Beds and Cab Styles
It is common for heavy-duty trucks to have many customizable aspects so they can be appealing to a larger population of buyers. The 2017 Ram 2500 is no different in this regard. It is available in 7 different trims has two bed lengths. It has 3 choices of engine, and 2 choices of transmission. The trim levels include the Power Wagon, Limited, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Tradesman, SLT, and Big Horn. Having such a variety of selection helps buyers get a truck that best suits their needs. The 2017 Ram 2500 lineup has it all, from a plain work truck trim to a fully decked luxurious truck.
The 2017 Ram 2500 is available in 3 different cab styles. Buyers can choose between regular, four-door, and larger four-door mega cab setups. The crew cab body style can be paired with either a 6.4-inch short bed or a standard 8-inch bed. The regular cab models come with only an 8-inch bed. Due to design limitations, the mega cab models can only be paired with specialized short bed.
The 2017 Ram 2500 is shipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi engine as standard. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and it is that is capable of producing 383 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the model, a 5.7-liter CNG engine can also be chosen for the 2017 Ram 2500.
The Power Wagon setup can only be equipped on 4WD models but both 2WD and 4WD options are available for most models.
Purchasers can also go for a 6.4-liter V8 engine paired with a 6-speed transmission system that can generate 410 HP and 429 lb-ft of torque.
If you desire something more powerful then a 6.7-liter diesel engine capable of dishing out 350 HP and 660 lbs. of torque can also be chosen. You can get additional power by equipping the 6.7-liter engine with an Aisin transmission which boosts the engine's capabilities to 370 HP and 800 lb-ft of torque.
The SLT and Tradesman trim levels are available in all cab styles, while the Limited, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Bighorn are only available in the Mega and Crew Cab styles.
The Tradesman model is a pure work truck that avoids all the showmanship and only concentrates on reliable day to day performance. The features on the 2017 Ram 2500 include a locking tailgate, automatic headlights, steering with tilt feature, foldable bench seats with 40/20/40 split, steel wheels measuring 17 inches, a 6-speaker quality sound system, USB port, auxiliary audio jack, and vinyl upholstery. Visually, the 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman avoids all the visual frills. The regular cab body style has manual mirrors, locks, and doors, while the crew cab models have power mirrors. The Tradesman can be decked out in heavy duty upholstery to protect it against wear and tear.
The SLT model has numerous unique features. It has an integrated brake controller, power sliding windows, an overhead console, Bluetooth connectivity, 18-inch wheels, satellite radio, 5-inch touchscreen, and a satellite radio.
The Bighorn model has a completely redesigned interior compared to the other models. The unique features included in the Bighorn model are a 10-way customizable driver seat, steering wheel in leather, premium upholstery, 18-inch wheels, limited slip differentials, and a 115-volt power outlet.
The standard features on the Laramie include a 6.4-liter Hemi engine, rear and front parking assistance, two tone paint, LED taillights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, rearview camera, 6-way passenger seats, heated steering wheel, 10-speaker sound system, and heated front seats. A limited slip differential is available as the standalone option for the Laramie model.
The Laramie Longhorn model is equipped with a remote ignition, leather upholstery with wood accents, heated back row seats, HD radio, adjustable pedals, mesh grille, spray-in bedliner, cream shaded bumpers, and running boards.
The Limited is the most premium model in the 2017 Ram's lineup. It includes automatic wipers, chrome accents on the exterior, auto high beams, keyless access and ignition, 20-inch wheels, and a RamBox cargo system. With the RamBox cargo management system, buyers can get more out of their storage compartments and cargo bed.
The Power Wagon is a specially designed off-road model. It carries a 6.4-liter Hemi engine optimized to work with a 4WD system. Some of the unique features on the Power Wagon model include electric locking differentials, hill control, 17-inch wheels, skid plates, a front axle sway bar, and tow hooks. The combination of all these off-road features transforms the Power Wagon Ram 2500 into an off-road king that can handle all kinds of rough terrain with ease.
Nearly all models of the 2017 Ram 2500 can be paired with the 4WD Off-Road package. By choosing the off-road package, you must however select the Mega or Crew Cab body styles. The extra features on the off-road package include hill descent control, skid plates, tow hooks, slip differentials, 18/20 inch tires, and Bilstein shocks.
The 2017 Ram 2500 leads the pack in the performance department. There are very few heavy duty trucks that can compete with this amazing truck. Buyers can choose between 3 different engine compositions depending on their workload requirements.
The 5.7-liter Hemi can easily tow up to 13,900 lbs. This powerful engine can generate 383 HP and 400 lbs. of torque. To gain additional towing capacity buyers can go for 6.4-liter Hemi engine that can rack up 410 HP and 429 lbs. of torque.
The 6.7-liter Cummins is the most powerful engine composition that you can get on the 2017 Ram 2500. It can generate 370 HP and has the capability of towing 18,000 lbs., depending on the configuration and bed size.
The primary purpose of the 2017 Ram 2500 is to serve as a powerful work truck but it still has a very comfortable interior that makes driving in the Ram 2500 fun. The base models don't have the luxuries of power windows, mirrors or locks but they still have a refined interior that feels comfortable. The upper trims have a better interior and provide some excellent convenient features as well.
The U-Connect infotainment system adds another level of luxury and interactive capabilities in the 2017 Ram 2500. It is paired with a beautiful 8.4-inch touchscreen that gives you complete control over every aspect of the truck. The Uconnect system has a sound design and interactive user interface that is easy to use.
In Government crash testing, the 2017 Ram 2500 managed to earn a 4-star overall score. It earned 3 out of 5 stars in the rollover test for the 4WD Crew Cab model. The IIHS has not yet released any info for the 2017 Ram 2500. Advanced safety features such as stability control, traction control, hill descent assist and quality airbags make the 2017 Ram 2500 a very safe truck to own.
The 2017 Ram 2500 is a perfect heavy duty truck that strikes the ideal balance between functionality and comfort. This amazing truck can do it all from hauling passengers to towing large trailers. Its durable construction and no-nonsense interior is guaranteed to impress hardworking Americans. The diversity of models and the customizability of the truck ensures that you only have to pay for the features you desire and you can get every feature that you need.
The 2017 Ram 2500 for sale in Lawrence, KS is the perfect work truck for traversing the roads of Lenexa, KS; Shawnee, KS; Leavenworth, KS; Merriam, KS and Overland Park, KS.