Up to $14,000 off 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year during RAM Truck Month!

Up to $14,000 off 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year during RAM Truck Month!

We love bringing you good news, and this time it’s a sort of 1-2 punch.

First off, because it’s Ram Truck Month, you can get up to $14,000 off MSRP on 2019 RAM 1500 DT Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 at Barnett. 

That’s $14,000 you could spend on something else, which sounds pretty good to us.

Second, Ram isn’t just ANY truck. The 2019 RAM 1500 Big Horn has been named Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” for 2019, and their praise is glowing.

What follows are excerpts from the Motor Trend story. To read it all (and it’s all SO good), visit https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ram/1500/2019/ram-1500-2019-truck-of-the-year/

There isn’t a truck out there that so precisely hits the diverse needs of the segment better than the 2019 Ram 1500.

The fifth-generation Ram 1500 is the latest in a long line of evolutionary leaps. The newest version, more than any other, seems poised to meet the needs of the 21st century truck buyer, with more variety, capability, comfort, convenience, and value than ever before.

Ram retains its reputation for stylish functionality. "Best-in-class: sophisticated without going over the top," said Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh.

Its 15 wheel designs feature stronger six-bolt hubs, ranging from an off-road-friendly 18 inches to an urban cowboy 22-inch style. And that's on top of your typical pickup choices of extended or crew cab and bed sizes of either 5-foot-7 or 6-foot-4. 

The interior updates, from the volume-grade Big Horn all the way up to the luxurious Limited, are even more impressive. Ram's configurable center console turns the space into an office, with room inside to swallow a bag and laptop, space for your phone and drinks, and a center console lid that can function as a desk.

When it comes to technology, Ram provides three versions of its Uconnect infotainment system, including a choice of an 8.4-inch or Tesla-like 12.0-inch touchscreen. Ram has done its homework on picking the benchmarks for both design and packaging.

Crew cab versions feature a flat floor in back and seats that flip up, allowing you to store valuables in the safety of the cabin. Every trim, from the base Tradesman up to the Limited, furnishes at least one two-tone cabin treatment, injecting a bit of personality and style into the cabin at any price point. 

"This is a luxury interior. Look at this wood! This leather! The metal, stitching, design, attention to detail! The leather on the grab handles! Cadillac could learn a thing or two by spending an afternoon in this cabin," said features editor Scott Evans.

The Ram team instead invested in a shotgun approach to improve capability, efficiency, and performance. Underpinning it all is a new high-strength steel platform, 4.0 inches longer and about 17 percent lighter than the old chassis. The aerodynamic sheet metal is largely built from steel, but with the strategic use of lighter metals for a total weight decrease of about 200 pounds.

Maximum payload is up to 2,320 pounds, and max towing capacity rises to 12,750 pounds, besting Chevrolet, GMC, Nissan, and Toyota’s half-ton offerings.

Two of the three available Ram 1500 engines come with supplemental electric motors to improve fuel economy and performance. These mild-hybrid powerplants, dubbed eTorque, use small starter-generators and a tiny 0.43-kW-hr battery stashed in the rear wall of the cab to aid the stop/start system and provide torque assist to allow the engines to lug around at cruising speed in four-cylinder mode longer and without having to downshift.

The eTorque system is standard on the base 3.6-liter V-6, which makes 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and is also available for a small premium on the top-level 5.7-liter V-8, which turns out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. A non-eTorque 5.7-liter V-8 generating the same output as the eTorque version slots between the two electrified mills. 

The most important part of any pickup is its bed, and Ram continues to deliver. The bed rails have been raised 1.5 inches to increase cargo volume, and the optional RamBoxes grow in size with minimal impact on bed space.

Some previous Ram innovations carry over, including the segment's best combo bed extender and cargo divider, which stashes against the cab when not in use, and a CHMSL-mounted camera that looks down into the bed so you can triple-check your tie-down work while on the move. 

Pickups aren't traditionally known for fuel efficiency, but that didn't stop Ram from easing the pain at the pump. Lots of credit goes to the lineup of eTorque engines, but Ram also worked hard at ensuring the new 1500 is as aerodynamic as possible without sacrificing the utility of its pickup body. The result is that Ram has the most efficient V-8 in its class; the V-8 eTorque is EPA-rated at 17/23/19 mpg city/highway/combined with rear drive or 17/22/19 with four-wheel drive. Non-eTorque Ram V-8s net 15/22/17 (rear drive) or 15/21/17 (four-wheel drive) mpg. Our Real MPG testing of the V-8 models generally falls in line with the EPA's results, but our eTorque V-8-powered 1500 Limited 4x4 beat the feds' numbers with an 18.7/22.6/20.3 score.

Ram 1500 hits the bull's-eye. No pickup in the segment better balances capability, efficiency, value, and quality. Ram 1500 retains its old-school appeal while being refreshingly modern in style and substance. It's refined and sophisticated without surrendering its dirty-fingernails roots. For that, the Ram is our 2019 Truck of the Year.

We remind you again that right now at Barnett, you can get up to $14,000 off MSRP on 2019 RAM 1500 DT Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4*. Also, you can lease a 2019 RAM Quad Express 4x4 for $199 a month for 36 months**. There are many more offers and you’ll find them here.

And don’t forget the exclusive FREE Million Mile Warranty that comes with every NEW vehicle purchased from Barnett! See your Barnett sales associate for details on all the offers, and on the Million Mile Warranty. 


Offers ends 2/28/19. See dealer for details. On approved credit. *MSRP $45,130. **$3,299 plus first month’s payment, tax, license and fees due at signing. Security deposit waived. 10,000 miles per year. MSRP $41,425. 
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