RAM 1500 Ideal for Casual Truck Drivers

For truck consumers who need something a little more robust than an SUV, but for whom the power (and price) of most full-size trucks is overkill, the 2018 RAM 1500 presents an excellent option. With lots of creature comforts and ample power for most suburbanites and light construction pros, the RAM 1500 is the “just right” alternative.

front view of dodge ram 1500 in driveway


The RAM 1500, now available at Bloomington dealerships, is powered by a V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower. That’s plenty of oomph for driving, but, if you need more, you can opt for a 395 horsepower V8. For consumers who need greater torque, a turbodiesel engine is also available.

The base RAM 1500 gets 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Upgrade to the turbodiesel, and you’ll get 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the road.

RAM buyers often comment on the very smooth ride and accurate steering of the truck. Other trucks don’t take as much care to provide a smooth and balanced ride to their drivers and occupants. The RAM 1500 is a very easy-to-drive truck for teens or moms and dads in the suburbs.

Properly equipped, the RAM 1500 can tow a little more than 10,000 lbs. and haul about 1,880 lbs. For most casual truck users, this is more than enough capacity.

Interior & Cargo

The RAM 1500 is a great family truck. Regular Cab models seat three, while you can seat six in the Quad model.  The RAM’s interior is quite comfortable, with excellent, supportive seats and plenty of leg and headroom, even in the back seats. The RAM uses quality materials in even its base trim, making it a real delight for drivers and passengers alike.

Some standard features include a USB port and rearview camera. Upper trim levels of the RAM offer more generous features.

The new RAM 1500 offers a five-foot, seven-inch bed length, a six-foot, four-inch bed length, and an eight-foot bed length. The vehicle can also be purchased with the RamBox, a convenient storage system.

Dodge Ram 1500 parked in front of house


The RAM starts at around $27,905 for a base model. That’s a pretty good entry-level price for a truck, and the upper trim levels of the RAM 1500 are also competitive. A fully loaded RAM 1500 Limited will set you back $53,295.

The RAM 1500 gets good safety and reliability scores from government and private evaluators, so it’s a truck you can count on to keep you out of the repair shop and the emergency room. The new RAM is covered by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.

The smooth ride and comfortable interior of the RAM 1500 make it a good truck for casual users. If you need a good utility truck but aren’t in the market for a beast, the RAM 1500 is a great choice.

Consumers in the market for a new RAM 1500 should visit Bloomington RAM dealers at Community Chrysler. Community Chrysler has a huge inventory of RAM trucks and a helpful and knowledgeable staff that will help you pick the right vehicle for your needs. Visit today or call 866-308-8426 for more information.