2018 Ram 1500
The all-new 2018 Ram 1500 is one of the most stylish trucks around. It has a big-rig feel. It has been styled this way for quite some time and is not going to be changing anytime soon – because we love it the way it is! The truck is great as a hardworking vehicle but also affords the owner a great deal of comfort and style.
When looking into buying the 2018 Ram 1500 there are many different trims from which to choose, starting off with the simplest trim – the Tradesman. This trim is for the person who is looking for a basic work vehicle without the extras. As it comes with basic features the price is excellent.
Most customers, however, want to start with the Ram Express. This trim option has alloy wheels and painted bumpers. There is a small options list with this trim, with a 5.0-inch audio system with Bluetooth on the list.
For fuel efficiency, look into the Ram HFE that has a Quad Cab body and the Sport’s side steps, bumpers, and bed cover. It has the equipment from the Express and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. You will get up to 29 mpg.
The Ram SLT is more geared towards comfort. It includes cloth upholstery and carpeting. You can also decide if you want an 8.4-inch infotainment system or upgrade to include a navigation system.
Other than their very own unique styling touches the Ram Sport and Night trim levels are similar to the Ram SLT in specification.
The Ram Rebel is considered the off-roading trim level of the different options available. The Rebel has an awesome beefed-up look to it. It also has Bilstein suspension and all-terrain tires to back up its look. Don’t worry though, because it also offers the comfort of a power passenger seat, heated seats, and heated steering wheel.
The next trim level to look at is the Ram Laramie. This comes standard with leather seats and has the option of a two-tone paint job to make it even more unique. It also has the comfort of ventilated seats and an audio system with 11 speakers available to you. The faux wood trim on the inside is a nice touch.
The Laramie Longhorn has a few changes such as western-style leather, keyless ignition, front and rear parking sensors, and standard navigation. The Ram Limited is a lot like the Longhorn but it has a bit more of a modern look for you if you aren’t into the western look. It has available shiny chrome wheels and black leather.
The last trim level is the Limited Tungsten, the top of the line trim. It includes lots of dark blue throughout the trim, extra badging, 20-inch alloy wheels and the luxury of real wood trim on the inside.
There are three engine options from which to choose for the 2018 Ram 1500. The first is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine offering 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque—making it more powerful than the Chevy Silverado‘s V6. This option can be paired with any of the trucks available except the largest. You can use it with rear-wheel drive or one of two different four-wheel-drive cases. This base engine is quiet but surprisingly strong and works for just about all of your needs.
The V8 is next in the lineup of engines available. It offers 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. This makes the V8-powered Ram 1500 stronger than the Ford F-150, which generates just 375 hp.
Last in the lineup of engines is the Italian-designed 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. It has 240-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque that you can use at a low 2,000 rpm, perfect for towing.
The Ram offers a smooth and comfortable ride no matter what you plan to use the truck for. The suspension offered on the Ram 1500 is better than all competitors – the rear axle has coils instead of leaf springs and there’s an optional air suspension system for an even smoother ride around town.
Interior and Safety
The interior of the new Ram is comfortable and has some of the best storage options out there in order to help you get the most of the space. There are six airbags for safety as well as anti-lock brakes and stability control that all come standard, so you can be at ease knowing your vehicle is safe no matter the trim level you choose. The parking sensors mentioned above are available as an option on all trim levels but come standard on all higher-end trim levels.