2018 Ram 1500 Review

Not too often do you come across a truck that's powerful, off-road capable, and has all the trappings of what would be considered a luxury interior. This review will be looking into one such truck: the 2018 Ram 1500.

To paint a comprehensive picture of this truck for shoppers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, we'll be touching on a few different features, including mechanics, towing capabilities, and technology features inside the cabin.

Without further ado, let's get started by getting under the hood!

Options for Under the Hood

The 2018 1500 has three engines available for its many trim levels: the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, and the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. The standard 3.6L engine works alongside a standard 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drivetrain.

This standard engine gets an EPA-estimated 17 city/25 highway MPG. For those looking for a boost in efficiency, the available 3.0L EcoDiesel engine provides drivers with an EPA-estimated best-in-class1 mileage of 29 highway MPG.

The available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, on the other hand, will make your power output skyrocket. This other available engine puts out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Benefits of this can be found in the section below.

Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

When you think of a big truck like the Ram 1500, you think of capability. This model has plenty of that to offer, especially when it comes to towing. When its equipped with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the standard TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed automatic transmission, and the available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air suspension, this truck can tow a maximum of 10,620 pounds.

This advanced available air suspension system enables the Ram 1500 to tow massive amounts of weight by putting the power in your hands. You control this system's adjustable air springs using the dashboard control system. Manually adjust your ride height to five different settings to accommodate anything you're towing.

You have a few other smart towing systems on your side, too, including standard Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control, and integrated trail hitch.

2018 Ram 1500 Tech

This truck doesn't just go above and beyond in terms of performance. This truck also specializes in interior entertainment and convenience starting with the upgraded Uconnect® 4C NAV system-the Ram 1500's advanced available largest-in-class2 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment center.

Even when you're driving and towing, you can stay connected through this system by connecting your smartphone through Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Send text messages, make phone calls, and check your favorite apps without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road using its Bluetooth® integrated voice command.

This system can also help you even when you're not in your vehicle. The remote vehicle start feature can get your truck turned on and warmed up on a cold winter morning while the vehicle finder feature can pinpoint your vehicle's location in a busy parking lot.

Thinking about buying the 2018 Ram 1500? Check out our free 6 Steps to Buying a New Car eBook to make the car buying process easier!

Test Drive the 2018 Ram 1500 Today!

We hope this review served its purpose of introducing to the 2018 Ram 1500. Now that you have a basic idea of what this pickup is capable up, it's time to see how you feel about it from behind the steering wheel.

Shoppers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens should give us a call at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram today to schedule a test drive.


1 Based on Standard Pickup Segment. Manufacturer's estimated 29 highway mpg with 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, 4x2 HFE model. Actual mileage may vary.

2 Class based on Light-duty Pickups.

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