If are a truck-buyer whose requirements are not met by a regular light-duty truck, the highly anticipated 2018 Dodge RAM 2500 can easily be the additional muscle you require without putting too much strain on your purse. This strong workhorse is expected to be both comfortable and strong. The previous edition, the 2017 Dodge RAM 2017 is also very powerful. For the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500, the maximum hauling capacity is 17,980 lb; and maximum payload is 3160 lb. And it can be configured either with a V-8 400 lb-ft 5.7-liter or a V-8 429 lb-ft 6.4-liter engine.
2018 Dodge RAM 2500 – Innovations in the Dashboard, Storage and Safety Features:
According to the released photos, this model has a three passenger capacity with comfortable room for the first passenger. Cabin fit and finish is excellent, which provides a comfortable ride, especially for a heavy-hauling truck. It also comes with manually adjustable front head restraints, which add to the comfort of the ride. Its analog display and system monitor give the truck a modern internal look. A radio 3.0, six speakers, and a media hub is also present.
The safety features of 2018 RAM 2500 are yet to be announced. Meanwhile, it is expected that it will not downgrade any of the security features of the previous edition. Electronic Stability Control (ESC), dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags, airbag occupancy sensor are some of the many features likely to be seen.
Regular Box style, Black grille, Steel spare wheel, Clear coat paint, fully galvanized steel panels give this monster a civilized, yet muscular look. Also, in this edition, an overall cargo box area of 20 square feet provides sufficient space to load the truck. A tailgate rear cargo access is provided.
2018 Dodge RAM 2500 – Modifications in the Engine
The configurations for the 2018 Dodge RAM 2500 is still unannounced. The 2017 edition comes in two configurations. HEMI V8 400 lb-ft 5.7-liter engine or HEMI V8 429 lb-ft 6.4-liter engine. The latter is obviously the more powerful. The engine is not oil-cooled as it adds to the cost significantly. The 5.7-liter engine gives a torque of 400 at 4000 rpm, which is on the lower side, but still acceptable.
The 2018 Dodge RAM 2500 will likely continue or upgrade the transmission of the previous-year edition. The 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 has a six-speed automatic transmission, with oil-cooling. It has a rear wheel drive train. Although it does not have the transfer case power take-off capability, an axle ratio of 3.83 provides sufficient torque at the wheels.
Looking at the performance of the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500, it can be expected that good engine performance will surely be one of its strengths.Although with a manual transmission, the previous edition’s engine gives lesser power. Other than that its performance is up to the mark. It provides a comfortable ride without compromising on torque and power.
A coil spring rear suspension gives the Dodge RAM 2500 2018 an edge over the rivals. It can be assumed safely that the newer edition will continue with this distinction.
2018 Dodge RAM 2500 – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Dodge RAM 2500 is likely to cost around 32,000 dollars, and it will likely release in 2017 or early 2018.