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2018 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB
most popular
Price:   -  From $34,445
2018 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,245
2018 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $38,045
2018 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,245
2018 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,695
2018 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $40,845
2018 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,045
2018 SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,495
2018 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $43,195
2018 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,395
2018 SLT 4x2 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,695
2018 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $45,995
2018 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,195
2018 SLT 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,495
2018 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $49,645
2018 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,845
2018 Laramie 4x2 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $51,145
2018 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $52,845
2018 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,045
2018 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $54,345
2018 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $56,045
2018 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $56,245
2018 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,545
2018 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $59,245
2018 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $59,445
2018 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $60,745

Overview

Normal full-size trucks are plenty capable machines, but sometimes, a light-duty truck is just too light-duty to get the job done. In the extremities of hauling and towing, something better, faster, and stronger is needed. This is where the 3500-series trucks come in, and Ram – no, don't call it a Dodge – is more than happy to oblige. With an astounding six trim levels, three engines, and four transmissions, there's a 2018 Ram 3500 rig to suit the needs of even the most demanding truck buyer.

What's New for 2018

There's a new Limited Tungsten option group for Limited-spec trucks, the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system now has better resolution, rearview cameras are now standard across the board, and there's a new fleet telematics module for better vehicle tracking.

RAM 3500

Choosing Your RAM 3500

Call in sick or play hooky from work – it'll take the day to determine what trim, options, and configurations to purchase.

Predictably, there's nothing weak-chested about any of the three engine options. But for those wanting the whole nine yards, the only way to go is with the Cummins 6.7-liter inline-six turbodiesel. There are three different versions of this workhorse, and the one that ends up under the hood is determined by transmission choice. The least potent powertrain is paired with the six-speed manual – the only way to get a stick-shift in any full-size truck from any manufacturer – and makes 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed 68RFE automatic gearbox brings with it 370 hp and an impressive 800 lb-ft of torque. Topping it all off is the Aisin-built AS69RC six-speed automatic that boasts 385 hp and a whopping 930 lb-ft of torque.

Pairing the turbodiesel with the Aisin transmission is the only way to unlock the 31,210-pound tow rating (best-in-class, per Ram) and equally impressive 6,580-pound payload rating. This kind of grunt doesn't come cheap, though. Depending on trim, it takes $11,395 to be able to lay claim to those bragging rights.

The other two engines available are of the gas variety, and, as such, can't lay claim to such stump-pulling torque and tow ratings. The larger of the two is a 6.4-liter V8, and is rated at 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. If payload capacity is paramount, the 6.4 is the way to go – its 7,390-pound payload rating is the best within the 3500-series lineup. The 6.4 will also pull a maximum 16,370 pounds. It's standard on all but the low-end Tradesman, SLT, and Big Horn trims, where it's a $500 option.

The least-capable engine is the 5.7-liter V8, which anyone familiar with Ram's family tree will recognize as FCA's ubiquitous Hemi. In this application, it makes 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Towing and payload ratings are 13,910 and 4,080 pounds, respectively. It's regulated to base engine duty on the Tradesman, SLT, and Big Horn.

Three cab styles and two bed lengths are available. The Regular Cab is the traditional two-door pickup, and can be had only with the longer eight-foot bed length. The Crew Cab uses smaller front-hinged rear doors to give off the impression that it's a tidy-sized four-door pickup. Don't fall for it – the 169-inch wheelbase (when paired with the eight-foot bed) speaks to how big this thing is. It can be equipped with either the eight-foot box or the smaller 6'4" box.

If the crew is too cramped in the Crew, the aptly-named Mega Cab is available. With four full-size doors, cabin space is generous, with a healthy 43 inches of rear legroom. The sheer length of it means that it's only available with the 6'4" box.

Probably the most distinctive option of the Ram 3500-series trucks is the available dual rear wheels. They're available for every trim level and cab/bed combination except the Crew cab with the 6'4" box, and cost $1,295. Four-wheel drive is also available for all trims and cab styles, and costs an additional $2,800.

Options available throughout all trims include a 4.10 rear axle ($145), a fifth-wheel hitch rated for either 20,000 or 30,000 pounds ($1,075 or $1,375, respectively), and an auto-level rear suspension ($1,595). LED bed lighting is $165 and clearance lights are $95. A third brake light with integrated cargo camera is $345 and is available on all trims but the Tradesman. A roadside emergency kit is $195, and a Tow Prep Group is $445. The latter brings all the necessary holes and hardware for attaching a fifth-wheel. Two-tone paint is available on most trim levels for $495, as is a $1,095 sunroof.

All starting prices listed below represent the cheapest potential combination of bed, cab, and drivetrain.

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Laramie

The first Ram 3500 to creep over the 50-grand mark is the Laramie, which starts at $50,490. It also happens to be the first trim level where the 6.4-liter V8 is standard. Other standard features include LED taillights, an alarm, parking sensors, chrome folding and heated mirrors, a leather-trimmed bench seat, a six-way power passenger seat, the 8.4-inch Uconnect system, dual-zone climate control, heated seats and steering wheel, woodgrain trim, the Alpine sound system, and the seven-inch driver display cluster.

The Sport Appearance Group is again available, and is now $1,895. A $395 Convenience Group bundles rain-sensitive wipers and automatic high beams. Leather bucket seats are $545, the Uconnect with navigation is priced at $745, keyless entry and ignition is $195, and remote start is $245.

RAM 3500

Laramie Longhorn

Starting at $57,240, the 6.4-liter-V8-powered Laramie Longhorn represents the second-highest tier in the 3500 hierarchy. Notable features included as standard are a unique chrome grille, real wood trim, LED bed lighting, premium heated leather bucket seats, heated second-row seats, memory seats/mirrors/pedals/radio, navigation, two-tone paint, and chrome sill guards and running boards.

The $395 Convenience Group returns, and a $1,125 Longhorn Southfork Package is now available. It includes "Longhorn" tailgate lettering, leather-wrapped assist handles, suede headliner, luxury floor mats, and a special walnut-veneer center-stack trim. Monotone paint is $225. The RamBox cargo storage system is a $1,295 upcharge.

RAM 3500

Limited

At a starting price of $60,640, the Limited is the most highfalutin Ram available. It comes standard with 20-inch wheels, a "Ram" lettered tailgate, keyless entry and ignition, RamBox cargo system (6'4" beds only), automatic headlights, and rain-sensitive wipers.

The $275 Chrome Bumper Group adds chrome bumpers fore and aft. The $1,395 Limited Tungsten Edition adds special 20-inch wheels, smoked headlights, a unique grille, body-color door handles, a tailgate badge, running boards, black taillights, and a suede headliner.

CarsDirect Tip

At $11,395, the Cummins turbo-diesel is excellent but mighty pricey. We'd stick with the 6.4-liter V8 unless serious towing is a frequent occurrence.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.7L V-8 / 383 HP / 400 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.4L V-8 / 410 HP / 429 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 370 HP / 800 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 385 HP / 930 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 350 HP / 660 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 6-spd man w/OD6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
Not Available
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.7L V-8 / 383 HP / 400 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.4L V-8 / 410 HP / 429 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 370 HP / 800 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 385 HP / 930 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 350 HP / 660 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
Not Available
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Leaf
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size / Steel
Fuel Tank
32.0 Gal. / 28.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$123
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
62 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
230.4 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
77.7 "
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
6,022 Lbs. / 6,083 Lbs. / 6,033 Lbs. / 6,064 Lbs. / 7,061 Lbs. / 6,959 Lbs. / 6,916 Lbs. / 5,516 Lbs. / 6,023 Lbs. / 6,024 Lbs. / 6,027 Lbs.
Wheel Base
140 "
Turning Radius
22.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 18.0 " Styled Steel / 17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Manual Heated Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Chrome With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
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
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
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
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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