Facts And Rumors About The New 2017 Dodge Ram

Courtesy of the winning combination of a well-trimmed cabin, combination of strong powertrains, and a smooth ride quality, the new 2017 Dodge RAM will definitely be a top-contender in its class. Some of the highlights that define the newest model include useful technology features, an eight-speed automatic transmission system, a fuel-efficient diesel V6, and cabin refinement.

The Dodge RAM release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017.

2017 Dodge RAM 3500 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Review In Short

In addition to the dizzying trim levels offered, the new model also comes with three body styles and models. As before, it will be available in three distinct models: 1500, 2500, and the heavy-duty, no-nonsense 3500. Each is available with several trims each offering distinct features and output figures.

Interior Got New Materials?

For 2017, the Dodge RAM interior is stuffed with some of the latest technologies and soft-touch materials, which Dodge says will make up for the conspicuously absent newness. Over the past couple of years, pickup trucks in this segment have seen quite a substantial makeover that has touched almost every nitty-gritty aspects.

Smooth Drive

One feature that is almost always synonymous with any Dodge RAM truck is smoothness in normal driving situations. This, Dodge says, is courtesy of clever engineering that has seen its pickup trucks adopt the coil-spring rear suspension system as opposed to the typical leaf-spring setup.  The result is that the Dodge pickups can comfortable cruise on any pavement regardless of the condition. Throw in the optional air suspension system and you’ve got enough reasons to get one for yourself.

The changes are ostensibly minimal. However, new additions to the existing color palette should be expected. More storage areas and minor trim tweaks are also rumored to be available.

There Are Alternatives If You Don’t Like It

Although the Dodge RAM is appealing on its own especially considering the options available, there are a number of other pickup trucks available. These include the 2017 Nissan Titan XD, the Ford F-150, and the Chevrolet Silverado. Another option would be the Toyota Tundra.

What Are The Trim Levels For The New 2017 Dodge Ram?

As already mentioned above, the new Dodge RAM is available in dizzying options including the 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks, all of which come with different trim models. The 2017 Dodge RAM Power Wagon model is offered under a separate review, as is the Hellcat as well.

2017 Dodge RAM Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard items available on the 2017 Dodge RAM include an auxiliary audio input, automatic headlights and wipers, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a 3.5” driver information display, black bumpers/door handles/grille, a rear privacy glass, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a Class IV receiver hitch, a USB port, a seven-pin wiring harness, a six-speaker sound system, a locking tailgate, active grille shutters, a spray-in bedliner, leatherette upholstery, and full power accessories.

The 2017 Dodge RAM Sport offers smartphone app integration, LED interior lighting, twenty-inch wheels, body-color exterior trim, an 8.4” touchscreen display, an SD card slot, projector headlights, a limited-slip differential, a special R/T model, a rearview camera, a charge-only USB port, a unique hood, a seven-speaker audio system, a unique hood, and power-adjustable pedals.

2017 Dodge RAM 3500 interior, leather seats

The 2017 Dodge RAM Limited gets you heated rear seats, keyless ignition and entry, automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers, side-step bars, additional monotone paint, a self-leveling air suspension system, HD radio, front and rear parking sensors, upgraded leather upholstery, upgraded wood interior trim, and a navigation system.

The 2017 Dodge RAM Rebel is available with seventeen-inch wheels, a six-way passenger seat, Bilstein shock absorbers, a heated steering wheel, LED foglights, black fender flares, unique leatherette upholstery, and a heated steering wheel.

Rumors About The 2017 Dodge Ram Engine

The full specifications for the engine aren’t available now, but we expect the 5.7L V8 engine to be available for the Sport and Limited models once again. The mill pairs to a six-speed automatic transmission system and is able to crank out a whopping 395 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Dodge RAM engine

The other option we expect is the turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 engine good for 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque. More specs will be updated here as the release date nears closer.

2017 Dodge RAM Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge RAM release date

Rumors allege the new model will most probably be available for sale sometime in mid-2017 for the USA market. The 2017 Dodge RAM price starts from an MSRP of around $26,145.

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2017 Dodge Charger Review

Just as the previous model, the newest Dodge Charger 2017 is bold, muscular, and laden with heritage. It is a great choice for anyone looking for smooth yet controlled ride quality, excellent touchscreen electronics interfaces, available all-wheel drive system, hugely potent V8 engines, and spacious interior with quality materials. The Dodge Charger release date should be expected sometime the second quarter of 2017.

2017 Dodge Charger front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Combination Of Luxury And Performance

There’s no doubt that the Charger is well-qualified among today’s entrants, courtesy of the very complicated blend of luxury, performance, and attitude the vehicle comes with. It is one of the few vehicles in the segment that actually employs a rear-wheel drive system as opposed to the front-wheel drive. Furthermore, it is, in fact, the only vehicle in its price range that offers a satisfying performance thanks to the bargain-priced V8 R/T model that cranks out an insane 707 horsepower.

New Dodge Charger Is Outdated?

Other highlights the Dodge Charger 2017 comes with, include an absorbent ride, lots of value for the money, and a quiet ride quality. However, considering the modern day features vehicles nowadays come with, the American sedan qualities offered by the Charger seem dated by conventional analysis. That’s not to say that the vehicle under review is dated, it comes with modern technologies such as a first grade infotainment system, plenty of room for personalization, and tons of comfort-oriented features.

Some of the rivals available within the same price range include the Chrysler 300, the Toyota Avalon, and the Kia Cadenza. The 2017 Kia Cadenza price starts from an MSRP of $37,000 and for that you get an attractive exterior and interior design, plenty of standard equipment relative to the competition, and premium features. 2017 Kia Cadenza release date is expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.

What Are The Trim Levels?

Seven trim levels are available for the 2017 Dodge Charger: SRT 392, SRT Hellcat, R/T Road & Track, SE, R/T, SXT, R/T Scat Pack. All models except the SE and SXT which have an AWD option are rear-wheel drive. The 2017 Dodge Charger SRT8 offers bountiful of changes in terms of performance, interior and exterior design, and options. Rumors allege its release date is in the offering in 2018, but of course no one is sure.

What Are The Changes On The Exterior And Interior?

Some of the standard accessories available on the Charger SXE model include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, USB ports, a five-inch touchscreen interface, dual-zone manual air-conditioning, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system, a foldable rear seat, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights and wipers, and an auxiliary audio input.

2017 Dodge Charger steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

The 2017 Dodge Charger R/T adds xenon headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, heated rear seats, power-adjustable steering wheel, upgraded brakes, rear parking cameras, a sport-tuned suspension system, synthetic-suede upholstery, a launch control, twenty-inch wheels, and a power-passenger seat.

Upgrading to the 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack model gets you a rearview camera, cloth sport seats, bespoke interior amenities, upgraded Brembo brakes, selectable three-mode power steering, a limited-slip differential, aluminum trimmed pedals, and a sportier suspension calibration.

Stepping up with the Charger SRT 392 gets you all the contents of the Road & Track package, adaptive shock absorbers, flat-bottom steering wheel, upgraded Brembo brakes, HD radio, xenon headlights, a navigation system, an active exhaust system, and an upgraded suspension system.

The 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the top-of-the-line models and comes equipped with all the features above plus a special power-limiting keyless remote, a blind-spot monitoring system, heat extraction vents, a more powerful engine, aluminum interior trimmings, and performance related upgrades.

Engine Details For The New Charger

Under the hood of the 2017 Dodge Charger is a 292 horsepower- and 260 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 3.6L V6 engine beneath the hood of the base model. EPA estimates the fuel economy with an all-wheel drive system stands at 18/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/31/23 mpg with the rear-wheel drive models.

2017 Dodge Charger engine

Performance is further boosted by a 5.7L V8 engine rated at 370 horsepower and 395 pounds-feet of torque offered for both the Charger R/T and R/T Road & Track models. The SRT and the R/T Scat Pack get a 485 hp- and 475 pounds-feet of torque – generating 6.4L V8 engine that returns a fuel economy of around 15/25/18 mpg.

2017 Dodge Charger engine view

Finally, the 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes equipped with a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that pumps out an incredible 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque that helps propel the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

When Is It Going To Be Released And What Is The Price?

Rumors within the industry segment allege the new vehicle will probably be offered sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Charger price starts from an MSRP of $27,995, the Charger SRT Hellcat from $65,945, and the Charger SRT 392 from $50,995.

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News And Rumors About The New 2017 Dodge Challenger

The newest Dodge Challenger for 2017 offers plenty of reasons why a shopper in the segment should consider buying one. Some of these reasons include nifty interior, strong engines, an excellent touchscreen interface, a relatively cushioned ride, an enormous trunk, and also a spacious interior accommodation for four adults. The Dodge Challenger release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, red color

The Good Stuff First

For starters, the Dodge Challenger is an all-American muscle car that makes available a wide variety of engines ranging from a stout base V6 all the way to a no-nonsense 707-horsepower option available on the high-performance 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Aside from performance, we are particularly impressed by the car’s styling and appeal. And while you may be overwhelmed by the car’s performance especially that of the Hellcat, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger interior offers plenty of head- and legroom even for the backseat occupants. The seats are both comfortable and supportive. Once you’re behind the wheel, there’re lots of convenience, entertainment, comfort features, and high-tech safety features. It is one such car that you’ll undeniably find appealing whether you’re taking your kids to school, participating in a burn-out contest or driving for a cross-country on the weekends.

2017 Dodge Challenger side angle, alloy wheels

True, both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are better suited for hustling round turns, however the Challenger, relative to the two, offers more power much more than even the Aventador, and four-door sedan versions. Another rival to the Challenger would be the Charger.

Dodge Challenger 2017 Competition

The latest Dodge Charger sedan price starts from an MSRP of around $27,995, and for that value you get features such as spacious interior, an excellent touchscreen electronics interface an available all-wheel drive system, hugely potent V8 engines, and smooth yet controlled ride. In terms of the performance, the top-of-the-line Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.

For 2017, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets a new colors and a standard Track Package. The new colors include Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue, and Ruby Red Metallic. The powertrain returns unaltered, therefore, expect the same 5.2L V8 engine rated at 526 hp and 429 lb. ft. of torque.

What Trim Levels Does The New 2017 Dodge Challenger Has?

A whopping nine trim levels are available for the 2017 Dodge Challenger: SRT Hellcat, SRT 392, 392 Scat Pack Shaker, Super Track Pak, Plus (SXT, R/T, R/T Shaker), R/T Scat Pak, R/T, R/T Shaker, and the SXT trim model.

2017 Dodge Challenger Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features available for the SXT trim model include a six-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch wheels, an SD card slot, two-tone cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a USB port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear air vents, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and cruise control.

2017 Dodge Challenger leather seats and steering wheel

The top-of-the-range 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat adds a different steering system, high-beam headlight control, automatic wipers, forward collision alert, automatic headlights and wipers, upgraded Brembo brakes, eighteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a high-performance adaptive suspension system, upgraded leather upholstery, sportier power steering settings, and a trip computer.

2017 Dodge Challenger Specs For The Engine

2017 Dodge Challenger engine

Four engines are provided under the hood of the 2017 Dodge Challenger: a 3.6L V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 268 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.7L V8 good for 375 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque, a 6.4L V8 good for 485 horsepower and 475 pounds-feet of torque, and a nuclear 6.2L V8 rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat mpg with the manual returns 13/21/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 13/22/16 mpg with the automatic.

2017 Dodge Challenger Release Date & Price

Rumors within the industry circles allege the vehicle will probably be available for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker price starts from $42,795, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack from $37,995, the Challenger Sedan from $26,995, and the Challenger Cobra from a whopping $99,500.

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