Model TypeRegular Cab
|EPA Est. MPG||20|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
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: Quad Cab, Regular Cab, Crew Cab, Diesel. 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), and Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A). 1500 models are available with a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 1500 comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 1500 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
2017 Ram 1500 features & specs
|Fuel Type||flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)||flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)||flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)|
|Basic Warranty||3 yr./ 36000 mi.||3 yr./ 36000 mi.||3 yr./ 36000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||flex-fuel (FFV)||flex-fuel (FFV)||flex-fuel (FFV)|
|Base Engine Size||3.6 l||3.6 l||3.6 l|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drivetrain||four wheel drive||four wheel drive||four wheel drive|
|Horsepower||305 hp @ 6400 rpm||305 hp @ 6400 rpm||305 hp @ 6400 rpm|
Is the 2017 Ram 1500 a good car?
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What do people think of the 2017 Ram 1500?
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Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
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.
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Is the 2017 Ram 1500 safe?
The 2017 Ram 1500 earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 ram 1500 Express 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
19 combined MPG
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2017 ram 1500 Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
19 combined MPG
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2017 ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
19 combined MPG
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Ram 1500?
Available Ram 1500 2017 Submodel Types: Crew Cab, Quad Cab, Regular Cab
Available Ram 1500 2017 Trims: Big Horn, Tradesman, Express, Laramie, SLT, Sport, Rebel, Big Horn/Lone Star, Limited, Longhorn, Night, Harvest, ST, Outdoorsman, SLT Fleet, Lone Star Silver, Laramie Longhorn Edition, HFE, Lone Star, R/T
Exterior Colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Delmonico Red Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat, Flame Red Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat (Late Availability on Quad Cab/Crew Cab), Pearl White, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat (Late Availability on Quad Cab/Crew Cab), Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Low Vol Agriculture Red (Fleet), Low Vol Holland Blue (Fleet), Walnut Brown Metallic Clear Coat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat, True Blue Pearl Coat (Late Availability on Quad Cab/Crew Cab), Bright White Clearcoat, Copperhead Pearl Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat (Late Availability on Quad Cab/Crew Cab), Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Bright White Clearcoat/White Gold Clearcoat, Flame Red Clearcoat, Luxury Brown Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat/Black Clear Coat (Late Availability), Western Brown (Late Availability), Black Gold Pearl Coat (Late Availability), Blue Streak Pearl Coat/Black Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Flame Red Clear Coat/Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat/Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Patriot Blue Pearl Coat, Rugged Brown Pearl Coat, Sagebrush Pearl Coat/White Gold Clear Coat, Black Gold Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat/Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat/Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat/Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat, Low Vol Light Cream, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat/Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat (Late Availability), Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Prairie Pearl Coat, Rugged Brown Pearlcoat, Saddle Brown Pearl Coat, Sagebrush Pearl Coat, Tequila Sunrise Pearl Coat, Tree Green, True Blue Pearl Coat/Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat (Late Availability), White Gold Clearcoat
Interior Colors: Black/Diesel Gray cloth, Black/Diesel Gray premium cloth, Black leather, Black/Diesel Gray (Fleet) cloth, Black/Diesel Gray vinyl, Black premium cloth, Dark Slate/Medium Graystone cloth, Black premium leather, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige leather, Black cloth, Black/Red premium cloth, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige premium cloth, Dark Slate leather, Black/Cattle Tan premium leather, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige cloth, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige premium leather, Dark Slate cloth, Indigo/Frost premium leather, Black/New Saddle leather, Mountain Brown/Light Frost Beige leather, Mountain Brown/Light Mountain Brown premium leather, Light Pebble Beige/Bark Brown leather, Light Pebble Beige/Bark Brown premium cloth, Dark Slate Gray/Russet premium leather, Black/Yellow premium cloth, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige (Fleet) premium cloth, Light Pebble Beige/Bark Brown premium leather, Mountain Brown/Light Mountain Brown leather, Black/Diesel Gray (Fleet) premium cloth, Black/Light Frost Beige premium cloth, Black/Light Mountain Brown premium cloth, Black/Red vinyl/cloth, Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige (Fleet) cloth
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Post-collision safety system, USB Inputs, 6ft Bed, Crew Cab, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, 10,000lb+ Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Bluetooth, Towing Hitch, Back-up camera, Upgraded Engine, Power Driver Seat, Alarm, Remote Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Auto Climate Control, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Cooled Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Automatic Emergency Braking, Upgraded Stereo, Upgraded Headlights, Standard Cab, 8ft Bed, Blind Spot Monitoring, 8000lb Towing Capacity, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, 5000lb Towing Capacity, 6000lb Towing Capacity
Engine/Mechanics: 8, 6 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85), diesel
Drivetrains: four wheel drive, rear wheel drive
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