2017 RAM 2500

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2017 RAM 2500
2017 RAM 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Towing, hauling potential
  • Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system

The bad:

  • No long-bed Mega Cab model
  • No heavy-duty eight-speed automatic

8 trims

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Notable features

  • Updated Power Wagon model, new 4x4 Off-Road Package
  • Gas and compressed natural gas V-8 engines available
  • Cummins six-cylinder diesel available
  • Coil-spring rear suspension for 2500 model
  • Rear air suspension available

2017 RAM 2500 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks are available in three cab styles: regular cab, crew cab and Mega Cab. Buyers can choose single or dual rear wheels and one of two cargo-box lengths. These trucks can seat up to six people in certain configurations. V-8 engines that run on gas and compressed natural gas are available, along with a six-cylinder Cummins diesel that generates up to 900 pounds-feet of torque. Competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Ford F-Series Super Duty.
New for 2017
The Power Wagon model has been revised with changes to the cabin and exterior including heritage graphics. There’s also a new 4×4 Off-Road Package for the 2500 that includes hill descent control, tow hooks, a skid plate for the transfer case, Bilstein shocks, a limited-slip differential, wheel flares and Off Road decals.
Significant Standard Features

  • 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 400 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt steering column
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 410-hp (370 hp in Mega Cab), 6.4-liter V-8 with 429 pounds-feet of torque
  • Turbo-diesel 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder (350 hp and 660 pounds-feet of torque with six-speed manual transmission; 370 hp and 800 pounds-feet of torque with six-speed automatic; 385 hp and 900 pounds-feet of torque in 3500 with available six-speed automatic)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear air suspension
  • Dual rear wheels (3500)
  • RamBox cargo management system
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


HD Ram 2500

I have only had it a week but so far so good. The city mileage is pretty bad but highway is about 15 or more with the 6.4 Hemi. It seems to have plenty of power but I won't really know until I tow my trailer next month. The ride is very good especially for a HD truck and it looks great.


Love my Longhorn Megacab

Bought this vehicle for the megacab option. Normally a Ford driver, but the megacab sold me. I love it. Having driven a RAM now, I don’t want to even consider another brand. The Longhorn Edition is just as nice as the King Ranch and High Country.


I thought I was a Ford guy...

I've had Ford trucks for years and I thought I was a loyal Ford customer. I tried a RAM just to see and I bought it on price/value. Lots of content, much more than a similarly priced Ford, lots of power, great interior, and reliability has been flawless.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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