Dodge Ram Specs
When it comes to pickup trucks, the Dodge Ram 1500 is consistently alongside the top vehicles in the sector. This model, even years into its design cycle, still delivers athletic performance and reliability appreciated by the most discerning drivers across the Randolph, Brockton, and Stoughton area.
Many, however, are still curious as to the exact numbers behind this great performance. Read a thorough breakdown of the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 specs to learn about the performance, features, and options available on this great pickup.
2017 Ram 1500 Specs: Features
Let’s start with the features available on the new Ram. It comes in several different body styles. There’s a two-door regular cab, which seats three and comes with either an eight-foot bed or a 6’4″ bed. There’s also a four-door Quad Cab, which seats six and comes with the 6’4″ bed.
Finally, there’s a Crew Cab with four doors, which comes with either the 6’4″ bed or a 5’7″ bed. Add to this a whopping 10 trim levels, and you’ve got a supremely customizable vehicle.
Other base features include 17-inch steel wheels, spray-in bedliner, seven-pin wiring harness, locking tailgate, Class-IV receiver hitch and 40/20/40-split front seat. Upgrades are possible to increase wheel size, fuel economy, and more.
Ram 1500 Engine and Performance Specs
The standard engine for the 2017 Ram 1500 is a 3.6L V6, which generates 305 horsepower, 269 lb-ft of torque, and is driven by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard rear wheel drive is upgradeable to automatic 4WD, and both are powered by two-speed transfer case, including low-range gearing. This engine gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined fuel economy: 17 in the city and 25 on the highway. With a 4WD this drops to 19 combined (16/23, respectively).
A 5.7L V8 is available on some trims, which gives you 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, with 17 mpg combined EPA-estimated fuel economy (15 city and 22 highway) in both RWD and 4WD. Finally, other trim levels feature a turbocharged 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel delivering 240 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque, and a 23 mpg EPA-estimated fuel efficiency.
Towing capacity ranges from 7,610 pounds for the standard V6, while the V8 can tow 10,640 pounds. Plus, the EcoDiesel handles 9,210 pounds for towing. Maximum payload for the V6 is 1,890 pounds, 1,800 with the V8, and 1,600 with the EcoDiesel.
Aside from the standard antilock brakes and airbags, the Ram 1500 comes with traction and stability control, trailer sway control, and hill start assist. Optional features include parking sensors, a rearview camera, trailer-brake controllers, vehicle tracking, and more. The vehicle earned four stars overall from government safety tests, and a top rating of “Good” from the IIHS.