A 2018 Ram 2500 parked on a farm

Make your workday a breeze with the rugged, long-lasting power of the 2018 Ram 2500. This heavy duty pickup truck boasts superior performance and sophisticated comfort to enhance your daily driving experience. With a wide variety of trim levels to choose from, how do you know which Ram 2500 model is best suited for your needs? To make your decision easier, the experts at Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Excelsior Springs, MO, have completed the research and compiled this comprehensive trim comparison guide.

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Trim Spec Overview

The 2018 Ram 2500 is available in seven different trim configurations, each equipped with their own unique features and specs. Continue reading to compare and discover the differences between each model!

A red 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman

Tradesman® - Starting at $33,045 MSRP

  • 3.5-in. Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • Heavy-Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split-Bench Front Seats
  • Seating for up to Six People
  • Radio 3.0 with Six Speakers
  • In-Floor Rear Cargo Compartment (Crew Cab Models Only)
  • Under-Seat Rear Storage Compartment (Crew Cab Models Only)
  • Automatic Quad-Halogen Headlamps
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
A blue 2018 Ram 2500 SLT

SLT - Starting at $37,495 MSRP

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Split-Bench Front Seats
  • Seating for up to Six People
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Temperature and Compass Display
  • Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
  • Chrome Front and Rear Bumpers
A grey 2018 Ram 2500 Big Horn

Big Horn® - Starting at $44,290 MSRP

  • Premium Cloth 40/20/40 Split-Bench Front Seats
  • 10-Way Power Driver Seat with Two-Way Power Lumbar Adjustment
  • Available Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-in. Touchscreen Delivers SiriusXM Guardian™ Services
  • Seating for up to Six People
  • Fold-Flat Load Floor (Crew Cab Models Only)
  • 18-in. Polished Aluminum Wheels
2018 red Ram 2500 Laramie

Laramie® - Starting at $48,545 MSRP

  • Heated and Ventilated Leather-Trimmed 40/20/40 Split-Bench Front Seats
  • 10-Way Power Driver Seat with Memory and Six-Way Power Front-Passenger Seat Including Two-Way Power Lumbar Adjust
  • Seating for up to Six People
  • Uconnect® 4C with 8.4-in. Touchscreen
  • Premium 7-in. Customizable Driver Information Digital Display
  • ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System
  • Woodgrain Instrument Panel Accent
A silver 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn

Laramie Longhorn® - Starting at $55,145 MSRP

  • Premium Heated and Ventilated Natura Plus Leather Front Bucket Seats with Laser Etching
  • Premium Leather Heated 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats
  • Double Stacked Center Console with Full Leather Lid, Laramie Longhorn® Badging and Wood Tambour Door
  • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-in. Touchscreen
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Real Wood Accents
  • Available Cargo-View Camera
A 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

Power Wagon® - Starting at $53,045 MSRP

  • Electronically Disconnecting Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Electronically Locking Front and Rear Axles
  • 12,000-Pound Electronic WARN® Winch with 90-Foot Cable
  • 33-in. Goodyear All-Terrain Tires
  • Bilstein® Gas-Charged Monotube Shocks
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Most Capable Off-Road Full-Size Pickups
A black 2018 Ram 2500 Limited

Limited - Starting at $58,645 MSRP

  • Class-Exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • Premium Natura Plus Black Leather Heated and Ventilated Front Bucket Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Real Wood Accents
  • Double Stacked Center Console with Full Leather Lid, Limited Badging and Wood Tambour Door
  • Remote Keyless Enter 'n Go™ with Start/Stop Button
  • 20-in. Painted Aluminum Wheels with Chrome Pockets

A white Ram 2500 parked in the dirt at a construction site

Engine Options

A pickup truck is only as powerful as the engine inside of it. The 2018 Ram 2500 has several engine options for drivers to choose from. View details below.

5.7L HEMI® V8

  • Nearly 400 HP
  • Variable Valve Timing
  • Standard on Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, and Lone Star trim levels


  • 260-Liter CNG Tank
  • Electronically Controlled Throttle
  • Next-generation Engine Controller
  • Available on Tradesman and SLT trim levels

6.4L HEMI® V8

  • Best-in-Class Gas Horsepower
  • Best-in-Class Gas Towing
  • Standard on Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited trim levels

6.7L Cummins® I6 Turbo-Diesel

  • Best-in-class 15,000-mi. oil change interval
  • Class-exclusive smart diesel exhaust brake
  • 800 lb.-ft. of torque

The following table will help you discover which Ram 2500 engine option offers the power, performance, and capability you need.


5.7L HEMI® V8

6.4L HEMI® V8

6.7L Turbocharged Cummins® Diesel I6


383 HP

410 HP

370 HP


400 lb.-ft.

429 lb.-ft.

800 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity*

13,910 lbs.

16,320 lbs.

17,980 lbs.

Payload Capacity*

3,050 lbs.

3,510 lbs.

3,890 lbs.

*When properly equipped

A 2018 Ram 2500 pushing a snow plow

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