When looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck, then most of the pickup fans will put their choice on Ram. Not only offering hauling and towing capability, Ram pickup also catches our attention for its balance style though still keeping its aging architecture. Although Ram may lack in techs and refinements, this heavy-duty pickup is the best in torque class up to 930 lb-ft. Well, you can check in the following 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 review to know more about the engine, design, and release date.
Engine and Performance
The new 2018 Dodge 3500 Ram is featuring Cummins turbodiesel with 6.7-liter inline-six. Thanks to this great engine, Ram has been leading in generating healthy bump in torque. None can beat Ram’s torque ranking.Most of 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 review give praises for the upcoming release vehicles due to additional 30 pound-feet.So, the total of torque of 2018 Ram is up to 930-pound-feet, though still offer the same 385 horsepower. Moreover, 2018 Ram is also considered great in towing capacity ratings. In the heavy-duty pickup categories, Ram is positioned in the top 3 rank due to its capability to allow towing up to 31,210 pound.
The other performance capabilities are almost similar with the previous model. Ram still comes with standard RWD and optional 4WD different on every trim level configuration. But, Ram has an interesting suspension setup featuring 3-link control arm system for its solid front axle in both configurations. Particularly, the 3500 models use leaf spring setup and more conventional solid axle to support its payload and towing capacities. Additionally, the new 2018 Ram get additional feature of the standard backup camera.However, the other safety and driving assistance come in standards such as anti-lock brakes, stability control, and front-side-overhead airbags.
Exterior and Interior
Continue our 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 review, this heavy duty truck still keep its classic looks. However, you can see at the front bumper that the grille now is body-colored, instead of chrome. In Laramie Longhorn and Limited models, you can also see that the truck is designed with new grille looks. Yet, you will also find the same design inside the vehicle. Although you may feel somewhat the interior design has been dated but 2018 Ram remains to keep other features including small information screens, controls, functionality, AM/FM radio, and U-connect system. Additionally, vinyl materials will cover the floors and bench seat. You can purchase 3 different cabin sizes, including regular, crew cab, and exclusive mega cab.
Release Date and Price
As this 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 review is written, the heavy-duty pickup trucks have been ready in the showroom since a month ago. So, you can check the starting price for each model of 2018 Ram. Tradesman models offer starting price from $33,645 to $40,245. Meanwhile, SLT models have $37,845 – $46,645 price range, $48,845 – $53,545 for Laramie, and $55,595 – $60,295 for Laramie Longhorn. Each model comes up with different specs and price, so you can choose which one that meets your most need.
So, after read out our 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 review, have you fell for this macho pickup truck?