Dubuque IA Area 2018 RAM 2500

Vehicle Overview

The 2018 RAM 2500 near Dubuque Iowa shows that there's really no substitute for old-fashioned brawn and practicality. Despite its older architecture, the RAM has the only rear-mounted coil-spring suspension in its class, as well as an available air-ride suspension. The 2018 RAM 2500 can handle almost anything life throws at it, and we invite you to see it and save at Brad Deery Motors, our RAM dealer serving Dubuque Iowa.

Dubuque IA - 2018 RAM 2500's Overview

Exterior - 2018 RAM 2500

For the 2018 model year, the RAM Tungsten Edition has its share of bling. The chrome-clad exterior is accented by an aggressively styled grille and distinct badging. Other models share the same grille styling, but some are body-colored rather than chrome. The aforementioned Harvest Edition is available in colors that farmers would recognize; New Holland Blue and Case IH Red. It also comes with beefy all-terrain tires, a sprayed-in bedliner, and side steps; 4WD versions have tow hooks and skid plates. New for the 2018 model year is a cargo box-mounted switch that operates LED bed lighting.

The 2018 RAM 2500 lineup comes with a lengthy option list and numerous trim levels. We like the available Sport Appearance option package, which brings blacked-out badges and headlight bezels, body-colored exterior trim, and larger 20" wheels.

Dubuque IA - 2018 RAM 2500's Exterior

Interior - Dubuque IA Area 2018 RAM 2500

The all-new Limited Tungsten Edition is on top of the lineup. With its premium interior, it's easy to see why. Luxury touches include genuine wood trim, a suede headliner, and leather on numerous surfaces. Also new for 2018 is the Harvest Edition; with its rubber mats, heated seats, and 8.4" infotainment touchscreen, it's geared toward agricultural industries.

All RAM crew-cab pickups can seat up to five average-size adults in comfort. Interior space is competitive for the segment, but the Mega Cab version of the 2018 RAM 2500 near Dubuque has some of the biggest front and rear legroom numbers in the class.

A rotary shifter and useful switchgear are located on the center stack on all models. Premium ash wood accents are quite impressive, and we particularly like the styling and seat pockets of the Laramie Longhorn. The 2018 RAM 2500 has most of the features one would expect, and we invite customers to come to our RAM dealer serving Dubuque Iowa to see them for themselves.

Dubuque IA - 2018 RAM 2500's Interior
Infotainment - RAM 2500 specs near Dubuque Area

The available Uconnect infotainment setup is one of the best in the class. It's snappy and responsive, and it's full of great features such as smartphone integration and 4G LTE hotspot, both of which are new for the model year. An available 7-inch color display on the gauge cluster lets you monitor mechanical functions, fuel economy, and navigation (when so equipped).

Mechanical - RAM 2500 specs near Dubuque IA

Most heavy-duty truck buyers value hauling capacity above almost anything else. And, while the 2018 RAM 2500 near Dubuque Iowa is great at hauling, it's equally adept in terms of tow capacity. Straight-line speeds are competitive for the class, and the unique suspension improves ride quality. In testing, the Crew Cab had the segment's shortest stopping distance.

The Cummins diesel is only available on the 2500's sibling, the 3500, and it has received a torque injection for 2018. Otherwise, the heavy-duty model has largely the same road manners and driving experience as in the previous model year. All engine choices feel snappy enough during daily driving, and they stand up to hard acceleration and braking.

Dubuque IA - 2018 RAM 2500's Mechanical
Powertrain - RAM 2500 specs near Dubuque IA Area

The 2018 RAM 2500 near Dubuque is at the top of the torque heap with an optional 930 lb. ft. The available six-speed manual transmission, as well as the numerous engine choices, make it a worthy contender in the heavy-duty pickup segment.

The 2018 RAM 2500 near Dubuque Iowa has a reliable base engine in the 383hp, 5.7L V8; it makes 400 lb. ft. of torque. The other gas engine option is the 410hp, 6.4L Hemi that puts out 429 lb. ft; both engines are mated to a stout six-speed automatic transmission. The Laramie Crew Cab, with its larger gas V8, has plenty of oomph for around-town driving, freeway merges, and passing. The throaty exhaust rumble denotes the engine's Hemi pedigree. You can hear it for yourself (and save at Brad Deery Motors, our RAM dealer serving Dubuque Iowa).

Safety - 2018 RAM 2500 dealer

With its in-cab camera and available parking sensors, the 2018 RAM 2500 near Dubuque has enough safety features to please most customers. For 2018, the truck lineup gets a backup camera as standard equipment, in line with government mandates. On all models, child seat installation is relatively straightforward, and there are airbags in all the right places. Not only are these trucks powerful and practical, they're safe as well.

The 2018 RAMs are ready for work, play, and everything in between. Shop and save at Brad Deery Motors, and come by to see every model in the 2018 lineup. Call today to take a test drive, or visit us online for more details.

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