2017 RAM 1500 Change Vehicle

$26,495-$53,575 MSRP range

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Key Specs of the 2017 RAM 1500

1500 base trim shown

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • Interior design, comfort and quality
  • Optional Uconnect 8.4 multimedia system
  • Storage options
  • Diesel engine performance
  • Diesel engine mileage
  • Value

The bad

  • Air suspension's ride when towing
  • Towing, payload capacities not to par
  • No collision warning features
  • No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • Braking when loaded or towing

Notable Features
2017 RAM 1500

  • Seats up to six
  • Turbo-diesel V-6 engine available
  • V-6 and V-8 gas engines also available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-corner air suspension available
  • Locking RamBox box wall storage option

2017 RAM 1500 Road Test

Joe Wiesenfelder

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2016 about the 2016 Ram 1500. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

The 2016 model year sees the introduction of a new top trim level, the Laramie Limited, which shares an updated grille design introduced by the Rebel trim last year and incorporates Argento wood and premium leather inside. See 2015 and 2016 model specifications compared side-by-side here.

Exterior & Styling

Like the other domestic full-size pickups, the Ram 1500 comes in different cab styles, most with a choice of wheelbase and bed length. The regular cab comes with a 6-foot-4 cargo box or an 8-foot box. The latter adds 20 inches of wheelbase and 22 inches from bumper to bumper.

The extended cab, or Quad Cab, comes in only one wheelbase and the 6-foot-4 cargo box. The full crew cab's cargo beds are 5-foot-7 or 6-foot-4, the latter version of which adds roughly 9 inches to both the wheelbase and the overall length.

Ram (formerly Dodge Ram) trucks fought their way into the big leagues partly on the strength of bold styling like no one had seen before, and derivations of that so-called big-rig styling have lasted through today, but some would argue Chevrolet and GMC now have the boldest-looking half-tons.

The Rebel trim level, introduced as a late 2015 model, and the new-for-2016 Laramie Limited trim level have a new grille that ... Read more

2017 1500 Video

Just in case you want your half-ton pickup truck to stand out from the crowd, we give you a quick walk-around of Ram’s latest 2017 special edition option package. Called the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport, we explain all the unique features and highlights.

Latest 2017 1500 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Smells great

by Sean from Amherst, VA on February 19, 2018

This truck meets all of my expectations and some. I would recommend this vehicle to any one that is looking for a full size truck. Read full review



by rkelley1 from atkins ar on February 16, 2018

great ride great price great all around truck has all you need to enjoy the ride and buying at truck month special was the best for getting a good deal. Read full review

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