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2017 RAM 3500 at Pearson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for Richmond, VA

When you're looking for a truck that packs power, technology and off-road handling all into one heavy-duty package, then you're looking for the 2017 RAM 3500! The toughest, most rugged offering in RAM's heavy-duty truck lineup, the 2017 RAM 3500 provides the ability to tow up to 30,000 pounds without breaking a sweat! Stylish enough to drive around town on a date-night cruise but rugged enough to park on the side of a mountain, the 2017 RAM 3500 truly offers it all. Continue reading below to learn more about the 2017 RAM 3500!

Under the 3500's Hood

The 2017 RAM 3500 offers multiple engines across the six available trim levels, starting with the standard 5.7-liter V8 engine found on the base Tradesman, SLT and Big Horn trims. The 5.7-liter engine delivers 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and is also available in a compressed natural-gas engine which produces identical power figures. The next available engine is one of two available for the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited models, and stats in as a six-speed automatic transmission connected 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The second option for the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited models is a 6.7-liter six-cylinder diesel engine the generates 350 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque and your choice of a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission that boosts the hp to 370 and the torque to 800 lb-ft. There is also an available heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission that can be added to the 2017 RAM 3500, enhancing the power of the engine to 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 RAM 3500 is the most powerful version of RAM's heavy-duty trucks available, and provides all the power you need to meet the challenges life throws at you!

Design of RAM 3500

In addition to the six unique trim levels, the 2017 RAM 3500 also offers versatility in the cab design and bed lengths! There are three available cab styles for the 2017 RAM 3500: a two-door regular cab, a four-door crew cab and a four-door Mega Cab that offers extra interior space. The base Tradesman trim is a no-frills workhorse that offers exceptional power for your day to day hauling needs. Standard features for the Tradesman include power accessories, a tilting steering wheel, your choice of vinyl or cloth seating, and a locking tailgate, automatic headlights, a 40/40/40 split front bench and a six-speaker USB-compatible sound system are also found standard on the 2017 RAM 3500 Tradesman. Upgrading to the 2017 RAM 3500 SLT adds an integrated braking control for towing trailers, power-sliding windows in the rear, keyless entry and a Bluetooth-capable 5-inch touchscreen interface. The 2017 RAM 3500 Big Horn, known as the Lone Star trim in Texas, adds a limited-slip rear differential, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 115-volt household power outlet to the 2017 RAM 3500's impressive litany of features. The Laramie continues to build on the features of the 3500, adding dual-zone automatic climate controls, a rearview camera, a navigation system, heated front bucket-seats, front/rear parking sensors and an upgraded 10-speaker audio system. The next upgrade, the 2017 RAM 3500 Laramie Limited, adds a chrome mesh grille, a spray-in liner for the truck bed, a remote ignition system and power adjusting pedals. The top-of-the-line 2017 RAM 3500 Limited provides the RamBox cargo management system, keyless ignition/entry and special black leather upholstery. Cargo-view cameras, off-road tires, a sunroof and the fifth-wheel trailer prep system are all additional features that can be added to the 2017 RAM 3500. The 2017 RAM 3500 is a heavy-duty truck packed with standard and available features, and capable of towing up to 31,210 pounds! No matter what you need to haul or tow, the 2017 RAM 3500 is a fantastic functional heavy-duty truck!

What bed options are available for the 2017 RAM 3500?

The 2017 RAM 3500 offers two bed lengths: a long 8-foot bed and a shorter 6-foot-4-inch bed. Availability of these depends on the cab style chosen.

What is the difference between the Big Horn trim and the Lone Star trim?

There is no difference between the Big Horn and Lone Star trims. The Lone Star is exclusively available in Texas, while the Big Horn is available in all other markets; it is just a name difference!

Where can I see your entire inventory of RAM vehicles?

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When you need to blaze a trail through rough and rocky terrain you want to know your truck can protect you, and with the 2017 RAM 3500 you have the peace-of-mind only a RAM Truck can provide! Advanced Multistage Front Airbags, Supplemental Side-Curtain Airbags, Front Seat Mounted Airbags, electronic stability controls and speed controls are all found standard on the 2017 RAM 3500! There are additional optional features designed to keep you safe that can be added to the 2017 RAM 3500, features like the ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera System and the Rear-Parking Assistance System. The 2017 RAM 3500 is a powerful, reliable and stylish heavy-duty truck that you'll love driving on the road or up a mountain! Stop by our convenient Richmond, VA location and test drive the 2017 RAM 3500 today!

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