2018 Ram 1500 Review Greensburg, PA

When you need to get to work in the Greensburg, Jeannette, or Delmont area, you need a truck that will stop at nothing to get the job done. As you’ll see in this 2018 Ram 1500 review, a can-do attitude is exactly what you’ll find in this pickup truck.

2018 Ram 1500 Engine Specs

When choosing a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 you have your choice of three engines, two gas and one diesel. The standard gas engine is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 that generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.

If you want a bit more, try the diesel option. This available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the Ram 1500 can reach its maximum EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 29 MPG.

However, if you really want to optimize your truck’s capabilities, the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, your Ram 1500 will reach its maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds when properly equipped.

Payload and Cargo

If you regularly carry a lot on your back, you’ll like this pickup’s payload capabilities. The Ram 1500 features a maximum payload capacity of 1,880 pounds when operating with the standard Pentastar® engine.

This weight can be loaded into an option of three cargo boxes: 5’7”, 6’4”, and 8’. Drivers also have the added advantage of the available bed extender/divider that allows you to create compartments within your cargo bed or extend the space to the open tailgate.

For added storage, drivers can use the available RamBox® Cargo Management System to secure tools and other small items. This secure, durable and drainable storage system is incorporated into the side rails of the bed to keep space inside the bed free for larger cargo.

With the Remote Keyless Entry system, you can lock and unlock your box with the push of a button.

Ram 1500 Suspension

Drivers who want their truck to level with them will like that the 2018 Ram 1500 makes the exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension System available. This system allows you to customize your pickup’s stance depending on the road ahead.

Modes include:

  • Aggressive (+2.0 inches)
  • Off-road (+1.2 inches in front, +0.9 inches in rear)
  • Freeway (-0.6 inches)
  • Entry/Exit (-2.1 inches in front, -1.7 inches in rear)
  • Normal

Use Aggressive mode to conquer off-road terrain, while Freeway mode will make the truck more aerodynamic for improved fuel economy. Entry/Exit mode makes hooking and unhooking a trailer convenient.

While Active-Level Technology automatically adjusts the suspension to counteract any payload, a dashboard-mounted integrated switchbank gives drivers the option to manually control their truck’s suspension, as well.

Schedule a Test Drive at Hillview Motors Today

Drivers who want a truck that’s up to the challenge of navigating your work day or weekend in the Jeannette and Delmont areas can contact Hillview Motors, near Greensburg, to get behind the wheel and try it out for themselves.

Schedule your test drive of the 2018 Ram 1500 today.