While the standard Ram 1500 is often regarded as one of the most capable and powerful pickup trucks in the industry, sometimes you just need more power. That’s where the 2018 Ram 3500 comes in, representing an ideal blend of a commuting vehicle and a working vehicle. The 2018 Ram 3500 is available at seven trim levels — Tradesman®, SLT, Big Horn®, Lone Star®, Laramie®, Laramie Longhorn® and Limited — and four body configurations.
Putting the “power” in powertrain
The 2018 Ram 3500 is equipped with the signature 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, providing up to 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. For more power you can upgrade to a 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder Cummins® turbo diesel engine that can produce 385 horsepower and an incredible 900 lb-ft of torque. As expected, these mighty powertrains help the Ram 3500 achieve an outstanding level of capability. The 3500 has a max diesel towing capacity of up to 31,210 pounds and a max gas payload of 7,350 pounds.
Features for utility
The 2018 Ram 3500’s interior and exterior amenities serve as the perfect complement to the exceptional power the pickup provides. The most versatility is found within the Ram 3500’s cargo bed. While the basic bed likely provides more than enough space, the available RamBox® Cargo Management System will help you organize your gear before you head out on a job. If you need to keep an eye on your supplies, you can add the available cargo-view camera. Standard on the 2018 Ram 3500 are features like a ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, Electronic Stability Control and Speed Control.
A touch of luxury
The interior of the Ram 3500 is filled with premium features and advanced technologies. The base Tradesman® trim features six speakers to provide a soundtrack while you’re on the road. Upgrading to higher trims of the Ram 3500 will introduce technologies like Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth® and Ram’s Uconnect® interface. For the pinnacle of in-vehicle comfort, look no further than the Laramie® trim, which features heated and ventilated front row leather seating and wood grain accents.
Whatever comes your way, you’ll be glad to have the 2018 Ram 3500 for the task at hand.
This article is presented by Glenn E. Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Signal Hill, California.