2018 ram 2500 tradesman vs big horn

You already know the 2018 Ram 2500 offers the rugged reliability and impressive capability you need to help you tackle the toughest tasks on your to-do list. But which trim level provides the comfort and technology features that fit your budget and lifestyle? To help you make your decision, the product experts at Sunnyside Ram in McHenry, IL have taken a look at two of our most popular Ram 2500 trim levels: the Tradesman, starting at $32,545 MSRP, and the Big Horn, starting at $43,240 MSRP.

Has a 2018 Ram 2500 available in our new model inventory already caught your eye? Take a look at our special offers and factory incentives, and then give our team a call to kick start your ownership adventure today!

2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn: Engine Specs & Capability

2018 ram 2500 tradesman vs big horn capability

Whether you choose the 2018 Ram 3500 Tradesman or Big Horn, you can choose between three incredibly powerful engine options, offering a range of capability. Take a look at the table below to get a better idea which engine option will provide you with the towing and hauling power you need to get the job done.


5.7L HEMI® V8

6.4L HEMI® V8

6.7L Cummins® Turbocharged Diesel I6


383 HP

410 HP

370 HP


400 lb.-ft.

429 lb.-ft.

800 lb.-ft.

Max. Towing Capacity*

13,910 lbs.

16,480 lbs.

17,980 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity*

4,480 lbs.

7,350 lbs.

6,720 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn: Trim Specs Overview

No matter if you're looking for a dedicated work truck to handle whatever you can throw at it on the jobsite like the Tradesman, or a truck like the Big Horn that's as comfortable for the whole family as it is capable, there's a Ram 2500 just right for you. The table below will help you get acquainted with the features that come on the 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman and the 2018 Ram 2500 Big Horn.


Key Standard Features

2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman

Starting at $32,545 MSRP

  • 5.7L HEMI V8
  • Heavy duty vinyl upholstery
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Media hub with USB and Aux connection
  • Power one-touch windows
  • Radio 3.0 entertainment suite

ram 2500 big horn trim

2018 Ram 2500 Big Horn

Starting at $43,240 MSRP

All Tradesman trim level features, plus:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Chrome interior accent trim
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • 5.0-in. touchscreen infotainment display

Test Drive a 2018 Ram 2500 in McHenry, IL Today!

test drive ram 2500 tradesman and big horn trims

Now that you know which new Ram 2500 trim package is right for you, it's time to schedule a test drive at Sunnyside Ram in McHenry, IL! To get in the driver's seat, choose your favorite 2018 Ram 2500 from our new model inventory, and then schedule a test drive online. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give our team a call at (815) 385-7220.

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