2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Review

Ram 5500 ChassisThere’s plenty of hard work to be done in the Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen areas, and nothing helps with that better than a truck. Sometimes you need something more than the average pickup, however. Sometimes you need something that has loads of power and opportunity for customization to fit your unique needs.

For a capable truck that you can modify as you see fit, there’s no option quite like the 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis. This incredible truck is packed full of capability, performance, and extra features, but is it the right choice for you? Find out in our comprehensive 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis review.


Ram 5500 ChassisLike any other truck on the market, the most important aspect of the 5500 Chassis is its capability. When properly equipped, this truck can handle towing a massive 30,600 pounds with 38,500-pound GCWR. To achieve that kind of power, however, you’ll need the help of the Prove and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

The diesel engine in the 5500 Chassis offers an incredible 325 horsepower alongside an unsurpassed available 750 lb-ft of torque. As if that wasn’t enough, this engine also offers an incredibly generous best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change interval, so your truck can spend less time at the service center and more time at work.


With this much capability, you need to be sure that your truck can handle it all for a long period of time. With the 5500, you can count on exactly that, thanks to its durable construction. In fact, Ram is so confident in this truck that you can get a 5-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain limited warranty along with their promise of 200,000 customer-equivalent miles over the truck’s lifetime.

One good way to understand just how durable this truck is, is to dive into the numbers. In terms of rear-frame steel strength, this truck comes in at an unsurpassed 50,000 PSI, so it can handle even the heaviest of loads without issue. There’s also a smart exhaust brake system that can be used to either maintain speed or slow the truck down, depending on the setting. Either way, it reduces the wear on the important braking components like pads and rotors.


Ram 5500 Chassis Dump Inside, you’ll find an interior more comfortable and advanced than you might think. This truck features an 8.4-inch screen for your infotainment system that acts more as a command center than anything else. You can get Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and SiriusXM Guardian™, among others, that make connecting your smartphone and accessing your important apps easier than ever.

There’s an additional 7-inch configurable multi-view cluster display situated on your instrumentation panel that offers essential information about your truck all in one convenient location. With this, you can see what’s going on outside and under the hood without having to take your eyes too far off the road.

Visit Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for a Test Drive Today

The best way to understand everything the 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis can offer is to experience it for yourself. If you live in the Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen areas, you can do exactly that at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Contact us online to schedule your test drive today!

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