2017 Dodge Ram 3500 is coming soon! Here is the review, enjoy it! The new Dodge Ram 3500 for 2017 is a top-contender in the heavy-duty truck segment thanks to the quiet highway ride quality, high-quality interior, spacious interior accommodations, monumental torque, and astounding hauling and towing capacities. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
For starters, the Ram 3500 is the top dog in the Ram Truck kennel. If you’re reading this Ram 3500 review, you’re most probably faced with an absolutely massive hauling and towinAccessories. Well, you’ve come to the right place. While its smaller Ram 2500 brethren can achieve a maximum payload capacity of 3,990 lbs. and towing capacity of 17,980, the Ram 3500 behemoth overshadows those figures with an eye-popping 31,200 lbs. and 7,390 lbs. of towing and payload capacities respectively.
And even with such figures, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer from poor ride quality, luxury and comfort. The levels of refinement are solely dependent on how you decide to equip them. If you’re looking for a basic truck that can offer you exemplary hauling and towing, you’ll be better served by the base Tradesman, but if you’re looking for something more just a workhorse – one with interior niceties and premium materials, we highly suggest you opt for the top-tier models such as the Laramie Longhorn or Laramie Limited.
The two top-of-the-line models come equipped with premium features such as a cargo-view camera, LED taillights, ventilated and heated seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Better the options with the Mega Cab configuration and you’ve got yourself a luxury juggernaut that offers features and technologies synonymous with top brands like Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine.
In addition to the above, the Mega Cab is available with both the single- and dual-rear-wheel trucks offered with the optional lead-levelling rear air suspension system that helps level out the rear of the truck whether you’re hauling or towing thanks to the standard dual-mode airbag and leaf spring rear suspension systems.
Also appreciated on the new 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 are the three powertrain options that offer insane performance. If you’re looking for a truck that not only is dependable on the job, but can also offer a comfortable and enjoyable weekend getaway, the new 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 is highly recommended. Other vehicles you should also check out before settling on the Ram 3500 include the Ford F-350 and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.
2017 Dodge Ram 3500 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Standard powertrain offered for the 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 Tradesman is a 5.7L V8 engine good for 383 hp and 400 lbs. ft. of torque. The electronic transfer case is optional here, but the manual version is offered as a standard system, as is the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Two engine options are offered for the entire trim lineup: a diesel-fueled inline six-cylinder and a 6.4L V8 engine. The Cummins turbodiesel engine is offered with three output versions: 350 hp and 660 pounds-ft. of torque, 370 horsepower and 800 pounds-ft. of torque, and a 385 horsepower and 900 pounds-ft. of torque. The 6.4L V8, on the other hand, generates a whopping 410 horsepower and 429 pounds-ft. of torque.
Unfortunately, the fuel economy ratings of the engines haven’t been offered yet, but we expect EPA to make them available before its release date.
Trim Options & Cab Body Styles – 2017 Dodge Ram 3500
Three cab styles are offered: four-door Mega cab, four-door crew cab, and two-door regular cab. Each bod style is also offered with either a dual-rear wheel (DRW) or single-rear-wheel (SRW) configuration.
Six trims are offered: Laramie Limited, Laramie Longhorn Dually, Laramie, Lone Star/Big Horn, SLT, and Tradesman.
2017 Dodge Ram 3500 Interior Accessories & Exterior Review
Some of the standard equipment offered for the Ram 3500 Tradesman include a tire-pressure monitor, automatic headlights, black bumpers and grille, power locks and windows, a limited rear-slip differential, seventeen-inch steel wheels, vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an electronic vehicle information display, front 40/20/40 bench seat, tow hooks, automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, full power accessories, trailer brake controller, keyless entry and ignition, on overhead console, power heated mirrors, and leatherette flooring.
2017 Dodge Ram 3500 Release Date & Price
The vehicle should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of next year. As for how much will they be offered for, expect the RAM 3500 Regular cab to start from an MSRP of $32,285, $42,655 for the Mega Cab, and $36,140 for the Crew Cab.