Multifunction Split Tailgate added to 2019 RAM 1500s

2019 RAM 1500 Multifunction Tailgate
2019 RAM 1500 Multifunction Tailgate, Photo: RAM


It seems the battle of truck designs in heating up, with engines and torque numbers increasing and tailgate designs. The battle of tailgate design started with Ford introducing a built in step. Then came the easy drop tailgate from GM. GM has also introduced multi-pro tailgates. Think swiss army knife but a tailgate. RAM has joined in with the tailgate battle, bringing a split tailgate (multifunction tailgate) and tailgates with a remote drop function. Check it out.

There were rumors of a split tailgate. The all-new 2019 RAM Truck came out and there was no sign of a split tailgate design. Now it’s here.

Adding extra functionality for cargo management, the tailgate can open in several different ways. With a 60-40 split, the tailgate can open on either side or opens down like a regular tailgate. Each door can swing 88 degrees.

Immediately useful

“The Ram multifunction tailgate is intuitive to operate and owners will find it immediately useful,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand – FCA. “Combined with Ram’s class-exclusive RamBox feature and new tailgate step, we’re taking Ram’s cargo management and storage to the next level.”

Trailer friendly

RAM Trucks, say that the unlike other multi-element tailgates, this one doesn’t have to have the hitch removed before opening.

2000lb load rating

Multifunction tailgates retains capability. RAM says the load rating is 2000 lbs. Which…is enough for a horse (although I don’t recommend trying to put a horse on there).


RAM Multifunction Tailgate Video


Multifunction tailgates will be available on all 2019 RAM 1500’s in the second quarter of 2019. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price is $995. An optional center step is $295. Contact your preferred RAM dealer for more info.