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2018 Ram 1500 Interior Review

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Interior: 8.7

The 2018 Ram 1500 has one of the nicest interiors in the class. The cabin remains quiet at speed, and even the lower trims feature plenty of premium materials, which is uncommon for a truck. Both rows of seats are spacious and comfortable. There aren’t many standard features (this is common for a truck), but a user-friendly infotainment system highlights the available features list.

  • "Lower trim levels feel well built with quality materials, and upper trim levels are predictably very well executed, with available wood trim and premium leather upholstery that class things up quite a bit." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • "It offers an unbeatable ride/handling combination along with a high level of refinement, classy interiors, and some unique features." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "It's exceptionally quiet inside, too, regardless of surface." -- Car and Driver (2013)

Seating

The Ram 1500 seats up to three in Regular Cab models and up to six in Quad and Crew Cab models. All cab configurations are available with front bucket seats, which reduce total seating capacity by one. Vinyl upholstery comes standard.

Cloth upholstery, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated back seats, a heated steering wheel, and power-adjustable pedals are available.

The front seats are terrific and remain comfortable on drives of any length. Drivers have good visibility in all directions. The rear seats (when applicable) have plentiful legroom and ample space for adult passengers. This is especially true of Crew Cab models.

There are two full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors in Ram models that have rear seats. There are no issues with the lower anchors, but the tether anchors can be tough to find and easily confused with other hardware.

  • "Seat comfort is excellent, especially for long road trips, with soft padding and adequate support in the right places. If you go with the crew cab, there's plenty of legroom in the rear and matching seat comfort." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • "In the Quad Cab version rear-seat legroom is generous, but the Crew Cab models offer even more legroom for stretching out." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "Large, firmly padded seats offer impressive long-drive comfort and back support. Visibility is generally good, though front roof pillars are rather thick." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Interior Features

Standard features in the Ram 1500 include a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, and a rearview camera. Available features include power locks, power windows, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, Bluetooth, a 10-speaker Alpine audio system, satellite radio, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, and the voice-activated Uconnect infotainment system with a 5- or 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The Ram 1500’s short standard features list (even power windows and door locks are optional) is common for a truck. Of the available features, the Uconnect infotainment system stands out. It’s responsive, and the voice-recognition software responds well to verbal commands. The intuitive interface makes it easy to navigate through menus.

Uconnect is offered with two screen choices. The higher-end version features an 8.4-inch screen, and it’s a better choice because the larger screen makes it easy to see the buttons. There are also physical controls for some audio and climate functions.

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  • "The 5-inch center screen is decent, but our favorite is the upgrade 8.4-inch screen with its large virtual buttons, quick response times and logical menu layouts. As an added bonus, there are several physical buttons and knobs that duplicate those tasks for the more traditional owner." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • "Both the small and large display screens are functional and fairly easy to use (although I wouldn't want to mess with it while I was driving), and the USB/SD card connectors are pretty handy." -- Jalopnik (2013)
  • "Chrysler's voice-recognition system for phone, audio and navigation is one of the industry's best. Chrysler also provides conventional controls for audio and climate and an 8.4-inch touch screen. The gauges are clear and easy to modify to display the information you prefer." -- Detroit Free Press (2013)

Cargo

The Ram 1500 offers three bed lengths: 5 feet 7 inches, 6 feet 4 inches, and 8 feet. Not all bed lengths are available with every cab. Regular Cab models are available with either a 6-foot-4-inch bed or an 8-foot bed. Quad Cab models feature a 6-foot-4-inch bed. Crew Cab models feature either a 5-foot-7-inch bed or a 6-foot-4-inch bed.

All beds except for the 8-foot bed are available with the RamBox storage system that is built into the bed rails. These handy storage bins are useful for just about anything, from storing tools to grocery bags, and they're water tight as well. The cabin has plenty of small-item storage space as well.

  • "The Ram provides plenty of standard and optional storage spaces. The quad cab has a clever fold-out flat floor space when you flip up the 60/40 rear seats, while the crew cab features watertight storage compartments under the rear floor as well as shallow bins under the flip-up backseat." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "The interior hosts numerous storage cubbies, bins, and wells. Front-bench-seat models with optional premium cloth upholstery have a fold-away center armrest that doubles as a storage area, but it’s really too shallow for anything more than cell phones and iPods." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Perhaps one of the neatest features of the Ram are the RamBox storage cubbies, the optional weather-tight bins on either side of the bed just above the wheel wells. They eat into the width of the cargo bed, but they're also perfect for stowing and securing towing hitches, tie-downs, gloves – even groceries." -- Automobile Magazine (2013)
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