2018 Ram 3500 Review


If you’re on the hunt for a pickup truck that can handle the worksite as well as the weekend, you’re in the right place. The 2018 Ram 3500 offers an array of powerful and capable equipment as well as all the technology features you want for your lifestyle. In this review, we at Dallas DCJR will introduce shoppers in Dallas, Garland, and Arlington to the many features and capabilities that make the Ram 3500 stand out from other pickups. Let’s get started by seeing what makes this vehicle move!

Performance Specifications

The Ram 3500 offers three high-powered engines in its powertrain lineup, starting with the standard 5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT engine. This standard engine comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 4×2 drivetrain. Up your power output and capabilities with the available 6.4L Heavy-Duty HEMI® V8 engine. This engine, which sports two spark plugs per cylinder to maximize power and torque, produces 429 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class 410 horsepower.1 For even more power, you can opt for the Ram 3500’s other available engine. The 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine, which pairs with the available AISIN 6-speed automatic transmission, takes pickup to the next level with its production of 930 lb-ft of torque.

Towing & Hauling Capabilities

With so much power coming from under the hood, the 2018 Ram 3500 can move an impressive amount of weight no matter what engine you choose. Without any extra equipment, you’ll be able to tow nearly 12,000 pounds. See what else the Ram 3500 can do below:


Maximum Towing

Maximum Payload

5.7L V8 HEMI®

11,910 lb.

4,080 lb.

6.4L Heavy-Duty V8 HEMI®

16,480 lb.

7,350 lb.

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel

31,210 lb.

6,720 lb.

The Ram 3500 also sports a best-in-class fifth-wheel towing capacity of 30,000 pounds when equipped with the available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine.2

Advanced Technology Features

On top of being powerful and capable, the 2018 Ram 3500 sports an array of advanced technology features. This model offers a largest-in-class available 8.4-inch touchscreen, as well as a Uconnect® 4C NAV infotainment system.1 With this system, you’ll have everything you need for both vacations and work projects right at your fingertips. Safely access all of your favorite smartphone apps with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Your passengers will also be able to stream and surf to their heart’s content with the Ram 3500’s built-in 4G LTE hotspot. This system doesn’t just specialize in entertainment, though. Get easy turn-by-turn directions to all of your destinations with SiriusXM Guardian™ navigation. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about hitting unexpected traffic with SiriusXM® Traffic Plus and Travel Link, which keep you up-to-date about weather and sports as well as traffic.

Experience the Ram 3500 Today!

Now that you’ve had a taste of what the 2018 Ram 3500 has to offer, it’s time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself. Shoppers in Dallas, Garland, and Arlington can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at Dallas DCJR!   1 Class based on 350/3500 Pickups. 2 Class based on 350/3500 Pickups. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.