2017 Ram 3500

2017 Ram 3500
MSRP range
$33,245 - $40,245

Pros

  • Diesel engine and automatic transmission yield monumental torque
  • Cabin offers excellent cabin fit and finish
  • Ride is comfortable and quiet, especially for a large truck

Cons

  • Manual shift control is in clumsy spot on gear column shifter
  • Diesel engine delivers lower power with manual transmission
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$36,045
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$33,245
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$40,245
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$37,445
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
383 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 3500 safety features:

ParkSense Front/Rear Park Assist System
Alerts the driver to unseen objects front or rear. Crucial in a big truck like this with limited forward and rearward visibility.
ParkView Rear Backup Camera
Equally important as sensors when reversing a large truck. But the image should show from central display, not from tiny side mirror inset.
Cargo Camera
Helps ensure safety of driver, surrounding passerby and trailered load by displaying image of truck bed, including any 5th-wheel tow hitch assembly.

2017 Ram 3500 for Sale

Ram 3500 2017 Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
New 2017
Ram 3500
Limited
MSRP$79,725
Est.Loan: $1,305/mo
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Dealer Notes
3500 Laramie Longhorn, Cummins 6.7L I6 Turbodiesel, Aisin 6-Speed Automatic, 4WD, and Black w/Laramie Limited Leather Bucket Seats. Nav! Crew Cab! Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We value you as a customer and would love the chance to get you in this gorgeous-looking 2017 Ram 3500. Have one less thing on your mind with this trouble-free 3500. 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.
Ram 3500 2017 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
MSRP$59,575
Est.Loan: $976/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
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2017 Steel Metallic Ram 3500 4D Crew Cab SLT 4WD 6-Speed Automatic Cummins 6.7L I6 Turbodiesel
Ram 3500 2017 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
New 2017
Ram 3500
Laramie
MSRPNot Listed
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More about the 2017 Ram 3500

Most pickup trucks have no problem hauling a few bales of hay or an ATV or two, but if you have a seriously big job, like transporting a bed full of depleted uranium or towing an RV the size of an office building, you need a heavy-duty truck (also known as 3/4- or 1-ton pickups, though in truth they carry much more). Among the few choices you have, we think the Ram 3500 is an excellent one.

In order to haul the massive loads for which it was designed — depending on how it is equipped, the Ram 3500 can carry up to 6,580 pounds in the bed and tow up to 31,210 pounds — the 3500 must do without the coil springs that give its slightly-less-capable sibling, the Ram 2500, a considerably smoother ride. That said, Ram does offer optional load-leveling airbags to supplement the 3500's rear leaf springs. But we don't want you to get the idea that this giant drives like a luxury car. Though it's more comfortable than other heavy-duty pickups, it still rides stiffly, and the overboosted steering is less precise than other lighter-duty Ram pickups. The brake pedal feels a bit spongy, but the Ram 3500 we tested stopped from 60 mph quickly (137 feet) and consistently with no fade despite repeated hard stops.

Engine choices include two gas V8s: A 5.7-liter engine making 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque and a 6.4-liter unit good for 410 hp (370 hp in MegaCab models) and 429 lb-ft. Note that Ram recommends midgrade (89 octane) fuel for the 5.7, while the 6.4 takes regular. The Ram 3500 is arguably best known for the optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel, an inline six-cylinder that is basically a scaled-down big-rig engine. The Cummins comes in three power ratings. Trucks with a manual transmission (a rarity among pickups) are rated at 350 hp and 660 lb-ft; with an automatic, the ratings are 370 hp/800 lb-ft and 385 hp/900 lb-ft.

Another aspect of the Ram 3500 that we like is the cabin. It's well trimmed, the front seats are comfortable and the controls are easy to use. We're especially fond of the Uconnect infotainment system, which we consider among the best in the business. Getting in and out is surprisingly effortless (though a step at the rear would do wonders to make access to the bed as easy as access to the cab), visibility is great, and there's plenty of room. This is a first-class truck cab.

Ram offers several choices for 3500 buyers, including three cab sizes, two bed lengths, single or dual rear wheels, and six trim levels ranging from industrial to indulgent: Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn (Lone Star in Texas), Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Ram 3500 for you.

2017 Ram 3500 Overview

The 2017 Ram 3500 is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A), and Laramie 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A).

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