Used 2018 Ram 1500 Express Regular Cab Review
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Express 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Prior to this truck I had a 2005 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with the 4.7 L v8. Truck was nice but the 4.7L could not pull hard when you needed it to. I got the itch for a Charger and got the R/T with the Hemi. Great car, had it for 10 years with no issues. I got the itch again for a truck and got the Ram 1500 with Hemi and the 8 speed tranny. Man what a great riding truck and the Hemi pulls … like a freight train in stock form. I can't imagine how it would pull if I tweaked the engine with a tuner , added exhaust and cold air intake.... I promised the wife I would leave it stock.. :) Anyway, the new suspension is leaps and bounds smoother than the old rear leaf spring suspensions of the older Rams and what Ford and Chevy are using today. I went with the Express package because I did not want all the electronics, which if there is a gremlin down the road can cost a pretty penny to fix, but I will say the Big Horn version is pretty nice. The sound system is excellent and the lighting is adequate. Crew cab is the way to go if you want enormous cabin space to keep full size adults in perfect comfort and the quiet cabin is a bonus. The cabin does allow you to hear the sweet music the Hemi produces when you lay into the throttle. Overall I absolutely love this truck and would recommend it to anyone. UPDATE: I have a little over 10,0000 miles on the RAM now and she runs like a dream. No issues at all, shifts smooth and runs with power. Only change I plan on making is to upgrade the shocks, the stock MOPAR shocks are a little soft for my taste and when I changed them on my last Ram, the ride was night and day. I still would recommend this truck to anyone.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Ram 1500 Express Regular Cab
Pros & Cons
- Smooth-riding suspension provides plenty of comfort
- Quiet and attractive cabin
- Smooth and efficient eight-speed automatic transmission
- Rebel 1500 off-road package offers extra capability
- Maximum tow rating falls shy of those of class leaders
- Diesel engine's upfront cost is significant
- Missing some of the latest driver assist technologies
Which 1500 does Edmunds recommend?
Thanks to buyer demand, trucks can be everything from economical to luxurious. Getting one that best suits your wants and needs is paramount, and the 2018 Ram 1500 gives you a broad range of options. We'd have to go with the Rebel, thanks to its off-road performance and street comfort. Just make sure to throw in the Protection and Luxury packages
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Ram 1500 Regular Cab
The diesel's strong suit is torque (it has only 240 hp), so the strength of this powertrain shines brightest when it's towing or hauling. Combine that with the excellent steering and handling of the Ram 1500 chassis, and you've got a winner.
Optional air springs take the edge off the ride when the truck's unladen, but even the standard coil springs beat the competition. The cabin is admirably quiet compared to other pickups, and the rear half of the crew cab is every bit as pleasant as the front.
Excellent ergonomics and front cabin airiness. The capable Uconnect infotainment system practically explains itself. The crew cab provides excellent rear seat space, more than enough for full-grown adults to settle in for long trips.
The EcoDiesel's approximate 9,000-pound tow rating isn't tops but is still quite stout. And it burns far less fuel, towing or not. The range is unmatched. In the cabin, there are generously sized storage pockets in all four doors. The rear seat bottoms fold up to reveal a flat surface.
Ram's standard audio system doesn't support much in terms of smartphone connectivity, but opt for the 8.4-inch system and you get complete integration with Android or Apple smartphones.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Ram 1500 in Virginia is:$64.00 per month*