New 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 is a top contender in the segment thanks to its comfortable ride quality, a high-quality cabin, a highly off-road-capable Power wagon, tremendous towing and hauling capabilities. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of next year, at least according to recent news. 

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 front angle, grille and headlights

If you’re looking for a full-size pickup that offers monumental hauling and towing, then its time you checked out the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500. It’s a workhorse that ensures the job gets done regardless of the magnitude. Similar to its RAM 1500 brethren, it comes with different box length choices, powertrain, and cabins. The only dissimilarity, though, between itself and its smaller sibling lies in its superior hauling and towing.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

To put the figures in perspective, the heavy-duty 2500 pickup offers a maximum towing capacity of 17,980 lbs. but even with such an impressive ability, there are several competitors that can match the figures. Here is the catch, the rear suspension’s coil spring enables the 2500 to offer a more compliant ride whether you’re driving around with an empty bed or towing a load.

Some of the rivals nipping its heels here include the Ford F-250 and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. But even with such desirable alternatives available in its segment, the RAM 2500 outpaces them in terms of its inviting interior refinement, and superb utility.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 exterior, blackcolor, alloy wheels

Trim Options – 2017 Dodge RAM 2500

The new 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 is available in Tradesman, Big Horn, SLT, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie Limited, and the top-of-the-line Power Wagon. Three cabs are offered: two-door regular cab, four-door Mega cab, and four-door crew cab.

Exterior Review & 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 Interior Photos

The base RAM 2500 Tradesman offers the following standard features and accessories: power windows and locks, a six-speaker premium sound system, automatic headlights, 17” steel wheels, a locking tailgate, cloth bench seat, locking tailgate, vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, black bumpers and grille, and vinyl flooring.

2016 Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Limited interior
2016 Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Limited interior

Opting for the 2500 SLT gets you a 5” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a cloth upholstery, power heated mirrors, an integrated trailer brake controller, satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition, and a power sliding rear window.

The Big Horn/Lone Star adds a 10-way power driver seat, a leather wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 115-V power outlet, foglights, a limited-slip differential, 18” alloy wheels, a premium cloth upholstery, and remote ignition.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 front view, headlights and grille

The RAM 2500 Outdoorsman gets similar equipment as the Lone Star and further adds power folding exterior mirrors, a transfer case skid plate, tow hooks, a seven-inch color driver information display, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, voice-to-text messaging capability, an SD card slot, an 8.4” touchscreen infotainment interface, fender flares, and a two-tone exterior cladding.

The Laramie builds upon what the Lone Star/Big Horn offers plus front and rear parking sensors, a 10-speaker surround audio system, automatic dual-zone climate control, projector headlights, two-tone paint, driver memory settings, a rearview camera, LED taillights, a limited-slip differential, front bucket seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and leather upholstery.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 interior, leather seats and backseats

The Longhorn version tacks on remote ignition, steering wheel and wood interior trim, a chrome mesh grille, a navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, cream-colored bumpers, a spray-in bed-liner, a full center console, running boards, HD radio, and upgraded leather upholstery.

Finally, the RAM 2500 Power Wagon gets all the features of the Laramie Limited plus hill decent control, 17” wheels all-terrain tires, tow hooks, a front antiroll bar, electronically locking differentials, skid plates, a manual transfer case, and a power front winch.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Additional details in terms of packages and individual trim option will be made clearer at its release date.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 engine

The base mill on most models is a 383-horsepower- and 400 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 5.7L V8 engine. A retweaked version of this powerplant also runs on CNG and makes just about the same output as the gasoline-fed version.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 engine view

Two options are available: a turbocharged 6.7L diesel inline six-cylinder engine and a 6.4L V8. The latter is rated at 410 horsepower and 429 pounds-feet of torque and the former at 350 horsepower and 660 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 release date

The RAM 2500 Crew cab price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $35,550. $41,425 for the Mega cab, and $31,780 for the Regular cab. It is expected the vehicle will go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017.

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2017 Dodge Durango Release Date and News

With laudable road manners, muscular performance and styling, and larger-than-most cabin, the new 2017 Dodge Durango is undoubtedly a solid choice for everyone looking for a three-row family SUV. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

Some of the highlights include an available all-wheel-drive with low-range gearing, a generous towing capacity, spacious third-row seating, a gutsy optional V8 engine, and an easy-to-use tech surface. New features and technologies install for you in the new model include throttle transmission and response programming, new Sport mode which is standard across the entire trim lineup, new special appearance package, and a multitude of standard equipment.

2017 Dodge Durango exterior, alloy wheels

It might be wise to say that three-row crossovers have become very popular for dads and moms everywhere. Most prefer using crossovers than wood-trimmed station wagons and minivans. They come jam-packed with lots of features and technologies that aid to keep the kids engaged and distracted/happy.

The fresh 2017 Dodge Durango comes boasting of an old-fashioned American muscle car, distinct style, and unique personality that will undoubtedly appeal to most buyers looking for a comfortable third row crossover.

2017 Dodge Durango exterior,white color headlights

Many can dismiss the base model as being too plain, however, moving up the trim ladder gets you optional packages that add to the existing sophistication. In a nutshell, the new Durango delivers on style and practical terms. For instance, kids and young adults will find the third-row seat very comfortable.

The crossover comes with its share of downsides, nevertheless. They include: no eight-passenger option; lackluster fuel economy ratings; an unremarkable cabin; and its considerable weight hampers handling, acceleration, and maneuverability.

2017 Dodge Durango rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Available Trims – Dodge Durango

The 2017 Dodge Durango is available in four trims: SXT, Limited, Citadel, and the top-of-the-line R/T model. Both the SRT and SRT8 have separate reviews.

Exterior Review & Interior Redesign – 2017 Dodge Durango

The base SXT comes standard with a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic headlights, a load-leveling rear suspension, a 60/40-split reclining and folding second-row seat, 18” alloy wheels, climate control (tri-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, foglights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 5” touchscreen display, media player interface, six-speaker sound system, heated mirrors, and adjustable drive settings.

2017 Dodge Durango interior, steering wheel and dashboard

Available options grouped into packages include Bluetooth audio connectivity, roof rails, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, a sunroof, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, voice controls, heated front seats, emergency services, and rear parking sensors.

2017 Dodge Durango front angle, grille and headlights

Save for the sunroof, the rest of the above features and technologies are available on the Limited trim. however, it adds a six-way power passenger seat, remote ignition, leather upholstery, power-folding mirrors, USB port, remote ignition, LED running lights, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, a power liftgate, 20” wheels, HID headlamps, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, power-adjustable steering wheel, and a sunroof.

The Citadel comes bundled with an eight-way power passenger seat, 5 extra horsepower, additional leather trim, nine-speaker sound system, Beats sound system, DVD/Blu-ray player, a rear seat entertainment system, ventilated front seats, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 Dodge Durango interior, gear shift knob and lcd screen

The R/T differentiated itself from the rest with an upgraded leather upholstery, a rear entertainment system, a sunroof, body-color exterior trim, and a sport-tuned suspension system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Dodge Durango

Every 2017 Dodge Durango, except for the R/T, comes fitted with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 290 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. You get an extra 5 horsepower when you opt for the Citadel trim or Blacktop or Rallye packages. A rear wheel drive is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

When properly equipped, users can expect an impressive maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. During our own testing, the V6-powered rear-wheel-drive was able to hit 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, and 8.1 seconds with the all-wheel-drive version.

2017 Dodge Durango engile 3.6L

The high-performance R/T model comes equipped with a 5.7L diesel V8 engine rated at 360 horsepower and 390 pounds of torque under its hood. Just as the above trims, both the rear-wheel-drive and an eight-speed auto transmission system are standard.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Dodge Durango

Expect the 2017 Dodge Durango SUV to cost you an MSRP starting from $30,495. As for its release date, expect the vehicle sometime during the 1st Q of this year.

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2017 Dodge Durango exterior, side angle

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New 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 – Release Date and Info

The 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup that promises to be top contender in its class thanks to its supple ride quality, useful technology features, an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission system, hush and refined cabin, optional fuel-efficient diesel powerplant, and a well-trimmed cabin. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of next year, at least for U.S consumers. 

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 exterior, headlights

The new RAM 1500 intricately balances comfort, style, and performance with the result being a comfortable ride quality and top performance. Dodge has done a remarkable job evidenced in the well-trimmed cabin to the impressive fuel economy figures posted by the dizzying powerplants offered underneath the hoods.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 front view, grille and headlights

With such a huge list of likable items on the RAM 1500, it is granted the RAM 1500 will offer its recently redesigned rivals a run for their money. True, it might have received its last redesign seven years ago, but the new model more than makes up for the lost time with its easy-to-use infotainment system, high-quality cabin, re-tweaked front and rear fascias, and a remarkable supple ride.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 rear view, black color

The RAM 1500 Rebel, for instance, comes with an intimating stance than before. It is now more powerful and boast of latest technological updates. Thanks to the coil-spring rear suspension system, the new model offers its occupants a smooth ride, which reduces the harshness that would otherwise be experienced in mundane road conditions.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 side angle, alloy color

The only notable downside to owning the RAM 1500 is its mediocre towing capacity. In overall, though, the new model is still a prime pick regardless of it being considered a grizzled veteran. Rivals you should consider include the Nissan Titan XD, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ford F-150, and the Toyota Tundra.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

An eight-speed automatic transmission system is offered as the standard system, as is the rear-wheel drive. The base RAM 1500 is offered with a gasoline 3.6L V6 engine rated at 305 hp and 269 lbs. ft. of torque. The instrument panel offered with this model comes with a rotary knob which aids in controlling the transmission system. The 4×4 drive mode is offered as an option.

Under the hoods of the Sport, Longhorn, and Laramie is a 5.7L V8 engine behemoth hooked to a six-speed auto. It is able to crank out a whopping 395 hp and 410 pounds-feet of torque. You can also opt for the optional eight-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 engine

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the 1500 Sport crew cab needs 7.1 seconds, and 7.9 seconds for the RAM 1500 SLT quad cab.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, expect the 2WD HFE model to check in with 23/16/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 21/15/17 mpg with the 4WD V8.

Dodge has also provided the Rebel, Express, and Sport trim models with the 3.0L turbocharged EcoDiesel V6 mill good for 240 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. EPA says we should expect the HFE EcoDiesel to return about 29/21/24 mpg.

Trim Options – 2017 Dodge RAM 1500

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 side angle, alloy wheels

A whopping eleven trims are offered for the 2017 Dodge RAM 1500: Express, Tradesman, SLT, Outdoorsman, Big Horn/Lone Star, HFE, Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Rebel, and Limited. These are offered in three cabs: regular cab, extended, and crew cab.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Exterior Changes & Interior Concept Review

Accessories and features to expect from the base RAM 1500 model include an auxiliary audio jack, automatic headlights, a seven-pin wiring harness, 17” steel wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, active grille shutters, black door handles and grille, a rear privacy glass, body-color bumpers, foglights, carpeted floor mats and floors, and cloth upholstery.

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

Premium features include black fender flares, full leather upholstery, 17” tires with all-terrain tires, unique vinyl-and-cloth upholstery, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, LED foglights, rear Bilstein shock absorbers, heated steering wheel, and a sunroof.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 leaher seats and steering wheel

Exclusive options, and packages should be expected sometime before its release date.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Price & Release Date

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 release date

The 1500 release date, according to my crystal ball and industry rumors, should be expected sometime in the first half of next year. Once available, the 1500 regular can will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $26,145, $30,380 for the quad cab, $37,685 for the 1500 Diesel, and $32,960 for the 1500 crew cab. The 2017 Rebel price is expected to remain unchanged at $43,270.

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