• (4.9) 11 reviews
  • MSRP: $33,645–$60,295
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: Coming Soon
  • Engine: 410-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 12,880 lbs.
2018 RAM 3500

Our Take on the Latest Model 2018 RAM 3500

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

Vehicle Overview 

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.

New for 2018

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

(4.9)

Average based on 11 reviews

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It is a standard transmission

by RV-Slidein from orillia Ontario on February 16, 2018

It isn't jumpy on the takeoff. The standard transmission is easy to find and shift. My wife finds the clutch not too heavy. The 3.73 axle is is a good balance between high speed on the highway and max... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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