The RAM 1500 has long been popular with outdoor enthusiasts and tradesmen, but the 2018 revision of the perennial truck truly has something to offer for everyone. With a variety of trim levels and three different cab sizes, the 2018 RAM 1500 is well-equipped to handle your transportation and hauling needs at a reasonable entry price. The features outlined below highlight some of the RAM’s best characteristics.
The RAM 1500 comes in several different trim levels, all of which emphasize the hard-working qualities that define the brand: the Tradesman, ST, SLT, Sport, Laramie, Rebel, and Longhorn. The MSRP starts at $27,095 (the Tradesman) and tops out at $53,995 (the Longhorn). All trim levels feature one of the RAM’s defining characteristics: its reliance on standard coil springs at the front and rear.
The trims can be purchased with a two-door cab, four-door quad cab, or four-door crew cab, depending on your preference and budget. Regardless of which trim you choose, the RAM 1500 offers character and presence that few other trucks can match.
Three different engine options are available in the RAM 1500. The first is the standard 3.6-liter 305-horsepower V6 engine, which can be upgraded to a 5.7-liter 395-horsepower V8 engine. The third option reduces the power by providing a 3.0-liter 240-horsepower V6 engine that nonetheless manages to deliver impressive performance with the same eight-speed automatic transmission. All three engines are capable of putting the vehicle in rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive.
Reviewers have lauded the 2018 RAM 1500’s handling and suspension, which combine to ensure that every ride in the new truck is a comfortable experience. Choosing the available air suspension model only enhances this feature, as it results in an even smoother ride. This additional perk also comes with the added benefit of enhanced fuel economy.
The available leather interior of the cab is spacious and comfortable, especially in the four-door crew cab variant. The RAM 1500 also offers storage options in the form of RAMBox locking compartments.
The vehicle’s entertainment/infotainment system is displayed on an 8.4-inch touch screen and is powered by the latest Uconnect software. This system allows Android and Apple devices to connect in order to take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The Uconnect system has become increasingly popular for a reason; it offers a wide array of intuitive features that drivers have come to expect.
The 2018 RAM 1500 features a plethora of safety features designed to provide the security and peace of mind that you require. Dynamic crumple zones ensure that the vehicle keeps passengers safe in the event of a collision, while side-impact door beams and multiple air bags provide additional security. Advanced safety technology includes four-wheel disc antilock brakes, rear backup cameras, and parking assistance.
The safety features of the RAM 1500 are designed to ensure that you can rely on your vehicle even in the toughest of conditions, while resting easy in the knowledge that your truck is designed to keep you safe even in the event of an impact.