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  • Writer's pictureKevin Schingeck

Spotlight on the Ram 1500: The Pickup Gem of Missouri

Updated: Nov 3, 2023


2018 Ram 1500 at CarSmart Of Farmington


At CarSmart Of Farmington, we're more than just a dealership; we're a connector of communities from Fredericktown to Ste Genevieve, and all the way to Bonne Terre. When sophistication meets rugged utility, the Ram 1500 doesn’t just step up—it leads.

Ram 1500's 2018 Reinvention


In 2018, the Ram 1500 paved the way for a new blend of elegance and capability. With the unveiling of the Tungsten Edition, it's now an attention-grabber on the streets of Park Hills. This edition boasts premium leather interiors, a commanding hood, and a chrome grille. Meanwhile, technology enthusiasts in Hillsboro and beyond will admire the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Power Choices for Every Drive

Whether you're venturing through Fredericktown or embracing the open roads of Ste Genevieve, there's a Ram 1500 engine tailored for you:


  1. 3.6-liter V-6: For the daily commuter, delivering a solid 305 horsepower.

  2. 5.7-liter V-8: For the power-hungry, offering an impressive 395 horsepower.

  3. 3.0-liter Turbodiesel V-6: Ideal for fuel-efficient, long-distance treks with 240 horsepower.


Each engine works in harmony with the refined eight-speed automatic transmission. Whether you opt for rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Ram 1500 promises an invigorating experience.


2018 Ram 1500 Engine CarSmart Of Farmington

CarSmart Pro Tip Of The Day

When choosing your next vehicle, there are several vital factors you must consider to ensure you're getting the best match for your needs. Let's dive into some expert tips to guide your selection:


  • Fuel Type: Always consider the type of driving you primarily do. If you frequently journey long distances, you might want to look for more fuel-efficient options. However, if power and torque are more your style, a gasoline engine might be more fitting.

  • Comfort Matters: Especially during those cold winter mornings in Missouri, heated seats can make all the difference. It's not just about luxury—it's about ensuring every drive is a cozy one.

  • Stay Entertained: With satellite radio, your musical choices are almost limitless. Whether you’re cruising through Farmington or heading to Ste Genevieve, keep the vibes going with hundreds of channels at your fingertips.

  • Child Safety: One of the most critical factors for family drivers. Ensure the car you're eyeing has child safety features. These might include rear door safety locks, child seat anchors, and window lockout buttons.

  • Safety Rating: Beyond child safety, you should also check a vehicle's overall safety rating. The higher the rating, the more peace of mind you'll have on the road.

  • Tackling the Terrain: If you find yourself often driving through challenging terrains, consider a Four-Wheel Drive Engine. Vehicles with Four-Wheel Drive not only provide better traction but can also handle slippery or rugged conditions with ease.


Remember, the right car is out there waiting for you. Keep these tips in mind, and you'll find the perfect match in no time!


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Experience Unparalleled Comfort

Whether you're navigating through Festus or challenging the off-roads near Hillsboro, the Ram 1500 guarantees a smooth journey. The unique air suspension system is a game-changer, ensuring a driving experience that feels like a dream.

Interior: Where Luxury Meets Functionality

Traverse from Farmington to Park Hills and immerse yourself in the Ram 1500's spacious and luxurious embrace. Ascend the trim ladder and discover delights like heated seats, genuine wood trims, and thoughtfully designed storage compartments.

Seamless Connectivity On The Go

For those tech-savvy individuals journeying from De Soto to Bonne Terre, the Ram 1500's advanced Uconnect infotainment system is a digital companion like no other. With its 8.4-inch touchscreen, enjoy features ranging from intuitive navigation to seamless phone integration.

Safety: Always At The Forefront

Regardless of your destination, be it Fredericktown or Ste Genevieve, safety remains paramount. Ensure you stay updated with safety ratings by referring to trusted sources like the NHTSA and IIHS. Wrapping up, the Ram 1500 isn't merely a truck—it's a reflection of Missouri's diverse spirit. Curious? Drop by CarSmart Of Farmington and witness the magic firsthand!



Happy Truck Buyer at CarSmart Of Farmington

CarSmart: More Than Just Vehicles

At CarSmart Of Farmington, we're not only about offering top-notch vehicles but also ensuring that they're within your reach, regardless of your credit situation. Financing? Don’t sweat it. We've got tailored solutions to fit every financial scenario.

We take pride in the quality of our offerings. Most of our vehicles, especially those 10 years or newer and under 100,000 miles, come fortified with a FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. This isn't just a vehicle—it’s peace of mind on four wheels.

If a 2018 Ram 1500 isn't visible in our current inventory, don't let disappointment set in. Our extensive network with dealers and auctions nationwide means that we can go the extra mile to find that dream vehicle for you.

Your next adventure starts with a click. Dive into a world of automotive excellence and explore our vibrant inventory. View our current inventory on our website and let the journey begin!



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About The Author:

Kevin Schingeck, born and raised in the heart of Missouri, has established himself as a trusted authority in automotive sales and financing over an illustrious 13-year career. As the General Manager of both our Farmington and Jackson, Missouri locations, Kevin's extensive knowledge extends beyond just sales, excelling in connecting customers with ideal financing solutions tailored to their needs. His knack for pairing clients with the right lenders stems from a rich blend of local insights and industry expertise. For anyone seeking comprehensive guidance in the realm of vehicle sales and financing, Kevin's unparalleled experience and leadership at our dual locations stand as a testament to his dedication and proficiency.

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