2018 Ram 1500 | Fort Payne, AL

The 2018 Ram 1500 Successfully Challenges its Rivals with Proven Capability

In a truck market segment that has long been dominated by the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, there has never been a more competitive rival than the all-new 2018 Ram 1500. Read on to hear about the many impressive aspects of Alabama's favorite truck, and come visit our Fort Payne Ram dealership to grace the driver's seat yourself.

What's New for 2018?

You'll recognize quite a bit about the 2018 Ram 1500 lineup, and that's a good thing. The 2017 version of this pickup is beloved by pickup enthusiasts in Alabama and beyond, and it isn't hard to see why. We'll detail below some of the many reasons that truck fans everywhere choose the Ram 1500, but first, let's take a quick look at what is new for the 2018 model year.

Perhaps the flashiest new addition to the Ram 1500 lineup, the new Limited Tungsten edition is the utmost in pickup truck luxury. Topping even the Ram 1500 Limited trim when it comes to style and detailed finishes, this model features suede, light beige leather, and indigo accents throughout its interior, and incorporate some genuine wood accents. Exterior chrome pieces also have unique and stylish finishes.

Other new editions include the 2018 Ram 1500 Harvest and Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. You'll also notice an upgrade to the appearance of the 1500 Sport, plus a leather interior option for the Ram 1500 Rebel.

Power & Prestige in the 2018 Truck That's Captivating Greater Gadsden

The large and bold design of the Ram 1500 carries the weight of a semi-truck behind it, while managing to offer an interior with a level of comfort and extravagance that can't be outdone by its adversaries. It is also the only half-ton truck that can come equipped with a diesel engine in the form of its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, capable of a greater fuel economy that previously achievable in a Ram truck. Nowhere else near Fort Payne, AL, or the greater Chattanooga area, can you find a vehicle like this alongside a staff as passionate as ours at Basswood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Dive into the Powerful Performance and Comfortable Cabin of the 1500

With three available powertrains to choose from, including the aforementioned EcoDiesel V6 engine, truck enthusiasts will find a lot to enjoy with this trio of options. The base 3.6-liter V6 engine is very effective choice that will satisfy most Ram owners with its 305-horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, while the much beefier 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine can pack a hefty 395-horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The interior strives to offer plenty of room into a cozy yet practical design.

The available 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect integration offers one of the strongest infotainment suites to every new Ram driver; add on the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and HD Radio, and you'll be lacking in entertainment. With the choice between 11 different trims, from a basic pickup truck to an off-road huller that pampers its passengers with luxury, it truly shows how well the Ram 1500 is built to impress - all across its 2018 model lineup.

The Ram 1500 at Basswood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: Trim Levels That Need to Be on your Radar

With the Ram 1500, there are a number of configurations and customizations that you can make to choose a truck that reflects your personality and specific tastes. That includes trim levels, which is what we're here to cover at Basswood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Below you will find a description of what each trim level of this distinguished truck lineup brings to the table, giving you a better idea of which model may mesh with you the best.

1500 Tradesman

2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman

The base trim level of the Ram 1500 comes with features that you need to take care of your towing and hauling needs, such as a seven-pin wiring harness and Class IV receiver hitch. It also includes storage bins in the second-row floor for easy storage access, along with technology such as a six-speaker sound system with a USB port and auxiliary input jack for music to complement your work day.

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1500 Express

2018 Ram 1500 Express

A slight step up from the first trim level, the Ram 1500 Express provides you with additional exterior color options and a monochromatic appearance - meaning body-colored bumpers, side mirrors, and grille frame - so you can better express (no pun intended) yourself. Add on the style of 17-inch painted aluminum wheels and you'll be in the center spotlight down every street.

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1500 Big Horn®

2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn®

A move up to this respective trim level means a move up to advanced technology, including a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen surface with the famous Uconnect® 8.4 Navigation system and the ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist System for safety.  A standard five-link spring rear suspension can improve your ride quality expectations, with snazzy 20-inch aluminum chrome clad wheels giving you a sharp look to go with more ground clearance and better off-roading viability.

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1500 Rebel

2018 Ram 1500 Rebel

The Rebel trim is all about breaking free from the boundaries of paved roads and exploring the paths less travelled. An available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine will give you the muscle you need, the front axle has been lifted up to an off-road ground clearance of 10.3 inches, and it brings the class-exclusive standard Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension for an even more engaging ride.

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1500 Sport

2018 Ram 1500 Sport

A number of options come with the Ram 1500 Sport for you to choose from, including optional ventilated seats great for warm summer days, an available RamBox® Cargo Management System, and standard rear under seat storage to help you keep both the bed of your truck and the interior cabin organized. Add on the illumination of halogen projector headlamps and the style of 20-inch painted aluminum wheels and you'll be the envy of truck lovers all around.

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1500 Night

2018 Ram 1500 Night

The Night trim is all about providing a menacing presence, and its Black Honeycomb Grille and Black RAM letting on the tailgate make that very clear. The monochromatic Black Theme with Black Badging is joined by a more aggressive stance and 20-inch black aluminum wheels. Add on the available MOPAR Performance Cold Air Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust, and the available Sport Performance Hood and you'll have a look that's as intimidating as your performance.

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1500 Laramie®

2018 Ram 1500 Laramie®

Multiple bed, cab and driveline configurations come with this trim level. Luxury expectations begin to be met through leather-trimmed seating as well as wood interior trim linings. Heated and ventilated seats come standard with driver memory settings and a six-way power passenger seat so that comfort demands can always be met.

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1500 Laramie Longhorn

2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

Climbing even further, the Laramie Longhorn model adds standard Uconnect® 8.4 NAV with navigation, along with standard 9-Alpine® Speakers including a subwoofer for enhanced music. Other feature additions include Premium Filigree leather front bucket seats, Premium Real Wood Accents in the cabin, tow hooks, keyless ignition and entry, remote start and a larger fuel tank to get more out of your trips to the gas station.

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1500 Limited

2018 Ram 1500 Limited

We conclude the Ram 1500 trim level review with the Limited model, which contributes a number of luxury-level amenities such as limited leather bucket seats and trim linings for a snazzy interior design. The 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine in this model is explosive and dynamic, while the class-exclusive active-level four-corner air suspension works in conjunction with this powertrain seamlessly. Keep all of the essentials separated and easy to find with the standard Ram class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System as well.

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Come Take Advantage of a Ram 1500 and More at Basswood!

No matter where you call home: from as far north as Chattanooga, down I-59 in Gadsden or across Guntersville Lake in Scottsboro, our friendly staff will welcome you into our dealership will open arms! Come stop into our showroom today, conveniently located at 1107 Gault Avenue, to get started and take one of our all-new Ram 1500 models out on the Alabama roads for a proper test drive! While you're here, you can explore the rest of our new inventory to see if there are any other vehicles that call out to you like this powerful new truck.

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