The 2018 RAM 3500 Review

The New RAM 3500 is the best Truck money can buy. If you need a truck that can handle any job, especially if you need to tow or haul , you need the New RAM 3500.

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Should You Buy The New RAM 3500?

The RAM HD proves that power, durability, & dexterity will always make a great heavy duty vehicle. Despite a slightly older architecture, this truck has a trim & powertrain for all different needs & wants. The RAM 3500 has a class-leading 930 lb-ft of torque with its optional Cummins diesel, which can tow up to 31,210 pounds.

Both models are available with the excellent Uconnect infotainment system. The 2018 RAM 3500 can handle almost any job on the planet. Slew of models, the RAM 3500's huge towing capacity, and wonderful Uconnect system all add to the allure of 2018 RAM 3500 at Northgate CDJR Dealership in Hamilton, OH.

The RAM 3500's Performance Features

The RAM 3500 DRW (for dual rear wheels, or dually) diesel demonstrates awesome braking and handling ability. The power steering barely takes any effort at all, and keep in mind you need to order the heavy-duty automatic to get the engine's highest torque rating.

The 2018 RAM 3500 is all about towing, hauling and bed capacity. Maximum capacities are impressive, and the RAM comes with either a short bed or a long bed.

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Is The RAM 3500's Interior Comfortable?

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First things first, a heavy duty truck such as the RAM 3500 can't be expected to ride like a brand new luxury SUV. That said it does perform quite well for such a large vehicle.

But the RAM 3500 is perhaps the smoothest-riding pickup in the heavy-duty segment, aided by comfy, supportive front seats. The cabin is supremely quiet as well.

The front seats are well-padded and covered with grippy cloth, and they have some lateral support for cornering. The armrests have thick padding.

The rear seats are not quite as plush, and the seatback is a bit upright. The middle seat is comfortable enough for short trips.

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How Is The Ride Quality of The RAM 3500?

The optional load-leveling rear air suspension is there for towing, not comfort. Although the ride isn't pillowy, it's still smoother than rivals. The rear can get bouncy over certain freeway sections, but it takes a big hit to upset this truck.

The RAM 3500's diesel engine is impressively quiet at idle, with barely any diesel noise evident at highway speeds. The tires are virtually noiseless, even over coarse pavement, and there's minimal wind noise, even with wide side mirrors.

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What Technology Features Does The RAM 3500 Have?

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A new kind of RAM is also available for Farmers called the Harvest Edition. The Harvest Edition takes into account its target market and has offered it in the colors: Case IH Red and New Holland Blue which is typical colors for farm-equipment. For 2018, the optional 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen adds desirable features such as a SiriusXM radio and other technology features such as Android / Apple device support that you have come to know and love. A backup camera is standard on all models, and RAM has even included a simple on / off switch for the exterior LED work lights.

The large virtual buttons, quick response times, and ample functionality for smartphone users make the RAM 3500's 8.4-inch touchscreen one of the most unique and innovative pieces of technology included in modern vehicles.

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What Safety Features Are Included On The RAM 3500?

With 14.9-inch brakes, the All-New 2018 RAM 3500 was designed to make sure you have ample stopping power at your feet. Speaking of strength, the RAM 3500's frame is made of 98% high-strength steel so it is extremely strong and extremely durable.

The safety features of the 2018 RAM 3500 are:

Available LaneSense Lane Departure Warning -  Helps prevent any lane drifting, this system does 2 things: gives a visual alert and then helps steer the vehicle back into its lane.

The RAM 3500 also features Adaptive Cruise Control. This cruise control actually detects vehicles up ahead and includes stop & go technology. If increased braking is needed in slower traffic, the Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist automatically adjusts to a safer distance for you.

Available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist provides active guidance when parking. This system is really cool, it actually tells you to engage the gear shift, the throttle, and the brake and it does all the steering for you.

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What About The RAM 3500's Interior & Exterior Features?

The RAM's interior has a new feeling with all of the controls on the Uconnect system being user friendly. The cabin will never leave you feeling cramped and is easy to see out of for sure. The RAM 3500 sits at the perfect height on the ground and leaves you feeling as if you have a perfect view of the road from the cockpit.

It doesn't ride as high as you'd guess for a New RAM 3500. Perfectly placed grab handles plus the optional side steps help you get in, as do the large door openings. The rear doors open nearly 90 degrees, and there are grab handles.

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The exterior gaps and paint quality are good. Inside, solid material and design choices give off a premium vibe. The quietness suggests there's no scrimping in unseen places.

Lots of headroom for cowboy hats, plus plenty of elbow space on the huge center armrest. The rear headroom isn't super-abundant and could be tight for the long-of-torso, but everyone else will be fine. There's plenty of legroom, plus excellent toe room under the front seat.

The relatively narrow roof pillars make for easy outward viewing, plus all the side windows are nice and tall. The backup camera in the rearview mirror is tiny; thankfully, the image is displayed on the touchscreen on most trims. Rear parking sensors are optional.

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What Trim Options Does The RAM 3500 Come With?

Like many heavy-duty pickups, the 2018 RAM 3500 is available in multiple configurations. There are three cab styles, two bed lengths, three engines, two transmissions, and six trim levels: TradesmanSLTBig Horn/Lone StarLaramieLaramie Longhorn, and Limited.

What do you prefer? Do you want a huge diesel engine and the ability to haul almost anything? Or do you prefer a more fuel efficient build? These are important questions you must ask yourself when considering any heavy-duty truck. The mid-level Laramie trim includes standard comfort and convenience equipment such as dual-zone climate control, the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, and front and rear parking sensors, pretty much everything you would expect in a mid level modern package.

At one end of the spectrum is the Tradesman, for those who a basic truck that can pull a lot of weight; at the other is the Limited, which will make you feel as if you're driving a luxury mansion. How much and how often do you tow? It is added to the crew cab with the six-foot-four-inch cargo bed and four-wheel drive. Staying with the standard 6.4-liter V-8 saves money versus the Cummins diesel; max payload is approximately 1000 pounds more, too.

We'd also add the following options for the optimal experience:

  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Convenience Group package with automatic high-beams and rain-sensing wipers
  • Cargo View camera
  • Chrome tubular running boards

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Why Buy From Northgate CDJR Serving Hamilton, OH?

If you want to buy the 2018 RAM 3500, you do not have to go any further as at Northgate CDJR Dealership in Hamilton, OH we have got you covered.

Everything from a collection of the best quality pickups to one-stop solutions for all the services and maintenance needs along with solutions for financing needs to purchase the vehicle, you can find it all at our dealership.

Walk into our dealership to have our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you find the right fit for all your requirements as they guide you through the process to ensure maximum satisfaction. It's a one-stop solution if you are looking for a 2018 RAM 3500 to meet all your transport needs in Hamilton, OH.

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