2018 Ram 1500 Review

Drivers throughout Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park work hard and need a truck that can keep up. One such option is the Ram 1500. However, to help determine if it’s right for you, you’ll need to learn more about it.

That’s why our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram wrote this 2018 Ram 1500 review. We’ll go over everything this truck has to offer, so you can make an informed decision. Read all about it below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Performance Specs

2018 Ram 1500 ReviewThe 2018 Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the truck has two available engines that offer a great deal of power and fuel-efficiency.

For power, there’s the 5.7L HEMI® V8 that puts out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. For efficiency, there’s the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, which helps the truck achieve an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.*

Furthermore, the vehicle comes standard with a Torqueflite® 8-speed automatic transmission. This allows for great acceleration in low gears. It also contains a Thermal Management System that optimizes the automatic transmission fluid temperatures for quality efficiency and durability in the 1500.

Towing Capability & Features

The 2018 1500 can tow up to 10,620 pounds, when properly equipped. This lets you tow a small boat, camper, or any other large object you want to take with you on different excursions. It also has a maximum payload capacity of 1,880 pounds, if properly equipped, so you can fit all your work equipment inside the truck bed.

The Ram 1500 also has many features to make towing easier. They include…

  • Hill Start Assist: Detects when the truck is on an incline and will maintain brake pressure as you move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal. This prevents the truck and whatever is hitched behind it from rolling backwards.
  • Integrated Trailer Hitch: Seamlessly joins the truck to your trailer with 4- and 7-pin trailer hitch wiring harnesses and connectors with a convenient bumper integration. This helps provide a safe and secure connection.
  • Trailer Sway Control: Recognizes a swinging trailer, and will automatically apply individual wheel brakes and/or reduce engine power to help eliminate trailer sway.

Interior Design & Amenities

2018 Ram 1500 ReviewThe 2018 Ram 1500 offers different interior features to help make your drives more comfortable and enjoyable.

The truck comes standard with vinyl seating and has available Katzkin leather seats, plus European-sourced wood accents for a sense of refinement. There are also available heated and ventilated seats to warm up on colder nights or cool down on hotter days.

To get in that perfect seating position behind the wheel, there’s an available 10-way power driver seat with memory. This way, two people can set their seating preferences and the car will remember them, no matter which one is driving.

For connectivity and entertainment, there’s the available Uconnect® and Uconnect® 4C NAV systems. These infotainment systems offer 4G LTE internet, navigation, and HD Radio™. Plus, you can connect your compatible smartphone to the truck using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. This lets you access your music playlists, podcasts, text messages, and more.

Test Drive the 2018 Ram 1500

While the Ram 1500 is an impressive truck, you’ll need to sit behind the wheel to help decide if it’s right for you.

If you live near Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, or Forest Park, and are ready to experience this truck in person, then schedule a test drive at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!

*Based on Standard Pickup Segment. Manufacturer’s estimated 29 highway MPG with 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, 4×2 HFE model. Actual mileage may vary.