2018 Ram 1500: The Swagger Heavy Pick-up

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Overview

The 2018 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup. This pickup has been around for at least 20 years and has evolved much since its inception. The Ram 1500 now has a stylish body, super comfy interior, and strong engine lineup. The cabin is quiet and attractive. The user also gets a wide variety of trim levels to choose from.

The 2018 Ram 1500 Limited Tungsten has interior lined with upmarket leather and real wood trim. The infotainment system is up-to-date in all the trim levels. The dark horse that has emerged in this pickup is the troubling safety record.

The Ram 1500 is available in three body styles: regular cab, quad cab, and crew cab. These different body styles come with different cargo box lengths that range from 5 feet 7 inches to 8 feet. The choices that you will be getting are gas V-6 or V-8 power or a turbo diesel V-6.

You can choose from 11 trim levels: Tradesman, HFE EcoDiesel, Express, Big Horn/ Lone Star, Lone Star Silver, Sports Night, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Rebel, and Limited.

Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and some limited variants have a 5.7-liter V8 engine that is capable of delivering 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft of torque. Other trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that is capable of delivering 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft of torque.

Driving and Performance

The 2018 Ram 1500 is capable of providing powerful torque (420 lb.-ft). This pickup also has excellent steering. To achieve the speed of 60 mph, Ram 1500 takes 9 seconds. To stop from the same speed of 60 mph it takes 135 feet.

The powerful torque capability also comes in handy while towing, hauling or climbing. Even when fully loaded, the Ram 1500 provides good response. The coil-steering rear suspension’s lateral link provides good cornering stability. The 2018 Ram 1500 is also a trustworthy companion for off-road voyages. The EcoDiesel has approximately 9,000-pound tow rating.

Interior

The 2018 Ram 1500 hosts comfortable interior and excellent ergonomics. The driver gets a comfortable driving position. All the control buttons are within reach and offer good ease of usability. The front cabin is open and airy, and the rear seat passengers also get enough space. The interior is of premium quality.

The 2018 Ram 1500 has a high degree of customizability. The infotainment system is now available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You won’t be having much smartphone connection but the 8.4-inch system is completely integrated with Android and Apple smartphones.

Exterior

The Ram 1500 has a rugged and beefier look to match the personality of adventurous folks. Ram has accomplished both capability and performance in one vehicle. Into the side rails of the truck bed, the class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management system has been incorporated. The paint quality is good. Getting in and getting out is easy in this pickup.

Safety

The Ram 1500 badly fails on safety parameters. The design feels outdated and you can easily feel the dearth of advanced safety features here. A standard rearview camera has been installed in the new model but it still needs much more. All Rams come standard with 6 airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. There is provision for optional parking sensors. Still, the IIHS gave it a “Good” rating and the NHTSA gave it four stars overall.

Final Verdict

The 2018 Ram 1500 review says the car is both luxurious and economical. It is versatile and immensely capable. The ride quality is unrivaled. You have really a long list of trim levels to choose from. If you select the right model and club it with protection and luxury packages you would be having a good pickup.

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