2017 RAM 1500 at Texan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for Houston, TX
If you’re looking for a high quality light-duty pickup then check out the RAM 1500. It’s a versatile vehicle offering a variety of cab configurations and truck bed options. There are also three great engines available, each highlighting different functionality. This is a durable vehicle that brings an impressive amount of utility to the table without compromising style.
Under the 1500’s Hood
The RAM 1500 can be powered by one of three different engines. The first option is the 3.6-liter V6 engine which is capable of generating 305 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The HFE trim level comes standard with a 3.0-liter Eco-Diesel V6 engine that is capable of generating 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The final option is available as a standard offering on some of the higher trim levels and is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 which is capable of offering 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The engine choices can then be completed with either the standard rear-wheel-drive systems or one of two optional four-wheel drive systems. There are two eight-speed automatic transmissions used to shift between the gears. The standard option is the TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission. The TorqueFlite 8HP70 is the optional transmission and is also an eight-speed automatic. All RAM 1500s equipped with the V8 engine are able to tow an impressive 10,640 pounds.
Design of RAM 1500
The 2017 RAM 1500 can come in one of three different body styles. The first is the Regular Cab which has two doors and space for three passengers. The next option is the Quad Cab, which features four doors and enough seating for six passengers. The Crew Cab also seats six and has four doors, but the doors are larger and there is more space in the back seats. Each cab also comes with different truck bed options as well. The Regular Cab can come equipped with either a 6’4″ bed or an 8′ bed. The Quad Cab comes exclusively with the 6’4″ truck bed, while the Crew Cab has the option of either the 6’4″ truck bed or a shorter 5’7″ bed. The RAM 1500 offers a unique persona that combines rugged exterior elements with a sophisticated and upscale interior. Lower trim levels offer a high-quality feel, while the upper levels offer truly luxurious accents with premium equipment. The highest trim level offers an interior made of upgraded leather upholstery and decorated with wood trim and a wood-accented steering wheel. One unique aspect of the RAM 1500 is its many clever storage options that help make the most economical use of the interior space, regardless of cab configuration. Some of the available options include a watertight storage compartment in the floor of the cab, the RamBox storage system built into the bed of the truck, and flip-up rear seats that feature storage bins beneath them. The RamBox feature is especially valuable and is optional in the 1500. It is a storage compartment built into the bed and can be remotely locked and unlocked when properly equipped.
The 2017 RAM 1500 has a large amount of safety features available to protect passengers and cargo from harm. Trailer-sway controls, stability controls, hill start assistance, antilock disc brakes and a variety of airbags help fill out the standard safety features. If you’re looking for a stylish and versatile vehicle that strikes a balance between business and pleasure, stop by Texan Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM and test drive the 2017 RAM 1500 today!
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