2017 ram 1500 tradesman review

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Pros

  • Smooth-riding optional air suspension
  • Upscale but sturdy, utilitarian cabin
  • Easy to use infotainment system

Cons

  • V-8 engine gas mileage unimpressive
  • Diesel engine is an expensive upgrade

Ram 1500 Expert Review

Nelson Ireson

New for 2017

The 2017 Ram 1500 adds a host of new features for the 2017 model year. For 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel models, the list of standard equipment now includes Uconnect infotainment with an 8.4-inch screen; automatic dual-zone climate control; anti-spin differential; remote start; alarm; premium gauge cluster; rear-view camera; and rear park assist. The 2017 Ram 1500 Sport model gets the alarm system and remote start as standard; the 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn adds LED bed lighting, keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam headlights. The 2017 Ram 1500 Bighorn gets automatic climate control standard for the new year. All 2017 Ram 1500 models also now get a standard five-micron cabin air filter.

Read our review of the new 2017 Ram 1500 Night edition HERE.

May 2017 Update: Ram revealed two new special-edition models at the 2017 New York auto show called the 1500 Sublime Sport and the 1500 Rebel Blue Streak.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Sublime Sport features an eye-searing bright green monochromatic exterior with black trim, badging and striping, and a set of 22-inch wheels. Inside, the lime-green stitching and badging contrasts with the black interior. The unique color is only offered on Crew Cab models.

The 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak is a new color option for the Ram 1500 Rebel model. The new blue shade is accented with black decals on the performance hood, as well a black grill, brush guard, badging, and wheels. A two-tone option with black rocker panel trim is available. Inside, the black interior is accented with Slate Gray stitching throughout as well as black anodized trim. Black leather seats are also available. The Blue Streak paint color is available on any Rebel model at no additional cost.

Vehicle Summary

The Ram 1500 is the company's half-ton full-size pickup truck, competing with industry stalwarts like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Ram 1500 sits below the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups in the Ram truck lineup.

Overview

Three engine options, a wide range of cab and bed configurations, and 11 different trim lines mean the 2017 Ram 1500 can be optioned out to fit just about any conceivable need. A gasoline V6 engine is the base option, in the form of Chrysler's 3.6-liter Pentastar, rated at 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Next up the line is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the range is the gas-powered V-8, a 5.7-liter unit good for 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard for all three engines.

Gas mileage in the 2017 Ram 1500 ranges widely, with 2WD gasoline V-6 models rated at 17/25/20 mpg city/highway/combined, and 2WD gasoline V-8 models rated at 15/22/17 mpg. Opt for 4WD and the gasoline V-6 drops slightly to 16/23/19 mpg, and the 4WD V-8 is rated 15/21/17 mpg with an eight-speed auto and 13/19 with a six-speed auto. The diesel V-6 engine improves fuel mileage considerably, with the 2WD model rated at 20/28/23 mpg, and the 4WD model rated at 19/27/22 mpg for a 2016 model. The 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hasn't yet been rated.

Towing capacity varies depending on the engine, drive type, cab, and bed configuration chosen, but with the 3.6-liter gasoline V-6 can range up to 7,600 lbs. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel can tow up to 9,200 lbs, and the V-8 is rated at up to 10,650 lbs towing capacity when properly outfitted.

Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the 2017 Ram 1500 four out of five possible stars in overall crash rating, with scores of five stars for side crash, four stars for frontal impact, and either three stars (4WD models) or four stars (2WD models) for rollover rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't yet rated the 2017 Ram 1500, but it awards the structurally identical 2016 Ram 1500 with mixed scores of Good for moderate overlap front and side impact tests and for head restraints; and scores of Marginal for roof strength, small overlap front impact, and child seat anchors (LATCH system) ease of use.

What We Think

The 2017 Ram 1500 is an impressive truck, notable in this highly competitive segment for its great ride quality, large engine selection, unique storage solutions, upscale interior, and high overall capability. As we've noted in previous comparison tests, the Ram 1500's available air suspension does wonders for the ride quality—often a weakness of high-capacity pickups.

Long-distance comfort in the Ram's nicely appointed cabin is another strong suit of the 2017 Ram 1500, as we discovered in a previous long-term test. While we logged few complaints with the Ram 1500, we find the diesel engine to be an expensive upgrade at more than $4,000, and although the V-8 engine does improve capability, it isn't leagues ahead of the diesel engine, and the V-8's gas mileage leaves much to be desired in comparison.

Cool Fact

The EcoDiesel V-6 offered in the 2017 Ram 1500 might be small at 3.0-liters, but thanks to its high compression ratio and turbochargers, generates 10 lb-ft more than the V-8, even though the V-8 is nearly twice the displacement. The diesel's torque-per-liter is 140 lb-ft/liter—again, nearly double the 72 lb-ft/liter of the HEMI.

Key Competitors:

  • Ford F-150
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Nissan Titan
Sours: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ram/1500/2017/

Overview

There’s a Ram 1500 for everyone—or so it seems, what with 11 different models and several class exclusives. It’s the only full-size pickup to offer an optional diesel engine for optimal fuel economy and an air suspension for carlike cruising. While the ride is faultless, the diesel comes at a premium and forgoes any semblance of performance. Nevertheless, the Ram 1500 has capable alternatives in an aging but reliable V-6 and a throaty V-8, and every model gets an effortless eight-speed automatic transmission.

What's New for 2017?

The Ram lineup remains mostly the same as 2016, other than certain features that are now standard on various models. The Rebel trim adds the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, automatic dual-zone climate control, remote start, the premium gauge cluster, backup camera, rear-park assist, and a limited-slip differential. The Laramie Longhorn gets LED bed lighting, keyless entry, auto high-beams, and rain-sensing wipers.

Pricing

Original MSRP:

  • Tradesman: $27,890
  • Express: $29,290
  • SLT: $32,590
  • Lone Star: $32,890
  • Big Horn: $34,890
  • Sport: $37,990
  • Night: $38,385
  • Laramie: $41,390
  • Rebel $46,490
  • Longhorn: $51,070
  • Limited: $54,270

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Ram 1500 offers what no other full-size pickup currently does: the option of a diesel engine. With that said, it’s an expensive upgrade, and even though the gas-powered alternatives are capable, they’re also outdated. The three available engines in the Ram 1500 are the base 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, the 5.7-liter V-8 making 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, and the top-tier turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6, which is good for 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. All the powerplants pair with a seamless-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear- or all-wheel drive is available with each engine. The diesel-powered Ram 1500 woefully underperformed at our test track. The Hemi V-8, on the other hand, fared much better in our acceleration tests and offers more horsepower than its direct rivals. The Ram 1500 has a fantastic ride quality thanks to a more advanced setup than its rivals. By using multiple links and coil springs, the ride is more akin to that of a car than a pickup. Opt for the air suspension, which automatically lowers the Ram at highway speeds for better gas mileage, and you’ll practically float across the pavement. The Ram also handles better than its cornering tests might suggest. While not as steady as the Ford F-150 or the Chevrolet Silverado, its body motion is minimal, and overall control isn’t an issue in daily driving.

Fuel Economy

EPA fuel-economy testing and reporting procedures have changed over time. For the latest numbers on current and older vehicles, visit the EPA’s website and select Find & Compare Cars.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Ram 1500 has the least spacious front and rear seats in its class. And when it comes to interior design, the Ram is getting long in the tooth and is less spectacular than some of the better alternatives. The Ram’s cabin is practical and boasts premium materials in its higher trim levels. Our Laramie Longhorn featured attractive leather trimmings and genuine ash wood. Unfortunately, some of the styling looked tacky. Still, the first-row bucket seats are comfortable and provide lots of support; the rear seats in the crew cab are pleasant but could use more lateral support. The Ram has the smallest available cargo beds as well as the least amount of interior storage space. While the disparity isn’t enough to condemn the Ram, it may give some buyers pause.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Ram features the Uconnect infotainment system, which is one of our favorite setups. Not only is it one of the easiest to use, it’s one of the most responsive on the market. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen is the largest among full-size pickups and is standard on the Lone Star trim and up. Navigation is helpful, and turn-by-turn directions also appear in a 7.0-inch color display in the gauge cluster. Unfortunately, the Ram’s system isn’t compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Otherwise, Bluetooth connects without issue and provides clear phone-call quality. Apart from the standard USB, auxiliary, and 12-volt ports, there is an optional 115-volt outlet on the center stack.

Safety Features and Crash Test Ratings

For more information about the Ram 1500’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

Warranty

Some older vehicles are still eligible for coverage under a manufacturer's Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. For more information visit our guide to every manufacturer's CPO program.

Sours: https://www.caranddriver.com/ram/1500-2017
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This Ram 1500 can tow, haul, and off-road with the best of them, but there’s more to it than just truck stuff. This is a 1500 Sport equipped with the new Night Edition package, meaning there’s a bigger focus on curb appeal and performance than other versions of Ram’s light-duty truck. It’s a great toy for someone like me who doesn’t really need a truck and just enjoys a rear-drive vehicle with a V8. And it would also suit someone who really wanted a Dodge Challenger but ended up with a pickup. Most of all, though, it reminds me how much I like any version of the Ram 1500.

Pros

Big power from the big engine. Turbocharging is great, but so is the instant shove of a big Hemi V8. The 5.7-liter mill in this truck does not disappoint in the acceleration department, with 410 pound-feet of torque that can, if one were so inclined, light up the rear tires with an imprudent touch of the throttle. Or, you know, make short work of passing and merging.

Uncommon refinement. The Ram 1500 is my favorite light-duty pickup simply because it barely feels like a truck. The independent rear suspension exhibits none of the hop-skip-and-jump behavior of rivals over bumps, while the eight-speed automatic transmission is sublimely smooth in operation. Mopar exhaust aside (see below), the cabin is free from excessive noise intrusion from the outside world.

Raise me up, Scotty. The optional air suspension makes life even easier by lowering to an entry/exit height when you park – handy for someone like me who otherwise has to jump into the cab – and also lowering slightly at highway speeds to reduce aero drag. And if you were to encounter some rough terrain, you can raise the suspension for improve ground clearance.

It looks cool. Special-edition pickup trucks are a dime a dozen, but at least the Night Edition pack looks cool. Blacked-out badges and trim, black 20-inch wheels, a vented hood, and a black grille all lend this Ram 1500 more visual punch than standard versions.

Grumbling exhaust note. This particular truck had an optional exhaust and intake from the Mopar parts catalog, transforming its soundtrack. There’s a growl and rumble like, well, a Dodge Challenger, which fits with the rest of the truck’s bold demeanor. And yet...

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Cons

It never shuts up. I love how the engine and exhaust sound when I’m accelerating hard. I hate how they sound when I’m cruising at a steady speed. The exhaust drones and burbles constantly; at 75 miles per hour on the highway, with the engine turning a leisurely 2,000 rpm, the noise is overpowering.

I’d like some more mirrors. Not for vanity, but for keeping tabs on the truck. Though this Ram has a blind-spot warning system, I’d love the ultra-convex spotter mirrors to which I’ve become accustomed on rival trucks. It just helps keep tabs on where this big beast is when squeezing through tight gaps.

It’s thirsty. Are you surprised that a Crew Cab truck with four-wheel drive and a V8 drinks fuel? Me neither. The EPA says you’ll achieve 17 miles per gallon combined, but in my use the trip computer was pegged closer to 13-14 mpg. Budget accordingly, especially given that this one has the optional 32-gallon tank and will quickly swallow a whole lot of unleaded at the pump. The Night Edition treatment is also available with Ram’s 3.6-liter V6, which returns 19 mpg combined in EPA testing for 4x4 models.

Can’t (easily) touch this. There’s no disputing that the Ram 1500’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system is excellent: Quick to respond, easy to use, hugely legible at a glance. What’s not so great is that it isn’t canted toward the driver, so from my vantage point, the screen seems distant and the right-hand edge looks like it’s pointed away from my line of sight – an optical illusion and a mild complaint, but noticeable all the same.

Noisy locks. This, too, might seem like a petty complaint until you hear it a few dozen times. That the Rambox and liftgate lock and unlock with the keyless entry system is supremely useful and secure. That their operation is a loud thunk gets old when you hear it every single time you get in or out of the truck.

Competitors

Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Ford F-150
GMC Sierra 1500
Nissan Titan
Toyota Tundra

Photos: Jake Holmes / Motor1.com

2017 RAM 1500 SPORT NIGHT EDITION 4x4

Engine5.7-Liter V8

Output395 Horsepower / 410 Pound-Feet

Transmission8-Speed Automatic

Efficiency15 City / 21 Highway / 17 Combined

Drive TypeFour-Wheel Drive

Weight5,388 Pounds

Payload1,510 Pounds

Towing10,140 Pounds

Seating Capacity5

Base Price$43,995

As-Tested Price$57,395

Sours: https://www.motor1.com/reviews/137744/2017-ram-1500-sport-truck/
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Review of the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman

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Speaking of Dodge, the Dodge Ram is one of the most iconic pickup trucks in the country, and for good reason. Various redesigns—the two most notable taking place in ‘94 and ‘98—have made it a popular choice nationwide: muscular engines, commendable fuel economy (especially if customers opt for the diesel V6), and “class-leading driving dynamics” truly set the Ram apart from its competitors. And the full-size, workhorse Ram 1500 Tradesman encapsulates all of these qualities.

 

Review of the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman

The Ram 1500 has three engine options, each powered by an eight-speed automatic transmission: a 3.6-liter V6, a 5.7-liter V8 (offering the most horsepower at 395 ponies), and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel EcoDiesel V6 with only 240 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is also standard, and customers can choose a four-wheel drive setup should exploring territory off the beaten path sound particularly enticing.

Needless to say, completing everyday tasks is the Tradesman’s, well, trade. Depending on trim level, it can tow between 4,210 and 10,620 pounds, which is lower than most of its class rivals, but still sufficient. Moving on, gear changes are smooth and downshifts are a breeze thanks to Ram’s coil-spring rear suspension technology (other full-size pickups use a conventional leaf spring setup), and air suspension further improves ride quality by adding 1 to 2 inches of extra ground clearance. So, whether you’re cruising inside the Regular, Quad, or Crew Cab body styles, rest assured, the ride will be an enjoyable one. 

In terms of features, the standard model includes a front bench seat, vinyl upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, and cruise control. Other features to look out for in the 1500’s seven other trim styles (Express, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited) include: fog lights, alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment, Bluetooth, navigation, and keyless entry, among others. And if 5'7" of cargo bed length isn’t adequate, take your pick between 8' and 6'4".

 

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman Specs (Regular Cab)

  • Engine: 3.6-liter V-6 
  • Trim:  Carrera Coupe
  • Class: Luxury Performance Car
  • Horsepower: 305 @ 6,400 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OverDrive 
  • Body Style:  Truck
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Fuel Type:  Unleaded Premium
  • Seating Capacity: 3 persons

 

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman gas mileage

The 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman's fuel efficiency is rated by the EPA at 17 City/25 Highway for the gas-powered V6, while the EcoDiesel V6 engine can deliver 20 City/27 Highway, and the V8 15/22 mpg. All of these are class-leading figures in the full-size truck category, so major kudos to Dodge.  

 

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman Safety 

Unlike the Tradesman, many class rivals offer collision warning and blind-spot monitoring for increased rider protection; however, the 1500 was still able to rack up four stars for overall, front, and rollover safety. Not to mention, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded it a perfect 5.0-star rating for side-impact safety. 

 

What It Is…

  • A full-size utility vehicle offering plenty of off-road thrills.
  • A quiet and comfortable ride at every turn.
  • Fuel-efficient and family-friendly. 

What It Isn’t…

  • A towing behemoth like the Ford F-150
  • As up to date as its 2019 sibling. 
  • The safest full-size pickup on the market.
Sours: https://pitstop.rumbleon.com/2017-ram-1500-tradesman-reviews-and-specs

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