Ram has come out with a new special edition 1500 specifically designed to conquer the coldest of winters.
They call it the Ram 1500 North Edition, and it fears no blizzard, ice storm, or a precipitous drop in temperature. Old man winter can just stay in bed since absolutely nothing will stop this pickup from starting on even the coldest of winter days.
Now that we’ve got the hyperbole out of the way, let’s talk shop. The North Edition is based off the 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn trim, but is given a host of upgrades that put it far closer to a mid-range luxury truck than it’s near entry-level beginnings.
First off, the North Edition comes solely in 4-wheel-drive configuration with a crew cab and either a short or long bed. From there you have your choice of Ram’s new eTorque engines: the 3.6-L Pentastar V6 or the big 5.7-L HEMI V8. Being mild hybrids, the trucks systems are electrified to regenerate lost power whenever it brakes, saving you dollars at the pump.
The 3.6-L V6 gets 305 hp, while the V8 gets 395 hp. Both route through an 8-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.
But that’s all standard on the 2019 Big Horn. What makes the North Edition special is its standard winterization features, which as every northerner knows starts with a set of high-quality snow tires.
The North Edition comes with 4 three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) severe snow service-rated on/off-road Falken LT tires. To make sure you never get stuck in the snow, it also comes with a 1-inch lift kit and an electronically locking rear axle. If by some snow-blown curse you manage to get stuck anyway, the North Edition comes with a pair of tow hooks to make it easy to get unstuck.
A remote start lets the truck warm up while you put on your snow pants, while an engine block heater keeps the engine from getting too cold during a deep freeze. Heated seats and steering wheel are standard, along with heated side mirrors and Mopar all-weather floor mats.
A Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with SiriusXM Travel Link Weather lets you know when the worst of the blizzard is about to pass, while front and rear parking sensors will let you know audibly when you’re about to back into a snowbank.
Pricing starts at $45,890 plus $1,695 destination. Contact your local Ram dealer now to see if the North Edition will get there before Santa this year.