2019 Ram 1500 to start at $42,095 — but there’s a catch

Canada-only Ram Sport to start at $52,595 when new truck range goes on sale this spring

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 will start at $42,095 in Quad Cab trim when it goes on sale in Canada this spring, FCA Canada announced March 8.

Production of Regular Cab will not begin until later in the year, and the pricing for those models will be announced closer to their on-sale date.

For now, $42,095 will get you the base model Tradesman Quad Cab 4×2, though the range will top out with Limited Crew Cab 4×4 V-8, available at $74,195 in Canada (all prices listed are before a $1,895 destination fee).

Turning the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 mild hybrid in the Tradesman and Big Horn models into a 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 with eight-speed automatic will tack on an additional $1,900 to that price. The eTorque mild hybrid system will similarly cost a $500 premium on the other trims standard with the HEMI.

The Canada-exclusive Ram Sport also got a sticker figure today: $52,595 for a Quad Cab 4×2, or a premium of about $10,000 versus any similar configuration Tradesman model. The Sport, unveiled at last month’s Toronto auto show, gets a monochromatic exterior with special badging and unique hood and appearance pieces.

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The prices represent a markup of roughly $2,700 more than a similarly equipped 2018 model on the bottom end of the range.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gets Tech, Safety Updates

SAME DESIGN, NEW COLOUR CHOICES By Derek Boshouwers , 2018-09-04

Details for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee are now known, and while the design and the different trims available remain the same as the outgoing edition, the model does get tech and safety updates for the new year.

Those trims number seven in all, by the way: The Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk.

We still await pricing information for Canada, and we’ll be sharing that with you as soon as it is available. Here’s a photo gallery of the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Photo: Jeep 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What’s new
All Grand Cherokee models now feature Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection as standard equipment, and are equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all audio systems. The latest version of Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen radio and navigation system includes bonded glass, which features higher resolution and pinch-and-zoom capability.

The Limited edition gets a new variant, the Grand Cherokee Limited X; it features a unique front and rear fascia, performance hood, Granite Crystal exterior accents and new 20-inch low-gloss Granite Crystal aluminum wheels. Inside, a black interior with Heritage perforated seats and unique finishes is standard. The Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia centre and a 9-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation are also standard.

The Overland edition gets new 20-inch Heritage wheels and Summit models get unique optional 20-inch wheels.

Three new exterior paint colours – Slate Blue Pearl, Green Metallic and Sting-Grey – are available.

Photo: Jeep 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The powertrain
The standard engine for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 producing up to 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque; buyers can also opt for a 5.7L V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft of torque). The SRT version comes with a 6.4L V8 (475 hp, 470 lb-ft of torque), while the speed-minded Trackhawk is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque).

The SRT and Trackhawk editions offer drivers five drive modes (Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow) to allow them to modify performance to fit the surface and driving situation; the system alters the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, stability control, suspension and steering. All trims except the SRT get stop-start technology for the engine, which allows for saving on fuel when stopped at lights or in traffic.

All Jeep Grand Cherokee engines are mated to the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, and all versions get the Quadra-Drive II system with a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD).

Photo: Jeep 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Available Exterior Colours:

•    Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
•    Sting-Grey (Laredo, Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
•    Walnut Brown Metallic (Limited, Overland and Summit only)
•    Velvet Red Pearl
•    Redline Pearl (Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
•    Green Metallic (Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
•    Slate Blue Pearl (Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk only)
•    Granite Crystal Metallic
•    Billet Metallic
•    Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl (Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk only)
•    Bright White

 
Available Interior Colours:

•    Black (all trims)
•    Black/Light Frost Beige (Laredo, Limited and Overland)
•    Black/Ruby Red (Trailhawk)
•    Black/Tan (Overland) Jeep Brown/Diesel Grey (Overland)
•    Jeep Brown (Summit)
•    Indigo Blue/Ski Grey (Summit)
•    Black/Sepia (SRT and Trackhawk)
•    Black/Demonic Red (Trackhawk)