Any driver who needs a truck that can handle many terrains, and can offer high towing and payload ratings knows that they can rely on RAM to offer a versatile option. The 2017 RAM 1500 is the perfect light-duty full-size truck because it prioritizes both power and comfort, with a sophisticated powertrain that ensures a comfortable ride. For 2017, drivers will continue to be able to personalize their 1500 in a wide range of ways and for different businesses or independent needs, as RAM provides many trims, packages, standalone features and Mopar accessories. The most striking change for 2017 will come to the powertrain, as every configuration will now feature the dynamic and efficient eight-speed automatic transmission.
Under the 1500's Hood
Customers will have three engine options with the RAM 1500. As stated above, every engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, though customers can choose between two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6, and it produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped the base V6 engine has a towing maximum of 7,610 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,890 pounds. The available engines include a 5.7-liter V8 and a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel.
Design of RAM 1500
The 1500 is offered in the two-door Regular cab, the four-door Quad cab, and the extended four-door Crew Cab. The Regular cab is offered in a 6-foot-4-inch or an 8-foot cargo bed length, while the Quad cab comes with the 6-foot-4 bed. The available Crew Cab has larger rear doors, and it is offered with the 5-foot-7 or 6-foot-4 bed length. Customers can choose between 10 different trim levels, and the base trim is called the Tradesman. The 1500 will come standard with many great features, including a seven-pin wiring harness, 17-inch steel wheels, a Class IV receiver hitch, and a spray-in bedliner. The 1500 has a convenient rear backlight and drivers will like the tilt steering wheel and six-speaker sound system. The 2017 RAM 1500 can be further equipped with optional appearance or electronics packages, and the brand offers many fantastic standalone accessories.
What is the starting price of the RAM 1500?
For 2017, the RAM 1500 has a starting MSRP of $26,295.
RAM has constructed the frame of 1500 with high-strength steel, and the truck features eight ultra-tough crossmembers and a hydroformed tubular front frame unit.
RAM has outfitted their 1500 with many technologies that will support the driver and encourage a more controlled experience, especially when towing, hauling, or carrying a full load in the bed. Standard features will include hill start assist, trailer-sway control, four-wheel antilock brakes, and stability control. RAM offers a fully integrated trailer-brake control, in addition to a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. A wide range of airbags are standard on the 1500, including full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags. If you have equipped your 1500 with the optional Uconnect infotainment system, your RAM will be connected to Uconnect Access, which is an emergency telematics system that can connect you to 911 operators and even track your vehicle if it is stolen. If you have a business or if you simply want a truck that can handle tasks around the house, we would love to talk to you about creating your perfect 2017 RAM 1500. To do so, give us a call today at Button Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!