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The 2017 Ram 1500 isn’t your typical light-duty pickup truck. In a segment that is rife with competition, the Ram 1500 manages to set itself apart from the competition with its out-of-the-box thinking. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives Ram’s top truck a smooth ride, while still offering a top-notch towing capability. If you’re looking for a workhorse that still has an attractive interior—making it perfect for an on-the-go office—then the 2017 Ram 1500 is perfect for you.


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What’s New for the 2017 Ram 1500

For the 2017 model year, the Ram 1500 gets rid of the Outdoorsman trim level. It has also eliminated the six-speed automatic transmission from the lineup, which makes the Ram 1500’s eight-speed automatic the only available transmission. Finally, a variety of features have been shuffled around trim levels, which is a big change from the 2016 Ram 1500.

The 2017 Ram 1500 is available in nine trims: Tradesman®, Express®, Lone Star, Big Horn, Sport, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. All features listed reflect 4×2 Crew Cab models with 5-foot, 7-inch box.

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2017 Ram 1500 Front End

2017 Ram 1500 Exterior

In a segment full of macho-looking trucks, the Ram 1500 is one of the toughest, while still managing to stand apart from the crowd. Instead of the harsh angles of its competitors, this pickup truck offers a more curved appearance that adds a touch of elegance to the otherwise rugged-looking pickup. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t look intimidating, though. No matter the trim, there are a number of available exterior features that will knock your socks off. These features include the available class-exclusive RamBox®Cargo Management System, which has built-in bed storage, and the Laramie trim’s chrome accents. The 2017 Ram 1500 isn’t just capable—it’s handsome, too.

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Exterior available on the Tradesman:

  • 17-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 17-Inch x 7-Inch Steel Wheels, Full Size Spare Tire, Goodyear® Brand Tires, P265/70R17 BSW All Season Tires, Rear Wheel Well Liners, Tire Carrier Winch, Automatic Headlamps, Halogen Quad Headlamps, Incandescent Tail Lamps, Black Power Heated Exterior Mirrors with Manual Fold-Away, Black Front and Rear Bumper, Body-Color Fuel Filler Door, Front Bumper Sight Shields, Front Bumper Sight Shields, Fixed Long Mast Antenna, Locking Tailgate, Molded-in-Black Upper Fascia, Spray-In Bedliner, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Front and Rear Stabilizer Bar

Exterior available on the Express:

  • 17-Inch x 7-Inch Aluminum Wheels, Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire, Locking Lug Nuts, P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires, Fog Lamps, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Removes Spray-In Bedliner

Exterior available on the Lone Star:

  • 17-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel; 20-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels; Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire; Locking Lug Nuts; P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires; Fog Lamps; LED Bed Lighting; Body-Color and Chrome Door Handles; Body-Color Upper Fascias; Bright Front and Rear Bumpers; Humidity Sensor; Under Hood Lamp; Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips; Power-Folding Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps, Power Fold-Away, and Turn Signals

Exterior available on the Big Horn:

  • 17-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel; 20-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels; Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire; Locking Lug Nuts; P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires; Fog Lamps; LED Bed Lighting; Body-Color and Chrome Door Handles; Body-Color Upper Fascias; Bright Front and Rear Bumpers; Humidity Sensor; Under Hood Lamp; Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips; Power-Folding Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps, Power Fold-Away, and Turn Signals

Exterior available on the Sport:

  • 17-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 20-Inch x 9-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels, 2&5/60R2) OWL All Season Tires, Bi-Function Halogen Projector Black Headlamps, Sport Tail Lamps, Body-Color Door Handles, Body-Color Power-Heated Exterior Mirrors with Manual Fold-Away, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper

Exterior available on the Laramie:

  • 20-Inch x 9-Inch Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels, Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Bright Grille, Premium Tail Lamps, Accent Fender Flares, Auto-Dimming Exterior Passenger Mirror, Power Chrome Multi-Function Exterior Mirrors with Memory and Power Fold-Away, Humidity Sensor 

Exterior available on the Rebel:

  • 17-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Wheels with Matte Black Pockets, Front Wheel Well Liners, Full Size Spare Tire, LT285/70R17E BSW All Terrain Toyo Brand Tires, LED Fog Lamps, Black Power Heated Mirrors with Manual Fold-Away, Lower Two-Tone Paint, Sport Performance Hood, Black 5.7L HEMI Badge, Black Grille with RAM Lettering, Black Powder Coated Front Bumper, Flat Black Ram 1500 Badge, Rebel License Plate Bracket, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Tow Hooks

Exterior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • 20-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 20-Inch x 9-Inch Aluminum Polished Wheels with Gold Inserts, Full Size Spare Tire, LED Bed Lighting, Accent Color Running Boards, Accent Fender Flares, Bright Door Entry Guards by Mopar®, Bright Grille, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Lower Two-Tone Paint, Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers, Painted Front and Rear Bumper, Spray-In Bedliner, Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control, Tow Hooks

Exterior available on the Limited:

  • 20-Inch x 9-Inch Aluminum Polish Wheels with Painted Inserts, Body-Color Fender Flares, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper, Bright Front and Rear Bumper, Chrome Body Side Molding, Wheel-to-Wheel Side Steps, Rear Window Defroster, Wheel to Wheel Side Steps, Chrome Belt Moldings, Chrome RAM Badge, Limited Grille, Limited Tailgate Applique

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2017 Ram 1500 Power

2017 Ram 1500 Performance

There are three engine choices to choose from when looking at the 2017 Ram 1500. The first is a standard 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine, which produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7-liter V8 rated at 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque comes standard on the Sport, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited trim levels and is optional on all other trims. The final engine option is a turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, which generates 240 hp and a whopping 420 lb-ft of torque. This engine is optional on all trims.

No matter the engine choice, an eight-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. Rear-wheel drive is also standard, though the 2017 model has two available four-wheel-drive systems, too.

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2017 Ram 1500 Engine

2017 Ram 1500 Efficiency

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2017 Ram 1500 is actually the most efficient in its class. The standard 3.6-liter V6 has a fuel-economy rating of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, which is a 20 mpg combined when equipped with rear-wheel drive; four-wheel-drive models come with a 19 mpg combined.

The 5.7-liter V8 engine has slightly lower rating with a 17 mpg combined (15/22 mpg city/highway) when equipped with either the rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Finally, the EcoDiesel gets an impressive 23 mpg combined for rear-wheel models and 22 mpg combined for four-wheel models.

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2017 Ram 1500 Interior

Each 2017 Ram 1500 trim level offers a well-balanced interior that features quality materials and an elegant design. The Ram 1500 has comfortable seats and, when equipped with the crew cab, plenty of legroom in the rear. When it comes to infotainment systems, the Ram has two available Uconnect systems. One includes a 5-inch screen, while the lushest trim levels come with an 8.4-inch screen that is has crisp graphics and easy-to-use features. Technology is also plentiful in the 2017 model with Bluetooth, voice controls, and an available WiFi hotspot. This pickup truck is the perfect model for anyone looking to get the job done.

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Interior available on the Tradesman:

  • Front Passenger Seat Belt Alert, Heavy Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat, Height-Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts, Manual Adjust Seats, Rear Folding Seat, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Four-Spoke Steering Wheel, Air Conditioning, Black Vinyl Floor Covering, Dash Liner Insulation, Driver/Passenger Assist Handles, Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Floor Tunnel Insulation, Front Armrest with Three Cup Holders, Instrument Cluster with Display Screen, Instrument Panel Black Bezel, Manual Door Locks, Manual Windows, Power Accessory Delay, Power Door Locks, Power Front Windows with One-Touch Up and Down Feature, Rear Fixed Window, Rearview Day/Night Mirror, Second-Row In-Floor Storage Bins, Storage Tray, Black Rotary Shifter, Tilt Steering Column, Tinted Glass Windows, Tip Start, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, Rear Dome Lamp
  • Six Speakers, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Media Hub (USB and AUX), Radio 3.0, Remote USB Port

Interior available on the Express:

  • Carpet Floor Covering, Front and Rear Floor Mats

Interior available on the Lone Star:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Premium Bench Seat, Front Center Seat Cushion Storage, Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power Lumbar Adjust, Rear 60/40 Split-Folding Seat, 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Automatic Temperature Control with Dual Zone Control, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror, Folding Flat Load Floor Storage, Instrument Panel Color Keyed Bezel, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Overhead Console with Garage Door Opener, Premium Door Trim with Map Pocket, Rear Power Sliding Window, Ash Tray Lamp, Rear Dome with On/Off Switch Lamp, Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Seven-Inch Multi-View Cluster, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, GPS Antenna Input, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, Media Hub (adds SD), Navigation Capabilities, Remote USB Port (Charge Only), Remote SD Card Slot, Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls, Traveler/Mini Trip Computer, Uconnect® 8.4, Uconnect® Access, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with One-Year Radio Subscription

Interior available on the Big Horn:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Premium Bench Seat, Front Center Seat Cushion Storage, Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power Lumbar Adjust, Rear 60/40 Split-Folding Seat, 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Automatic Temperature Control with Dual Zone Control, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror, Folding Flat Load Floor Storage, Instrument Panel Color Keyed Bezel, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Overhead Console with Garage Door Opener, Premium Door Trim with Map Pocket, Rear Power Sliding Window, Ash Tray Lamp, Rear Dome with On/Off Switch Lamp, Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Seven-Inch Multi-View Cluster, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, GPS Antenna Input, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, Media Hub (adds SD), Navigation Capabilities, Remote USB Port (Charge Only), Remote SD Card Slot, Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls, Traveler/Mini Trip Computer, Uconnect® 8.4, Uconnect® Access, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with One-Year Radio Subscription

Interior available on the Sport:

  • Bright Rotary Shifter, Behind the Seat Storage, Cloth Bucket Seats, Heated Front Seats, High Back Seats, Rear Under Seat Storage Compartment, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Driver and Passenger Assist Handles, Full-Length Upgraded Floor Console, Heated Steering Wheel, Instrument Panel Premium Bezel, Power Accessory Delay, Power-Adjustable Pedals, Second-Row In-Floor Storage Bins, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, LED Interior Lighting
  • One-year SiriusXM Radio Service

Interior available on the Laramie:

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, High Back Seats, Leather-Trimmed 40/20/40 Bench Seat, Power 10-Way Driver Seat with Memory, Power 6-Way Passenger Seat, Rear Under Seat Storage Compartment, 12-Volt Power Outlet, A/C Auto Temperature Control with Dual Zone Control, Driver and Passenger Assist Handles, Heated Steering Wheel, Memory for Radio, Power-Adjustable Pedals with Memory, Power Accessory Delay, Storage Tray, Tip Start, Wood Grain Instrument Panel Accent, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, Front Door Accent Lighting, LED Interior Lighting
  • 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, Nine Alpine® Speakers with Subwoofer

Interior available on the Rebel:

  • Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power 6-Way Passenger Seat, Premium Cloth Seats with Embossed Tread Pattern, Air Conditioning, Instrument Cluster with Display Screen, Instrument Panel Color Keyed Bezel, Black Headlamp Filler Panel, Overhead Console, Passenger-Side Sun Visor with Mirror, Rearview Mirror with Microphone, Rear Dome Lamp, Seven-Inch Rebel Reconfigurable Instrument Cluster, Off-Road Truck Door Trim Panel, Off-Road Truck Rubber Floor Mats, Perforated Steering Wheel with Red Stitching, Ram Glove Box Badge, Black/Red Interior
  • 5-Inch Touchscreen Display, Media Hub (USB and AUX), Uconnect 5.0

Interior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • Heated Second-Row Seats, Bucket Seats, Premium Filigree Leather Seats, Laramie Longhorn Instrument Cluster, Longhorn Interior Accents, Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats, Premium Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Full-Length Premium Upgraded Floor Console
  • Five-Year SiriusXM Traffic™ and Travel Link Service Subscriptions, GPS Navigation, HD® Radio, Uconnect Access One-Year Trial, Uconnect® 8.4 NAV, ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System, Remote Proximity Keyless Entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go™, Remote Start

Interior available on the Limited:

  • Limited Leather Bucket Seats, Laramie Limited Cluster, Leather-Wrapped Grab Handle, Luxury Door Trim Panel, Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats, Wood- and Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

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2017 Ram 1500 Safety

No matter what cab length is chosen, the Ram 1500 earned four starts out of a possible five in government crash testing. There are a variety of available and standard safety features. Some available features include a rearview camera, parking sensors, and a fully integrated trailer-brake controller.

A full list of standard safety features can be found below.

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
  • Speed Control
  • Height-Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Supplemental Side-Curtain Airbags
  • Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display

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