2018 RAM 1500
- Interior design, comfort and quality
- Optional Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system
- Storage options
- Diesel engine performance
- Diesel engine fuel economy
- Air suspension's ride when towing
- Towing, payload capacities not to par
- No collision warning features
- Braking when loaded or towing
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
From the 2017 State Fair of Texas, Pickuptrucks.com's Mark Williams takes a look at the new Southfork edition for Ram trucks.
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.
A fun truck to drive
I purchased it for a to and from work vehicle but it is so fun to drive it has become my every day driver. My wife likes the way the 20 inch wheels lifts it up. Read full review
I was looking for something that is a great ride and has great drivability. This truck is perfect for off roading, camping and just outdoor adventures in general. Read full review
The 2018 RAM 1500 currently has 5 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles