2017 Ram 1500
Looking for a new Ram that’s as tough as it is stylish? The 2017 Ram 1500 is a rugged truck that can be configured in a number of ways for work needs, the average consumer, or truck enthusiasts. A simple change, such as the drivetrain or length of the truck bed, can make a big difference in the capabilities and driving experience, so the equipment you want on your Ram truck really depends on your needs and wants.
Max. Towing Capacity
Available EcoDiesel Engine
Available Fuel Economy
As mentioned, there are a number of configurations available on the 2017 Ram 1500. Available is the choice of a 2x4 or4x4 drivetrain, three different truck bed lengths, and several engines. Starting with the base engine is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 24-valve engine. Designed with VVT technology to improve engine performance and fuel economy, this engine generates 305 horsepower and can get up to 25 mpg on the highway.
If looking for a stronger option, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is available and strongest in the lineup. This engine produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. If looking for a cleaner burning option while still getting some real towing capacity, the available 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine is an option as well. Named on the WardsAuto’s list of “10 Best Engines” for three years in a row, the EcoDiesel engine produces 420 lb-ft of torque and 240 horsepower. This engine also offers best-in-class highway fuel economy of 29 mpg.
When it comes to towing, torque and horsepower are very important. Torque is slightly more valuable for towing, but horsepower is still a big factor. The towing capacity, horsepower and torque for each engine is as follows:
- 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine: 305 HP / 269 LB-FT / 4,400-7,600 pounds
- 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine: 395 HP / 420 LB-FT / 5,050-10,700 pounds
- 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine: 240 HP / 410 LB-FT / 7,700-9,300 pounds
When driving a truck, you want style inside and out. A truck can be just a truck, or it can be a place away from home. A lot depends on the configuration and choices of options. Do you want a regular cab, the popular crew cab, or the quad cab for more room? Keep in mind the truck bed sizes too; their availability changes with the cab. The 8-foot truck bed isn’t available on the crew cab, which is limited to the 6’4” bed, but both beds can be found on the regular cab. The crew cab comes available with the 6’4” bed or a smaller 5’7” truck bed.
Exterior features always set the varying trims of a 2017 Ram 1500 apart. Automatic headlamps are standard for the lineup, which is a nice touch. LED bed lighting is only an available option depending on the trim, but it’s not a deal-breaker. Depending on what you’re using your new Ram truck for, the RamBox Cargo Management system may interest you. This special system has two exterior storage compartments on either side of the truck bed that double as drainable coolers. The only choice left is do you want some side-steps and 22-inch forged aluminum wheels to go with that new Ram truck?
There are also plenty of nifty options and features available on the inside. Behind-the-seat storage bins can be found on two trims, the 1500 Tradesman and 1500 Express, but if you have another trim or just need more cargo space, 40/20/40 bench seats can be found in many trims depending on the cab size, as well as a rear folding seat. Under-seat (rear) storage compartments are also available depending on trim and specs.
If luxury is your deal, the upper level 1500 trims have heated and ventilated seats standard or as an available option. Convenient features also change the game with a truck. One important feature loved by many truck drivers is the electronic vehicle information system (standard on all trims). Another handy feature is the 7-Inch Rebel Reconfigurable Instrument Cluster (standard on all trims except for the Tradesman and Express).
If driving a new Ram truck today, you won’t be stuck in the past. Standard is a 6-speaker system, and upgrading to nine Alpine speakers with a subwoofer is possible. On the base trim, drivers will be greeted by a 5-inch touchscreen display; an 8.4-inch touchscreen is standard on the rest of the lineup. The rest of the features depend on the trim.
On several 1500 trims, GPS navigation and integrated voice command with Bluetooth come standard (available options on Tradesman and Express). Uconnect 3.0 comes standard on the Tradesman and Express and it covers the basics, i.e. AM/FM, auxiliary, USB connectivity, mobile connectivity, and speed adjusted volume. The rest of the lineup comes with Uconnect 8.4 and Uconnect Access.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2017 Ram 1500 has all the standard safety features drivers want. It has advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front and side-curtain airbags, and a Sentry Key theft deterrent system throughout the lineup. A ParkView backup camera is on all trims but the 1500 Tradesman and it is optional on the 1500 Express. The 1500 Lone Star, Big Horn, and Sport trims come standard with Remote Keyless Entry with All-Secure.
All new Ram trucks are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile gas powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through warranty for 5 years and unlimited miles.
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