Compare 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ram 1500

Specs at a Glance

2018 Ram 1500

2018 Ram 1500

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower305
  • MPG (city/hwy) *17 / 25
  • Transmission8-speed automatic

2017 Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower305
  • MPG (city/hwy) *17 / 25
  • Transmission8-speed automatic

2018 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Ram 1500

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In the light-duty pickup segment, the Ram 1500 might just be one of the best trucks out there. It offers an unparalleled suspension system, a wide range of impressive driver features, a smooth ride, and all of the towing and off-road utility features you need. Still, you may be wondering which model year would be best for you. The 2017 and 2018 Ram 1500 are both great options and comparing them side-by-side in a few key categories may be helpful. Let's take a look!

Both of these trucks are at the top of their class.

The 2017 Ram is a fantastic option in the light-duty pickup segment. It's got power, performance, an abundance of driver amenities, and a wide range of configurations for you to choose from. Trims for 2017 include the Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited Edition.

The 2018 Ram 1500 is equally impressive and has added some useful utility features and amenities. For 2018, a top-level Limited Tungsten edition and a Harvest edition are now available. It has plenty of standardly equipped features, an unmatched suspension system, and many engines, cabs, and beds for you to choose from. The 2018 Ram 1500 comes in 11 trim levels: Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star, Sport, Night, Harvest, Lone Star Silver, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn and Limited.

Performance

The Ram 1500 knows the meaning of performance.

The 2017 Ram offers excellent ride quality. It's not only smooth but very quiet and handles bumps effortlessly. It's adjustable air suspension system and off-road settings are unmatched. An available 5.7-liter V8 gives you plenty of power and towing while the V6 engine option will offer more than enough torque.

The 2018 Ram 1500 is equally as impressive building on the abilities of 2017 Ram models. The diesel variety offers you an immense 420 lb-ft of torque. This is fantastic for steep terrain, towing, and load hauling. Braking is reliable and solid, while steering is direct and responsive. The ride is smooth, stable, and silent. With almost imperceptible shifting, the eight-speed automatic transmission makes the ride quality feel totally composed. It' such a premium ride and so many available engine options that you'll have no problem seeing why 2018 Ram 1500 is one of the highest performing trucks on the market today.

Appearance

A bold and masculine truck, it exudes a vibe of confidence and capability. Choose from a wide range of cab and bed combinations to help you get the look and features you need in your pickup. The 2018 Ram has a gorgeous cabin with plenty of premium materials and a well laid out design. Bold stitching on the interior adds a rugged and savvy feeling. With additional attractive accents and refined contouring for 2018; this truck comes fully loaded with class, style, and utility.

Features

The 2017 Ram offers features like remote keyless entry, an overhead console, and so much more. 2018 Ram models offer all-terrain tires, black tubular side steps, skid plates and tow hooks, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, surround parking sensors, wood interior trim, an integrated tech system, and more.

Still not sure which Ram pickup would be right for you? Come and test drive either at our dealership today! Our staff is here to answer all of your questions and to make you their top priority. With so many impressive trucks on our lot, we can help you find the truck that you're looking for.


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