2017 Ram 1500
For the hard worker, the daily commute or the adventurer, there is a Ram truck for everyone. From the incredible exterior and interior styling that is somehow both rugged and luxurious, all the way down to the standard technology, there is nothing disappointing about 2017 Ram 1500 lineup.
Over the past few years the light-duty Ram 1500 has been awarded titles like “Longest Lasting Pickup Truck” and the “Pickup Truck of the Year” and each year it continues to improve. Not to mention, the Ram 1500 is always highly rated by the NHTSA when it comes to safety.
Available Best-in-Class fuel economy
Max. Towing Capacity
Engine + Towing
The 2017 Ram 1500 lineup includes three different engine options, three cab sizes and three bed sizes and a 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain. The 1500 lineup includes 11 different trims ranging from the base trim, the Ram 1500 Tradesman, to the off-roading powerhouse, the Ram 1500 Rebel, to the ultimate luxury truck, the Ram 1500 Limited.
3.6L Pentastar Engine
The base engine on the Ram 1500 is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. This engine comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission and together they produce up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine has an average fuel economy of 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway and depending on the truck’s equipment and drivetrain configuration, the Pentastar engine’s towing capacity ranges from 4,800 - 7,300 pounds.
3.0L EcoDiesel Engine
Buyers also have the option of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine and it is the most fuel efficient light-duty engine as it gets up to 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. But just because it is fuel efficient doesn’t mean it lacks power, the engine produces up to 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque and gives the 1500 a towing capacity of 8,300 to 9,300 pounds. This engine is only available on the Ram 1500 HFE.
5.7L HEMI Engine
The most powerful engine on the lineup is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 paired to an automatic transmission. This engine generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, so it packs a punch. This engine has a base towing capacity from 7,050 to 8,550 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 10,700 pounds.
Style + Tech
On the interior, standard features like a 40/20/40 split folding bench seat, a behind seat storage bin, heavy duty vinyl seats, and black vinyl floor covering are there to both look good and provide ease and convenience. Then of course there are optional interior features (some of which come standard on higher trim levels) such as leather seats, heated seats, rubber floor mats, an overhead console and more.
The exterior of the Ram 1500 is aggressive and functional. Features like standard 17-inch steel wheels, Goodyear tires, all season tires, halogen quad headlights, a black front bumper, and six by nine-inch mirror add to both the style and functionality of the Ram 1500. Just like the interior, the exterior of the Ram has many options as well like LED bed lighting, black side steps, a Rambox cargo management system and a tri-fold bed cover.
Entertainment is key whether you are driving to work, working or going on a road trip. That is why Ram made sure to include awesome and standard entertainment features such as a six-speaker audio system, an audio jack, a media hub with USB and AUX hookups and a remote USB port. Then, there are the extra options everyone loves like a touchscreen, UConnect 5.0 or 8.4, SiriusXM, a 9-Alpine speaker audio system with a subwoofer, and integrated voice command with Bluetooth technology.
Safety, Warranty + Pricing
Ram trucks are durable and strong trucks and they are equipped with standard safety features including advanced multistage airbags, electronic stability control, speed control, a tire pressure monitoring display, and more. Then of course extra safety options are offered for those who want to feel even safer, and some of those options include a rearview backup camera, remote keyless entry, and park assist.
The warranties for each trim are the same, and are the standard warranties granted to every Ram vehicle. These warranties include a three year or 36,000 mile basic warranty, and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty for the gas engines, and a five-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty for the diesel engine.
Price of a new 2017 Ram 1500 varies by engine and trim. The MSRP for the base trim, the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman with a 3.6L engine is $26,395.