We’ve Got the 2017 Ram Lineup Right Here
For the 2017 model year, Ram is back with a strong line of light-duty pickups, heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles. Instead of making big changes to 2017 models before the big revamp that is set for 2018, the 2017 lineup of Ram trucks and vans will have a few new standard changes and options. But don’t worry, the lineup will be just as versatile, colorful and capable as the previous year.
2017 Ram 1500
For the most part, the 2017 Ram 1500 lineup is similar to the 2016 lineup, but there are some new features as well as a new special-edition appearance package. One feature added to every Ram 1500 trim is five micron cabin air filters. These filters will help to keep drivers and passengers breathing clean air and to keep the truck cabin free of odors and particles from the road.
The 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn has a few upgraded standard features like Keyless Go, SmartBeam, rain sensing wipers, and LED lighting in the truck bed. Additionally, 2017 Ram 1500 Sport models will have remote start and a security alarm.
Finally, the fierce-looking 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel will have excellent standard equipment upgrades like, automatic dual-zone temperature control, anti-spin differential, a security alarm, remote start, a premium gauge cluster, Uconnect 8.4 and a rear backup camera with rear park assist.
The new special edition appearance package available on 2017 Ram 1500 models is the Night Edition package. This new package is the perfect option for drivers who want a stealthy blacked-out truck. Its features include a sport performance hood, black grille, blacked-out headlights, special badging, and black 20-inch painted wheels.
2017 Ram 2500 and 3500
The heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks have some new features added to them, as well as the addition of the 2017 Ram Power Wagon. Like all of the Ram 1500 trucks, the 2017 2500 and 3500 trucks will have five micron cabin air filters.
The engine on the Laramie, Laramie Limited, and Longhorn trims will be standard with the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 2500 and 3500 trims, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims that have a 4×4 drivetrain, will be equipped with Bilstein monotube shocks to enhance off-road capabilities.
Another important feature to mention is the increase in towing capacity with the 6.4-liter engine on 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 models. The 2500 can now tow up to 17,980 and the 3500 can now tow up to 31,210 pounds.
Debuting this fall (fall 2016) is the new 2017 Ram Power Wagon. Based off the body of the Ram 2500, the 2017 Power Wagon will be equipped with a 6.4-liter V8 engine, which generates 410 horsepower and up to 429 lb-ft of torque. Built for off-roading, the 2017 Power Wagon comes with an off-road package that includes features like hill-descent control, tow hooks, a transfer case skid plate, Bilstein shocks, off-road tires and wheel flares.The truck also has plenty of large Power Wagon decals adding an aggressive look.
2017 Ram 3500, 4400, 5500, and Chassis Cab
The 3500, 4500 and 5500 Ram chassis cab trucks are some of the biggest and baddest commercial trucks on the market. There have been a few beneficial changes to this truck for the 2017 lineup like one thousand pounds of additional towing capacity to each model. Maximum towing trailer capacities now weigh in at 23,770 pounds for the Ram 3500, 25,650 pounds on the Ram 4500, and 30,600 pounds on the biggest truck, the Ram 5500.
Additionally, the chassis is now available with the ParkSense package with comes with the front park assist sensor. Also handsfree technology with Bluetooth is now available, as is an LED tail lamp.
2017 Ram ProMaster
The 2017 Ram Promaster is Ram’s famous commercial van. If you need a work van, this Ram is for you, especially when considering all the newest features. A few of the new features to the 2017 model include Uconnect 3.0, a wide rear axle on the chassis cab and cutaway models, upfit interface connectors and rear speaker wiring prep on all models, and the option of a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel I-4 engine that comes with a electronic parking brake.
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