2018 Ram 2500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$28,363 - $56,098
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
370-410
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$28,363 - $56,098
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
Not Available
Horsepower
370-410
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.2 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

With its principal rivals being the heavy-duty Chevy Silverado and Ford Super Duty, the 2018 Ram 2500/3500 HD’s qualifications land it mid-pack, providing more towing and payload ability than the Silverado, while not yet up to the top numbers posted by Ford’s big trucks. However, only the Ram HD still offers the option of a manual transmission.

Ram 2500 Models & Trims

Tradesman $42,630 - $47,579*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Bi-Fuel - Gas/Cng V-8, Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Forged Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLT $49,291 - $55,124*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Bi-Fuel - Gas/Cng V-8, Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Big Horn $30,782 - $38,119*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lone Star $28,363 - $35,390*
Horsepower: 383 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie $39,759 - $46,525*
Horsepower: 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie Longhorn $48,351 - $56,098*
Horsepower: 370 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $48,094 - $55,843*
Horsepower: 370 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Longhorn $48,351 - $56,098*
Horsepower: 370 hp - 410 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6, Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Power Wagon $47,176 - $53,466*
Horsepower: 410 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8 in. - Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.6

10 Reviews

60% 40% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2018 RAM 2500 crew cab laramie.

The truck should have been designed with 100% led lights. RAM went cheap on the lights. Not a huge fan of the rims on the 4x4 off-road package. Amazing ride. Lots of power. Very effortless while towing. Rear seats need to have seat coolers and not just heaters.

- Michael B

I really like it compared to other trucks I have owned.

I like the options and style of the vehicle. I do not like the rough ride and stiff suspension. I wish the mirrors would retract automatically. I wish it had blind spot warning. I have had it for less than a year and have been back for 2 recalls.

- Bill E

It provides a very smooth ride

It is a white 2500 power wagon. It is different than other vehicles on the road and that's why I love it. I want to stand out. The vehicle has leather, sunroof, lifted, and will eventually be used to tow my RV>

- Jennifer L

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$42,630 - $47,579
$49,291 - $55,124

Horsepower

Horsepower
383 - 410 hp
383 - 410 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.7L V8 HEMI VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI CNG
6.4L V8 HEMI W/MDS
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL
5.7L V8 HEMI VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI CNG
6.4L V8 HEMI W/MDS
6.7L I6 CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 - 41 in.
39.9 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 in.
40.3 - 43.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 - 40.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
44.9 - 74.7 cu. ft.
44.9 - 74.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
2 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Chrome Wheels, Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT275/70SR18
LT275/70SR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140.5 - 169 in.
140.5 - 169 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.6 - 53.2 ft.
41.6 - 53.2 ft.

Length

Width

Width
79.4 - 79.5 in.
79.4 - 79.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
370 hp
370 hp

Torque

Torque
800 ft. lbs.
800 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
6820 - 17980 .lbs
6700 - 17600 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
682 - 1798 .lbs
670 - 1760 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
28 gal.
28 gal.

Combined

Combined
0 mpg
0 mpg

City

City
0 mpg
0 mpg

Highway

Highway
0 mpg
0 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings