2018 Dodge RAM 2500 Near Opelousas, Louisiana: Form and Function

If a driver wants a truck that will be with them for years to come, they should stop by to see our exciting lineup of RAM trucks. The 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 near Opelousas, LA is built with a focus on form and function, and we invite customers to come down and see its options and features for themselves. Read on to learn more about the 2018 RAM 2500.

RAM 2500 offers 3 powerful engines

New for 2018

For this model year, RAM's product planners are throwing their hat into the luxury pickup ring with the Limited Tungsten Edition. It's available in heavy-duty and half-ton models: 1500, 2500, and 3500, and we believe it's the most luxurious RAM yet. Before the Tungsten Edition, there were some other upscale trims, such as the Laramie, the Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited. The Tungsten package enhances the comfort and style found in the Limited, and takes it a few steps farther. We liked it for its all-leather interior and other premium touches.

The main color is indigo, with light beige inserts throughout. The blue hue is also present in the floor mats and carpeting. Other luxury touches include wood accents and a suede headliner, along with premium audio, a navigation system, power adjustable pedals, heated seats and steering wheel, the Uconnect infotainment system, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay technology, satellite radio, and much more.

 

The Exterior

At our Ram dealerships near Opelousas, LA, shoppers can explore a variety of features guaranteed to keep them stable as they drive down Louisiana's roads. The optional gooseneck/fifth-wheel prep package offers the hardware needed to tow the heaviest loads, and the vehicle's stability control system and aerodynamic styling do much to keep it going in the right direction. The 2018 RAM 2500 gives customers plenty of options for locking and storing their gear, and we invite them to come down and learn more about available colors and options.

 

The Interior

The interior of the 2018 RAM 2500 starts with its command center, where drivers get to work their way through all the tech goodies that await them. This truck is designed to make music streaming and hands-free calling easier and safer than ever, and passengers will appreciate the available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi that lets them stay connected wherever they go. Come to our dealership near Opelousas and get a great deal on one of these amazingly capable trucks, and stop by the finance department to learn about purchase and lease options.

 

Mechanical Features

When customers come to our local dealership, they can get an up-close look at the rugged steel frame that takes them safely down the road. The 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 near Opelousas, LA uses hydro-formed steel with extra cross-members that offer a high level of mass, strength, and security.

Those who do a lot of heavy towing and hauling can benefit from the optional diesel exhaust braking system, which provides increased control during hill descents. No matter what a buyer plans to do with the 2018 RAM, there's a feature-set to match.

 

The 2018 RAM 2500's Powertrain

Maximum capacity and engine output changes every year, and the diesel-powered 2018 RAM 2500 is at the head of the class with the availability of 930 lb. ft. of torque. The Cummins diesel 6.7L inline six was tweaked slightly to provide an additional 30 lb. ft., and its available fifth-wheel 30,000-pound towing capacity puts it near the top of the heap. This powertrain is designed to offer drivers the ideal combination of power and usability. The gas-powered model is no slouch either; it offers 429 lb. ft. of torque. There are several engine options from which to choose, including a 5.7L or 6.4L V8 HEMI, or the 6.4L heavy-duty turbo diesel. Stop by today and our friendly sales team will help guide buyers in the right direction.

 

Handling, Ride, and Steering

The coil spring suspension on the 2018 RAM 2500 proves its worth, providing a comfortable ride for most passengers. It exhibits a high level of body control, thanks to its available auto-leveling air suspension in the rear. While its towing capability prevents it from offering a truly car-like ride, the new RAM makes up for it in other areas.

 

Other RAM 2500 Trims

If a driver isn't quite ready for the Tungsten Edition, they can keep things simple with the Tradesman. It comes with a black grille and bumpers, a basic LCD-display for the six-speaker audio system, and other basic amenities. The SLT offers an electronic 4-wheel drive shifter, chrome exterior trim, a sliding window in the rear, a five-inch Uconnect touch screen infotainment system, and Bluetooth connectivity. With a step up in the lineup, drivers can get the Big Horn Edition, which adds nice touches such as unique badging, remote start, and 18" polished aluminum rims.

The Limited has a different grille design and large RAM lettering on the tailgate, along with a leather interior, heated front and second-row seats, a real power outlet, and an upgraded touch screen system with voice control and navigation. Apart from the rest of the lineup is the Power Wagon; it offers a winch for heavy pulling. Other exclusive features include a skid plate, off-road shocks and tires, locking differentials on the front and rear, and much more. We invite everyone to come down to our dealership and see the different trim levels for themselves.

 

Safety Features and Crash Test Results

Security and safety are important parts of any vehicle, and with the 2018 RAM 2500, drivers get plenty of features that keep them protected. The truck comes with multi-stage airbags that respond to an impact's force. It also comes with electronic speed and stability control, TPMS, and more.

The RAM did well in government crash testing as well. The NHTSA assigns cars a rating out of five available stars, and the IIHS uses a different standard that grades vehicles from Poor to Good. The truck received a four-star rating from the NHTSA, and it has not yet been tested by the IIHS.

Visit the 2018 Dodge RAM 2500 near Opelousas, LA in person, take a test drive, or call us to find out about our available lease and purchase offers.  

Contact

Vaughn Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

1120 Northwest Main Street
Directions Bunkie, LA 71322

  • Sales: (318) 717-9491
  • Service: (318) 935-0956
  • Parts: (318) 935-0889

Hours

  • Monday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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