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2017 Ram 3500 Buyer’s Guide

2017 Ram 3500 Laramie DuallyThe 2017 Ram 3500 is an excellent choice if you are looking for a heavy duty truck with a spacious, durable interior; incredible payload and towing capabilities; and technology that makes every job easier.

The most important considerations for heavy trucks are performance and durability. The 2017 Ram 3500 achieves its high level of performance through the enormous trailer and transport capacity. Available off-road and snow packages make for durability outdoors, while easy to clean vinyl seating options make for interior durability.

Complete Ram 3500 Features

The Ram 3500 has a number of impressive features essential to heavy-duty trucks. The flatbed has two box sizes to choose from 6’4 “or 8”. Additionally, there are three cabin sizes–a regular cab that seats three, and crew and mega cab models that seat six with additional storage functions on the back seat and floor.

The valve system controlled by Ram’s Active Air computer ensures ideal engine performance in all weather conditions by automatically switches the air source to your engine. Meanwhile, the 2017 Ram 3500 offers the ultimate in personalization with six trim and plenty of detail options for your perfect heavy duty truck.

More power at your fingertips in the Ram 3500

Give your Ram 3500 more power at the push of a button. The truck engages in a more aggressive downshift schedule when towing and carrying just by pressing the tow/haul button.

New Features for 2017 Ram Pickup Truck

The 2017 Ram 3500 provides superior off-road experience with an off-road package available for the crew and mega cab options.

Another new feature for 2017 is the Uconnect infotainment system with and 8.4″ touchscreen display. Use this amazing system with cameras around the truck for safety and entertainment on long trips across Virginia.


The 2017 Ram 3500 has three impressive customization packages to fit your lifestyle:

  • Snow Chief
  • Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Prep
  • 4×4 Off-Road

Snow Chief Package

Conquer wind and extreme winter weather with the Snow Chief Package. These features improve road performance on snow and make it possible to plow snow yourself. You’ll be able to finish the job, no matter what the weather holds. Some of the added functions in the Snow Chief Package include:

  • limited slip axle
  • transfer case skid plate
  • clearance lamps
  • 220-amp alternator
  • auxiliary instrument panel switches

Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package

2017 Ram 3500 Gooseneck Prep Package

For heavy-duty hauling, get the Gooseneck Prep package. This package includes the provisions for a gooseneck hitch right in your truck box. Some features included in the package are:

  • Seven-pin connector for wiring
  • Electronic stability control
  • Gooseneck hitch

4×4 Off-Road Package

The acclaimed new 4×4 Off-Road Package is available with the crew or mega cab and includes every feature you need for a safe and comfortable off-road experience. Some features included with the off-road package include:

  • On/off-road tires
  • Tow Hooks
  • Hill-descent control
  • Bilstein shocks
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Limited-slip Differential
  • Wheel Flares

What makes the exterior of the 2017 Ram 3500 unique from other full-sized trucks?

2017 Ram 2500 Limited

The 2017 Ram 3500 stands out from other heavy trucks with wheel-to-wheel side steps, exterior mirror performance, and a range of new colors. Add a tonneau cover to the items in your bed or box rail caps to prevent scratches while loading and unloading hay bales in the field.

The Rambox® Cargo Management System puts extra storage room in your truck box sides. The RamBox® is a lit, drainable, and locking system that is perfect for fishing and hunting equipment or for cold drinks and snacks while on a job site.

2017 Ram 3500 Exterior Ram Box Storage

2017 Ram 3500 Performance and Durability

The Ram 3500 has a 50,000 PSI steel construction, choice of diesel or gas engine in automatic or manual transmission.

Choose between the Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine or 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine.

 Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 EngineProven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine
Pound-feet of Torque429900
Max Payload7,3906,720
Max Towing16,52031,210
Max Horsepower410385

The 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine comes with special brake-assist technology.

This engine works alongside Ram‘s exhaust braking to improve performance when travelling down steep grades. Its brake uses a variable nozzle on the turbodiesel for smoother braking, reduced brake wear, and extra stability – especially important for towing trailers through the Appalachians.

Another helpful towing feature is the Electronic Range Select, which allows the driver to manually select the optimal gear for engine braking and downshifting.

2017 Ram 3500 Limited Towing Trailer

The three-link front suspension was developed for optimal performance with both two and four-wheel drive Ram 3500 options. A wider frame and large stabilization bar allow for a more cushioned ride – especially while hauling heavy loads of lumber across Richmond to a worksite.

Choose from two excellent rear suspension options to smooth your ride. The regular rear suspension includes separate auxiliary leaves with higher second- and third-stage rates, for exceptional performance. The automatic level rear suspension keeps your load level despite the terrain changes. At the touch of a button, you can choose from two smart ride height selections too–normal and alternate ride height keep your loading state when traveling across uneven farm roads in Powhatan.

With a diesel engine the truck comes with a warranty of 5 years/100,000 miles, If you opt for the gas engine trucks, Ram will include a warranty of three years/36,000 miles.

2017 Ram 3500 Pricing

The Ram 3500 starts at only $33,245.

Trim OptionsTradesmanSLTBig HornLaramieLaramie LonghornLimited

2017 Safety Features

The 2017 Ram 3500 includes a range of safety functions such as car-on headlights, electronic stability control, front and side airbags, a rear back-up camera and parking assist. Its electronic stability control is also equipped with hill-start assist, trailer sways control, rain brake support, brake assist, and ready alert braking.

Ram 3500 Innovative Technology

The innovative technology in the cabin makes the driving experience comfortable. Heated seats and even a heated steering wheel keep you warm, no matter the weather. The digital cluster display allows you to customize critical driving information and the Uconnect Infotainment system includes:

  • 8.4″ touchscreen display
  • Voice command
  • Hands-free calling
  • GPS
  • SiriusXM Radio

The Uconnect system also works with the cargo-view camera so you can easily keep watch over what you’re hauling. You’ll even be able to see at night with the LED lighting that lines the back of the truck box.

2017 Ram 3500 UConnect Console

Start Driving Your Heavy Duty Truck in Richmond, Today!

The 2017 Ram 3500 is a powerful heavy truck option with excellent hauling and towing, outstanding customization, and innovative technology.

So what’s stopping you?

Plan a test drive of a Ram 3500 today by calling Whitten Brothers of Ashland at 804-798-6071 or by contacting us online.

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