2018 RAM 1500

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2018 RAM 1500
2018 RAM 1500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior design, comfort and quality
  • Optional Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system
  • Storage options
  • Diesel engine performance
  • Diesel engine fuel economy
  • Value

The bad:

  • Air suspension's ride when towing
  • Towing, payload capacities not to par
  • No collision warning features
  • Braking when loaded or towing

16 trims

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Our 2018 RAM 1500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Limited Tungsten, Harvest editions available
  • Backup camera now standard
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity available
  • Seats up to six
  • Four-corner air suspension available
  • Locking RamBox box wall storage option

2018 RAM 1500 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Ram 1500 competes against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra in the light-duty, full-size pickup truck market and offers unique features like an available RamBox cargo management system and four-corner air suspension. The heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


The 1500 is available in three body styles (regular cab, quad cab and crew cab) and with three cargo box lengths (from 5 feet 7 inches to 8 feet). It's offered with a choice of gas V-6 or V-8 power or a turbo-diesel V-6.


A backup camera is now standard, and high-end Limited Tungsten and farm-oriented Harvest editions of the Ram 1500 are newly available. Rebel versions can now have a leather interior.


The available 8.4-inch multimedia system now has a higher-resolution touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom functionality, incorporates HD Radio and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available emergency communication services are provided by SiriusXM Guardian, and there's also now a switch in the cargo bed for the available LED bed lights.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Good truck

So far it’s been a good dependable truck! The truck drives well around turns and really sticks to the road. Inside is very comfortable and roomy.

2.1

Catastrophic engine failure

Our 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 eco diesel had a catastrophic engine failure at 30k miles. The truck is still under warranty, but FCA is denying repair and won’t tell us why nor will they tell us who exactly is denying the repair. Between FCA, the dealer and their service managers they all pass the buck to one another. This truck was lightly used and serviced. Do your research on the eco diesels, tons of engine failures at low mileage and FCA is always terrible to deal with. This truck also has an open ERG cooler recall and FCA doesn’t have the part to fix these trucks for over two years, your truck ends up being a ticking time bomb with a possible engine fire as the result. There’s currently a class action pending about the inability to fix the recall issue. Based on our interactions with FCA alone I would never buy a Ram truck again.

3.1

Radio screen gone crazy

Radio , systems screen jumps around changing channels on its own, mapquest sometimes works or cuts off then turns on . Would never buy another Ram should of stuck with Chevy like I have all these years .

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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Compare the competitors

2019

GMC Sierra 1500

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Ford F-150

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2021

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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