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2017 RAM 1500: What's New

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Ram 1500 competes against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra in the light-duty, full-size pickup truck market and offers unique features such as an available RamBox cargo management system and a four-corner air suspension. The heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

The 1500 is available in three body styles (regular cab, quad cab and crew cab) and with three cargo box lengths (from 5 feet 7 inches to 8 feet). It’s offered with a choice of gas V-6 or V-8 power or a turbo-diesel V-6.

New for 2017
Certain Ram trim levels gain more standard features: The Rebel gets the Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, remote start, a backup camera and rear parking sensors. The Sport model adds remote start and a security alarm, and the Big Horn gains automatic air conditioning. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt steering column
  • Active grille shutters
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter gas V-8
  • 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Four-corner air suspension
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Backup camera

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