The 2017 RAM 1500 is a terrific light-duty truck. It is part of a lineup of the best trucks on the road, which also includes the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 models. The 1500 is unique because it features a coil-spring rear suspension, which delivers an incredibly comfortable ride, even if you do not have anything loaded in the bed. The 2017 1500 has received some great new updates, and every engine will now come linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Outdoorsman trim is no longer being offered for 2017, but RAM has redistributed that trim's features to the other trims.
Three Excellent Engines
The 2017 RAM 1500 is available with three outstanding engines, each of which can be equipped with either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive system. Read below to learn more about the engines and their ratings when properly equipped:
The base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. It has a potential towing maximum of 7,610 pounds and a payload maximum of 1,890 pounds.
The available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 10,640 pounds and has a payload maximum of 1,800 pounds.
The diesel option comes in the form of a turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, which delivers 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This diesel-powered engine can offer a towing maximum of up to 9,210 pounds and a payload max of 1,600 pounds.
Easy To Customize
The 1500 is a full-size pickup, and it is available in many body styles. The Regular Cab is a two-door model, and it offers a short or long bed. The four-door Quad Cab has a long bed length, and the extended four-door Crew Cab is available with a short or long bed. Customers have the ability to choose between ten trim levels when configuring their 1500, and each trim is typically offered with additional packages and standalone accessories. There is a perfect 1500 for everyone: off-road enthusiasts will love the Rebel, and customers looking for a luxury experience will appreciate the Laramie Longhorn. The 1500 also features many smart storage solutions, innovative technology, and a variety of connectivity options so that your truck can serve as a mobile office. The 1500 has been equipped with great technologies to encourage a safer ride, with features including stability control, hill start assist, and trailer-sway control. The available Uconnect Access system (equipped with the Uconnect infotainment system) will feature stolen vehicle tracking and a direct connection to 911 operators.
What kind of warranty does the diesel powertrain have?
RAM provides diesel engines with a 5-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.
Can you give me a trade-in estimate for my used vehicle?
Absolutely! You can come in to the dealership to get an estimate or use our convenient online tool! Kelley Blue Book
What is the maximum payload with the gas engine?
When properly equipped the 2017 RAM 1500 has a max gas payload of 1,900 pounds.
The Best Truck on the Road
Need a work truck? How about a comfortable mobile office? Or maybe you want a luxurious ride with the ability to haul and tow if you need it? If any of these sound like you, the 2017 RAM 1500 might just be the best option. If you have questions about the amazing 2017 RAM 1500 contact us today at Earnhardt Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram! We would also be happy to help you customize your RAM truck for any business or need!