2018 Ram 1500
Why Buy the Ram 1500?
The Ram 1500 has the front grille and soul of a semi-diesel truck and the body of a full-size pickup. Its sales have steadily increased since the debut of its fourth generation in 2009. Now with a turbodiesel option, the Ram 1500 has better fuel economy than ever before. Its crew cabin is spacious in both front and back, with a comfortable feel and upscale look that doesn’t compromise on its practical, no-nonsense layout.
The Ram 1500 will surprise you. It’s techy for a pickup truck, boasting an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen with the acclaimed UConnect infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are new for 2018 on select trims, as well as LED bed lights that can be lit from the exterior cargo area. The infotainment has improved, with 4G LTE, HD Radio, new pinch and zoom functions, and an improved resolution.
Which Ram 1500 Should I Buy?
Those who want the ultimate luxury truck should spring for the new Limited Tungsten. It’s a showroom dream with chrome grille, satin-painted wheels, blacked-out headlamps, sport hood, and body-color-matched bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and running boards. Inside you’ll find suede and leather seats, wood trim, and premium comfort. Naturally, it comes with the UConnect infotainment system with smartphone connectivity.
Is the Ram 1500 Reliable?
In terms of reliability, the Ram 1500 sits in the middle of its pack. It rates average reliability and Motor Trend Magazine reports a 39.6% depreciation in value after five years, a middle-of-the-road figure.
However, this full-size pickup in every trim has the smoothest ride of any truck in its class. The Ram 1500 boasts superb handling and responsive steering. And even when hauling a trailer, the braking is unparalleled. All that accuracy means the Ram helps you avoid accidents and hazards better than its pickup rivals.
How Much Can the Ram 1500 Tow?
The Ram 1500 is slated to tow 10,640 pounds, about the weight of a heavier recreational vehicle. For those who need to tow more, the 2500 tows up to 11,390 pounds and the 3500 can tow up to 11,430 pounds.
Does the Ram 1500 Have a Diesel?
The Ram 1500 comes standard as a gas-burning V6 engine, but an upgrade can get you an engine that runs on turbodiesel, giving you 21 mpg in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway.