2018 RAM 1500 Houston TX
2018 RAM 1500 at Texan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
The 2018 RAM 1500 has won best-in-class aerodynamics and most fuel-efficient full-size pickup. As the top of its class for on road and off road, the highest rating for snow plowing, best-in-class gas tow rating, and the highest 5th wheel towing capacity of 30,000 pounds, there’s no question how for the last 30 years the RAM has been the most common pickup still on the road. This year the RAM 1500 is making a rearview camera standard for all models and adding an updated infotainment system with an 8.4-inch screen. Limited Tungsten edition and midtier Harvest edition are available this year as well.
- Coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
- Fuel-saving features to lead the segment in efficiency
- Advances in thermal dynamics engineering
- Backup camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Automatic windshield wipers
- Remote exterior switch in truck bed to activate LED bed lights
- Factory-installed leather interior option
- Sport model appearance upgrade
How do I know which trim to choose?
No matter what you are looking to use your truck for, 2018 RAM 1500 has you covered with over eleven different trim levels and five different cab and bed configurations. These trim levels start with the basic trim, Tradesman, and continue up to the Limited. All cab and bed configurations are available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The configurations available are regular cab seats three with 8-ft. bed or 6-ft. 4-in. bed, a quad cab seats six with a 6-ft. 4-in. bed, or a crew cab for extra legroom with a 5-ft. 7-in. bed or a 6-ft. 4-in. bed. For a hardy work truck, the Tradesman trim is perfect with its Class IV hitch receiver and spray-in bed liner. If you’re looking for a luxury truck check out the Laramie model and its auto-dimming mirrors, heated and ventilated leather front seats with driver-seat memory settings, wood trim, and 10-speaker audio system. Although, if you’re looking for a nice mix of work and luxury try the Laramie Longhorn as it adds keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, remote start, and a navigation system. If you just want a truck to go off-roading in, the Rebel is your model with its 17-inch all-terrain tires, Bilstein shock absorbers, and tow hooks. Additional storage features are also available on all models, with hidden bins and a flat-load floor.
Which engines are available in the 2018 RAM 1500?
A 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine comes standard with all models, but the Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited. The V6 engine has 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited come standard with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI with variable-valve timing and can reach 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. 2018 RAM 1500 also has its exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine with 27 mpg, 240 horsepower, and 420 lb-ft of torque. All engines can have either 2WD or 4WD with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, except on the HEMI V8 which comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 8-speed automatic is optional for the HEMI V8 engine.
What are some of the safety feature options?
Blind-spot visibility is promoted through the use of the 2018 RAM 1500’s longer rear window and the standard backup camera. Safety features that come included may depend on the trim, but could range from additions of automatic high beams, a locking tailgate, LED foglights, or automatic windshield wipers.
Final Thoughts on the 2018 RAM 1500
Are you looking to find the perfect truck for you? Come check out a few of our 2018 RAM 1500 trims!