For reliable and rugged pickup trucks, Dodge Ram models enjoy a solid reputation in global markets. The Ram 1500 is preferred a lot by truck buyers and the 2017 version comes with plenty of enhancements. The competition in the sector is growing and rivals from Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan have brought out their offerings.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 – Design:
Spy shots of 2017 Ram 1500 have already appeared on the web and based on those shots it can be said that the truck will have a stylish exterior. The exterior is somewhat modified compared to the existing version. It is going to have a fair amount of steel in the body, unlike Ford models which have become lightweight. The Ram 1500 will sport a new hood and grille design. Its taillights will be smaller. The overall size of the truck will be bigger. Three body styles are available- Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Quad Cab and bed sizes vary accordingly. The trim levels are – Tradesman, Express, Bighorn, SLT, HFE, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Rebel, Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie Limited, and Limited.
The interior of 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 is sleek and practical. The spy shots reveal the steering wheel will be revamped and center console design will be modified. There are several storage cubicles for small items. You can opt for bucket seats also. The top end trims have a lavish exterior with quality wood trim and plenty of leather.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 – Power Expectations:
The base trims get equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which makes 305 hp. It is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. There is another beefier 5.7-liter V-8 engine which makes 395 hp. A 3.0-liter V-6 diesel unit is also on offer which makes 240 hp. Maximum towing capacity is 10,650 pounds which are lower than what rivals from GM and Ford stables offer. Ride quality is almost class leading with bump handling and body roll being top notch.
The 2017 Ram Dodge 1500 trucks get equipped with decent safety features. All trims get airbags, trailer-sway system, hill-start assist, anti-lock brakes and stability control. A rearview camera is also available as is rear parking sensor.
In higher trims, you get an 8.4-inch touch screen with Uconnect Access which has wi-fi hotspot capability. You can opt for additional features like power-folding side mirrors, Rain-sensing wipers.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price:
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 is reaching showrooms soon for sale. The base trim costs approx $27,000. Top end limited trim is priced at $53,000 with rest of the trims priced in between.
There is no denying the fact that 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 is among the most desirable light duty pickup trucks you can buy nowadays. The exterior is quite rugged yet stylish. The cabin is sleek and based on the trim, amenities can be aplenty. Its engine options are solid and the truck also excels in handling rough roads. You get plenty of trim choices and customization options leave no room for grudges. It puts up a decent show against rival contenders in the overall analysis.