The 2018 RAM 4500 HD is a heavy duty luxury pickup truck that comes with impressive hauling and towing capabilities. In fact, it’s built to tackle even the toughest terrains thanks to the powerful engine. The V6 automatic transmission gives a better responsive performance and state-of-the-art fuel efficiency.
In addition, the truck comes with excellent technological features and 60,000-Mile power train warranty which boosts driving confidence. It’s available in different trim levels which include; ST 4500, 4500 Laramie and 4500 SLT. It competes well with Ford Super Duty, GMC Sierra HD and Chevy Silverado HD.
2018 RAM 4500 HD – Exterior and Interior Redesign
For better stability and traction, the truck comes with dual rear wheels. This also offers better stability and balance when hauling heavy loads. The 2018 RAM 4500 HD features high beam automatic headlights.
On the other hand, it’s fitted with fog lamps which give better illumination on the highway. Secondly, it features a new grille that is plastered in chrome which gives better aerodynamics by reducing the wind distance. The truck comes with an 8-foot bed and plenty of cargo space. Further, the new model now features a dual exhaust system.
The interior is roomy and offers a high level of comfort. The truck is also equipped with unprecedented in-cab storage space which makes the occupants keep things at hand. In fact, it has been rated as one of the best trucks with a sophisticated level of safety. The seats are made of fine vinyl fabric which gives better support compared to the previous model. Other features include 8.4-inch touchscreen, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth and Uconnect system.
2018 RAM 4500 HD – Engine and Performance
It comes with multiple engines and transmission configurations. First, it’s powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine which produces 383 hp and 400 lb-feet of torque. The second option will be a 3.6-litre V6 engine which is capable of producing a maximum output of 305 hp and 269 pound- feet of torque. Both engines are mated with an either a 6 or 8-speed automatic transmission.
The V6 engine is capable of hauling up to 7,600 pounds while the V8 engine is capable of hauling 10,500 pounds. In terms of fuel efficiency, the V6 engine is better with an estimated EPA fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway. This enables one to carry on his businesses without having to make frequent stops to fuel the truck. In fact, the 2018 RAM 4500 HD has been rated as the most fuel efficient compared to other pickup trucks in the class. However, the EPA fuel estimate for the V-8 engine is yet to be released.
The Ram 4500 is built to handle the heaviest jobs with ease.The truck features a dual access take off system which gives it greater flexibility in powering up-fits. On the other hand, the seven-pin wiring harness connects the trailer to the trucks electrical system. The 2018 RAM 4500 HD has been engineered to put up heavy-duty numbers thanks to the brilliant engineering.
2018 RAM 4500 HD – Price and Release Date
The RAM 4500 HD 2018 is approximated to retail at around $36,000. It is expected to be available in the dealerships by the 2nd quarter of 2018.