2017 Ram 2500 Review

With up to 17,980 pounds in towing capacity, the 2017 Ram 2500 provides true professional-grade power for day laborers or people who have a hefty list of weekend chores. It also keeps its manners, with impeccable style, refined handling, and interior comfort options that can get quite plush.

Sodus, Wayne County, and Ontario drivers with a long to-do list will appreciate the 2017 Ram 2500’s hefty standard power, best-in-class accolades, and handsome exterior image. Read our review to learn more and then come to Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT (CDJRF) in Sodus to test drive the 2017 Ram 2500.

Performance and Capability

All that matters to most heavy-duty truck owners are the numbers, and the 2017 Ram 2500 can post some fairly large ones.

Its base 5.7L HEMI® V8 cranks out a whopping 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Configured properly, it can pull up to 13,900 pounds behind it. Those who want even more power can find it in the 6.4L V8 upgrade that offers an even burlier 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, giving it the power to haul up to 7,390 pounds of payload. Finally, there’s the coveted Cummins turbo diesel inline 6-cylinder engine, which can produce an earth-shaking 800 lb-ft of torque to handle even the toughest jobs and tow up to 17,890 pounds.

All powertrains come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, although diesel Ram 2500s can opt for a manual transmission instead. In gas engines, the Ram 2500 roars to life when extra power is needed, while the turbo diesel rumbles more quietly and methodically to reach the desired RPMs.

Ram’s 5-link coil-spring suspension brings a world of advancement to the realm of heavy-duty trucks. It controls body movement and ride comfort considerably, especially when equipped with the convenient, capable, and class-exclusive 4-corner air suspension. This air ride-based system can raise or lower to make things easier during vehicle entry and exit, loading payloads, and hitching up trailers.

Exterior Styling

The design for Ram HD pickups treads the line between timeless and sensibly modern. Squared-off shoulders, clean side lines, and a prominent grille (often clad in chrome), all speak to the work-ready nature of the vehicle. They manage to draw slight attention without becoming too glitzy.

Available features like side-step rails and tow hooks add both functionality and a bit of rugged appeal to the Ram 2500’s exterior.


While the Ram 2500 is always ready for work, it doesn’t resign owners to plebeian comforts. Instead, they can pile on luxuries like authentic wood tambour door inlays, full-leather seating and trim, heated seats and steering wheels, power-adjustable bucket seats with lumbar support, Dual-Zone Climate Control, and more.

Those who want a simpler truck can get the Tradesman trim, which has durable, easy-to-clean vinyl seats, but also comforts like standard air conditioning.

Explore the Capabilities of the 2017 Ram 2500 at Peake CDJRF

Sodus, Wayne County, and Ontario pickup owners who want something muscular enough to handle any job can explore the many options, trim levels, and packages offered by the 2017 Ram 2500 when they come to Peake CDJRF and test drive their ideal Ram model in person. Contact us today!