2017 Ram 1500 Review

For the toughest jobs, there’s no better vehicle for power and grit than a full-size truck. Offering unmatched power and immediately recognizable style, full-size trucks are the most useful vehicles on the market, and in this class, there’s no name more trusted than the Ram 1500.

Returning for 2017, the Ram 1500 builds on its already rock-solid reputation with superb performance and a whole host of customization options of top-of-the-line technology sure to satisfy consumers in Wayne County, Sodus, and Ontario. For a feature-rich full-size truck that won’t let you down, there’s simply no beating the 2017 Ram 1500. If you have any questions about the 2017 Ram 1500, don’t hesitate to contact Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT to speak with an expert.

2017 Ram 1500 2.jpgIf you want to see how the 2017 Ram 1500 compares to the Ford F-150, read our vehicle comparison, here.

Power for Even the Toughest Jobs

The first thing that consumers look at when considering any full-size truck is what’s under the hood. Full-size trucks must offer enough power for the most intense work situations, which is exactly what you’ll find with the Ram 1500.

The Ram’s base 3.6L V6 engine provides a robust 305 horsepower and a massive 7,600-pound towing capacity. It only gets better when you choose to bump up to the available 5.7L V8 Hemi, offering a staggering 10,500-pound towing capacity and 395 horsepower. Getting all the power you need is as easy as choosing the Ram 1500 as your next full-size truck.

Despite its powerful engine options, the Ram still achieves great fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG. The truck is also available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. For slippery or uneven terrain, you may wish to opt for the all-wheel drive option for improved grip and control.

Customize the 2017 Ram 1500 to Fit Your Needs

Choosing the right vehicle for you is dependent on finding an option that fits your unique style and taste. Unlike some other full-size trucks that you could choose, the 2017 Ram 1500 provides you with almost unlimited customization options, ensuring that you get a truck that fits you like a glove.

The 2017 Ram 1500 is available in a variety of cab styles and bed sizes. The regular cab seats three and is available with a six-foot, four-inch or an eight-foot bed. The quad cab offers four doors, and can seat six passengers in its roomy cabin. The quad cab is only available with the six-foot, four-inch cargo bed. The crew cab is even larger, with four doors and increased legroom in the back seat. The crew cab is available with a five-foot, seven-inch bed or six-foot, four-inch bed.

On top of the different cab and cargo bed sizes, the Ram 1500 is available in a whopping 10 different trim levels. These include:

Tradesman: an everyday workhorse with 17-inch wheels, a seven-pin wiring harness for connecting a trailer, a spray-in protective bed-liner, vinyl upholstery, and a six-speaker sound system with a USB port and an auxiliary jack.

Express: Similar to the Tradesman, but excludes the bed-liner and receiver hitch. This trim comes with larger 20-inch aluminum wheels and more luxurious carpeted floors.

HFE: The High Fuel Economy Ram 1500 comes only with the V6 engine and rear-wheel drive. This is the only trim level that offers automatic engine stop-start, so your truck can turn itself off while you idle and then restart when you return your foot to the accelerator.

SLT: The SLT adds chrome exterior trim, power accessories, remote keyless entry, and a five-inch touchscreen interface with satellite radio and Bluetooth® connectivity.

Big Horn/Lone Star: The Big Horn, also called the Lone Star, adds upgraded cloth upholstery, remote start, a 10-way power driver seat for optimal comfort, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration and Wi-Fi hotspot capability.

Sport: This trim level adds a V8 engine, LED accent lighting and taillights, power-adjustable pedals, and an upgraded driver information display.

Rebel: An off-roading variant similar to the Sport with added all-terrain tires, front and rear Bilstein shock absorbers, tow hooks, and LED fog lights.

Laramie: This includes the Big Horn’s front bench seat and stylish chrome exterior trim, combined with the features of the sport plus chrome-accented 20-inch wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, upscale wood interior trim, heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front seats, and a 10-speaker sound system.

Laramie Longhorn: Adds unique exterior styling, a spray-in bed-liner, tow hooks, a larger fuel tank, front and rear parking sensors, and a navigation system.

Limited: Adds side-step bars, automatic windshield wipers and high beams, a self-leveling air suspension, and even higher quality leather upholstery.
From multiple trims, numerous layouts, and different axle options, the Ram lets you design a truck that suits your exact needs and wants. When you pick the Ram 1500 for your next truck, you’ll know that your vehicle will be the right one for your specific needs thanks to full customization options.

Get the Best Technology in the Full-Size Class

When all is said and done, a great automobile, no matter the class, will feature the best technology on the market. This is yet another category where the Ram 1500 shatters expectations. Some of the amazing technology features available on the newest version of the Ram include an infotainment system centered around an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a gauge display that can be fully configured, and Bluetooth® connectivity to keep you in touch, while keeping your hands and eyes on the road ahead. A variety of sound system offerings will provide you with the ideal system for listening to your favorite music. The Ram 1500 offers you the cutting-edge technology that you deserve.

Schedule a Test Drive at Peake CJDRF

If you’re looking for a great full-size truck in Ontario, Sodus, or Wayne County, there’s no better option to handle all your heavy-duty hauling needs than the 2017 Ram 1500. Class-defining performance, top-notch technology, and the ability to fully customize to your needs all make the Ram a great choice for virtually every truck consumer imaginable.

To see the Ram 1500 for yourself, drive down to Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT for a test drive, and we’ll set you up with an expert who can help you decide which of the many available trims is right for you.