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2018 Ram 1500
Select a Different Model (90 Available): Big Horn 2WD Long Bed Crew Cab
Fair Market Price $ 40478
MPG (EPA) 15 CTY /22 HWY
Towing (Max) 10300 lbs.
Payload (Max) 1665 lbs.
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2018 Ram 1500 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Efficient and powerful EcoDiesel engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Many available models, visual packages, and limited editions

You Won't Like

  • No active-safety driver assist features
  • Thirsty Hemi V-8

New for 2018

Ram updates its 1500 model with a new range-topping and luxurious Limited Tungsten edition, a Sport appearance upgrade, available leather interior on the Rebel model, and an 8.4-inch multimedia interface that features 4G LTE, HD Radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, pinch and zoom functions, and improved resolution. Also new is Sirius Guardian with SOS Call, Roadside Assistance, Remote Services, Send and Go, and Vehicle Finder. A standard rearview camera, an LED bed light switch now located in the bed, and a Fleet Telematics Module for vehicle tracking are additional new features.

Vehicle Summary

The 1500 is Ram's entry-level pickup truck, positioned below the larger and more expensive 2500 and 3500 series trucks.

Overview

The Ram 1500's base engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft and delivers an EPA-rated 17/25 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive and 16/23 mpg when equipped with four-wheel drive. The torquey and efficient 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 pumps out 240 hp and a healthy 420 lb-ft of torque and is rated at 20/27 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 19/27 mpg with four-wheel drive. The top 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 churns out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque and comes rated at 15/22 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 15/21 mpg with four-wheel drive (13/19 mpg with the six-speed automatic). Besides the sole six-speed automatic, all engines come standard with an eight-speed automatic. The 2018 Ram 1500 is available in a regular cab with an 8-foot or 6-foot-4-inch bed, a quad cab with a 6-foot-4-inch bed, or a crew cab with a 5-foot-7-inch bed or a 6-foot-4-inch bed. The Ram 1500 can tow up to 10,620 pounds when properly equipped.

Standard features for the base Tradesman include a spray-in bed liner, 17-inch wheels, a full-size spare, a 3.5-inch instrument cluster driver's display, vinyl upholstery, a rear backlight, a Class IV trailer hitch, a USB port, and Radio 3.0 user interface. At the top of the range, the Limited crew cab includes active-level four-corner air suspension, an LED bed lighting system, chrome bodyside moldings, dual rear exhaust, fog lights, chrome grille with large R-A-M logo, halogen projector headlights with LED running lights, heated and power-folding side view mirrors, 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster driver's display, power-adjustable pedals, heated and ventilated 10-way power (six-way for passenger) premium leather front seats, heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, power sliding rear window, Uconnect 4C with an 8.4-inch center display and navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Premium II 10-speaker audio system.

For the ultimate in luxury, opt for the Limited Tungsten package that includes a Frost/Indigo leather interior, body-color door handles, a sport performance hood, Platinum Chrome bodyside moldings and badges, body-color R-A-M tailgate lettering, black bezel Sport projector headlights, Sport LED taillights, Platinum Chrome R-A-M logo grille, and 20-inch Satin Carbon painted aluminum wheels.

Safety

All 2018 Ram 1500 models (crew, quad, regular, 2WD, 4WD) received a four-star overall NHTSA rating (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the Ram 1500 received the second lowest score for the small overlap front and roof strength crash teat evaluations but received the highest score of Good in the moderate overlap front and head restraints and seats evaluations. The front crash prevention evaluation was not conducted because the Ram 1500 does not offer a collision warning or emergency automatic braking system. Safety features include the standard rearview camera system and available front and rear parking sensors.

What We Think

In a three-way pickup truck comparison conducted late in 2014, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel topped the (last-generation) Ford F-150 4x4 and Chevrolet Silverado Z71, we said, "Forget 'jack-of-all-trades.' This truck masters every one of them." "With the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, you get a truck that's quick when you want it to be, efficient most all of the time, always comfortable loaded or unloaded, luxurious, and always ready to work. It's amazing how capable this truck is — the more time I spend with it, the more I'm reminded why it's our first-ever back-to-back truck of the year winner."

The 2014 Ram 1500 (same model) won the 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award, "We've been awarding Truck of the Year since 1979 and have never given the award to the same truck two years in a row. The Ram 1500 makes history as the first back-to-back Truck of the Year winner because it offers all the things truck buyers want in a rig: choice, value, great design, and more than enough power and torque. And with the EcoDiesel, you can add efficiency and guts to that list. Ram has made a game-changing decision by bringing diesel to the full-size market. It's a bold move truck lovers have been begging for, which is why the Ram 1500 is our 2014 Truck of the Year."

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2018 RAM 1500 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V8 5.7 Liter HEMI
Transmission Name
Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (8HP70)
Trim
Big Horn 2WD Long Bed Crew Cab
Class
Full-Size Pickup LD
Horsepower
395@5600
Standard MPG
15/22
Body Style
Truck
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Midgrade
Seating Capacity
6/5
Package Invoice Retail

Cold Weather Group

INCLUDES: Block Heater; Winter Front Grille Cover NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [NHK] Engine Block Heater
$214 $235

Black Appearance Group

INCLUDES: Black Headlamp Bezels; Black Painted Honeycomb Grille; Black Ram Head Tailgate Badge; Bumper, Front Body-Colored; Bumper, Rear Body-Colored; Door Handles (Exterior), Black; Flat Black Ram 1500 Badge; Wheels, 20" Alloy
$359 $395

Heated Seats and Wheel Group

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Passenger Seat, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated
$496 $545

Trailer Tow Mirror & Brake Group

INCLUDES: Door Mirrors, Camper Style; Trailer Brake Control ; Trailer Towing Prep
$510 $560

Engine: V8 5.7 Liter HEMI

Std Std

Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (8HP70)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Maximum Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Granite Crystal Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, True Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Blue Streak Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Flame Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Delmonico Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Walnut Brown Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bright White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl

N/C N/C

Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat

$172 $200

True Blue Pearl Coat

$91 $100

Blue Streak Pearl Coat

$91 $100

Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat

$172 $200

Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

$172 $200

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Trailer Brake Control XHC

$268 $295

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Std Std

Bluetooth®

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [XB9] Rambox Cargo Management System
Grp Grp

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Grp Grp

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Storage Box

CONTAINED IN: [XB9] Rambox Cargo Management System
Grp Grp

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display

INCLUDES: Apps Control; Audio System, Uconnect® 8.4AN, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card; Bluetooth®; Mobile Integration with Apple CarPlay; Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.4-Inch; Navigaion Via Mobile Phone; Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info; Text To Speech / Speech To Text; Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System
$723 $795

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Grp Grp

Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Rambox Cargo Management System

INCLUDES: Dual-Purpose Bed Divider/Extender; Load Restraint; Storage Box NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [MEB] MOPAR Chrome Steel Bed Rails (Dealer)
$1178 $1295

Mobile Integration with Apple CarPlay

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.4-Inch

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Front(2)

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.210

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

3.92 Axle Ratio

$86 $95

Anti-Spin Differential Axle

$450 $495

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 26.0 Gallon

Std Std

32 Gallon Fuel Tank

$405 $445

Engine Block Heater

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
$86 $95

Power Supply, Mains

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Std Std

Shift Lever Location, Floor

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Block Heater

CONTAINED IN: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
Pkg Pkg

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Black Headlamp Bezels

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Black Painted Honeycomb Grille

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Black Ram Head Tailgate Badge

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Body Side Molding

CONTAINED IN: [MJB] Chrome Bodyside Molding
Grp Grp

Bumper, Front Body-Colored

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Bumper, Rear Body-Colored

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Bumpers, Front and Rear Chrome

Std Std

Cargo Doors

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Body Side

CONTAINED IN: [MJB] Chrome Bodyside Molding
Grp Grp

Door Handles (Exterior), Black

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Dual-Purpose Bed Divider/Extender

CONTAINED IN: [XB9] Rambox Cargo Management System
Grp Grp

Flat Black Ram 1500 Badge

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Rear Window Defroster

$177 $195

Power Sunroof

$996 $1095

MOPAR Chrome Steel Bed Rails (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [XB9] Rambox Cargo Management System; [CS7] Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
$359 $395

Chrome Bodyside Molding

INCLUDES: Body Side Molding; Chrome/Bright Trim, Body Side
$246 $270

Wheel To Wheel Side Steps

$673 $740

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Step, Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Winter Front Grille Cover

CONTAINED IN: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
Pkg Pkg

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Ashtray

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Front & Rear Rubber Floor Mats

$123 $135

Console

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Instrument Panel ; Chrome On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [AGF] Heated Seats and Wheel Group
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Steering Wheel

Std Std

Storage, Below Seat

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Black Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Black Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Door Mirrors, Camper Style

CONTAINED IN: [AHC] Trailer Tow Mirror & Brake Group
Pkg Pkg

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

$172 $200

Delmonico Red Pearl Coat

$91 $100

RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic Clear Coat

$172 $200

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkSense Rear Park Assist Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Premium Cloth Bucket Seats

INCLUDES: Ashtray; Console; Driver Seat, Reclining 10-Way Power Adjustable Bucket; Passenger Seat, Bucket; Power Supply, Mains; Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding; Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour; Seating, 5; Shift Lever Location, Floor
$359 $395

Seat Upholstery, Leather

$1274 $1400

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power 40/20/40 Split; Passenger Seat, 40/20/40 Split (Center Seat, 40/20/40 Split)

Std Std

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [AGF] Heated Seats and Wheel Group
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, Reclining 10-Way Power Adjustable Bucket

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Bucket

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [AGF] Heated Seats and Wheel Group
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Seating, 5

CONTAINED IN: [*MJ] Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
Grp Grp

Seating, 6

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige Premium Cloth Upgraded Cloth/Velour

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black/Diesel Gray Premium Cloth M9X8

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige Premium Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black/Diesel Gray Premium Cloth MJX8

N/C N/C

Audio System, 1-Disc CD Changer

CONTAINED IN: [RH1] Single Disc Remote CD Player
Grp Grp

Audio System, Uconnect® 8.4a AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Audio System, Uconnect® 8.4an, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display
Grp Grp

Disc Autochanger

CONTAINED IN: [RH1] Single Disc Remote CD Player
Grp Grp

9 Alpine Speakers W/Subwoofer

$450 $495

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Single Disc Remote CD Player

INCLUDES: Audio System, 1-Disc CD Changer; Disc Autochanger
$314 $345

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P275/60SR20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 17 X 7.0 Aluminum Chrome

$-359 $-395

Wheels, 20" Alloy Chrome

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [ADN] Black Appearance Group
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Locking Lug Nuts

$55 $60
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Ram announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models for eligible Military personnel. 01-02-2020
$500 Ram announces a Bonus Cash offer to consumers currently leasing a competitive vehicle who will be purchasing or leasing a vehicle. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019
$3000 Ram announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019
$500 Ram announces a Bonus Cash offer for customers who finance through Chrysler Capital. 07-01-2019
$0 0% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Ram announces Stand-Alone APR rates on select models when financed through Chrysler Capital. 07-01-2019
$3000 Ram announces Customer Cash on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 48 Months - Ram announces APR rates on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 0% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Ram announces APR rates on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 4.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Ram announces APR rates on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 2.9% Financing for a maximum term of 60 Months - Ram announces APR rates on select models. 07-01-2019
$4000 Ram announces a Lease Cash offer on select models. 07-01-2019