If you need a pickup for the winter season, this one’s for you

With winter on the horizon, Ram is gearing up for the season with a new special edition 1500 called the North Edition. The limited-run full-sized pickup is on the receiving end of a slew of upgrades, covering the exterior and interior, as well as the performance capabilities of the pickup. The Ram 1500 North Edition is already on the market. Prices start at $45,890, not including the $1,695 destination fee.

What Makes the 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition Special?

  • Comes with a one-inch suspension lift kit
  • Sits on a set of Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires with a severe snow service rating
  • Price starts from $45,890, not including the $1,695 destination fee
2019 Ram 1500 North Edition Exterior
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The Ram 1500 North Edition is a no-frills special edition pickup. While I would have preferred a little personality, it’s hard to expect anything of that sort from Ram. The good news is that the 1500 North Edition is worthy of your attention and, more importantly, your hard-earned Benjamins.

The unit is based on the 1500 Big Horn. It’s available with either the 3.6-liter V-6 engine with the eTorque mild hybrid engine or the meatier 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

The former produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque while the latter produces 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Obviously, you’re going to want the HEMI engine when you’re out and about on the snow, but the standard V-6 hybrid is surprisingly capable of punching above its own weight class, thanks to the extra, albeit temporary, shot of torque amounting to 90 pound-feet.

Engine choices aside, the 1500 North Edition comes with a lot of exclusive goodies. On the outside, Ram fitted the pickup with the usual array of cosmetic upgrades, including body-color bumpers, grille, mirrors, and door handles. The combination of all those elements gives the pickup a monochromatic look, which looks decent in the right color. You also get the option to choose a short bed or a long one depending on how much hauling you’re going to do in the winter.

2019 Ram 1500 North Edition Exterior
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Move to the interior, and you’ll be greeted by heated seats and an equally cozy warmed-up steering wheel. If you’re driving this hulking behemoth, you can take comfort knowing that your seat comes with a 12-way power adjustment and 4-way lumbar support. Up front, there’s an 8.4-inch infotainment system that includes SiriusXM Travel Link Weather, a must-have application that allows you to keep track of weather conditions. And just because the 1500 North Edition is a special edition model, the package isn’t complete without some trusty floor mats, which, in this case, are Mopar all-weather varieties. At least you can take comfort knowing that these mats can protect the cabin floor from snow, ice, and whatever dirt your shoes bring in.

We’ve gone through the exterior and interior upgrades. Now comes the main event.

The Ram 1500 North comes with a one-inch suspension lift that should give it more room to handle those unforgiving wintry roads.

To help in that regard, the full-size pickup rides on a set of Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires that boast a rating of severe snow service. Traction is also important during winter so the 1500 North Edition features standard four-wheel drive and a selectable low-range ratio to go with the ability to lock the rear axle in moments that it needs to. In the event that the pickup needs to help a fellow traveler, tow hooks should get them — or you — out of sticky situations. The pickup is also equipped with front and rear parking sensors, heated mirrors that prevent it from getting covered in ice, and a remote starter that lets you warm up your truck before you embark on your journeys.

2019 Ram 1500 North Edition Exterior
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The Ram 1500 North Edition is a lot like the Chevrolet Silverado Off-Road Concept that the Bowtie showed off at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show. Silverado admittedly has more features, but both models come with the requisite suspension lift kits that are very important for their specific purposes. The big difference between the two is that you can get the Ram 1500 North Edition now. On the other hand, the Silverado Off-Road Concept isn’t available as-is, but you can buy a production Silverado and configure it, so you get all the bells and whistles on the concept. Seems like a lot of hard work, though, at least compared to simply paying anywhere from $45,890 for the Ram 1500 North Edition.

Further reading

All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Steals The Show at Detroit
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Read our full review on the 2019 Ram 1500.

2018 Ram 1500 Classic
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Read our full review on the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic.

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12.

Just in time for the change in seasons, Ram 1500 North Edition offers equipment to tackle the harshest nor’easter
Ram 1500 North highlights 4x4 capability and features to keep truck warm and free of ice and snow
Includes factory lift, electric-locking rear differential, off-road tires and amenities to help shrug off inclement weather
Monochromatic appearance package with steel body-color bumpers, door handles, mirrors and grille
November 19, 2018 , Middleborough, Massachusetts - As Old Man Winter prepares to move in, Ram readies drivers with the new 2019 Ram 1500 North — a special-edition truck with content and features geared toward truck owners who need more capability and warmth on their frozen drive.

“The Ram 1500 North is more than a great-looking pickup, it offers cold-weather content for truck owners who require a no-compromise 4x4 as part of their daily regimen,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “A factory lift, locking rear axle and all-weather tires deliver confidence when your path is anything but clear.”

Standard features on the Ram 1500 North include:
Three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) severe snow service-rated on/off-road Falken LT tires
4x4 transfer case with 4x4 Auto, 4x4 High and 4x4 Low settings
One-inch factory lift
Electric-locking rear axle
Tow hooks
Engine block heater
Heated seats and steering wheel
Remote start
Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with SiriusXM Travel Link Weather
Mopar all-weather floor mats to contain slush and snow
12-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar
Heated, folding mirrors
Front and rear Park Sense audible/visual warning system
Body-color bumpers, grille, mirrors, door handles and rear fender “4x4” decal
Based on the Big Horn model, the Ram 1500 North is available in Crew Cab 4x4, short bed or long bed cab body styles with the eTorque 3.6-liter Pentastar or 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8.

The Ram 1500 North is available at dealers now. Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is $45,890, plus $1,695 destination.

The Ram 1500 is the reigning Winter Vehicle of the Year, Best in Class Pickup Truck as voted by the New England Motor Press Association.

2019 Ram 1500
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Defining future pickup trucks, the 2019 Ram 1500 commands with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology.

Ram leads the full-size truck segment with the most safety and security features and now delivers significant gains in fuel efficiency with an all-new eTorque system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. As the truck’s backbone, the frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hardworking Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:
Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
Highest 5th wheel towing capacity – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
Best-in-class 4x4 fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
Highest snow plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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