2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn | McHenry, IL

2018 ram 1500 tradesman vs express vs big horn

For generations, Ram trucks have set the standard for what makes a pickup truck great. While the power and capability of the 2018 Ram 1500 may be clear, which trim level comes with the features you want to step up your everyday adventures? To help you find out, the truck experts at Sunnyside Ram in McHenry, IL have compared three of our most popular Ram 1500 trim levels: Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn. These three powerful and affordable Ram 1500 trim levels offer a range of comfort and capability depending on your budget and lifestyle. If you have any questions for our team, don't hesitate to use our online contact form or call us at (815) 322-1007 to get in touch.

2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn: Engine Options

Before delving into the creature comforts you will find in these Ram 1500 trim packages, it's essential that you learn more about what each available engine has to offer in terms of power and capability. Below you can find the specs for each available 2018 Ram 1500 engine option.


3.6L Pentastar® V6

5.7L HEMI® V8


305 HP

395 HP


269 lb.-ft.

410 lb.-ft.

Maximum Towing Capacity*

7,650 lbs.

10,620 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman

If you're looking for an affordable workhorse to get the job done, the 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman is the perfect truck for you. Engineered with a number of heavy-duty features and robust performance, the Ram 1500 Tradesman is a great way to add capability to your daily routine without breaking the bank.


Key Features Include

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine
  • 6-speaker audio system with aux input
  • Electronic vehicle information center
  • Heavy-duty vinyl upholstery and flooring
  • Under-seat storage
  • Power windows and locks
  • ParkView® rear backup camera
  • Electric Stability Control
  • Starting at $27,095 MSRP

2018 Ram 1500 Express

From larger wheels to upgraded trim, those who desire muscle car inspired design will appreciate the additional features found on the 2018 Ram 1500 Express.


Key Features Include

All Tradesman trim level features, plus:

  • Carpeted floormats
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Available 20-in aluminum wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Body-color exterior trim accents
  • Starting at $28,595 MSRP

2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn

If you plan on using your Ram 1500 pickup truck for both work and play, then the Big Horn trim level is just right for you. Equipped with several luxury-minded comfort features and advanced connectivity technology, the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn is equal parts comfortable and capable.

big horn

Key Features Include

All Express trim level features, plus:

  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Apple CarPlay® and Google Android Auto™
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • 5-in. touchscreen infotainment display
  • ParkSense® front and rear park assist
  • Overhead console with universal garage door opener
  • Starting at $33,590 MSRP

Test Drive a 2018 Ram 1500 in McHenry, IL Today!

test drive 2018 ram 1500 trims

Now that you're one step closer towards taking home the 2018 Ram 1500 you need to make the most of your everyday grind, it's time to experience it for yourself at our Ram dealership in McHenry, IL. At Sunnyside Ram, we have a selection of new Ram 1500 trucks for you to choose from in our new inventory. Once you've found your favorite, schedule a test drive online or by calling our team at (815) 322-1007.


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