2018 Ram 1500 for SaleWhen it comes to light pickup trucks, it's hard to beat the Ram 1500. As drivers all over the Lewisburg, Ronceverte, and Alleghany, WV, regions are aware, it offers not only stellar power and performance, but a rugged edge combined with the very best in luxury appointments and comfort. Ram drivers swear by all that these trucks have to offer.

A new model year always brings both excitement and a bit of anxiety, especially when a full redesign is in the offing. Will the new model be as good as the old? What will it bring to the table? It's a valid concern, but Ram has done their fans proud. Let's check out a comparison of the 2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 1500 so you can see the biggest changes.

An All-New Truck

2018 Ram 1500 DesignThe first thing to understand is that this year's model of 1500 is entirely new. It's a ground-up redesign, which means that there are as many differences as there are similarities, though the breakdown of each truck is similar, and it does still offer fantastic levels of performance, luxury, and comfort.

The most notable new upgrades and features include more room in the crew-cab configuration cabin as well as a beefier payload and higher towing capacity. You'll get an upgraded suspension and a new hybrid system, which improves fuel economy in all engines, both V6 and V8. Finally, there's a new, updated version of the Ram infotainment system.

2018 Ram 1500

The 2018 Ram 1500 is available in eleven standard trim levels, plus a number of special-edition models. These range from the base Tradesman level, through the HFE EcoDiesel and Express mid-range models, to the high-end Big Horn, Sport, Night, and Lone Star Silver, up through the luxurious Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited models.

It's available in a regular cab, quad cab, and crew cab configuration with a short bed which is 5 feet, 7 inches long; a standard bed measuring 6 feet, 4 inches; or an extended bed that measures 8 feet. The regular cab can come with the regular or standard bed, the quad cab only gets the standard bed, and the crew cab comes with the standard or short bed.

Available engines are a 3.6L V6 option which delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, a 5.7L V8 option which gives you 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.0L diesel V6 option that's rated for 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 10,150 pounds and has a maximum payload of 1,923 pounds.

2019 Ram 1500

2018 Ram 1500 PerformanceTrim levels have been pared down to seven this year and include the base level Tradesman, the mid-range HFE and Big Horn, the comfortable Rebel and Laramie, and the luxurious Longhorn and Limited. There are now only two cab configurations, a quad cab, or a crew cab. Additionally, the long bed is no longer available, with the standard and short beds still available - only the crew cab can opt for the short bed.

This year's available engines include the same 3.6L V6 option and the same 5.7L V8 option.  The diesel engine is no longer available, and maximum towing capacity has been increased to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped, while the payload is up to 2,100 pounds.

See the New 1500 at Greenbrier Motors

If you're in the Alleghany, Lewisburg, or Ronceverte, WV, areas, and you'd like to learn more about the 2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2019 Ram 1500, Greenbrier Motors can help. Stop in to our showroom today for more information or to take a test drive!

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