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2017 Ram 1500 at Pearson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for Richmond, VA

The 2017 RAM 1500 is a well-designed light-duty pickup truck with many options. With ten trims and three engine options, the 1500 can be customized in multiple ways. Whether you are transporting a family with additional cargo or travelling alone to your next work site with all your equipment, several different body styles are available to suit your needs. The regular two-door cab seats three and is available with either a 6-foot-4 or an 8-foot cargo bed. The four-door Quad Cab seats six passengers and comes only with the 6-foot-4 bed. The four-door Crew Cab comes with bigger rear doors, increased rear-seat legroom, and either a 5-foot-7 or 6-foot-4 bed. The 2017 Ram 1500 is also the only half-ton truck in its class to offer a diesel engine, which can seamlessly tow cargo, yet maintain decent fuel economy. Updates for this year include considerable standard feature improvements for the RAM 1500 Rebel, including an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect system, dual-zone climate control, a rear backup camera, a security alarm, remote start, rear park assist, and more. The 1500 Laramie Longhorn model adds LED bed lighting, Keyless Go, rain sensing wipers, and SmartBeam. For the Sport model, remote start and a security alarm are now standard.

Under the 1500's Hood

The 2017 RAM 1500 has three engine options. The first one is a standard gasoline 3.6-liter V6 engine. It produces 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepower. The second engine available is a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 410 lb-ft of torque, 395 horsepower and has a towing capacity of 7,610 pounds. This engine takes the vehicle from zero to sixty mph in 7.1 seconds. The third option is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that produces 420 lb-ft of torque, 240 horsepower, and has a towing capacity of 10,640 pounds. Fuel economy with the diesel engine is an added plus, estimating at close to 30 highway mpg. With either engine, riding in the Ram 1500 feels smooth, thanks to its coil-spring rear suspension.

Design of Ram 1500

At each trim level, the Ram 1500's interior excels over its competitors. Lower trim levels feel sturdy with quality materials, and upper trim levels are noticeably refined, with available leather and wood trim detail. Seat comfort is superb, especially when tackling road trips. In addition, the crew cab option has plenty of legroom in the rear and the seats are equally comfortable. For infotainment controls, the Ram features two available Uconnect systems, the 5-inch center screen or the upgraded 8.4-inch screen that has large virtual buttons and a user-friendly screen layout. Additionally, there are several physical buttons and knobs that match tasks from the touch screen, for those who like more traditional functions. The Ram 1500 also offers many features to add modern convenience, such as keyless entry and ignition, remote start, power-adjustable pedals, Bluetooth, voice controls, smartphone integration and Wi-Fi hot spot capability. For storage space, the 1500's extended cab has a well-designed fold-out flat floor space when flipping the 60/40-split rear seats. The crew cab is outfitted with shallow bins under the rear seat and watertight storage compartments under the rear floor. Add on the RamBox system, and you can protect your equipment with lockable compartments inside the truck bed.

Does the Ram 1500 come with a diesel engine?

Yes, in fact, the Ram 1500 is the only half-ton truck in its class to offer a diesel engine, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6.

Can the Ram 1500 seat six?

Yes, the four-door Quad Cab seats six passengers and comes with the 6-foot-4 bed.

Where can I find discounts on vehicle servicing at Pearson Chrysler Jeep Dodge?

You can find discounts on services by visiting our up-to-date service coupon page here: Sevice Coupons


Safety is not compromised and the Ram 1500 is equipped with stability control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, trailer-sway control, hill start assist, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags. Other safety options can be added such as a rearview camera, a fully-integrated trailer-brake controller, rear parking sensors, and an emergency system that interfaces with Uconnect. If you are looking for a light-duty pickup truck that can tow well, manage your cargo effectively, and also provide a smooth, comfortable ride, then the Ram 1500 is your best choice. Come down and test drive one today!

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