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2018 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $27,295
2018 Tradesman/Express 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $27,295
2018 ST 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,095
2018 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,395
2018 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,695
2018 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,895
2018 Tradesman/Express 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,895
2018 ST 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,495
2018 ST 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,195
2018 ST 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,695
2018 SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,145
2018 SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,895
2018 SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,195
2018 Sport 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,095
2018 ST 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,195
2018 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,795
2018 ST 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,795
2018 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,895
2018 Sport 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,795
2018 SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,845
2018 Sport 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,095
2018 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,795
2018 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,345
2018 Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,995
2018 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,395
2018 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,345
2018 Sport 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,395
2018 Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,995
2018 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,395
2018 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,845
2018 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,245
2018 Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,595
2018 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,495
2018 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,845
2018 Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,595
2018 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,595
2018 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,845
2018 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $50,095
2018 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $50,395
2018 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,595
2018 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,995
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Overview

The Ram 1500 continually ranks in as the third best-selling vehicle in the United States. The full-size pickup truck's popularity can be traced back to its muscular character, capability, and numerous trims. Capable of getting dirty on a construction site, to fitting in with consumers that regularly wear suits, the Ram 1500 is a truck that can play all nine positions on a baseball field.

What's New for 2018

For the most part, the 2018 Ram 1500 remains unchanged. Some new features have been added to the truck's list of standard and optional features, including things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. A special Harvest Edition and a range-topping Limited Tungsten Edition join the lineup, as well.

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Choosing Your RAM 1500

Like the other two major players in the full-size pickup segment, the 1500 is available in a myriad of configurations. The first decision to narrowing down a trim boils down to how many doors you want and the length of the bed. Unlike last year, Ram is now offering the Regular Cab, which only has two doors, with both the eight-foot bed and the six-foot four-inch bed.

Quad Cab models have two full-size doors and two half-sized ones in the back and are available with the 6-foot 4-inch bed. Lastly, Crew Cab variants feature four full-size doors and are available with five-foot seven-inch and six-foot four-inch beds.

With that out of the way, the next item on the list is to pick an engine. The base powerplant is a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. A mighty 5.7-liter V8 that cranks out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque is up next on the list. Lastly, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 motor sits at the top of the food chain and produces 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of what engine you go with, an eight-speed automatic transmission is the sole choice.

Rear-wheel drive is standard on the majority of trims, but four-wheel drive is offered as well. But getting a Ram 1500 that sends power to all four wheels isn't available on every trim, as there are some exceptions that comes down to cab and bed size.

When properly equipped, the Ram 1500 is capable of towing up to 10,700 pounds and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,930 pounds. While the pickup's towing figures make it competitive with others in the segment, its payload capacity is one of the lowest.

The 1500 is available in eight trims:

RAM 1500

Tradesman

The Tradesman is the base model in the 1500 lineup and costs $28,490 (including destination). The trim is available in all of Ram’s attainable cab and bed sizes. As Ram’s entry-level vehicle into the full-size pickup foray, the model is sparsely equipped. On the outside, the truck comes with a spray-in bedliner, front and black bumpers, automatic headlights, black manual mirrors, and 17-inch steel wheels.

On the inside, the pickup comes with manual air conditioning, a 3.5-inch instrument cluster, a vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench front seat, manual windows, an AM/FM radio, and a six-speaker audio system.

RAM 1500

HFE

The HFE, which stands for High Fuel Efficiency, is the fuel-efficient variant of the full-size pickup truck. The model starts at $39,380.

Everything about the trim is geared towards eking out the most fuel-efficiency of the truck, so it’s only available with the quad cab and short bed configuration. Other tweaks on the HFE include a Sport front bumper, 20-inch alloy wheels, a tonneau cover, and side steps. The largest item that aids in the vehicle’s fuel-efficiency is its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine.

Together, all of these changes allow the pickup to have an EPA rating of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

RAM 1500

Express

The Express trim costs $29,990 and builds on the Tradesman trim with body-colored bumpers, 17-inch wheels, and carpets. While the pickup comes with a V6 engine, consumers can add the 5.7-liter V8 for an additional $1,450. The trim is available as a Regular Cab with the six-foot four-inch box, a Quad Cab with the six-foot four-inch box, and Crew Cab with the five-foot seven-inch box.

RAM 1500

SLT

The SLT trim is priced at $32,790 and adds front and rear chrome bumpers, power and heated exterior mirrors, an overhead console, a cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat, Uconnect 3 with a five-inch display, SiriusXM Radio, remote keyless entry, as standard over the Express trim. The SLT is available in all of Ram's body styles and cab lengths.

The Big Horn Package raises the price of the pickup to $35,090. Ticking the box for the package brings an LED bed lighting system, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels, a premium instrument cluster with 7-inch DID, a universal garage door opener, a cloth-trimmed split-bench front seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Uconnect 4C with a 8.4-inch display, ParkSense front and rear park assist, a remote start system, and a security alarm.

RAM 1500

Sport

The Sport trim costs $38,490. The trim has all of the same features as the SLT trim, but adds bi-function halogen projector with LED turn/running lights, LED taillights, power-folding mirrors, a Sport Performance hood, 20-inch polished wheels, power-adjustable pedals, premium cloth and vinyl-trimmed bucket seats, heated seats, a 10-way driver’s seat, a seven-speaker audio system as standard. The Sport can be outfitted in all of the automaker’s cab and bed styles, except for a Regular Cab with the 8-foot box.

The Night Edition package brings the price of the SUV up to $38,885. It adds a black painted honeycomb grille, 20-inch semi-gloss black painted wheels, and black badges.

RAM 1500

Laramie

Opting for the Laramie trim costs $41,740. The model comes with a Class IV trailer hitch, bi-function halogen projector with LED turn/running lights, power multifunction exterior mirrors, exterior courtesy lamps, 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, body color wheel flares, a memory system for the seats, mirrors, pedals, and radio, leather-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench seat, heated and ventilated front seats, and a 10-speaker audio system.

Consumers that opt for the Laramie can get the trim as a Quad Cab with the six-foot four-inch box, Crew Cab with the five-foot seven-inch box, and Crew Cab with a six-foot four-inch box.

RAM 1500

Rebel

The Rebel is the first 1500 to come with the 5.7-liter V8 as standard and is priced at $46,890. The trim is the most off-road-oriented pickup in the lineup and comes with Bilstein shock absorbers, air suspension, black powder coated bumpers, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, 17-inch Matte Black wheels, black wheel flares, a full-size floor console, rubber mats, a 10-way driver's seat, a six-way passenger's seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, cloth/vinyl-trimmed bucket seats, and a ParkSense rear park assist system.

The Rebel is only available in one style – Crew Cab with a five-foot seven-inch box.

RAM 1500

Longhorn

The range-topping Longhorn trim has a price tag of $51,690. Compared to the Laramie, the pickup adds the 5.7-liter V8 engine, a 32-gallon fuel tank, a LED bed lighting system, a dual exhaust system, auto high-beam headlamp control, 20-inch polished wheels, accent colored-wheel flares, a premium instrument cluster, a premium full-size floor console with leather-wrapped accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine wood trim, Uconnect 4C with navigation, and front and rear park assist.

The Longhorn trim can be spec’d as a Crew Cab with a five-foot seven-inch box or a Crew Cab with a six-foot four-inch box.

The Limited Package brings the price of the 1500 up to $54,890. It brings four-corner air suspension, 20-inch polished wheels with Gray inserts, premium leather seats, heated second row-seats, ventilated front seats, and a rear defroster as standard.

CarsDirect Tip

With so many options to choose from, finding the perfect 1500 just depends on how much money you’re willing to spend. For us, the SLT trim manages to strike a good balance between having a good amount of creature comforts, while not going overboard. Plus it still has the look and feel of a full-size pickup.

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Ten years into its current model cycle and due to be replaced by a new model next year, the 2018 Ram 1500 features an aggressive design, a pleasant interior, a strong lineup of engines and powertrains, and a plethora of trim levels. But its safety scores are concerning, the available diesel engine isn't cheap, and the exterior, when chromed up, can look garish.

Best Value

Pricing begins at $28,490 (including destination) for a 4x2 base Tradesman V6 regular cab model and can top over $60,000 for a loaded 4x4 Crew Cab Limited Tungsten trim with the optional turbodiesel.

Like most full-size pickups, Ram 1500 buyers are faced with a dizzying number of choices: nearly 20 wheel designs, 12 trim levels, three bed lengths, three body styles, one rear-wheel- and two four-wheel-drive systems, as well as three engines – a 3.6-liter V6, a 5.7-liter V8, and a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (all mated to an eight-speed automatic).

This year, Ram has added a new top trim – the Limited Tungsten edition – as well as a leather interior option for Rebel models, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to optional 8.4-inch touchscreen systems, Sirius Guardian remote services, and a standard rearview camera across the lineup.

We'd opt for the Sport because it features body-colored front and rear bumpers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an electronic on-demand transfer case, LED taillights and running lights, power adjustable pedals, 20-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with satellite radio, and offers the option of easier-to-clean leather seats (powered, heated, and cooled up front).

  • Model: 2018 Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab 5'7" Box
  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Output: 305 horsepower / 269 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy
  • Options: 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio ($95, required with V6 and 4WD), Convenience Group ($545, automatic high beams, keyless push-button start, rain sensitive wipers), Wheel-to-Wheel Side Steps ($695), Ram Box Cargo Management System ($1,295), Spray-In Bedliner ($495), Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats ($1,545, 115-volt power outlet, bucket seats, folding flat load floor storage, full length upgraded floor console, high back seats heated and ventilated in front, power 10-way driver and six-way passenger seats with power lumbar, rear 60/40 split folding seat), Rear Window Defroster ($195).
  • Base Price: $45,790 (including a $1,395 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price:$50,655

Performance

RAM 1500

The 1500's handling is smooth and stable with very little rear-end hop, courtesy of a coil-spring rear suspension. Even the base 3.6-liter V6, mated to a smooth eight-speed automatic, offers strong acceleration. A need for heavy towing or climbing grades would be the only reasons to spend more on the V8 or turbodiesel.

At the same time, maximum towing is achieved only with a V8-powered, long-bed base model. The steering doesn't offer much feedback, the air suspension can feel rough at highway speeds, while the most affordable transfer case system is only suitable for dry pavement.

Style

The Ram 1500's aggressive high grille, low headlights and durable, rugged interior has aged well. While the Sport model's comfortable, leather-lined interior, color-matched bumpers, and 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is the perfect fit for suburban driveways, commercial buyers will appreciate the fact that the major controls can be operated even while wearing work gloves.

Conversely, lower trim models loudly proclaim their cheapness with vinyl floors, roll-up windows, hard plastic trim pieces, and bargain-basement interior fabrics.

The Best and Worst Things

A smooth ride and wide range of trim levels make the Ram 1500 a solid contender in the full-size pickup class.

On the flip side, while a rearview camera is now standard across the lineup, the absence of a wide range of advanced active safety features stands out.

Right For? Wrong For?

RAM 1500

The Ram's rugged good looks and wide range of off-road options should appeal to style-conscious weekend warriors.

At the same time, its dearth of advanced safety features and borderline safety scores mean safety-focused buyers need not apply.

The Bottom Line

Despite cheap-looking lower trims, problematic safety scores, and a lack of advanced safety features, the Ram 1500's rugged good looks, wide choice of trim levels, and smooth, controlled ride make it a top choice in the full-size pickup class.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.3.0L V-6 / 240 HP / 420 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.3.0L V-6 / 240 HP / 420 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
32.0 Gal. / 26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$123
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
231.0 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,707 Lbs. / 4,715 Lbs. / 4,751 Lbs. / 4,704 Lbs. / 4,714 Lbs. / 4,898 Lbs. / 5,088 Lbs. / 4,709 Lbs. / 4,719 Lbs. / 4,710 Lbs. / 4,713 Lbs. / 4,763 Lbs. / 4,708 Lbs.
Wheel Base
140 "
Turning Radius
22.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Manual Heated
Bumpers
Black / Front Black / Front Chrome
Grille Moldings
Black / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth / Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2 / 3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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