Thanks to a winning combination of a supple ride quality, useful tech features, excellent eight-speed automatic transmission system, optional fuel efficient diesel V6, quiet and refined cabin, and a well-trimmed cabin, the new 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 is a top contender in the full-size pickup segment. The Dodge Ram 1500 USA release date is expected in early 2017.
Multiple body styles and trim levels are offered for every trim model. Body styles available include the regular cab, extended cab, and the crew cab. In terms of trims, Dodge offers up o eleven trim models ranging from the sprightly configured Tradesman to the 707-hordepower producing SRT Hellcat.
The Dodge Ram 1500 2017 continues to distinguish itself with its comb intricate balance between functionality and style. The cabin materials are of high quality, the infotainment system easy to use and responsive, and the ride quality supple. But even so, this year has also seen a number of players up their ante not only in terms of performance but also in refinement. The “A” rated 2017 Ford F-150 is one such vehicle and therefore buyers will have plenty of options to choose from, of course depending on their priorities.
One defining trait that continues to characterize the Ram 1500 is perhaps its smooth ride quality courtesy of the class-executive coil spring rear suspension system. This allows the vehicle to smoothen out rough terrains when off-roading and to flatten out bumps while on asphalt. Throw in the optional air suspension system that keeps the vehicle from drooping when working as a heavy workhorse and you’ve got yourself a comfortable truck.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat offers plenty of changes and updates, and an insane performance thanks to the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine offered beneath its hood. Dodge says the mill can crank an output of up to 707 hp and 650 lbs. ft. torque. Now with such a mind-boggling performance, we’re left to wonder how more mind-boggling its 0-60 mph will be. In our own rendering, we’d assume the new model will probably get to 60 mph in just under four seconds, and achieve a top speed of 155 mph. Various rumors allege the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 price will possibly start from an MSRP of around $55,000.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Trims
As already mentioned above, three body styles and eleven trims are offered for the new 2017 Dodge Ram 1500. Trims range from the base Tradesman to the hyper SRT Hellcat.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the accessories offered for the Tradesman include automatic headlights, active grille shutters, a USB port, a 3.5” driver information display, a locking tailgate, a seven-pin wiring harness, black bumpers/door handles/grille, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, power windows and locks, and leatherette upholstery.
Upgrading to the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Gig Horn gets you a 10-way power outlet, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 115-V power outlet, a power-sliding rear window, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and a five-inch touchscreen interface.
The 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport adds LED interior lighting, a seven-speaker audio system, performance gearing, 22” wheels, smartphone app integration, an 8.4” touchscreen display, power-adjustable pedals, body-color exterior trim, projector headlights, and a limited-slip differential.
The Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie adds auto-dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel, a 10-speaker surround-sound system, a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, a seven-inch driver information display, chrome-accented twenty-inch wheels, driver memory settings, leather-trimmed front seats, and interior ambient lighting.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Specs For The Engine
Beneath the hood of the base engine is a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 269 lbs. ft. of torque and 305 hp. the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited, Sport, Longhorn, and Laramie come equipped with a 395 hp- and 410 pounds-feet of torque – generating 5.7L V8 engine.
Optionally available on the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel, Sport and Express trim models is a 240 hp- and 420 pounds-feet of torque – turbocharged 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic. The EcoDiesel mpg stands at 21/29/24 in the city/highway/combined with the HFE model.
Preliminary rumors allege the new 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat comes with a 707-hp- and 650 pounds-feet of torque – generating 6.2L V8 engine.
Wheelbase: 140,5 in
Length: 229,0 in
Width: 79,4 in
Passenger volume: 125 cu ft
Cargo volume: N/A
Curb weight: 5688 lbs
Top Speed: 107 mph
0-60: 9,0 sec
MPG: 21/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Clear Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Delmonico Red Pearl Coat, Flame Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Low Vol Agriculture Red, Low Vol Bright Green, Low Vol Bright Red…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the vehicle will probably be offered for sale sometime in early 2017, at least for the USA market.
The 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 changes will probably cost you an MSRP starting from $26,145.