2019 Ram 1500's new split tailgate has the angle for you

The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 is already one of the most versatile trucks on the market, but its functionality has been dialed up a notch thanks to the addition of the new Multifunction Tailgate.

The split tailgate can be opened at multiple angles, offering users greater cargo-access flexibility than your typical truck.

Even the new MultiPro tailgate GMC introduced on its redesigned 2019 Sierra 1500 doesn’t have a split design.

2019 Ram 1500 with Multifunction Tailgate

2019 Ram 1500 with Multifunction Tailgate

With Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate, there’s the standard drop-down function, but the tailgate’s split, which is off-center, means it can also be opened from either the left or right sides of the bed. The doors swing open at an angle of 88 degrees, and for further access a retractable center-mounted step option can be added.

And unlike some rival designs, Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate is trailer-friendly as it doesn’t require the trailer and hitch to be removed before opening. It also doesn’t lose any towing capacity over the standard tailgate, meaning a 2,000-pound load rating.

The Multifunction Tailgate is packaged with a spray-in bedliner and is designed for all seven 2019 Ram 1500 models. It will be available in the second quarter of 2019 priced from $995. The optional center step adds $295 to the price tag.

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