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2017 Ram 1500 Buyer’s Guide

2017 Ram 1500Each year, the competition between Ram, Chevrolet, and Ford is tough as they create stronger, more efficient, and safer full-sized trucks. This year is no exception – the Ram 1500 does not disappoint with its 395 horsepower, 420 lb-ft torque, and 10,640 pound tow capacity. The 2017 Ram 1500 comes in 12 main trim options, each customizable to meet your unique needs. That’s why the Texas Auto Writers Association picked the 2017 Ram 1500 as the luxury pickup truck of Texas. It’s also why people in Ashland choose the Ram 1500 for all their hauling and towing needs.

New Features for 2017 Ram Pickup Truck

2017 Ram 1500

Truck drivers in Ashland, Va and all over the country are going to love the newest features of the Ram. New features for 2017 include:

  • Uconnect – a customizable navigation, entertainment, and communication system
  • An 8.4 inch touchscreen display
  • An 8-speed transmission that’s now standard
  • A backup camera and rear park assist – now standard in the crew and quad models

If that’s not enough, some models offer you remote start, dual-zone temperature control, and the AllSecure® Central Locking System, which automatically locks the RamBox® Cargo Management System in sides of truck bed along with the rest of your truck.

Complete Ram 1500 Features

2017 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 models include full or rear wheel drive, various cab and box sizes, and 3 engine options. Choose from a 6-seat crew cab with a 5’7″ or 6’4″ box, a 6-seat quad cab with a 6’4″ box, or a 3-seat regular cab with a 6’4″ or 8′ box. The crew cab model comes with available in-floor rear cargo storage and a spacious interior that seats 6 comfortably. Choose from cloth or leather seats or include real wood accents for a touch of luxury.

What makes the Ram’s exterior unique from other full-sized trucks?

All Ram 1500s come with 20 inch chrome wheels. But to make your Ram really stand out, add wheel-to-wheel side steps, a tri-fold tonneau cover, or the RamBox® cargo management system. RamBox® is a lit, drainable, and locking storage system in the sides of the truck box. The AllSecure® Central Locking System, which locks the RamBox® along with the cab adds extra convenience.

2017 Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500 Performance Highlights

The 2017 Ram 1500 models get up to 395 horsepower, 420lbs/ft torque, and a 10,640 pound towing capacity. This type of power ensures that you can haul all the building supplies for your next project. Even while towing, the Ram 1500 is rated the smoothest ride of all full-sized trucks due to its heavy duty shock absorbers and Active-Level™ four-corner air suspension that offers automatic load leveling. You can be sure of a comfortable ride on your way to the worksite or your favorite hunting spot. The Ram 1500 also features a four- and seven-pen trailer hitch wiring harness and connectors for exceptional towing safety and performance.

Choose from a gas or diesel engine, with diesel offering up to 29 miles per gallon. The 8-speed transmission allows for superior acceleration in low gears and includes thermal control. The difficult tasks of farming have met their match with the power of the Ram 1500.

Max Gas HorsepowerMax Diesel TorqueMax Gas TowingMax Gas Payload
395 horsepower420 lb/ft10,640 lbs1900 lb

Ram 1500 Pricing

The 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman starts at only $26,395, making it one of the most affordable full-sized truck options. Additionally, the popular Big Horn trim base option is only $33,395.

2017 Safety Features

The 2017 Ram 1500 has a range of safety features including four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, auto-on headlights, side-curtain airbags, side-impact door beams, a rear back-up camera, and a park-assist system. Its electronic stability control has built-in hill start assist, trailer sway control, rain brake support, brake assist, and ready alert braking. All these features work together to ensure a safe, comfortable ride whether you’re towing your boat to the James or simply driving around Ashland. Plus, know your investment in the 2017 Ram 1500 is protected by the Ram 5-year/100,000 mile warranty on diesel engines and 5-year/60,000 mile warranty on gas engines.

Ram 1500 Innovative Technology

2017 Ram 1500

Innovation doesn’t stop with performance and safety for the Ram 1500. Add the Uconnect® 8.4 – an 8.4-Inch touchscreen display – to access voice command, hands-free calling, GPS, and SiriusXM Radio. Relax in the heated seats and keep your hands warm with the heated steering wheel. See all the information you need about your Ram, formatted in your favorite way, with the customizable driver information digital cluster display.

Start Driving Your Powerful Pickup in Ashland, Today!

Powerful engine options, incredible storage solutions, innovative technology features, and a luxurious cabin make the 2017 Ram 1500 an excellent choice for your next full sized pickup truck.

Check out this brand new truck in person or take it for a test drive by giving Whitten Brothers of Ashland a call at (804) 491-3012 or by contacting us online.

See the full 2017 Ram 1500 specs below for popular trim options.

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