2018 Ram 2500 Review
If you need serious towing and hauling capacity, a heavy-duty pickup is the best option. The 2018 Ram 2500 is the heavy-duty version of the incredibly popular Ram 1500, and it offers a remarkable towing capacity with the same comfort and luxury of the Ram truck lineup.
Drivers in Somerset and New Bedford can learn more about the 2018 Ram 2500 with our comprehensive model review.
2018 Ram 2500 Performance
Most 2500 models come with a 5.7L V8 engine that produces 383 horsepower and a 400 lb-ft of torque and pairs to a 6-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a version of this engine that runs on compressed natural gas. The optional engines include a 6.4L V8 engine that produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 6-speed automatic, and a turbocharged 6.7L diesel 6-cylinder engine that produces 350 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. When matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the diesel engine increases output to 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the configuration, the Ram 2500 has a maximum towing capacity of 17,980 pounds and 3,890 maximum payload capacity.
Regardless of engine choice, the Ram 2500 has plenty of low-end torque that excels at climbing, hauling, or towing. It also has confident steering and secure handling, which makes it much more comfortable for daily driving. Though it has a strong suspension that’s designed for heavy-duty towing, the coil-spring suspension limits the road bumps and keeps the ride comfortable for passengers.
Interior Space and Comfort
The Ram 2500 interior is ergonomically designed and airy, providing plenty of practicality and comfort. The seats are comfortable and spacious in all positions, with ample head- and legroom for passengers. The Mega Cab configuration takes this comfort a step further with expanded legroom and reclining seatbacks, which are perfect for long-distance drives.
There are several small-item storage compartments within the cabin, such as generous pockets in the doors and storage wells beneath the rear floor mats, as well as dual gloveboxes. The RamBox® storage feature is available as well, which is a lockable compartment situated over the rear fenders along the truck bed for safe, secure bed storage.
The Ram 2500 comes with a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that displays the rearview camera image and offers an intuitive interface and straightforward menu options. Whether you need to input directions or you want to listen to your favorite music on the drive, the infotainment system is quick, responsive, and easy to navigate for better convenience.
Satellite radio, Bluetooth® connectivity, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker surround sound audio system are also available, providing virtually limitless options for on-the-go media and information.
Test Drive the Ram 2500 at Stateline CJDR Today
The 2018 Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck that dominates the class with incredible towing and payload capacity, as well as impressive interior design and luxury features.
Drivers in Somerset and New Bedford can learn more about the Ram 2500 by visiting Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Call or stop by our new and used dealership today to schedule your test drive!