2018 Ram 1500
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2018 Ram 1500 at Marlow Motors

The Ram 1500 is a tried-and-tested vehicle that continues to be popular for pickup enthusiasts everywhere-- which says a lot from the truck market! It's essentially a light-duty pickup with an out-sized capability that doesn't skimp on comfortable interior materials or inherent technology to get the job done. It has an option for the title-shattering EcoDiesel engine, an available truckbed RAM Box system, a choice of two transfer cases, and a patented coil-spring rear suspension with 4-corner air suspension that easily achieves a best-in-class ride. Let's look a little further into what is currently known about the 2018 RAM 1500!

Engine Performance

  • 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter Hemi V8
  • 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6
  • Tow capacity up to 10,620 lbs

Safety Features

  • Standard backup camera
  • SiriusXM Guardian
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags (6 standard, all cabs)

Vehicle Design

  • 5 available configurations via 3 cabs and 4 bed sizes
  • ParkSense rear park assist available
  • Available RAM Box in-bed storage

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Anything new for the 2018 versions?

The 2018 RAM 1500 has many great points to outline, and we should mention some buyers will be excited to know there is a new Limited Tungsten Edition! Sport models have tweaked their silhouette, and 1500 Rebel models now provide for an interior with factory-installed leather. Also purchasable for 2018 is Sirius Guardian, a safety system that accesses Vehicle Finder, Send and Go, an SOS Call feature, Remote Services, and Roadside Assistance. Appearing on the entire roster is a standard rearview camera for extra safety and ease-of-use. Optionally, look for a remote exterior switch located in the truck bed that powers-up LED bed lights for even more utility in low-lighting conditions. If you are entertaining the 1500 for business, you will see a Fleet Telematics Module as an option to help your business operations flow smoothly. Particular models contain an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen system that can provide HD Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, gesture recognition (pinch, tap, and swipe), as well as USB Flip, and 4G LTE. Of note, the premium Limited Tungsten model is brand new for 2018.

What are some interior/exterior features of the 2018 Ram 1500?

The 2018 Ram 1500 comes in thirteen different model grades: the Tradesman, Express, SLT, HFE (High Fuel Efficiency), Big Horn/Lone Star, Lone Star Silver, Sport, Night, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie Limited and lastly the top tier Limited Tungsten! There are triple bed lengths for the 2018 year, from 5 foot seven inches, to six feet and four inches, and then finally an eight-foot-long bed. There is a rear fold-flat floor option, the Ram Box storage system which is optionally lockable and waterproof, and well-disguised bins for your passengers! Standard on all models is a rear backup camera which is always appreciated when you are riding a little higher than vehicles, no matter the situation. Owners can get a power 10-way driver seat, a powersix-way passenger seat, adjustable pedals with memory, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. Don't miss out on exploring the option for the Active-Level 4-Corner Air Suspension with automatic load leveling that keeps an even drive, despite the road conditions. In the safety arena, there is a mix of available and standard items such as ParkSense rear park assist, Electronic stability control, Remote Keyless Entry, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 6 airbags, a security alarm, and a Trailer Brake Control!

What can power this vehicle in 2018?

The 2018 RAM 1500 is provided to buyers with three separate engines, beginning with the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. This engine features VVT with a Thermal Management System and produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The other available gasoline engine is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which manufactures 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, and increases the 1500's towing capacity up to 10,640 pounds. Lastly, a 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 engine brings 240 horsepower and an astounding 420 pound-feet of torque, and is standard on the HFE trim. All engines are partnered with a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission with thermal control. Specifically, there is an 845RE eight-speed automatic on the 3.6L, while the 3.0-L EcoDiesel and certain 5.7-L HEMI V-8's see an 8HP70 eight-speed automatic.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Ram 1500

The 2018 RAM 1500 is a stupendous buy because it is a pickup truck that actually delivers what drivers would expect and more! The 1500 has smart cargo organization choices, smooth handling, and class-leading ride! If dependability and durability are what you after-- then look no further than this Ram powerhouse!

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