New 2017 RAM 1500 at Susquehanna for Wrightsville, PA
The 2017 RAM 1500 is a light-duty pickup truck that is quite the chameleon. It not only offers support for your light-duty towing tasks, but it can be customized in many different ways, capable of serving as a mobile office, a luxurious retreat, or even a durable work truck. The 1500 has earned widespread acclaim for its unique coil-spring rear suspension, which enables the 1500 to deliver a comfortable ride whether the bed is loaded or not. This is just one of the ways that the 2017 RAM 1500 distinguishes itself from the competitors. A variety of changes have taken place for 2017, and drivers will be excited to find that every engine option now comes standard with eight-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, each trim level has gained even more standard features, as the Outdoorsman trim level has been dropped and its features shuffled to the rest of the lineup.
Under the 1500's Hood
Powering the base configuration of the RAM 1500 is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. It has been engineered with unique mechanisms that work to improve fuel economy while also maintaining great power ratings, coming in at 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepower. A rear-wheel drive system comes standard, though RAM offers two different four-wheel drive systems as optional drivetrains. Both of the four-wheel drive systems have a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing. One of those utilizes a traditional part-time system along with manual mode selection. The other four-wheel drive system features an Auto 4WD mode that will detect conditions and switch between rear- and four-wheel drive when necessary. When the Pentastar engine is properly equipped, the RAM 1500's base configuration can provide a towing maximum of 7,610 pounds and a payload maximum of 1,890 pounds. Customers who need a bit more power for towing, or perhaps are interested in a diesel-powered option, will be happy to hear that RAM offers a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and a turbocharged EcoDiesel V6.
Design of RAM 1500
Every RAM 1500 is impressively equipped with a wide range of features, and there are three cab styles available. The base Tradesman, which is great for drivers who need a truck for work, will provide customers with a seven-pin wiring harness, a locking tailgate, a Class IV receiver hitch, a spray-in bed liner, and a rear backlight. It also features vinyl floor covering for easy cleanup. Technological options include a Uconnect system, and off-road enthusiasts will particularly like the Rebel trim as it offers enhanced capability to take on the trails. Safety and security features include hill start assist, stability control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and trailer-sway control.
Is an air suspension available with the 1500?
Yes, RAM offers a Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension!
Do you have any 2017 RAM 1500 models currently in stock?
Yes, a variety of 2017 RAM 1500s have made their way to Susquehanna Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. You can find these models over at our New RAM Inventory!
What bed lengths are offered with the Crew Cab?
The crew cab is available in two bed lengths: a short 5'7" bed, or a long 6'4" length.
For 2017, there is no truck that rivals the 1500 for comfort, capability, and innovation. This RAM truck can be configured for every kind of driver, whether you need it on the job site for light-duty towing and hauling, or simply need a comfortable truck for tasks closer to home. The exciting array of trims are well-equipped and each one will offer a healthy dose of originality. With options for off-roading enthusiasts and high-end options that will rival many luxury cars, the 2017 RAM 1500 is truly a singular truck. You can learn more about the 2017 RAM 1500 by getting in touch with us today at Susquehanna Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!