Whether you're looking for a full-size truck to boost productivity at the jobsite or you want to add extra capability to your family's daily adventures, the 2018 Ram 1500 is the perfect truck to help you get the job done. While choosing a new 2018 Ram 1500 pickup truck may be a simple decision to make, picking which trim level is right for you tends to be more difficult.

To help you make your decision, the product experts at Sunnyside Ram in McHenry, IL have compared the key features of two extremely popular trim levels: the 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman® starting at $26,495 MSRP and the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport starting at $38,295 MSRP. Read on to find out which one is best for your budget and lifestyle. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give our team a call at (815) 900-2547.


2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman® vs. Sport: Engine Specs & Performance

When it comes to picking the perfect truck, capability is king. The 2018 Ram 1500 is available with two powerful engine options paired with your choice of either rear- or four-wheel-drive. Take a look at the table below to get a better idea about the level of capability the Ram 1500 Tradesman® and Ram 1500 Sport models can offer you.

Engine

3.6L Pentastar® V6

5.7L HEMI® V8

Horsepower

305 HP

395 HP

Torque

269 lb.-ft.

410 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity*

7,650 lbs.

10,250 lbs.

Trim Availability

Tradesman®

Tradesman® / Sport

*When properly equipped

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2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman® vs. Sport: Interior Features

2018 RAM 1500 Interior Dashboard

According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the average American spends nearly 300 hours behind the wheel every year. When you work as hard you do, you want to be sure you spend every minute of your time behind the wheel as content and connected as possible. Take a look at the features you can find on the Ram 1500 Tradesman® and Ram 1500 Sport trim levels below.

2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman® Features:

  • Heavy-duty vinyl upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • 6-speaker audio system with aux port
  • ParkView® backup camera
  • Uconnect® 3.0 infotainment interface
  • 5-in. touchscreen infotainment display

2018 Ram 1500 Sport Features:

All Tradesman® trim level features, plus:

  • Heated front seats with cloth upholstery
  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Power windows with one-touch-down
  • Uconnect® 4C infotainment interface
  • 8.4-in. touchscreen infotainment display
  • Heated multi-function steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
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Test Drive a 2018 Ram 1500 in McHenry, IL Today!

Whether you're looking for a utilitarian Ram 1500 Tradesman® or a well-appointed Ram 1500 Sport, or another pickup truck available in our new vehicle inventory, the best way to find out which trim level is right for you is by taking a test drive. To make a test drive appointment at Sunnyside Ram in McHenry, IL, simply use our online schedule form or give our team a call at (815) 900-2547. If you have any questions for our team, don't hesitate to get in touch through our online contact form.

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