Used Car of the Week: 2018 Ram 1500
The 2018 Ram 1500 comes in a wide variety of configurations, including five body styles, is an extremely comfortable and capable full-size pickup that’s ready to play or work. Buyers have the choice of three engines, including a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that delivers 29 mpg on the highway and a Hemi V8. Buyers can also choose between 2- and 4-wheel drive, and for 2018 the Ram 1500 is offered in 11 trim levels.
The 3.6-liter gas V6’s 305 horsepower comes standard and the Ram’s unique coil-spring multi-link rear suspension, give it that smooth ride that many drivers want. It’s one of the smoothest rides in the full-size pickup class. Also included in the category are the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra and the best-selling Ford F-150.
The Ram 1500 for 2018 comes available in three capable engines. It has a 305 horsepower, and the standard V6 is great for light work duty and everyday driving. The Ram 1500 want to spring for the more muscular V8 or a turbo-diesel V6 for better towing ability and authoritative highway acceleration.
The Ram 1500 also delivers arguably the smoothest ride of any truck. It also has accurate steering and composed handling, and the brakes provide excellent stopping power even when pulling a trailer. An available active-leveling air suspension further enhances the ride and keeps the truck poised.
The base has a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The available drivers are the 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 with 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and also available 5.7-liter V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The drivetrain standard rear-wheel drive is available in four-wheel drive, and the transmission is an eight-speed automatic.
Does the 2018 Ram 1500 Get Good Gas Mileage?
The Ram 1500 gets average fuel economy for the class with its base V6 engine. Its turbo-diesel returns impressive efficiency for a full-size pickup. Four-wheel-drive models use slightly more gas than their RWD counterparts with turbo-diesel V6: 20/27 mpg city/highway and the on the Gas for the V6 is 17/25 mpg, and the Gas for the V8 is 15/22 mpg.
What’s the towing capacity for the 2018 Ram 1500? The Ram 1500 can tow up to 10,640 pounds when properly equipped. That’s midrange for a full-size truck.
The 2018 Ram 1500 has seating for three people in the Regular Cab models and up to six in the two-row Crew Cab and Quad Cab models. The seats in the front provide comfort and excellent support for longer drives, while the rear seats have a decent amount of legroom. Passengers will feel comfortable in the back, especially in the cavernous Ram Crew Cab.
Standard seating features is a vinyl upholstery. Available seating features are cloth upholstery, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and heated front seats. There is also ventilated front seats, driver’s seat memory functions, heated rear seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated steering wheel.
Available on the Ram is the Uconnect infotainment system which is user-friendly, and it’s generally considered as one of the best interfaces out on the market for 2018. The larger screen available has a big display with big virtual buttons, and the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility provide an alternative to interacting with maps, phone calls, and music through your phone. Standard infotainment features is a six-speaker stereo and a USB port.
The available infotainment features either a 5-inch infotainment display or an 8.4-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a seven- or 10-speaker premium stereo. Also available are satellite radio, navigation, and an additional USB port. Other convenient features are a 7-inch digital instrument display, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 115-volt household-style power outlet, keyless entry, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, and a sunroof.
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