2017 Ram 2500 Review

2017 Ram 2500

Serving Merrillville, IN

 How Much Does the 2017 Ram 2500 Cost?

The starting MSRP of the 2017 Ram 2500 is $32,145. *

 How Many Gallons Does the 2017 Ram 2500 Have?

The 2017 Ram 2500 is offers a 31-gallon tank.

Base Engine

 5.7 L V8


 383 hp


  400 lb-ft

 What’s New for the 2017 Ram 2500?

If you’re looking for a dependable pickup truck with impressive hauling and towing capabilities, then the RAM 2500 might just be for you. Its class-exclusive suspension system helps to offer passengers the most comfortable ride possible. There are three body styles and seven trim levels available to offer the exact vehicle the driver needs. Hauling and towing are both strong suits of the RAM 2500 and there are many available features as well that help to improve its capability.

There are many engines available to power the RAM 2500. The first option is the 5.7-liter V8 engine that is capable of generating 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. This engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. An alternative version of this engine uses natural gas instead of gasoline to generate the same amount of energy. The next engine up is the 6.4-liter V8 that offers 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The final engine is a 6.7-liter diesel six-cylinder engine that can generate different numbers based on the transmission it is paired with. There is a six-speed automatic transmission that produces 370 horsepower and 800 pound feet of torque, While a six-speed manual offers 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. There are three different body styles that the RAM 2500 is available in which helps to give it the capabilities necessary for each driver. There is a regular cab that comes with the long 8-foot truck bed and two doors. The next size up is the crew cab which has access to either the long truck bed or the 6-foot-4-inch short bed and features four doors. The final body style is the Mega cab which can only be equipped with the short bed but comes with the most cabin space. Towing and Hauling are both important utilities and the 2500 comes prepared to do both. The RAM 2500 can tow an impressive 17980 pounds and haul 3990 pounds in the bed when properly equipped. It can come with available features like a trailer-brake controller built into the infotainment system or a fifth wheel tow hitch. For added safety and comfort the RAM 2500 offers a smooth ride with the use of its class exclusive five-link coil spring rear suspension.

The RAM 2500 is primarily focused on utility, but RAM didn’t neglect the interior. It comes decorated in quality material and full amenities that add to the comfort of the passengers. At the base-level trim, drivers have access to features like automatic headlights, a locking tailgate, a six-speaker stereo, 17-inch wheels, and black grille and bumpers. Cloth upholstery is a free alternative to the standard vinyl upholstery if the driver would prefer. Higher trim levels offer upgrades to some of the included equipment along with other added features.

2017 Ram 2500 Exterior
2017 Ram 2500 Interior

 2017 Ram 2500 for Sale in Merrillville, IN

Some of the stand-out standard safety features include the 2500’s six airbags and antilock disc brakes. Living in an area where parking is tight can be difficult but the ParkView rear backup camera and the ParkSense Front and Rear Park assist should alleviate some of that difficulty. There is an option for a cargo camera that will watch over your truck bed. This helps to keep both your vehicle and your cargo safe and secure.

* MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

** Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.