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2017 Ram 1500 Truck

City L/100 km:
0.0
Highway L/100 km:
12.0

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Ram 1500 Truck Overview

The standard features of the RAM 1500 ST include HEMI 5.7L V-8 395hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" styled steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2017 Ram
1500 Truck

Starting at: $31,395

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Front beverage holders
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Approach angle - 15 deg
  • Departure angle - 25 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 221mm (8.7")
  • Ground clearance (max) - 229mm (9.0")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 22 deg
  • AM/FM radio
  • Radio data system
  • Speakers - 6
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/60,000km
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/100,000km
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/160,000km
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/100,000km
  • Max seating capacity - 3
  • Front seats - bench
  • Front centre armrest
  • Engine displacement - 5.7 L
  • Engine horsepower - 395hp @ 5,600RPM
  • Engine torque - 410 lb.-ft. @ 3,950RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 99.6mm x 90.9mm (3.92" x 3.58")
  • Compression ratio - 10.50 to 1
  • Payload - 726kg (1,600lbs)
  • Curb weight - 2,153kg (4,747lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,880kg (6,350lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 3,279kg (7,230lbs)
  • Exterior length - 5,309mm (209.0")
  • Exterior body width - 2,017mm (79.4")
  • Exterior height - 1,895mm (74.6")
  • Wheelbase - 3,048mm (120.0")
  • Turning radius - 6.0m (19.7')
  • Front legroom - 1,041mm (41.0")
  • Front headroom - 1,013mm (39.9")
  • Front hiproom - 1,598mm (62.9")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,676mm (66.0")
  • Passenger volume - 1,784L (63.0 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - tailgate
  • Rear step bumper
  • Trailer sway control
  • Engine litres - 5.7
  • Cylinder configuration - V-8
  • Horsepower - 395hp @ 5,600RPM
  • Torque - 410 lb.-ft. @ 3,950RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Cylinder deactivation
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Block heater
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - rear-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 14.8L/100 km
  • Fuel tank capacity - 98.4L
  • Fuel economy city - 17L/100 km
  • Fuel economy highway - 12L/100 km
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Ignition disable
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Front tires - 265/70SR17.0
  • Rear tires - 265/70SR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Voltmeter
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Low tire pressure warning

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy L/100 km
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $31,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 12  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $35,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 12  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $37,395   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $37,795   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $38,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 13  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $38,795   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 13  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $39,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 12  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $41,095   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 12  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $41,395   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $41,495   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 12  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $41,795   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $42,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 13  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $42,495   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $43,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $44,195   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $44,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
SSV 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SSV Search New $44,795   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 13  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $45,095   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 13  
ST 2017 Ram 1500 Truck ST Search New $45,495   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 13  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $46,495   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $47,395   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
HFE 2017 Ram 1500 Truck HFE Search New $47,795   240-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  No Data  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $48,195   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $48,495   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
SLT 2017 Ram 1500 Truck SLT Search New $48,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $50,195   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $50,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $52,495   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Laramie 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Laramie Search New $52,495   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $54,195   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Laramie 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Laramie Search New $54,195   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
Sport 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Sport Search New $54,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Laramie 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Laramie Search New $54,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
Rebel 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Rebel Search New $55,195   305-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  14 / 10  
Laramie 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Laramie Search New $56,495   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Laramie 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Laramie Search New $58,195   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Laramie 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Laramie Search New $58,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Longhorn 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Longhorn Search New $59,195   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 11  
Longhorn 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Longhorn Search New $63,195   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  
Longhorn 2017 Ram 1500 Truck Longhorn Search New $63,595   395-hp 5.7L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 12  

Reviews

Driving Impression

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
“”

The Ram 1500 is comfortable and enjoyable for long drives. It rides smoothly and steers well, with responsive electric steering.

The 3.0-liter diesel boasts an EPA rating of 20/29 mpg City/Highway. The turbocharged diesel is rated 240 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. It’s a quiet diesel, with a faint clatter.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine is popular for drivers who need a pickup bed to haul but want good fuel economy. The V6 is EPA-rated at 17/25 mpg City/Highway, or 16/23 mpg with 4WD, on Regular gas. The V6 is rated at 305 hp and 269 pound-feet of torque. It will haul a load without much effort. Floor it and it sounds strained at higher rpm. The V6 is rated to tow up to 6,500 pounds. The 8-speed automatic works well.

The 5.7-liter V8 is rated 395 horsepower, 407 pound-feet of torque. Ram says it can accelerate from 0-60 in 6.7 seconds. We can report it does this with an enthusiastic growl. The V8 is the best choice for towing, offering a rating as high as 10,650 pounds.

Part-time 4WD is available, and an on-demand AWD system is offered with V8s. The former is generally better for rugged terrain, the latter is generally better for snow, ice and inconsistent road conditions.

Walk Around

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
“”

Though dated, the 2017 Ram remains distinctive. Each trim level gets a unique grille. We prefer the mainstream designs over the black grille on the Ram Rebel or the nostrils on the Limited. Upper-level models are further distinguished by LEDs and exhaust faired into the rear bumper.

The Ram Box adds utility and lockable bed storage. The Ram Box can be unlocked with the remote key fob. Drains in the boxes allow them to be used as ice chests.

Interior Overview

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
“”

The 2017 Ram has controls that are easy to operate, with large knobs for climate and audio, even when wearing gloves. Large touchscreens are easy to see and operate, better than Ford.

The upper trim levels show great attention to detail, some of which may not be noticed immediately. The Ram Rebel, for example, features a delightful mix of materials and design, including a tread pattern on the seats that matches the tread design of the Toyo all-terrain tires. Deluxe two-color stitching and interesting graphics add charm and the rear-seat area is trimmed just as nicely as the front.

The Laramie Longhorn has handsome stitching and fine wood grain trim.

Summary

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
“”

The 2017 Ram 1500 is the outgoing model. Look for bargains as dealers sell down their remaining stock to clear the way for the all-new 2018 Rams.

Mitch McCullough, editor-in-chief, New Car Test Drive, contributed to this report; with staff reports by The Car Connection.

Model Lineup

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
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The Ram 1500 lineup includes the SLT, which comes with cloth upholstery. Big Horn, Lone Star, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Sport and other models upgrade seats, cloth and features.

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