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Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave Erickson

Ram Truck builds America’s longest-lasting pickups and the Ram 1500 boasts numerous segment-exclusive features. Most are under the skin, yet certainly help the truck stand out from the herd, contributing to best-in-class fuel efficiency, ride and handling, and aero dynamics. Other features such as RamBox cargo management system, hidden bins and a flat-load floor offer unique solutions for storage.


Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America’s longest-lasting line of pickups.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave EricksonIn order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave EricksonRam continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:
Longest-lasting line of pickups
Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg and 754 miles with Ram 1500
Best-in-class towing capability – 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
Best-in-class torque – 900 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave EricksonTruck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave EricksonNew for 2017
The successful Ram 1500 Rebel adds a long list of value-added standard features, including:

  • Uconnect 8.4 and media hub
  • Automatic dual-zone temperature control
  • Anti-spin differential
  • Security alarm
  • Remote start
  • Premium gauge cluster
  • Rear backup camera
  • Rear Park Assist

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave EricksonOther changes in the lineup:

  • Ram 1500 Sport receives upgrades with new standard features, including remote start and security alarm
  • Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn model joins Limited adding LED bed lighting
  • Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn joins Limited and adds Keyless Go, SmartBeam and rain sensing wipers as standard features
  • Ram 1500 Bighorn adds Automatic Temperature Control as standard feature
  • All Ram trucks receive a new five micron cabin air filter

Everyman Driver: 2017 Ram 1500 First Look Overview with Dave EricksonHighlights

  • Ram 1500 is America’s most fuel efficient full-size pickup with exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine at 29 miles per gallon (mpg)
  • Industry’s leading infotainment system with Uconnect 8.4
  • Exclusive link coil suspension with four corner air suspension option for best ride and handling
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • The Ram 1500 uses a number of fuel-saving features to lead the segment in efficiency with 29 mpg. Although a standard eight-speed transmission and exclusive EcoDiesel yield double-digit percentage improvements, other efforts to components, such as accessory drives, reduce parasitic loss, and advances in thermal dynamics engineering all contribute to America’s most fuel efficient full-size truck
  • Engine options include:
    • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, featuring 29 mpg, 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine features 25 mpg, 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with variable-valve timing (VVT) provides up to 22 mpg, 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • The Ram 1500 retains its ruggedly handsome appearance with an award-winning interior, exterior design aesthetics and segment-leading technology. Every Ram 1500 truck benefits from content specifically designed to match each model’s unique style

Configurations in 2WD and 4WD:

  • Regular Cab long bed
  • Regular Cab short bed
  • Quad Cab long bed
  • Crew Cab short bed
  • Crew Cab long bed

Model Lineup
The Ram 1500 offers 11 different models:

  • Tradesman
  • Express
  • SLT
  • HFE
  • Big Horn
  • Lone Star
  • Sport
  • Rebel
  • Laramie
  • Laramie Longhorn
  • Limited

Exterior Colors 
Available colors (note some colors available in two-tone):

  • Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Luxury Brown
  • Black Forest Green
  • Blue Streak
  • True Blue
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Brilliant Black
  • Pearl White
  • Bright White


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