2018 Ram 1500 Chicago IL

2018 Ram 1500
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2018 Ram 1500 at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Downers Grove

The 2018 Ram 1500 will be available in a Limited Tungsten edition and midtier Harvest edition. A rearview camera has also been made standard for all models, as well as an updated 8.4-inch infotainment system. Ram 1500 has also won America's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup and Best-in-class aerodynamics. The 2018 Ram 1500 was rated top of its class for both on road and off. There's a reason Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road for the last 30 years. Ram 1500 has the highest snow plow rating, best-in-class gas tow rating, and even has the highest 5th wheel towing capacity at 30,000 lbs.

Engine Performance

  • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine at 29 miles per gallon
  • Several fuel-saving features to lead the segment in efficiency
  • America's most fuel efficient full-size truck

Safety Features

  • Sirius Guardian with SOS Call
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Automatic High Beams

Vehicle Design

  • Exclusive link coil suspension with four-corner air suspension
  • Remote exterior switch in truck bed to activate LED bed lights
  • Hidden bins and a flat-load floor

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What engine options are available for the 2018 Ram 1500?

The standard engine for most trims is a 3.6-liter EcoDiesel V6 at 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft. A 5.7-liter V8 HEMI comes standard with the Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft. Diesel torque is available with the 3-liter Pentastar V6 and the V8 and diesel are optional on all Ram 1500s at 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Each engine comes with an eight-speed transmission with the option of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. If you're looking for the best gas mileage the 3-liter EcoDiesel V6 delivers at 27 mpg. The EcoDiesel engine is highly suggested for off-roading as it can get you the long distances needed.

What are some of the best 2018 Ram 1500 trims?

The 2018 Ram 1500 comes in 11 different trim levels: Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/ Lone Star, Sport, Night, Harvest, Lone Star Silver, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. If you are looking for a basic work truck, the Tradesman is what you want. The Tradesman comes with a Class IV hitch receiver, spray-in bedliner, and cruise control. If off-roading is your thing, try the Rebel trim. This trim comes with all-terrain tires, Bilstein shock absorbers, and LED foglights. Although if you are looking for a more luxury based truck the Laramie Longhorn or Limited are the trims you want. The Laramie Longhorn includes features of remote start, wood interior trim, and an upgraded navigation system and the Limited offers side-step bars and a self-leveling air suspension. The Ram 1500 can also include a wide selection of additional storage features, like hidden bins and a flat-load floor. The two-door regular cab seats three comfortably, but there is also an option to get a four-door quad cab that seats six. If you are looking for extra legroom in the rear the crew cab is available as well. All three cabs come with the standard bed of 6 feet 4 inches, while the crew cab offers to switch to a short bed of 5 feet 7 inches and the regular cab can come with the extended bed of 8 feet.

What are some of the optional safety features available?

The 2018 Ram 1500 comes with a longer rear window to promote blind-spot visibility and has a standard backup camera as well. Depending on the trim additional features may be added as well, such as LED foglights, automatic windshield wipers, automatic high beams, and a locking tailgate.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Ram 1500

Whether you are looking for a luxury, off-roader, or just all around basic work truck, the 2018 Ram 1500 is the truck to look at. With 11 different trims to choose from, you are sure to find one you love. Give us a call and schedule your first test drive!

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