With options that can be outfitted for any occasion, the 2018 Ram 1500 is one of the most versatile  trucks in its class. It offers enough engine options, configurations, and technology and safety features to satisfy anyone in the market for a light-duty pickup truck.

Drivers in Emmaus, Easton, Allentown, and Bethlehem can explore all the options and features available for the 2018 Ram 1500 with our comprehensive review.

Ram 1500 Performance

Offering three different engine variants, the Ram 1500 has a power option for every need. The base engine is a 3.6L V-6, which produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, and the upgraded engine is a 5.7L V-8, which produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. With the only diesel engine among full-size pickups, the turbodiesel 3.0L V-6 offers up 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Based on the bed and cab option, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive are available.

Naturally, the V-8 has the highest tow rating among the variants, offering 10,700 pounds when properly equipped, but the V-6 is no slouch either, towing up to 7,610 pounds with the right equipment. As a satisfying mid-level option, the turbodiesel is rated for 7,500 to 9,210 pounds.

The payload ratings vary between engine variants, cab configurations, and bed options, but the 1500 has a payload range of 1,050 pounds to 1,930 pounds. The diesel has the lowest payload, when configured with the crew cab and 6-foot 4-inch bed, and the V-6 has the highest, when configured with the regular cab and long box.

The 1500 offers a surprisingly smooth ride quality for a light-duty pickup, but with its advanced air suspension, it absorbs every imperfection in the road. Though not a sports car, the 1500 handles the winding roads with ease, with impressive poise and body control. The steering is light for a pickup, and the brakes are above-average for its class.

Ram 1500 Technology

The 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect® infotainment system is standard for the mid-level 1500s and up, which is one of the largest in its class. Its touch commands are precise and easy to navigate, with seamless Bluetooth® phone capability that offers crystal-clear call clarity. Other Ram 1500 technology features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD Radio™, a USB port, and navigation.

Specialty Editions

In addition to its sharp styling, the Ram 1500 includes a few special-edition options for 2018. The Limited Tungsten Edition offers a chrome-accented grille, special badging, bumpers, mirrors, and handles that match the body color, a new, streamlined sport hood, and satin-finished wheels.

To honor farmers, the Harvest Edition offers exclusive colors that are inspired by farming equipment, such as New Holland Blue and Case IH Red, which allows farmers to match their truck to the rest of their farm line-up and show agricultural loyalty. There are also some practical improvements, such as off-road tires for added traction in muddy fields and pastures, tubular side steps, mud flaps, rubber floor mats, a higher-ride clearance and a fold-out bumper step. Some exterior upgrades, like mesh grille inserts, bright-finish front and rear bumpers, and two-tone silver accents round out the Harvest Edition's look.

Test Drive the 2018 Ram 1500

Drivers in Emmaus, Allentown, and Bethlehem can experience the difference by visiting Kelly Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram to take a test drive of the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500. Contact us today!

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