2018 RAM 1500 Model Specs | Chicago, IL

White 2018 RAM 1500 Laramie

Has your current light-duty pickup truck lost its 'oomph'? Consider the full-size 2018 Ram 1500, starting at just over $27,000 MSRP. You can add unparalleled capability, utility, and style to the jobsite thanks to its powerful engines, ample storage compartments, and stylish upholstery options. Continue reading to learn all about the remarkable features that will enhance your driving experience when you take home a new Ram 1500 pickup truck from Midway Dodge in Chicago.

If you decide the 2018 Ram 1500 has the muscle and advanced connectivity you need, contact the team of product specialists at our Ram dealership in Chicago by calling (888) 416-9124 to take one for a spin!

2018 Ram 1500: Engine Specs and Performance

No matter which engine you choose, you'll appreciate the TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission included with the 2018 Ram 1500. Its integrated thermal management system keeps transmission fluid at an optimal temperature, helping it remain responsive no matter how hard you push it.

The available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension offers five ride height settings and automatic height adjustments, which improves capability and efficiency while hauling up to 1,880 lbs.* or towing up to 10,620 lbs.* Check out what's happening under the hood in the following table:


3.6L PentaStar® V6

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

5.7L Hemi® V8


305 HP

240 HP

395 HP


269 lb.-ft.

420 lb.-ft.

410 lb.-ft.

(City/HWY) MPG

17/25 MPG

21/29 MPG

15/22 MPG


Tradesman; Express; Lone Star; Big Horn; Laramie

Lonestar Silver; Tradesman HFE

Rebel; Sport; Night; Laramie Longhorn; Limited

*When properly equipped

Additional available performance features include:

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Trailer Brake Control
  • Hill Start Assist

2018 Ram 1500: Interior and Exterior Design

2018 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Interior

With a new Ram 1500, a durable exterior paired with a versatile interior provides the utility your workweek requires. The high-strength steel frame of the 2018 Ram 1500 can withstand 50,000 psi of force, which accounts for its incredible durability. Interior dimensions and seating capacity depend on which cab you choose. Regular cabs seat up to three passengers, while quad and crew cabs seat up to six passengers. For the most cargo volume and utility, consider the crew cab because of the available rear liftup seats and in-floor storage compartment. Additional available interior features include:

  • Cloth, vinyl, or leather-trimmed seating
  • 40/20/40 split-bench or bucket front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Full-length floor console
  • Real wood accents
  • Easy-access dashboard storage

Available exterior features include:

  • Four and seven-pin trailer hitch wiring harness
  • Trailer Tow Mirrors
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Trailer hitch
  • Spray-in bedliner

2018 Ram 1500 cab and box configurations are as follows:


Regular Cab

Quad Cab

Crew Cab

Box Length

6'4" or 8'


5'7" or 6'4"

Cab Volume

62.5 cu. ft.

116.6 cu. ft.

125.3 cu. ft.

2018 Ram 1500: Technology

The most advanced model to date, technologies available with the Ram 1500 improve your driving experience with driver assistance, connectivity, and entertainment features. The ParkSense® front and rear park assist system alerts you to objects you're getting too close to. While the Uconnect® multimedia provides several smartphone connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, additional available technologies you're sure to love include:

  • Bluetooth® audio and phone/HD® Radio/SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • 8.4-in. touchscreen display
  • Nine-speaker Alpine® premium audio system with subwoofer
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • ParkView® rear backup camera
  • Remote start
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring display

Why Schedule a Test Drive at Midway Dodge?

If you're looking for a hassle-free shopping experience, let the friendly team at Midway Dodge in Chicago help you throughout the process. No inquiry is too small or large for our team of experts! With our superior customer service, we'll explain features and details about our dealership thoroughly every time. Feel free to contact the team at our Ram dealership at (888) 416-9124 if you have any questions. Otherwise, browse our new inventory and schedule a 2018 Ram 1500 test drive

Further Reading

  2018 RAM 1500 Limited

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