Overview (Final Score: A-)
For those who live in a world where towing massive amounts of cargo is required, but need something more versatile than a semi-truck, there’s the heavy-duty pickup truck. The 2018 Ram 3500 fits in that small category of massive vehicles. Similar in design to the Ram 2500 below it, the Ram 3500 is made a little stouter and a little more capable in order to push the limits.
The maximum towing load for the 2018 Ram 3500 is over 31,000 pounds and its maximum payload is over 7,300 pounds. Those are some big numbers and the truck has to be big to match that. Which it is.
New for 2018 in the Ram 3500 is a standard rearview camera, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a few upgrade options for the infotainment that weren’t available before.
The 2018 Ram 3500 is available in three cab styles and two bed lengths, with three engine options. There are two transmissions and six trim levels as well. Both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive are available.
The base model is the Tradesman, which will suit many low-end workaday buyers, while the middle of the road is the Big Horn (aka Lone Star in Texas) and the top of the line are the Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims for serious highfalutin comfort.
What We Love About the 2018 Ram 3500:
- Roomy, well-designed interior
- Strong engine and drivetrain choices
- Excellent towing capability and comfort
What We Don’t Love About the 2018 Ram 3500:
- Reliability and safety are difficult to predict
- Buyers drawn to the 3500 may actually need a 2500
Now you can learn more about the 2018 Ram 3500 in the FULL REVIEW HERE.