2017 Ram 1500

Did you know that from all the trucks out there, the Ram 1500 is the oldest one? The full-size truck offers a solid engine, stunning interior, innovative features, and improved comfort. People who require a bulky yet sophisticated truck that does the job are likely to be the first ones in line to purchase it or take it for a test drive to see how well it drives.

The 2017 Ram 1500 is a vehicle that supports a beautiful interior and a ravishing exterior with steel wheel and crosshair grille on the outside with the inside decorated with vinyl benches, dual-zone climate control, 8.4-inch Uconnect system with touch screen capabilities, and anti-spin differential. The features vary from trim to trim with buyers given an option to upgrade the vehicle with innovative features.

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15 / 22L/100 km (city/highway)*
395horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V8

The Engine

The 2017 Ram 1500 introduces buyers to three different types of engines. The standard engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, emitting 305 horsepower. One of people’s favorites is also an option given, the Hemi V8 engine, cranking out 395 horsepower.

Whereas the V6 engine saves fuel, the V8 engine does not. If you want something in the middle, you should opt for the 3.0-liter V6 engine, which is a turbocharged engine run on diesel. All three engines are available with either 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive. The 8-speed automatic transmission comes standard with V6 engines that use diesel and gasoline. Only the Hemi V8 engine utilizes a 6-speed automatic transmission

3.6-liter V6

  • Horsepower: 305 clocking at 6,400 rpm
  • Torque:269 lb-ft at 6,175 rpm
  • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg (City), 25 mpg (Highway) (Gasoline) (2WD)
  • Fuel Economy: 12 mpg (City), 17 mpg (Highway) (Gasoline) (2WD, E85)
  • Fuel Economy: 16 mpg (City), 23 mpg (Highway) (Gasoline) (4WD)
  • Fuel Economy: 11 mpg (City), 16 mpg (Highway) (Gasoline) (4WD, E85)

3.0-liter Turbo Diesel V6

  • Horsepower: 240 clocking at 3,600 rpm
  • Torque:420 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy: N/A

5.7-liter Hemi V8

  • Horsepower: 395 clocking at 5,600 rpm
  • Torque:410 lb-ft at 3,950 rpm
  • Fuel Economy: 15 mpg (City), 22 mpg (Highway) (Gasoline) (2WD, 8-speed Automatic)
  • Fuel Economy: 13 mpg (City), 19 mpg (Highway) (Gasoline) (4WD, 6-speed Automatic)

The Exterior

The 2017 Ram 1500 sets itself apart from the competition by using a front end that mirrors a withered semi-truck. The big, brash, and daring theme of the 2017 Ram 1500 works well to distinguish itself from its competitors.

Since the 2017 Ram 1500 offers buyers with a wide selection of truck line ranges, buyers have the option to go with a standard regular cab with a short or long bed, the quad cab with a long bed, or the crew cab with a long or short bed. One of the most popular in the trims is the Rebel. The Rebel includes chunky all-terrain wheels, blacked elements, and more. The trims at the higher end flaunt large grilles.

The Interior

The 2017 Ram 1500 offers passengers with immense comfort. For anyone looking for a spacious and comfortable truck, the 2017 Ram 1500 is a practical choice. The standard regular cab seats up to three passengers and the crew cab and the quad cab seats up to six passengers.
The front of the Ram 1500 is quite spacious as well due to the transmission dial. Drivers can rotate it to put the truck in Drive, Neutral, and Park mode. However, for people who have been using a long level transmission, the transmission dial may take some time getting used to. Other dials include in the Ram 1500 Edmonton are the large dials to adjust the volume. The truck also is up to date with the modern times with its addition of the Uconnect infotainment system.

The Equipment

The 2017 Ram 1500 has eleven trims and others can easily mistake the vehicle as a luxury truck rather than a tow truck, used for heavy-duty lifting. Looking at the Tradesman model, the vehicles comes with a locking gate, tilt steering wheel, automatic headlights, standard 6-speaker radio, USB input, auxiliary input, and air conditioning.
However, you will have to roll down the windows yourself to adjust the mirrors. If you want a more upgraded trim of the 2017 Ram 1500, you can buy a trim high up in the trim chain or you can opt for the crew cab or the quad cab model, as they include several more features.
The optional features you can opt for include the Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touch screen and an easy to use interface. Other options include the 10-way power driver seat, heated steering wheel, rain sensing windshield wipers, LED bed lighting, 115V household power outlet, and air suspension.
Drivers who are short or tall in height should consider including the adjustable power pedals, as the steering wheel does not offer telescoping. Moreover, they should also consider opting for the RamBox cargo system and the EcoDiesel engine.

The Verdict

Do you want to drive a pickup truck with an edgy design? Do you want to drive a vehicle that glides on the road like butter? If yes, the 2017 Ram 1500 is the truck you want. You can carry heavy items in the truck or tow them effectively from one location to another without feeling the bumps in the road.

You should take the truck for a spin to find out what a dependable companion it would make during your trips back and forth from the site that is if you are purchasing it for work related reasons. If you just love the thought of driving a massive truck like the Ram 1500, visit Derrick Dodge in Edmonton today. Take it for a spin to see if the 2017 Ram 1500 is the truck for you.

Test the 2017 Ram 1500 at Derrick Dodge!

Whether you’re ready to make a purchase or just curious if this might be the right model for you, take the drive from St. Albert or Sherwood park to get behind the wheel of the 2017 RAM 1500 at Derrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. Our doors are open to serve you seven days a week, and you can always contact us for more information.

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