all-new 2019 RAM 1500 might be the best pickup truck money can buy, the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is a close second in comfort, capability, and features.


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RAM 1500 Classic Engine & Trim Levels

The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is available to Pella buyers with two engine options, and four different trim levels.

The standard engine on all trim levels of the 2019 RAM Classic is a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. For those Iowa truck owners who need more power, there is also a 5.7l V8 at 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. These two engines provide a good combination of power and efficiency, and have long been two of the most popular options on the RAM 1500.

The four trim levels available on the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic are the TradesmanExpress, SLT, and Big Horn, covering the gamut from basic work truck, to comfortable and feature-packed daily driver.

The Tradesman and Express are distinctly work trucks, but the Express comes with some additional options. For those looking for a truly basic work truck at a great price, the Tradesman is hard to beat. The Express adds carpeted flooring, larger wheels, and exterior styling changes. Meanwhile, the 2019 RAM Classic SLT adds alloy wheels, a larger touchscreen, and other convenience features for Pella, IA buyers.

The Big Horn is the top trim available on the RAM 1500 Classic, and adds a wide range of features, including: 115-volt outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, front & rear parking sensors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay. Upgraded cloth upholstery, power driver's seat, and leather-wrapped steering wheel add to the RAM Classic's comfort and interior quality. If you're looking at the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic as your primary vehicle, the Big Horn's options make it one of the more popular trims among Iowa buyers.

2019 RAM 1500 Classic Comfort & Driving

RAM trucks are consistently chosen as the most comfortable in the full-size pickup segment, and that remains true for the 2019 RAM 1500 classic. Its coil spring suspension truly sets it apart from the competition, providing unrivaled comfort without sacrificing towing capability. The only pickup truck that's more comfortable is the all-new 2019 RAM 1500, due to its lighter weight and stiffer chassis.

And although the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is less expensive than many competing pickup trucks, our Pella, IA customers will find that it offers both a quieter ride and more premium interior construction. These factors, combined with the RAM 1500 Classic's capability and options, make it one of the best value-for-dollar pickup trucks available in Iowa.


Although RAM redesigned the 1500 for 2019, the Classic still compares well head-to-head with competing pickup trucks. No competitor has come up with an answer for the coil spring suspension, and the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic's value proposition is hard to ignore when shopping for a pickup truck in Iowa.

The 2019 RAM 1500 Classic is only here for one year, and once they're gone, they're gone. While the Motor Trend Truck of the Year will certainly be available for years to come, it will be a more expensive option. For those looking for a solid, powerful, and comfortable pickup truck, the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic should be high on your list of options. You can view our inventory above, and conveniently schedule a test drive right here at Pella Motors in Pella, IA.

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