2018 RAM 1500 Woodbury NJ

2018 Ram 1500
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2018 Ram 1500 at Performance Dodge

New for the 2018 model year is a Limited Tungsten edition, which falls on the premium side, and a more middle-ground Harvest edition. The Rebel model is gaining the ability to add a leather interior, and all Ram 1500s are now even more functional 8.4-inch infotainment system, as well as a standard rearview camera. The light-duty pickup truck segment still cannot compete with the Ram 1500, especially in its 2018 model year. This truck drives smoothly, has a class-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension, and you can even replace that already amazing suspension with a self-leveling air suspension. The powertrain options also stand out, with an incredibly efficient V6 engine coming standard, and V8 powertrains available with higher trims.

Engine Performance

  • Standard eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard 3.6-liter V6 engine
  • 4WD or RWD options

Safety Features

  • Post-collision safety system
  • Front head airbags
  • Traction control

Vehicle Design

  • Eleven trim levels
  • Cruise control
  • Hitch receiver

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What kind of safety features are available with the Ram 1500?

Standard safety features in the 2018 model include front head airbags, post-collision safety system, traction control, emergency braking assist, passenger airbag deactivation switch, ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes, and tire pressure monitoring. For added safety features you can upgrade to higher trim levels and receive front fog/driving lights, remote anti-theft alarm system, and passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation. Having a pickup truck that is reliable is one of the most defining features, and the Ram 1500, for many years now, has proven its capacity for being a truck you will be safe in.

What are the powertrains available in the Ram 1500?

When it comes to pickup trucks Ram knows that you are looking for power, and they do not disappoint. Every powertrain is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the option to choose between either 4WD or RWD. The standard powertrain is the 3.6-liter V6 engine, creating 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Laramie Longhorn, Rebel, and Limited variants come instead with a 5.7-liter V8 engine, which produces 395 hp along with 410 lb-ft of torque. Diesel is also an option for the Ram 1500 with a 3.0-liter diesel V6, creating 240 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

How many different trims can I choose from in the Ram 1500?

The amount of different options available with the Ram 1500 is almost staggering, with eleven different trim levels, three engines, multiple body styles, and even more bed lengths. The first choice you can make is to consider the body style and bed length. The regular cab can seat three people, and you can choose the standard bed or the extended bed. Seating six, the Quad Cab comes with the standard bed. Finally, the crew cab has more legroom and can come with the short bed, or the standard bed. The Tradesman is the base option, giving you Class IV hitch receiver, cruise control, and a spray-in bed liner. The Express trim is like the Tradesman, but does not have the hitch or bed liner, and instead has body-colored exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, and carpeting. The Harvest trim offers you a unique chrome grille, chrome bumpers, skid plates, tow hooks, black tubular side steps, all-terrain tires, and higher ground clearance. The most premium trim out of the eleven is the Limited, coming with the standard V8 engine, stitched leather upholstery, a self-leveling air suspension, automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers, side-step bars, and monotone paint schemes.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Ram 1500

Finding the perfect pickup truck has just been made easier with the 2018 RAM 1500. This pickup truck combines everything you could possibly need, including multiple powertrains, eleven different trim levels, and even a long list of safety features. Need more convincing? Send your questions to us through the form below, or schedule a test drive and get behind a Ram 1500 of your very own!

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