Say Yes to the Ram 1500 Truck
Critics can't stop raving about the 2017 RAM 1500’s class-leading ride quality, high-end interior design and fuel-efficient engine options.
As one of the most energy efficient, light-duty pickups in the segment, the RAM's turbo-charged diesel V6 sets the bar for other vehicles in its class. The new 1500 offers three separate engines:
The 5.7 liter V8 Hemi offers the greatest performance of each of the powertrains. Capable of 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, the 1500's V8 has a towing capacity of up to 10,640 pounds, delivering ample acceleration and plenty of power a truck in this category. The V8 comes standard on the Sport, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims.
A 3.0-liter diesel V6 gets achieves 240 horse power and 420 pound-feet of torque. It also gets a nod by Edmunds.com for fuel-efficiency for the 2WD’s 23 mpg (20 city / 28 highway), and the 4WD’s 22 mpg (19 city / 27 highway).
If those specs don’t impress you, consider the HFE EcoDiesel – a 3.0 liter V6 turbo that gets 240 horsepower, 420 pound-feet of torque and 24 mpg (21 city / 29 highway).
Tow numbers for the petrol V6 engine are 7,610, with the V6 diesel maxing out at 9,210 pounds.
Pilson is in agreement with truck lovers when we say that the new 1500 wins the award for best ride quality, hands down. The secret in the fluidity of this pick-up’s drive is its coil-over rear suspension – similar to that used in a car or SUV and what it may be lacking in towing power, it more than makes up in the area of comfort.
Other features that put the 1500 ahead of other small pick-ups in its class is the roomy, comfort of its interior.
The new RAM’s intuitive design features user-friendly controls, a large screen, and high-end materials that according to U.S. News.com “give it a posh feel.”
Also available on the RAM 1500 is a Uconnect infotainment system that comes with both 5 inch and 8.4 inch touchscreen, large buttons, a W-F Fi hotspot, Blue-tooth connectivity, a 10-speaker premium audio system with satellite radio and voice recognition system.
This full-size RAM pick-up seats 6 at a time depending on your cab preference. The base model vehicle is a two-door, 3-seater that’s available in either a 6-foot 4-inch or 8-foot cargo bed. The four-seater Quad Cab, also seats 6, but only comes with a 6-foot 4-inch bed.
There are countless other trim levels available depending your preference, including the Tradesmen, the Express, the HFE, the SLT, the Big Horn, the Sport, the Laramie, the Laramie Longhorn, the Limited and the Rebel.
The first in the segment to take on the commuter truck label, the RAM 1500 rides like an SUV but performs like a pickup. Tons of other features like optimum cargo space, an available spray-in bed liner, roomy interior, and a great price, definitely make this pick-up hard to beat.