The redesigned Ram 1500 is a revelation. Not only is it tough and capable for real pickup truck duties, but it also happens to be very refined and easier to drive than any big rig has a right to be. Ram just introduced two new appearance packages: the Ram 1500 Limited Black Edition and the Ram Heavy Duty Midnight Edition. Both look pretty special in their own ways, and we're guessing they'll be huge hits with the pickup truck crowd, as if the segment needed help.
The 1500 Limited Midnight Edition gets a ton of dark trim bits including the massive grille, wheels, Ram badges, exhaust pipes, headlight surrounds, and even parts like the tow hooks, door handles, mirror caps, and the standard tonneau cover. Under the hood are the following engine choices: a 3.0-liter diesel V6, a 5.7-liter V8, and the 3.6-liter V6 with the eTorque mild hybrid system (all can be configured in 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains). The price for the new edition starts at $53,690 and will go on sale this quarter.
But if the 1500 is too small for you (seriously?), and you need more towing power, Ram has thought about you, too. There's a special Night Edition for the Ram Heavy Duty (for Big Horn and Laramie trims only). Darkened componentry includes a huge black grille, Ram badges, headlight and taillight surrounds, and big black 20-inch wheels for the four-wheeled versions and 17-inchers for the duallys. Either way, there's more attitude, and that's a good thing for truck buyers.
Engine options include the 6.4-liter V8 gas engine and the super-torquey 6.7-liter Cummins six-cylinder turbodiesel. You have to choose the big Crew Cab, but you can opt for both 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains for the Midnight Edition. It's available with 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains but only with a Crew Cab body. The asking price starts at $37,995, and they go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019. The reason why it's shockingly cheaper than the darkened 1500 is that the Heavy Duty version starts at the lower Big Horn trim, whereas the 1500 is a top trim Limited version.