2017 RAM 1500 consumer reviews

$26,495–$31,095 MSRP range
side view of 2017 1500 RAM
93% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Recycling at its best.

Worst truck I’ve ever owned. Motor went at 140,000, body rusted out on side panels, passenger seat is the most uncomfortable seat ever being that you have to sit awkward because of the uneven floor. Also have electrical issues, sensor issues, and let me tell you, try diagnosing them! I’m sure garages made billions off labour and parts. Now transmission is sticking in gear. This truck is made with recycled garbage we paid China to take off our hands and they resold us our garbage in the form of a dodge and all it’s parts. Recycle is xxxxxxxx. How about just make good quality items , instead of xxxxxxx every dollar out of the general public to play pass the garbage around.


Air suspension failure!

Air suspension fails in cooler climate. Ram refuses to help. Very common problem with this model. Absolute worst customer care out there. Run away from this vehicle. I will never buy a Ram truck again.


Not Reliable

I bought this 2017 Ram 1500 with 16000 miles on it. I had no problem with the truck until now. At 54000 miles on it a rod went in the engine requiring a engine replacement. The truck is 1 year out of warranty. The cost for replacement is 14000 dollars This is totally Unacceptable.


Diesel Engine Expensive/unreliable

The DPF Filter continues to fail over and over again. IT is very expensive to maintain. One issue leads to another with this Diesel engine.... The HEMI Ram offers is great, the Diesel however is very unreliable.


Best truck ever.

Laramie short bed with air ride. Would not know you are riding in a truck. Zero complaints. Average 18-20 mpg on roadtrips. Nothing bad to report


Poor transmission

Defective transmission. Had a strong jerk when put into cruise control. Salespeople said it would tow a 30 ft. trailer, Transmission went out. Sold us a $5,000 warranty, said it was " human error*, didn't honor it. Cost nearly $17,000 to replace it. I wouldn't trust the truck to pull anything over 7,000 lbs. Flash a service record at us, but would not give a copy of it. Nor what synthetic oil it uses.etc.


Great value

First new RAM pickup I have ever bought. Most of my pickups have been GM, and a few Fords. All had more bells and whistles, but I've been much more satisfied with the RAM. Only complaint is the dial shifter. Have mistaken it for the A/C control on more than one occasion.


2017 RAM 1500 Bighorn 5.7 Hemi

I purchased 2017 Ram 1500 Bighorn 5.7 Hemi in February 2020 with 12,000 miles. I mostly use this truck highway miles 60 mi round trip daily to and from work. End of March of 2022 heard a noise and a jerk and the truck started to overheat on the way home from work. Now having 63,000 on it and came out the head gasket cracked where the bolt is which shocked my mechanic and local shop that resurfaced the cylinder head since they its unheard of a Hemi engine with a blown head gasket. First time for everything, I’m wondering if in the future there will be a recall on this engine, as there were cooling ones for other ones. Outside regular maintenance oil change, tires, brake pads the major work: head gasket, resurfaced cylinder head, water pump, thermostat, radiator cap, spark plugs, oil change, Mopar coolant, also replaced exhaust manifold bolts which solved the hemi ticking. The backup camera sometimes gets messed up due to lose wire after using the bed. All I normally do is slam close the bed and it will resolve itself, no big deal. I’m a bit concerned with transmission after reading a little, but it appears most newer trucks have similar issues. I’m hoping this will let me last until over 200,000 mi . As of now at 70,000 mi.


Exceptional truck

I've owned close to 100 vehicles, and this will be my 5th truck. Honestly, the value this truck brings is off the charts. It does everything a truck needs to do when it comes to towing or hauling (we easily towed a 12,000 loaded horse trailer multiple times). Mine is a Laramie with Air Ride suspension. I don't understand this articles stating that the ride is not good when towing. This is by far the best riding Truck I've owned, and the Air Ride? I used it to pull up a 3' x 20' culvert full of mud an dirt straight up out of the ground enough to pull it forward. Saved so much time from having to dig it out. MPG...well...it's a truck, and I average 16-17MPG. 50K miles and not a single issue with it so far. Heated/cooled seats, Leather, Nav, Air Ride, great stereo, Lights everywhere and unbelievable amount of storage. I'll be keeping this one for a long time.


Ram is the best!!!

I have owned Dodge, Ram, Ford, and Chevy trucks. Chrysler always gets a bad reputation for no apparent reason. I have a 2017 Ram 1500 SLT with 200000 miles and not one issue!!! Try that with a Ford or Chevy!! Value, looks, comfort, reliability are what make this truck awesome. I tow 5000 lbs once a week as well. Buy a Ram and you’ll thank me after miles of hassle free ownership!! Facts not opinions!!