2017 Ram 1500 Review

Ram pickup trucks are known for their rugged performance and their outside-the-box design and approach. From their unique rear suspension to outstanding, class-leading towing capacity, and superb cargo management to outstanding comfort, driver assist and technology options, drivers across Berlin, Ocean City, and Salisbury love the Ram 1500 light duty pickup for all their day to day needs. 

Ram fans are always interested in what a new model year has to offer, so does the new 2017 Ram 1500 maintain its status? What's new this model year? Learn all about it in this 2017 Ram 1500 review from the team at Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Let's get started.

Ram 1500 Engine Specs

The biggest strength of the 2017 Ram 1500 is the lineup of engines. The standard engine is a V6 capable of 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, with optional turbocharged V6 and V8 engines available. The turbocharged V6 delivers 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, while the V8 engine is rated for 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity in the Ram 1500 is 7,610 lbs. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but various 4WD options are available, including a smart traction system which switches off between 2 and 4WD modes as needed.

Technology Features

The sheer level of customizability for the 2017 Ram 1500 is off the chart. With 10 trim levels, 3 cab styles, and 2 bed lengths there's an astounding level of options to make this truck all your own. Even at the base level you get an impressive six-speaker sound system with USB ports, auxiliary jacks, 7-in wiring harness, rear backlight, cruise control and more.

Stepping it up to higher trim levels gives you everything from 115-volt power outlets, power seats, touchscreen infotainment system with full smartphone integration, remote start, off-roading packages, keyless entry, LED lights, auto dim mirrors, heated steering wheel, driver memory settings, weatherproof bedside bins, and a complete range of other features as well.

Safety in the Ram 1500

Aside from the standard expected safety equipment such as antilock disc brakes, hill start assist, stability and traction control, airbags, and the like, you have the option for an integrated trailer brake controller, parking sensors, and a rearview camera. Uconnect-equipped vehicles give you emergency telematics such as push-button emergency assistance. Government crash tests gave the Ram 1500 four stars overall for safety, and the IIHS gives it a top Good rating in both moderate-overlap front and side impact testing. You can drive with ease knowing you're behind the wheel of a 2017 Ram 1500, a trusted and reliable truck for safety. 

Test Drive the Ram 1500 Today

Now that you've gotten all the information about the 2017 Ram 1500, what are you waiting for? It's time to get behind the wheel and schedule a test drive at Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We proudly serve drivers around the Berlin, Ocean City, and Salisbury area, and we look forward to meeting you! Give us a call or stop into our dealership and talk to a sales associate about our Ram truck selection today.


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