2018 Ram 1500 performance never backs down. This is a thoroughbred performer able to maintain a smooth drive whether towing up to 9,160 lbs. or carrying up to 6,900 lbs., making it eminently practical whether you need a tough workhorse that can hold true through heavy-duty day-to-day use, or a half-ton truck that can function just as well for casual driving as for home construction projects or taking outdoor toys with you on the weekend.
Class-Exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension
Provides automatic load leveling, lowering automatically for efficient high-speed cruising and allowing drivers to raise or lower the vehicle between five ride height settings.
The 2018 Ram 1500 tows up to 9,160 lb., with Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control, and an integrated trailer hitch fitted for faultless control.
A maximum GVW rating of 6,900 lbs. allows extensive use of the Class-Exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System and available Class-Exclusive AllSecure® Central Locking System.
Frame steel strength of 50,000 psi combines with eight ultra-tough crossmembers and a hydroformed tubular front frame unit to form a faultless foundation.
The 2018 Ram 1500 Offers Multiple Shades for Herculean Power
The iconic 3.6L Pentastar V6 is a three-time winner of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, and it comes as standard with your new Ram 1500 to deliver Best-in-Class entry V6 horsepower alongside 269 lb-ft of torque. Variable Valve Timing and Thermal Management System optimize power deliver and efficiency simultaneously.
For a focus on efficiency and leading torque, drivers invariably turn to the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. Able to boast up to 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque as it achieves up to a Best-in-Class 29 highway mpg and a driving range of up to 754 highway miles, it could haul heavy all the way from Villa Park to Washington DC without ever demanding a pitstop. For those who value performance above all else, the 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque output commanded by the 5.7L HEMI V8 should appeal.
All engines come paired to a TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed automatic transmission. Thermal control contributes to impressive efficiency and durability, while the wide array of gears – operated from a panel-mounted Class-Exclusive Rotary E-shift – ensure specialized performance whether cruising at speed or suffering through stop-start traffic between Elmhurst and Addison.
The 2018 Ram 1500 Demands to Be Driven
The 2018 Ram 1500 faces taxing tasks without breaking a sweat – this is performance you really need to experience first-hand. Contact us today to arrange a test drive, or simply get in touch to explore anything from financing plans to trim levels.