2018 Ram 1500 Review

With a variety of Texas lakes near Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, you may be looking for a way to tow your boat out to open water. Or, maybe you need a payload capable of handling your next big project at home or at work. If so, a pickup truck like the 2018 Ram 1500 may be just what you need.

2018 Ram 1500 Quick Facts:
Towing Capacity:189″ 4,200 to 10,150 lbs MPG: Up to 20 city / 27 highway
Horsepower: 240 to 395 hp Dimensions: 209-238″ L x 79-82″ W x 74-78″ H

You can learn more about the Ram 1500 specs and features by reading this review, prepared by our team at Rockwall CDJR. We’re here to provide you with all the information you need to make shopping easy for you!

2018 Ram 1500: Performance Specs

The 2018 Ram 1500 is well-rounded when it comes to performance. You’ll get 395 horsepower if you pick the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, and up to 420 lb-ft of torque with the available 3.0L EcoDiesel® V6. The diesel engine also has the best EPA-estimated fuel economy in the lineup, with 20 city/27 highway MPG.

No matter which engine you choose, it comes with a standard TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed automatic transmission for a more economical ride. It helps the engine run near to its RPM of peak efficiency at all times, giving a major boost to your truck’s performance and fuel economy.

2018 Ram: Towing & Hauling

When properly equipped, the Ram 1500 towing capacity reaches 10,620 pounds, meaning you can tow everything from a speedboat to a cargo trailer and transport it to your destination. The Ram 1500 also has several towing features to make the job easier, including Hill Start Assist to help you safely climb inclines, as well as Trailer Sway Control.

The Ram 1500 payload tops out at 1,880 pounds, so you can stack plenty of lumber, cement, furniture, or other materials and get them where they need to go. You can choose between three bed lengths, too: a 5-foot, 7-inch bed; a 6-foot, 4-inch bed, and an 8-foot bed.

Ram 1500: Interior Dimensions & Features

The 2018 Ram 1500 seats up to three riders in Ram 1500 Regular Cab models and up to six riders in the Quad and Crew Cabs. The Crew Cab will give you more rear legroom (40.3 inches) than the Quad (34.7 inches) if you need it. For those hot Texas summers, the front seats in every cab are available with a ventilation feature to help you stay cool.

On the center stack, you can add the voice-activated Uconnect® system with a 5- or 8.4-inch touchscreen, as well as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for a more intuitive connectivity experience. The available 10-speaker Alpine® audio system will give you a crisp, clear audio experience when you’re on the job or just on the road.

Experience the 2018 Ram 1500 Firsthand

The 2018 Ram 1500 truly has a lot to offer, whether you look under the hood, in the cabin, or to the trailer hitch. There’s a lot more to what you’ll find in the Ram 1500, and you can contact us if you’d like to learn more about any feature we have or haven’t covered here.

If our review has you revved up for this exciting pickup truck, schedule a test drive at Rockwall CDJR. When you make an appointment in advance, we’ll have a Ram 1500 ready to go when you arrive!

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