2018 Ram 1500 Truck Review | Festus, MO

2018 ram 1500 review


Starting MSRP


City/Hwy MPG



9,160-10,220 lbs


If you've been looking for a supremely capable truck to assist you on and off the jobsite, your search ends here. With the new 2018 Ram 1500 pickup truck, available at Lucas-Smith Ram in Festus, MO and starting at $27,095 MSRP, taking home a Ram truck has never been an easier decision. Explore all the ways the new Ram 1500 pickup can serve you with the 2018 Ram 1500 review below.

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2018 Ram 1500: Performance & Capability

There are few pickup trucks that match the power and capability of a Ram 1500. With its standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine and maximum towing capacity of 9,160 lbs., even the toughest jobs are completed with ease. The available 5.7L V8 HEMI® engine with Fuel Saver Technology is a true powerhouse, increasing the Ram 1500's max towing capacity to an impressive 10,220 lbs. For an improved fuel economy, drivers can opt to upgrade to a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. Engine options and performance specs are as follows:


3.6L Pentastar® V6 24-valve VVT

5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT with Fuel Saver Technology

3.0L EcoDiesel V6


305 HP

395 HP

240 HP


269 lb.-ft.

410 lb.-ft.

420 lb.-ft.

Fuel Capacity

26.0 gal.

32.0 gal.

26.0 gal.

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

17/25 MPG (4x2)

16/23 MPG (4x4)

15/22 MPG (4x2)

15/21 MPG (4x4)

21/29 MPG (4x2)

19/26 MPG (4x4)

Max. Towing Capacity

9,160 lbs.

10,220 lbs.


Standard Payload Capacity

1,500 lbs.

1,654 lbs.


2018 Ram 1500: Interior & Exterior

2018 ram 1500 interior and exterior image

One element you may not think of when choosing your next Ram truck is interior and exterior features. With smart storage solutions and plenty of convenience features, you can rest assured the 2018 Ram 1500 delivers on all fronts. Check out interior and exterior features of this Ram model below.

Interior Features:

  • Seating for three passengers
  • 57.5 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Behind-the-seat storage/bin
  • Front armrest with three cup holders

Exterior Features:

  • 17-in. steel wheels
  • Automatic halogen quad headlamps
  • Cargo and center high-mounted stop lamp
  • Black front and rear bumpers, grille, and molded-in-black upper fascia
  • Spray-in bed liner

2018 Ram 1500: Safety & Technology

Your ideal pickup truck has more than just reliable power. It also has the safety and technology features to keep you safe and connected when behind the wheel. Key safety and technology features of the 2017 Ram 2500 include:

Safety Features:

  • Electric Stability Control
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System

Technology Features:

  • Six speakers
  • Audio jack input for mobile devices
  • Media hub
  • Remote USB port
  • Radio 3.0 sound system

Schedule a Test Drive in Festus, MO!

test drive the 2018 ram 1500

Now that you know the new 2018 Ram 1500 is the perfect pickup truck to get you through your daily grind, get behind the wheel to experience it for yourself. Schedule at test drive at our Ram dealership in Festus, MO. If you have any questions, get in touch with the Lucas-Smith team through our contact form or by calling (636) 725-0810.

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