The 2017 RAM 1500 is a perfect light-duty pickup truck. The vehicle offers a Rebel off-road package. Every 2017 RAM 1500 comes with a smooth-riding suspension for comfort. There are many engine choices available for the truck. The RAM 1500 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The truck’s touchscreen is easy to use. The vehicle’s cabin is attractive and quiet. For the 2017 model year there has been some shuffling around of features among trim levels. Also, the eight-speed automatic transmission is now standard. Keep reading to learn more about the 2017 RAM 1500 and how the excellent truck could be exactly what you’ve been looking for!
Under the 1500’s Hood
The 2017 RAM 1500 has a standard 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine. This engine creates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. As mentioned above an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. Each RAM 1500 comes with a rotary knob on the instrument panel. For fuel economy with the 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine and rear-wheel drive you can count on getting up to 25 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 17 mpg city and 20 mpg combined, however, with four-wheel drive those numbers will be 23 mpg highway, 16 mpg city and 19 mpg combined. Another available engine is a 5.7-liter V8. This engine can get you up to 22 mpg highway, 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined. Getting the 2017 RAM 1500 with the V8 engine will let you haul up to 10,640 pounds worth of equipment. The gasoline V6 lets an owner haul up to 7,610 pounds. Aside from the two mentioned engines above a 3.0-liter diesel V6 is also available.
Design of RAM 1500
There are ten trim levels for the 2017 RAM 1500. Those trim levels are the following: Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited. The Tradesman comes with seventeen-inch wheels. The Express comes standard with twenty-inch aluminum wheels. The HFE stands for “high fuel economy” and comes with a 6-foot-4-inch cargo bed. The SLT comes with power accessories and chrome exterior trim. If you get the Big Horn/Lone Star you will get a ten-way power driver seat and remote start. The Sport provides projector-style headlights. The Rebel is equipped with tow hooks and front and rear Bilstein shock absorbers. The Laramie has wood interior trim. The Laramie Longhorn offers a navigation system. The Limited adds side-step bars, monotone paint and more!
Does the truck come with a rotary knob on the instrument panel?
Yes, it comes with this feature! It is quite unique to have.
Which size bed does the HFE come with?
It comes with a 6-foot-4-inch cargo bed. This will provide a good amount of space for equipment.
Where are you located?
At 2158 Washington Rd NE in Thomson. Get directions to us here!
The 2017 RAM 1500 earned five stars for total side-crash protection in government crash testing. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety the truck received a “Good” rating–the highest possible–for what its head restraint design offered for whiplash protection in rear impacts. If you get the RAM 1500 with Uconnect Access then you will have an emergency telematics system to connect you with 911 operators by just pressing a button. Uconnect Access also provides stolen vehicle tracking. Come down to Thomson Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT when you have some free time. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our inventory! You may even give us a call before you head down, or fill out our online contact form below!