2017 Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500
MSRP range
$27,895 - $38,990

Pros

  • Smooth-riding suspension provides plenty of comfort
  • Excellent trio of engine choices
  • Smooth and efficient eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Cabin is quiet and attractive

Cons

  • Missing some of the latest driver safety aid technologies
  • Diesel engine's up-front cost is significant
  • Maximum tow rating falls just shy of class leaders
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Ram 1500.

Still hooked on Ram.
Rod Appel, 7/25/2017
This is my third Ram. I've owned a 1996, a 2007, and now a 2017 and they just keep getting better. The Tradesman is a high quality, yet basic truck, with enough options available to dress it up at a reasonable price. And the 3.6L V6 is powerful while also being economical - it tows my 2000 pound ski boat with ease.
Wouldnt buy again.
Sam, 1/1/2018
Got a great deal on this 2018, but the third day I owned this truck, the transmission stopped working. Took it in to have it fixed. After over 3 weeks and several tries, they finally put in a new transmission. Have since traded it. Would not buy again.
Basic Ram with awsome features!
No Way, 7/28/2018
Has spray in bed liner from factory no extra charge, has cruise control standard at no extra charge! Rubber floors and plenty of room behind the seats. Very fast for a 6 with 300 plus horsepower! If I drive my truck easy I can get 30 plus mpgs driving back roads around 55 mph. I drove from Jacksonville to DeLand about two hours away hauling a 700lbs utility trailer on back roads and averaged 26mpg. Not bad! I drove a fully loaded trailer 2500lbs around town in heavy traffic and averaged 18mpg for the entire tank. I always use synthetic oil and a synthetic filter.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$27,895
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 3
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
305 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$26,495
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 3
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
305 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$36,595
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 2
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$31,095
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 3
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
305 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Ram 1500 for Sale

Ram 1500 2017 Express 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
New 2017
Ram 1500
Express
Edmunds Suggested Price$40,927
Est.Loan: $762/mo
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Dealer Notes
1500 Express, HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, and Diesel Gray/Black w/Heavy Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat or Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat. Don't pay too much for the stunning truck you want...Come on down and take a look at this gorgeous 2017 Ram 1500. This 1500 engine never skips a beat. It's nice being able to slip that key into the ignition and not having to cross your fingers every time. Check out our customer reviews and see why your friends and neighbors choose Criswell - We're Driven by You! The New Vehicle Internet Sale Price includes rebates, incentives and dealer discounts; customers may not qualify for all incentives; freight, sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge are additional. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT in Gaithersburg, MD for complete details and the most current information.

MSRP: $46,019

Ram 1500 2017 Sport 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
New 2017
Ram 1500
Sport
Edmunds Suggested Price$50,181
Est.Loan: $934/mo
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Dealer Notes
Bright Silver Clearcoat Metallic 2017 Ram 1500 Sport 4D Crew Cab 8-Speed Automatic HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT 4WD 5-Star Award winning Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership located in Northern Virginia!!! Save Thousands at Safford!!! Free VA State Safety Inspections for Life!!! Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase. Reviews: * Smooth-riding suspension provides plenty of comfort; excellent trio of engine choices; smooth and efficient eight-speed automatic transmission; Rebel 1500 off-road package offers extra capability; cabin is quiet and attractive; touchscreen interface is easy to use. Source: Edmunds

MSRP: $56,225

Ram 1500 2017 Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
New 2017
Ram 1500
Tradesman
MSRP$36,030
Est.Loan: $618/mo
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Dealer Notes
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!
More about the 2017 Ram 1500

There isn't much new about the 2017 Ram 1500 full-size pickup. This brawny half-tonner has been around in its current familiar form since 2009, and Ram customers don't seem to be eager to see it change. It's a solid, stolid and versatile truck, even if newer designs from both American and Japanese competitors are more stylish.

If the Ram 1500 has a secret weapon — and it's not that secret — it's the coil spring rear suspension that sits under the bed. Compared to the leaf springs used by all its direct competition, the coil springs produce a more settled, less harsh ride without compromising the truck's abilities in any noticeable way. Yes, leaf springs have their advantages when it comes to handling larger loads, but it's hard to argue with the Ram's coil springs when it comes to using the truck in everyday situations.

The Ram 1500 is available with three cab configurations and three cargo box lengths. Regular cab models can be had with either an 8-foot bed or a 6-foot-4-inch bed. The extended Quad Cab comes only with the 6-foot-4 box. And the Crew Cab four-door can be had with a 5-foot-7 bed or the 6-foot-4 one.

The Ram 1500 is also offered with three engines, starting with a strong and thrifty 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 305 horsepower. Next, the V8 option is the legendary 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 395 horsepower and fitted with a cylinder deactivation system that allows it to run as a six-cylinder under light loads. And the Ram 1500 is the only light-duty full-size truck that offers a diesel option in the form of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that makes just 240 horsepower but a thick 420 pound-feet of torque. All three engines are backed by rugged eight-speed automatic transmissions, and of course four-wheel drive is an option.

Big trucks don't get great fuel mileage. A two-wheel-drive Ram 1500 running the gas-burning V6 is EPA-rated at 20 mpg combined (17 city/25 highway). A 1500 4x4 with the Hemi V8 burns fuel at the rate of 17 mpg combined (15 city/ 21 highway).

It's almost dizzying how many Ram 1500 models are available: 10. They range from the stout Tradesman work truck up to the Limited at the top of the range. If you want something with off-road ability and some spunk in its personality, there's the Rebel. If you like your truck named after a city in Wyoming and a breed of sheep, there's the Laramie Longhorn. Throw in all the possible options, and ordering your Ram 1500 should be done only after careful consideration.

All new full-size trucks have virtues that must be weighed against one another to find the best 2017 Ram 1500 for you. There's no better analytical tool for doing that than this website. Rely upon Edmunds.com to find the right truck at the right price.

2017 Ram 1500 Overview

The 2017 Ram 1500 is offered in the following submodels: , , , . Available styles include Express 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Express 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Express 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Express 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Express 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Night 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star Silver 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Express 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star Silver 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star Silver 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Night 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star Silver 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Night 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sport 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Night 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Night 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star Silver 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Night 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Tradesman HFE 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Night 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Lone Star 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Night 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and Big Horn 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2017 Ram 1500?

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