Its combination of a well-trimmed cabin, strong powertrains, and a smooth ride make the new 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 a top contender within the full-size pickup segment. Additional highpoints include useful tech features, an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission system, supple ride quality, and quiet and refined drive quality. The Ram 1500 release date should be expected sometime in the middle of 2018, probably in July if recent rumors are to be appreciated.
For 2018, the new truck returns with its excellent handling despite its last full redesign taking place eight years ago. The ride quality is remarkably supple, the infotainment system easy to use and responsive, its cabin materials made of top quality, and a dizzying option list that more than compensates its lack of freshness.
The coil-spring rear suspension is one of the few features that makes the new vehicle distinct thanks to the way it soaks up rough surfaces and reduces the harshness of mundane driving conditions. The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 towing capacity is perhaps one of the significant downsides available relative to what the competition offers. Heavy duty pickup trucks will probably serve you better if you’re looking for superb towing limits.
New features available on the invigorated truck include a choice of bright exterior color schemes, a tonneau cover, LED bed lights, minor trim tweaks, an upgraded infotainment system, blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, and hill start assist.
Inasmuch as we like the new 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Concept, there are a tone of other trucks in the segment that promise paralleled changes and performance as the 1500 pickup truck. They include the Chevrolet Silverado 2018, the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan XD, GMC Sierra, and Toyota Tundra.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Trims
Rumored trims during the unveiling of the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show include HFE, Outdoorsman, Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Sport, Tradesman, Express, Rebel, and Laramie. The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat is yet another model offered in the lineup but its review is however offered separately. Slight changes to the lineup can be expected on its release date.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Interior Changes & Exterior Photos
Some of the standard 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories include automatic headlights, auxiliary audio jack, dual-zone automatic climate control, active grille shutters, a seven-pin wiring harness, vinyl upholstery, a 3.5-inch driver information display, a spray-in headliner, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a locking tailgate, active grille shutters, and a Class IV receiver hitch.
The Express adds foglights, twenty-inch aluminum wheels, floor mats, carpeted floors, body-color grille/bumpers, and receiver bedliner and hitch.
Opting for the HFE model gets you everything the Tradesman comes with plus seventeen-inch aluminum wheels, black grille/bumpers, cloth upholstery, automatic engine stop-start system, and a tonneau cover.
The SLT offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, heated mirrors, power-sliding rear window, keyless entry and ignition, dual gloveboxes, full center and overhead consoles, a rear backlight, full power accessories, heated mirrors, a five-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a rear backlight.
The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn offers a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a ten-way driver seat, a 115-V power outlet, and upgraded cloth upholstery.
Opting for the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport gets you an upgraded 8.4” touchscreen infotainment system, a seven-speaker audio system, a black grille, performance gearing, smartphone integration, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, twenty-inch wheels, a rearview camera, unique hood, LED interior lighting and taillights, LED accents, body-color exterior trim, and power-adjustable pedals.
We ae still in the process of compiling more info on the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel, please check back the post sometime before its release date for updated info.
Specifications (Ram 1500 Regular Cab)
Wheelbase: 120.5 in
Length: 209 in
Width: 79.4 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: N/A
Curb weight: 4,516 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: 15/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Delmonico Red Pearl Coat, Flame Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Low Vol Agriculture Red, Low Vol Bright Green, Low Vol Bright Red…
Towing Capacity: 1,890 lbs
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Engine Specs
The base engine (3.6L V6) generates 305 hp and 269 lbs. ft. of torque, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
Standard for the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited, Longhorn, and Sport is the 5.7L V8 engine rated at 395 horsepower and 410 pounds-ft. of torque. Fuel economy for the V8 stands at 15/21/17 mpg with the 4WD and 15/22/17 mpg with the 2WD system.
Optional for every trim except the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport, Rebel and Express is the turbocharged EcoDiesel 3.0L V6 engine rated at 240 hp and 420 pounds-ft. of torque.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 specs for the towing capacity are 1,600 lbs. with the diesel V6, 1,800 lbs. with the V8, and 1,890 lbs. with the gasoline V6 engine.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the vehicle will be available in mid-2018, at least for the U.S.A market. The 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 price starts from $26,145.
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