2018 Dodge RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn Is Not for Texas Only

2018 Dodge RAM 3500

In the medium duty truck segment, Dodge RAM pickup trucks occupy a special place. Especially RAM 3500, which along with the Laramie Longhorn trim has become an exceptionally attractive model. 2018 Dodge RAM 3500 is a refreshed version of the previous model. Changes are most common in the interior. Yet its characteristics, this model, like RAM 1500, and RAM 2500 did not abandon.

2018 Dodge RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn Features

Interior opulence, luxury and new technology is what Dodge introduced in the 2018 RAM Laramie Longhorn. This trim is available in all three Dodge RAM pickup trucks. What gives more value to it is an exceptional customization option. Customers are able to fully customize the vehicle with their needs and wishes.

In addition to leather upholstery, the interior now adorns two characteristic colors of Light Front Beige Natura Plus and Canyon Brown. There may be a red stitch and some other detail. The interior is dominated by 8.4-inch touchscreen, and advanced navigation. From advanced systems and new technologies, there is almost nothing that RAM did not offer within the 2018 Dodge RAM 3500 model. It features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and 4G Wi-Fi capability.

2018 Dodge RAM Laramie Longhorn is characterized by changes in the external design. Yes, they are minimal but they are still visible. A lower headlight look, and a redesigned high grille. There is an integrated tailgate spoiler. New 20-inch alloy wheels feature an attractive two-tone look.

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Specs and Price

Regardless of the equal level of equipment and luxury, the drive units are not for each model the same. The success of Dodge trucks is heavily dependent on their powerful engines. 2018 Dodge RAM 3500 is equipped with a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline-6, which provides 385 horsepower. Unlike this model, the 2018 Dodge RAM 2500 is offered with two drive units. These are the 5.7-liter V8 and the 6.4-liter turbocharger V8, which produce 383 hp and 410 hp respectively. As the drive units were not changed, the transmission also remained the same. Each of these engines is either combined with either 6-speed automatic transmission, or 8-speed automatic transmission.

Some sources have stated in their texts that 2018 Dodge RAM Laramie Longhorn Southfork Edition is available only in Texas. It turned out that this information seems not entirely correct. Dodge just gave a statement that this heavy duty truck, raised Texas-style luxury to the next level. Model inspired by the Dallas TV series, comes in Crew Cab and Mega Cab configurations at a starting price of $ 52,615.

2019 Ram 1500 Release Date of Redesign

2019 Ram 1500 spy shot

The redesign of the 2019 Ram 1500 model should primarily include a new construction from this workhorse pickup truck. It turns out that RAM, unlike the Jeep, Ford and Chevy brand, not just replace a steel base, with lighter aluminum. Recently was caught upcoming 2019 Ram 1500. Although it is a mule test, many uncertainties are revealed. The redesign of the vehicle is definitely noticeable, but does not include a new platform, specifically changing the structure.

2019 Ram 1500 Design Changes

The 2019 Ram 1500 DT will be premiered by the end of 2017. According to some reports, most likely in Detroit, January 2018. The vehicle, which we are expecting on the market, has changed design. The new Ram 1500 is the the old body-on-frame the steel platform, but with an aluminum hood and tailgate. 2019 Ram 1500 got a new grille. The headlights and diffusers were removed. The rear of the vehicle is also different. Although the new cab configuration and bed dimensions actually affect its appearance.

2019 Ram 1500 spy shot

The new Ram 1500 and 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be produced at the same time. The platform, which has long been announced as a new lightweight version for new RAM, is actually designed for Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models.

Already in the first months of this year, the Ram 1500 pickup truck sales rose by 5 percent. The company must smartly use the rest of the year and prepare the market for the next model year. The 2019 Ram 1500 can be hit, but the Ford F-150 and other pickup trucks, which are equally advancing in all segments, are also on the other side. Their promotion also affects the complete range of Ram models.

Engine Specs

The drive units remained the same. Two famous engines are expected to be available in the 2019 model. 3.6 L V6 engine and 5.7 L V8. Some sources cite a turbocharged four-cylinder model as a possible option. others again mention the diesel variant as another offer to the company. For now these are just guesses. It’s just that the information about the changes that are visible is formalized. Other changes continue to be mischievous.

Nobody has completely recorded the inside of the new Ram pickup truck. However, improvements are expected in the form of a larger central infotainment screen. We can also expect an updated version of Chrysler’s Connect system. Two Cab configurations offer additional space for travelers. Although these changes do not directly affect what is expected of this type of vehicle. It is a model that primarily needs to satisfy the transmission and traction options, and then only comfort, functionality and economy. More data is expected when the modeling time is approaching.

2018 RAM Rebel TRX Versus Ford F-150 Raptor

2018 RAM Rebel TRX

Ford F-150 Raptor gets a serious rival in the form of a new 2018 Ram Rebel TRX  pickup models. Finally, she got confirmation that this RAM off-road pickup entered serial production. Rebel TRX is based on the same concept, which has recently shown.

Such a move RAM brand was expected. Indications were visible when the RAM Rebel version introduced in a bid 1500 Series, 2015. Rebel indicate the version RAM 1500 models, with improved off-road performance. However, this model still represents a version of the working vehicle. However, the launch of Rebel TRX concept, it was clear that RAM serious attacks Ford’s Raptor model.

2018 RAM Rebel TRX

RAM Pickup 1500 Series

Although RAM distant from the Dodge brand continues to be identified with these carmakers. Both brand operating within the FCA group. According to its history, the Ram pickup models respect and enjoys a certain reputation, particularly in the US market. However, the pickup models of the manufacturer, are somehow in the shadow of Ford’s and Chevrolet’s pickup models. Will the 2018 Ram Rebel TRX  contribute to change such a  order?

RAM Rebel TRX 2018 is genuine offroader. The company currently offers, the aforementioned RAM 1500 Rebel and RAM 2500 Power Wagon models. These two models have improved off-road capability. But that is not enough, so as to “stand in line” Ford F-150 Raptor pickup. Therefore, RAM decided to offer a pickup model for extreme off-road conditions. Model, which will be capable of keeping up by the desert, over the mountain ranges, through the jungle.

Ford F-150 Raptor enters its second generation, while RAM Rebel TRX has yet to prove himself and win the favor of fans of this kind of vehicle. Is RAM too late? Will not happen again fate had Dodge RAM SRT-10? It remains to be seen.

Recall, at the end of the last century, were popular city pickup models. Ford offered the F-150 SVT Lightning, while Chevrolet’s trump card was popular Silverado SS pickup. When Dodge decided to offer the mentioned SRT-10 model, the trend of these vehicles has already begun to subside. This Dodge RAM SRT-10 produced only four years. Due to the delayed reactions and bad decisions, RAM still lags behind Ford and Chevrolet. We hope that the 2018 Rebel TRX change this trend.

2018 Rebel TRX rear view

2018 RAM Rebel TRX Power Specification

RAM will become a leader when it comes to power in 1500 category. The 2018 Ram TRX Rebel gets 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine Hellcat. This engine, in the original release, possesses 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. Rebel TRX Concept is presented with a de-tuned version of the engine with around 575 horsepower.

As for the production model, there is no official announcement, but there are several versions. The first version says that under the hood find a de-tuned engine from concept with the 575 horsepower. Other information also indicates a loss of power, compared to the original model. However, these sources suggest the engine power of 600 horsepower. Finally, the third version is that the RAM Rebel TRX get original Hellcat  6.2-liter V8 engine, at full power of 707 horsepower.

No matter which version of the company decision, the vehicle will have enough strength to eat up the competition. In addition, the engine is fitted with an 8-speed transmission and AWD.

Ford Raptor develops only 450 horsepower from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine turboharged. However, the big advantage of this engine is a remarkable maximum torque of 510 lb-ft at 2,200 rpm.

Mechanics

Apart from the strong engine, the vehicle has a number of extras. Among other things, there have been noted specifically tuned suspension, as well as independent suspension at any point particular. Also, the vehicle further above ground level, in order to better overcome the obstacles out of hard roads. Certainly, there is a large number of electric tweaks. Loaders are massive tires (37 x 13,5 inch). To stop the vehicle are responsible Baer brake discs, size 15 inches.

RAM Rebel TRX interior

Exterior and Interior

We have already mentioned that the production model based on the concept. Likewise, RAM Rebel TRX is based on the current 1500 Rebel, with the four doors. In addition, emphasis is placed on the vehicle a more aggressive look, and improved off-road performance. Chrome accents with the Rebel versions are replaced by elements made of hard plastic. The reason for this is the greater functionality and easier possibility of modifications in such elements.

The front grille has a unique design, made of plastic, and has a larger air vents, to ‘beast’ under the hood it easier to ‘breathe’. Also, Rebel TRX has a wider track, compared to the standard model. There are also flared wheel arches, side exhaust pipes, LED lights, etc. Finally, this model is wider than the standard model. In the last ‘trunk’ are two spare tire, which is the space lost its primary purpose. But this is not working vehicle.

The interior of the vehicle is ‘regulated’ in accordance with the external appearance. Great attention is paid to style. It is evident that ensures that the interior is adapted to off-road driving conditions, and to be easy to maintain. Accordingly, the seats are upholstered in leather, easy maintenance. Also, it should be noted that the rear bench seat replaced by individual seats.

The overall impression of the cabin is fantastic. It is noticeable that attention to passenger safety during off-road driving. Also, 2018 RAM Rebel TRX has a certain degree of luxury. There are steering wheel of the Dodge Viper models, the 8.4-inch touchscreen monitor and a camera at the rear.

Price

Compared to its competitors, 2018 Rebel TRX RAM will have a higher price. This stems from the higher engine power. However, the company did not provide official information regarding the price. Ford F-150 Raptor costs $ 51,000 in the US market. This is the price for the version with four doors and a standard engine.

2018 RAM 2500 Most Popular Pickup Truck

2018 Ram 2500 HD

2018 RAM 2500 arrives with some delay compared to the original notice. Regardless, this new model sets new standards in its class. According to announcements, the manufacturer, the new model is the embodiment and shows the path of development of future generation of American carmakers. The new RAM 2500, in its fifth generation, is coming better and more powerful than ever.

What has not changed is the platform. The 2018 model is placed on the same platform as the previous model. More specifically, RAM 2500 uses the same platform since 2010. Given the popularity and success that achieved this pickup truck deserved to be sanctified attention. 2014, the company has prepared some improvements for the 2015 model. Then the suspension was promoted, and the improved 6.7-liter Cummins engine.

2018 Ram 2500 redesign spy photos

Design, Features and Specs

Improvements for 2015 MY, done that RAM 2500 remains competitive to HD pickup truck models from General Motors and Ford. The improvement of the existing Cummins generators, contributed to the increase of towing capacity and more torque.

The new, 2018 RAM 2500 delivers significant improvements. On the other hand, essentially nothing changes. This model remains true to itself. As before, the RAM 2500 HD arrives in several different versions. This refers to the different configuration of the cabin and cargo space, and offers a variety of equipment level. Still, the offer consists of Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Power Wagon Tradesman, Power Wagon,  Laramie Longhorn, Limited, Power Wagon Laramie, Laramie and Limited versions.

As for the external appearance, 2018 model gets a new design of the front grille. The new design of grill is represented since the Laramie Limited versions filled offering. In addition, there is a RAM inscription on the tailgate, and all versions will be placed on the alloy wheels of 17 inches. Sure, wheels 18 or 19 inches are available as an option.

2018 RAM 2500 HD offers a leather interior, for versions with higher trim levels. It includes leather seats, and a new center console and details of Argento wood and satin-chrome accents.

In addition to certain changes, the price for the new model should remain at the level of the price of the current model, which ranges from $ 31,500 to $ 57,000.

2018 Ram 2500 HD

2018 RAM 2500 Engine Choice

In addition to the above, the improved 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel unit, the offer consists of two more extremely strong and reliable petrol engines. This diesel engine has best-in-class maximum towing capability per mile and oil change interval. It possesses 375 horsepower with 840 lb.-ft. of torque.

The second in offer is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with VVT. This engine delivers 383 horsepower with 400 lb.-ft. of torque, and is characterized by a high degree of cost-effectiveness in specific driving conditions.

Finally, there is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine has a fuel saver technology, which offers the best-in-class gas horsepower and torque. The choice of transmission is reduced to a 6-speed automatic transmission 66RFE or 6-speed manual transmission G56.

2017 RAM 1500 SRT Hellcat

2017 RAM 1500 SRT Hellcat

One of the most anticipated pickup trucks over the last few years has been a Hellcat-powered Ram 1500. Some of the recent reports suggest that the famous American automaker plans to launch the high-performance pickup for the 2017 model year. If that pans out, the 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat will be powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that was already given to a couple of Dodge’s high-performance models. Namely, the 2015 Charger and 2015 Challenger SRT versions benefitted greatly from the Hellcat engine and its stunning 707 horsepower. Continue reading “2017 RAM 1500 SRT Hellcat”

2017 RAM Power Wagon Release Date

2017 RAM Power Wagon

Ram’s most capable off-roader has recently been presented to the world as a 2017 model. The eagerly-anticipated Power Wagon truck comes with a number of exterior and interior updates but remains unchanged when it comes to the mechanical bits. Based on the 2500 heavy-duty pickup truck, the Power Wagon features a number of upgrades that make it suitable for overcoming even the most difficult obstacles. Thanks to its powerful Hemi V8 and the towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon will be one of the most capable workhorses in the segment. Continue reading “2017 RAM Power Wagon Release Date”

2017 Ram 1500 Diesel Price and Release

2017 Ram 1500 Diesel

Ram’s half-ton pickup truck is most likely to be redesigned for the 2018 model year. In that regard, expect the 2017 model to bring only modest changes. However, the diesel-powered version of the 1500 truck will once again offer the class-leading fuel economy. We expect the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 to be sold in even higher numbers once the 2017 Ram 1500 Diesel hits the market. While awaiting the complete overhaul, Ram’s most popular truck will face a difficult task of competing with much fresher models that include the new Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and the recently launched Nissan Titan. Continue reading “2017 Ram 1500 Diesel Price and Release”

2017 Ram 1500 Price and Release

2017 Ram 1500

The 2017 Ram 1500 is not expected to bring any substantial changes since the completely redesigned model is most likely to go on sale for the 2018 model year. Despite arriving almost unchanged in comparison to the previous model, Ram’s half-ton pickup will remain one of the most appealing options in this hotly contested segment. Thanks to its exceptionally comfortable cabin combined with a highly efficient engine range, the upcoming Ram 1500 will be able to take on its much younger rivals. While the current generation of the 1500 made its debut in 2008, the list of its competitors includes the recently redesigned Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, as well as the brand new 2016 Nissan Titan.  Continue reading “2017 Ram 1500 Price and Release”

2017 Black Ram 1500 Express

2017 Black Ram 1500 Express

In case you opt for a mean-looking pickup truck with a powerful engine and rear-wheel drive, the 2017 Black Ram 1500 Express may be a perfect choice. The completely blacked-out version of the Ram 1500 Express will once again be available among numerous trim levels offered by this popular pickup. As its name hints, expect the Black Express to come with a monochrome exterior covered in glossy black paint and all-black cast aluminum 20-inch wheels. In addition to this head-turning styling, it will be motivated by a mighty Hemi V8 engine that adds to its menacing appeal. Compared to the previous models, the 2017 is due to arrive with only minor enhancements. Continue reading “2017 Black Ram 1500 Express”

2017 RAM 2500 Diesel Price

2017 Ram 2500 Diesel Cummins

The Ram 2500 is due to receive several upgrades for the 2017 model year. These changes will be only subtle, concentrated mostly on the list of standard equipment and possibly some engine tweaks. As for the version powered by the highly capable Cummins 6.7-liter unit, it is expected to retain its current status of the class-leading pickup truck when it comes to the towing and payload capacities. So, the 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel will once again outdo the likes of the Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500, at least when it comes to its ability to tow impressive weights. Base version of the 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel is expected to start just under $40,000. Although the official release date has yet to be announced, we expect it to go on sale sometime in mid-2016.     Continue reading “2017 RAM 2500 Diesel Price”