American drivers love their sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, but sometimes, the biggest and best of these models give the impression their makers were trying too hard. That was the unmistakable impression our test drive of the 2019 Ram Limited Crew Cab 4x4 left us with.
This is not to say this Ram isn’t a fine truck. Its independent suspension, unique to the Ram brand among large pickup trucks, delivers a smooth, compliant ride, and the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, a $2,645 option, is quiet and powerful. The Ram can tow a trailer weighing up to 11,430 pounds, while transporting five or even six people in comfort. One might conclude, justifiably, that this Ram can serve as a strong, durable work truck by day and a luxury ride by night.