Multifunction Split Tailgate added to 2019 RAM 1500s

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

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 be opened on either side or opened 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).


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 dealer for more info.

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