JJ's Westpointe CJD Ride Of The Week - 2019 RAM 1500

There aren't enough words to describe how much I LOVE the truck.  After spending a week driving the all new 2019 RAM 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 from Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge it's safe to say I'm a fan.  My tester also included some optional equipment including the 5.7 liter V8 Hemi MDS VVT Engine, Trailer-Tow Group, UConnect with 8.4 inch display with HD Radio, and a few more minor things.

I'll never forget being 15 or 16 when I first thought a pickup truck was cool looking.  RAM was still part of Dodge at the time and I remember that the front grill was something that stood out against the competitors at the time.  It was edgy, bold, and looked sporty unlike the competitors.  Then there was of course the fact the RAM was used in the show 'Walker Texas Ranger' that made me love it even more.


THE EXTERIOR!  The first thing I noticed when I picked it up was the first thing I noticed about this truck back in the day, the grill.  The crosshair has been replaced with a new grill featuring the letters RAM across it and I'm definitelya  fan.  I think it's bolder and more aggressive look for RAM which fits the brand.  You'll notice some other changes like the badging from the side fender is now located on the hood.  Another positive in my opinion.  The RAM emblem on the tailgate is huge too (and that's a good thing).  It blends well with the other aggressive styling changes for 2019.  It also sticks out pretty far too and isn't a flat emblem which adds to the aggressive look of the overall design.

THE INTERIOR!  RAM absolutely NAILED the interior design of this truck.  This is one beautiful interior.  Everything feels high quality and a lot of attention to detail was paid to the design.  The cooled/heated seats were a nice touch on the Lamarie which is a feature you expect in 2018 but how quick they worked and how hot or cool they got really impressed me.  It took seconds for you to be warmed up or cooled down whereas other vehicles with this feature that I've driven have taken a few minutes to do the same thing.

My kids were excited to see that they were FIVE usb ports inside.  2 are found on the dash, 1 is in the center console, and 2 are found in the 2nd row passenger area behind the center console near the floor.  Everyone can be charging their phones or devices and not constantly asking to borrow a port to charge which is nice for long roadtrips.  Speaking of roadtrips this is a truck that I would WANT to roadtrip in.  It was soooo roomy and incredibly comfortable.  The seats felt fantastic and were more comfortable than my couch at home.  Speaking of roomy RAM added an extra 4 inches to the length and wheelbase and that extra room was added to the interior of the 2nd row.  Even the tallest of passengers will find plenty of legroom.

The UConnect infotainment system with 8.4 inch display looks INCREDIBLE.  It's so high res and the colors pop so well that you'll think it's not even a screen at times.  Not only is the 4K display clear and bright but it doesn't suffer from a lot of glare either.  In fact, unless light was directly shining on the display it had little to no glare and even when it had glare it didn't hinder your ability to see the screen.  There's also a 12 INCH version of the UConnect infotainment system if the 8.4 inch display isn't enough by the way.

Bottom Line ... if you're looking for a truck that can do anything and looks incredible then the RAM 1500 is for you.  The redesigned RAM is the most technologically advanced truck on the market.  It was also the #1 pick of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.  There's no question it's the most luxurious truck in its class too.  Take one for a test drive today at Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge at I-40 and Mustang Road and tell 'em that JJ Ryan sent you!  Ask for Brad McRae or Noe Montoya and they'll take great care of you!  You can also find them online at www.westpointeok.com

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