2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Review, Specs, Release Date

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is a full-size pickup truck, mostly known for its strong engine and astonishing 707 horsepower. In a today’s world where the markets are packed with the pickup trucks, Ram cannot afford to sit idle. So the company decided to give its Ram 1500 model a total revamp, and yes, that includes a new Hellcat engine.

The Ram 1500 lineup was introduced not long ago at the Detroit Auto Show, and besides the good ratings and reviews, the SRT Hellcat model will surely arrive.

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat front

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Exterior redesign and changes

Plenty of changes will hit the upcoming 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat. Exterior changes start from a scooped hood and the front grille comes with “SRT’ badges, just like the front fender. The bumper is reshaped and the fog lights are updated. Standard wheels are 22-inch while the options go to the 24-inches. The A-pillars suffered some matte finish and now comes in body color and B-pillars are unchanged.

The truck is lowered and the appearance is more menacing. When it comes to features, they are unchanged, except a bed cover that is now made standard. Like the standard model Ram 1500 the newest SRT Hellcat will be available with the same color options that include Bright White, Silver, Granite Crystal, Maximum Steel, Black, Flame Red and True Blue.

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat interior

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Interior includes Alcantara inserts

Just like the exterior, the cabin will also suffer some updates. Firstly, the seats are heavily bolstered and it includes Alcantara inserts. The gauge cluster is branded with an “SRT” sign and more carbon-fiber materials. The steering wheel is changed and it comes with the flat-bottom and with the leather covering.

The rotary shifter is unchanged and is placed on the dashboard. However, the “S” setting is swapped for a PRND setting. The 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system is standard on such a high trim level such as 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat. The audio system is upgraded to the stereo Harmon/Kardon with 900-watt. The same audio system can be found in new Dodge Charger. Safety is boosted thanks to the numerous airbags, lane-keep assist, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, surround-view camera and blind-spot monitoring.

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat side

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Engine and gearbox info

There is no room for speculation in this category as the 6.2-liter V8 is certain. This 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat engine is another thing borrowed from the Charger, and it can produce up to 707hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It is the most powerful engine in this segment and it hits from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. A paddle shifters are included, it allows more control over the 8-speed gearbox.

The 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat comes with rear-wheel drive, which is not a bad thing, but some speculations are saying that the new Chrysler will drop an all-wheel-drive configuration. Ram also offers a manual transmission for some of its Heavy Duty trucks, and we think the manual transmission will do wonders for the Hellcat model.

However, the fifth-generation 2019 Ram 1500 is available with three engines. The first one is 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with mild hybridization. This one engine is able to churn out 305 horsepower. It also gives EPA city/highway fuel economy of 17/25 mpg for the model with 2WD and 16/23 mpg for the 4WD. The next one is a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. It delivers 240 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque. This one also comes with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive system. As for the fuel economy, this one gives in city/highway 20/27 mpg (2WD) and 19/27 mpg (4WD).

The last one 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that produces 395 HP and 410 lb-ft of torque comes with the average fuel economy of 15/22 mpg for the 2WD, and 8-speed automatic, 13/18 mpg for the 4WD and 6-speed automatic and the last one with 4WD and 8-speed automatic gives 15/21 mpg.

Towing Capacity

If you are looking the pickup truck with great towing capacity look no further, because the newest 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is perfectly crafted for you. With the powerful engine and strong construction, this model is the one of the best in its category. It is able to maximum tow up to 12,000 pounds.

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat rear

2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat Price and Release Date

The approaching 2019 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat will cost somewhere around $58,000. Of course, this model is priced above the regular trim levels, and the regular Hellcat model will cost around $5,000 less than the SRT version. This truck is likely to arrive in mid-2019.

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