2018 RAM 3500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn

You already know the 2018 Ram 3500 is the heavy-duty truck you need to tackle the toughest tasks on your daily to-do list. But which Ram 3500 trim level offers the features you want and comes at a price that fits your budget? To help you decide, the product experts at Sunnyside Ram in McHenry, IL have compared two of our most popular Ram 3500 trim levels: the Tradesman package and the Big Horn package.

If you have any questions for the team at our Ram dealership in McHenry, IL, please give us a call at (815) 322-1007 or use our online contact form to reach out to us.

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2018 Ram 3500 Tradesman vs. 2018 Ram 3500 Big Horn: Engine Specs

Both the Ram 3500 Tradesman and the Ram 3500 Big Horn come standard with a heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine. For those that require more towing and hauling power, the available Cummins® turbo-diesel engine option is perfect for you. Take a look at the table below to see which one offers the performance you're looking for.


6.4L HEMI® V8

6.7L Turbocharged Cummins® Diesel I6


410 HP

385 HP


429 lb.-ft.

930 lb.-ft.

Payload Capacity

16,480 lbs.

31,210 lbs.

Towing Capacity

7,350 lbs.

6,720 lbs.

2018 Ram 3500 Tradesman - Starting at $33,945 MSRP

If you're looking for a workhorse that has everything you need to get you to the jobsite comfortably, the Ram 3500 Tradesman is the perfect truck for you. Key features found in the new Ram 3500 Tradesman include:

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • ParkView® rear backup camera
  • 17-in. styled steel wheels
  • Heavy-duty vinyl upholstery
  • 3.5-in. Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • ParkView® rear back-up camera
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2018 Ram 3500 Big Horn - Starting at $44,840 MSRP

If you plan on doing more commuting with your new Ram 3500, then you will need more comfort, convenience, and connectivity features. The Ram 3500 Big Horn also offers upgraded wheels and additional exterior styling cues. Features you'll love inside the Ram 3500 Big Horn include:

  • Uconnect® 3 infotainment interface with 5-in. touchscreen display
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 18-in. polished aluminum wheels
  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Premium cloth upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Front center seat cushion storage

Finance or Lease a 2018 Ram 3500 in McHenry, IL Today!

Now that you know which Ram 3500 trim package is right for you, it's time to learn more about how you can take one home from Sunnyside Ram today! Our Ram dealership in McHenry, IL has a selection of 2018 Ram 3500 trucks in our new model inventory for you to choose from. Get in touch with our team by calling us at (815) 322-1007 or use our online contact form. We'll help get you behind the wheel of the new Ram 3500 you need at a price you'll be more than happy to pay.

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