2018 RAM 2500

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$33,045

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2018 RAM 2500
2018 RAM 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Towing, hauling potential
  • Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system

The bad:

  • No long-bed Mega Cab model
  • No heavy-duty eight-speed automatic transmission

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 RAM 2500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Limited Tungsten, Harvest editions available
  • Backup camera now standard
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity available
  • Gas and compressed natural gas V-8 engines available
  • Cummins six-cylinder diesel available
  • Rear air suspension available

2018 RAM 2500 Review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks are available in three cab styles: regular cab, crew cab and Mega Cab. Buyers can choose single or dual rear wheels and one of two cargo box lengths. These trucks can seat up to six people in certain configurations. V-8 engines that run on gas and compressed natural gas are available, along with a six-cylinder Cummins diesel that generates up to 900 pounds-feet of torque. Competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, and Ford F-Series Super Duty.


A backup camera is now standard, and high-end Limited Tungsten and farm-oriented Harvest editions are newly available.


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 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

BEST TRUCK I HAVE EVER HAD

MY COLLEGE COLORS. EVERYONE LOVES THE COLORS. THE STYLING IS GREAT. FIRST RAM TRUCK I HAVE EVER OWNED. TOWING MY TRACTOR IS A DREAM. MY SON AND FRIEND HAVE BOTH PURCHED USED RAM DIESEL TRUCKS.

4.9

Excellent hauling vehicle

Its a diesel powered truck so its used to haul which it does with ease, but its comfortable, roomy, handles well and overall a great truck

4.6

Extremely reliable, and strong!!

I had the linkage recall replaced May 2019. Jan 2021 I replace the tires and as a part of the package, it had an alignment for the Trk. It was slightly off and it has always pulled to the right slightly. The Mechanic stated he could not finish the alignment as the recall required the linkage to have the nuts welded.... If you are going to have the recall fixed, make sure you do an alignment 1st .....

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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

2018

Ford F-250

$33,150

starting MSRP

2019

Chevrolet Silverado 2500

$37,600

starting MSRP

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