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Austin TX Area l 2018 RAM 1500 Truck

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Vehicle Overview

The highly flexible 2018 RAM 1500 can be customized to fit your hauling needs. The current model year adds a new Harvest Edition and a Limited Tungsten Edition to the Tradesman®, RAM 1500 Express®, Big Horn®, Rebel, Sport, Night, Laramie®, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited Trims. The backup camera becomes standard on all models and the cargo box now includes LED lights that are activated with a remote exterior switch. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ is part of the new but optional 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. To find out which of the following features comes with which trims in the Austin area, contact Benny Boyd Auto Group, your truck dealer serving Austin Texas.

Austin TX Area l 2018 RAM 1500 Truck

Interior

The interior advantages of the 2018 RAM 1500 begin with the seats that can be covered in affordable cloth, easy-clean vinyl, or luxurious leather. Adding to an upscale feel on select trims is European-sourced wood with smooth, elegant, and stylish grains. The front row can consist of sporty bucket seats, supportive high-back seats, or a bench seat that folds in a 40/20/40-split for flexible carrying capacity. Your position is available with up to 10 power adjustments with settings for up to two drivers that you can store in memory. The front passenger seat gets 6-way power adjustments. When you want to keep in touch with the world, the available 8.4-inch touchscreen display of the Uconnect® system wirelessly hooks up to your compatible smartphone and lets you control information, entertainment, and navigation with a swipe and a tap. Available Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth® lets you speak your commands and make hands-free calls so you can keep your hands on the wheel.

Austin TX Area l 2018 RAM 1500 Truck

Exterior

If you stop by Benny Boyd Auto Group, your dealer serving Austin Texas, the first thing you’ll notice about the 2018 1500 truck is the exterior. You have your choice of Crew, Quad Cab® or Regular Cab® as well as a bed length of 5 foot 7 inches, 6-foot 4-inches, or 8 feet. Available features for the bed include a spray-in or drop-in bedliner for greater durability, LED lights so you can load and unload at night, and a tonneau cover to secure whatever you’re carrying and to improve aerodynamics. Wheel-to-wheel side steps make it more convenient to enter or exit the cab, all while reducing drag. Opt for the RamBox® Cargo Management System, which attaches lockable, lit, and drainable storage to the sides of the bed. To make organizing more convenient in the bed, this system comes with a bed extender and divider as well as four adjustable tie-down cleats you can position anywhere on the bed rails.

Austin TX Area l 2018 RAM 1500 Truck

Mechanical

In the front of this RAM pickup are Active Air® Grille Shutters that stay open at low speeds to help cool the engines. When you head for the highway, these shutters close automatically so airflow moves around the vehicle to improve aerodynamics and fuel-efficiency. The available Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension levels uneven loads automatically so you get a smoother ride. You can adjust the height of the adjustable air springs to one of five settings using convenient dashboard controls. No matter what clearance you choose, smart sensors lower your pickup at highway speeds to lessen drag and improve efficiency. Trailer Sway Control detects whether what you’re pulling is swaying and eliminates the movement by automatically engaging the brakes at individual wheels and/or reducing engine power.

Austin TX Area l 2018 RAM 1500 Truck

Powertrain

This 2018 pickup truck can take one of three engines. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 uses Variable Valve Timing and a sophisticated Thermal Management System to maximize performance, power, and efficiency. The result is 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Another gas option is the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 that generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, the available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 delivers 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Exclusive for this class of vehicle is the TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission that improves acceleration at low gears. To make shifting easier, the instrument panel includes a Rotary E-shift for gear changes. You can start more easily on slopes with Hill Start Assist. This features holds the brakes while you’re on an incline so you have time to move your foot from the brake to the accelerator.

Safety

The 2018 RAM 1500 protects you on your journeys around the Austin area with a host of safety and security features. When you reverse out of a parking spot, the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera reveals what’s going on behind you by projecting real-time video on your dashboard screen. To warn you of any obstacles that may be in your path, the ParkSense® Park Assist System for the front and rear provides audible warnings as your pickup comes closer to such hazards. With the available Remote Keyless Entry key fob, you can lock or unlock doors and the tailgate by pushing a button. It also contains a panic alarm so you can summon help. The AllSecure® Central Locking System activate the theft deterrent system to guard your investment. It even locks the available RamBox® Cargo Management System.

The best way to find out if the RAM 1500 for 2018 is right for you is to take one for a test drive around the Austin area. Come to Benny Boyd Auto Group, your dealer serving Austin Texas and our helpful sales consultant will be happy to help you out.