2018 RAM 3500

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2018 RAM 3500
2018 RAM 3500

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 RAM 3500 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 3500 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 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


3500 Ram

Bought my 3500 Ram about a month ago so far runs great. I'm happy with it . Haven't got to pull the camper wit it yet.


Don’t buy Ram 3500

The valve seat broke and destroyed the motor some where between 125k-140k miles. Dodge says there’s nothing they will do. Meanwhile, my disabled, retired veteran husband has lost his 401k and out savings trying to get it fixed. We keep getting told that there is no reason for it to do this so early. Dodge customer service just had one answer, “there’s nothing we can do”.


The ram dsl is the only truck I will every own

The ram 3500 exceeded my expectation for the gas mileage and reliability. This is my 2nd dsl and I wouldn’t buy a Ford or GM.

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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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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