2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Ram 2500 vs. 2018 Ram 3500 | Barre, VT

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Do you need an extremely capable truck to help take your business to the next level and tackle your daily grind without breaking a sweat? Surely you know that the capability of a Ram truck is unbeatable, but which Ram truck is best for your specific automotive needs? To help, the product specialists at Midstate Ram have put together this Ram trucks comparison of the 2018 Ram 1500, starting at $26,495 MSRP, the 2018 Ram 2500, starting at $32,145 MSRP, and the 2018 Ram 3500, starting at $33,245 MSRP. Find out more about their similarities and differences in the 2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 vs. Ram 3500 review below.

If you've already spotted one of these models as your favorite, browse the new Ram 1500, new Ram 2500, or new Ram 3500 inventory at our Ram dealership in Barre, VT. We also recommend visiting our incentives page to see if you qualify for savings with our current offers.

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 vs. Ram 3500: Engine and Performance

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Depending on your power and capability requirements, one Ram truck may serve you better than another. The 2018 Ram 1500 is a light-duty pick that's ideal for moving tools and supplies to the jobsite and for small towing needs. If you need a more robust performance, consider the 2018 Ram 2500, a heavy-duty pickup truck that offers ample power to take on tough tasks. If you need above-and-beyond towing and payload capability, the 2018 Ram 3500 is your best bet. Key engine and performance specs for these three models are as follows:

Truck

2018 Ram 1500

2018 Ram 2500

2018 Ram 3500

Engine

3.6L Pentastar® V6 24-Valve VVT

5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT

5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT

Horsepower

305 HP

383 HP

383 HP

Torque

269 lb.-ft.

400 lb.-ft.

400 lb.-ft.

Drivetrain

4x2 or 4x4

4x2 or 4x4

4x2 or 4x4

Max. Towing Capacity*

9,160 lbs.

13,890 lbs.

13,910 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity*

1,500 lbs.

3,060 lbs.

4,080 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 vs. Ram 3500: Interior and Exterior

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The main differences between these three Ram trucks lie in their performances. They share many of the same interior and exterior features, all designed to provide a comfortable and convenient driving experience you won't find in other trucks. Explore interior and exterior features of these three Ram models below.

Interior Features:

  • Seating for three passengers (Regular Cab); or six passengers (Crew and Mega/Quad Cab)
  • 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Optional Ram Work Grade Vinyl 40/20/40 bench seat (Ram 3500 only)
  • Behind-the-seat storage/bin
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Front armrest with cup holders
  • Electronic vehicle information center
  • Optional front rubber floor mats

Exterior Features:

  • Ram 1500 comes standard with 17-in. steel wheels; Ram 2500 comes standard with 17-in. steel styled wheels; Ram 3500 comes standard with 18-in. steel wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Automatic halogen quad headlamps and incandescent tail lamps
  • Black grille, door handles, and front and rear bumpers
  • Optional LED bed lighting
  • Ram 1500 provides standard spray-in bed liner; optional feature on Ram 2500 and Ram 3500
  • Ram 2500 offers optional power heated mirrors with manual fold-away
  • New Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 models offer optional RamBox® Cargo Management System

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 vs. Ram 3500: Safety and Technology

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Regarding safety and technology, the new 2018 Ram 1500, new 2018 Ram 2500, and new 2018 Ram 3500 all offer the same advanced safety systems and innovative technology features to ensure your safety and connectivity whether you're taking on tough jobs on the clock or relaxing on the way home. View key safety and technology feature availability below.

Safety Features:

  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags, and side-curtain front airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ParkView™ rear back-up camera
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Technology Features:

  • Six speakers
  • Media hub, USB port, and audio jack input for mobile devices
  • Radio 3.0 sound system
  • Optional 5.0-in. touchscreen display, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Optional Uconnect® 3.0 infotainment technology
  • Optional single disc remote CD player

2018 Ram 1500 vs. Ram 2500 vs. Ram 3500: Warranty

While you'll get many years of reliable power and capability from your 2018 Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500, you can't always predict the future. With the standard warranties found on all new Ram trucks, you can drive with the peace of mind knowing your truck will serve you for years to come.

Basic

3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

Drivetrain

5 yr. / 60,000 mi.

Roadside Assistance

5 yr. / 60,000 mi.

Schedule a Test Drive in Barre, VT!

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Get into the driver's seat of a new 2018 Ram 1500, 2500, or 3500 pickup truck to experience supreme power and capability. Schedule a test drive at our Ram dealership in Barre, VT today. If you have any questions, reach out to the Midstate Ram team through our contact form or by calling (802) 461-4928.

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