2018 Ram 1500 is an Automotive Best Buy for the Plaquemine, LA Long Haul

One of our favorite new Ram light-duty trucks here at A.J. Dohmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram just earned the award from Consumer Guide®, taking point for another year in its Large Pickup Truck Best Buy category. Having done so every year since 2008, I guess we could call it a tradition. So, what enabled the new 2018 Ram 1500 to charge ahead?

The bar was set high. One of America's Longest-Lasting Pickups had to wow a full-time automotive editorial staff with more than 100 years of combined car and truck know-how whose work had a simple focus: to make shopping easier and a pleasure, with objective professional reviews and advice. Impress the new 2018 1500 did, with the automotive review authority singling out a host of features to put it at the forefront of the full-size pickup segment.

For one, best-in-class fuel efficiency up to 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway thanks to an exclusive 240-horsepower EcoDiesel V6 engine shelling a stellar 420 pound-feet of torque – excellent for the tow-and-haul work orders of the day around Addis and greater Baton Rouge. Secondly, class-leading handling and ride quality, owing to a unique link-coil rear suspension and the option to upgrade to an air suspension to keep loads on the evenest of keel through severe Gonzales weather. Next, cargo options kept flexible by the numerous configurations afforded by available RamBox bed storage, hidden bins, and a flat-load floor.

There are even a few elements new for the 2018 model year that our Plaquemine Ram dealer appreciates, among them, available 8.4-inch infotainment system options with pinch-to-zoom control. Showcasing 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, Android Auto and Apple Car Play to accommodate a smartphone, and USB connectivity, they take 2018 Ram 1500 into mobile office territory, keeping you in touch with that import-export prospect in Port Allen or those new development projects out in Prairieville. Plus, you'll find a Fleet Telematics Module for tracking your efficiency as well as Sirius Guardian support to enable SOS Call and Roadside Assistance and Vehicle Finder capabilities as well as provide access to Remote Services and Send and Go when you need them.

These are just the beginning of what you can look forward to in the new 2018 Ram 1500. Take the short drive out to visit us here at 24945 Highway 1, and you can see for yourself what the experts and we are talking about, in a gamut of 11 hard-charging trim levels to cater to driving preferences from high-efficiency to sport performance and luxury-appointed.

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