The 2018 RAM 1500 is racking up some major accolades, including the title of Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), which was bestowed upon the Laramie Longhorn® Southfork Edition. This trim also took home “the highest overall interior score at the 2017 Texas Truck Rodeo.”
It’s no surprise that the 2018 Ram 1500 is gaining such prestigious attention. The truck features intense powertrains, substantial fuel efficiency ratings and a spacious, comfortable cabin not normally synonymous with such a capable and rugged vehicle.
You have six trim levels to choose from in the 2018 Ram 1500: Tradesman, Express, Lone Star, Big Horn, Sport and Night. Each trim is available in 4x2 or 4x4 with three cab configuration options: Crew Cab, Quad Cab® and Regular Cab.
The 2018 Ram 1500 features three remarkable engine choices: a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT, a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Each engine is expertly mated to a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 engine generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque; the V8 generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque; and the diesel engine generates 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
When equipped with available class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension and RamBox® Cargo Management System, the Ram 1500 can complete just about any job.
In addition to delivering on power, the 2018 Ram 1500 also delivers on fuel economy. When equipped with the V6, the Ram 1500 earns an EPA-estimated rating of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.1 With the V8, the Ram 1500 earns 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway2 while the diesel engine gets 21 mpg on the city and 29 mpg on the highway.3
The 2018 Ram 1500 makes a strong impression on and off the road. With a choice of up to 22 exterior colors, you’re sure to pick the perfect hue. The exterior of this powerhouse features halogen quad headlamps, available fog lamps, available LED bed lighting, available wheel-to-wheel side steps and available black, power-folding, power fold-away, heated mirrors with turn signals and courtesy lamps.
On the inside, you’ll be taken aback (in a good way) by its luxurious details, smart storage solutions and premium materials such as available real wood accents. The available cloth 40/20/40 premium bench seat, available leather-wrapped steering wheel, and available power 10-way driver’s seat with power lumbar support make every mile comfortable. The available in-floor rear cargo compartment means there’s a safe, concealed place for your work gear.
The available Uconnect® system will keep you connected whether you’re on the jobsite or on a road trip. The 2018 Ram 1500 also features smartphone compatibility with available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ and the available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with one year subscription will give you access to an incredible catalog of content. You’ll definitely want to opt for the Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth® so that you can stay connected safely.
Manipulate and view important vehicle details with the Ram’s available Driver Information Digital Cluster with seven-inch color display.
Handling tough jobs requires a vehicle engineered with the most advanced safety technology, and the 2018 Ram 1500 doesn’t disappoint. Standard safety features include ParkView® rear back up camera, advanced multi-stage front airbags, speed control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control, Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System and supplemental front seat-mounted side and side-curtain front airbags.
Packed with power, style and rugged capability, the 2018 Ram 1500 is the truck you want working for you.
1Manufacturer’s estimated mpg with 3.6-liter engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.
2Manufacturer’s estimated mpg with 5.7-liter engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.
3Manufacturer’s estimated mpg with 3.0-liter engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.