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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.