2017 Ram Trucks

2017 Ram Trucks: Difference Between 1500, 2500, and 3500

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We have many different reasons that we love our trucks here in the northern mid-west, and if you don’t own one you’d better know someone who does. Ram is known for offering great trucks that actually serve our needs. From towing heavy boats and campers, to carrying large items and tools in the bed, the Ram truck does it all. The differences between the 1500, 2500, and 3500 range from power and capability. But the question is; which one is right for you? We’ll show you some of the basic differences between the Ram truck models to help you decide.

2017 Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500 for sale in Forest Lake, MN

The 2017 Ram 1500 has a lot of versatility with nine different trims to choose from. The choices continue with the engine; you can pick between a 3.0L V6, a 3.6L V6, or a 5.7L V8. The three liter is an Ecodiesel engine, and earns your Ram up to 29 mpg on the highway. This truck can tow up to 10,640 pounds and has a max payload of 1,900 pounds. All versions come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Inside the truck you get spacious seating for up to six with a 40/20/20 split-bench front seat on Crew and Quad cab models.

2017 Ram 2500

2017 Ram 2500 for sale in Forest Lake, MN

The next step up is the 2017 Ram 2500. This truck can tow up to 17,980 pounds, with best-in-class 410 horsepower. With the max payload of up to 3,990 pounds, you can really carry everything you need. This Ram comes with Five-Link Coil Rear Suspension, which reduces friction in the system and makes for improved turning ability. A 6.7L turbo diesel engine is available in the 2500, or a 6.4L V8 or 5.7L V8. There are also seven different trim levels to choose from in this model, so you have a lot of options.

2017 Ram 3500

2017 Ram 3500 for sale in Forest Lake, MN

The 2017 Ram 3500 is the most heavy-duty of all three. With the 6.7L turbo diesel engine, you can tow up to a whopping 31,210 pounds. You’ll also get 900 lb-ft of torque, 385 horsepower, and 6,720 pounds of max payload. If you don’t need quite as much towing power but want more horsepower, you can go with the 6.4L V8 engine. This engine gives you 16,529 pounds of max towing and 7,390 pounds of max payload with 410 horsepower. These powertrains are truly legendary, and can handle the most extreme jobs that require a truck. The 3500 model gives you six different trims to choose from.

2017 Ram Trucks Cargo Storage System

All three models come with awesome features inside and out. The Cargo-View Camera gives you a live view of the bed of your truck so you can always be sure that everything’s in place. A class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system is available as well, and offers lockable, lit-up, and drainable storage for all your gear. These are just two of many unique available features that these trucks have to offer.

2017 Ram Trucks for Sale in Forest Lake, MN

If you’d like to see one of these awesome 2017 Ram trucks in person, give us a call and we’ll set you up with a test drive. You can also browse all of our current selections online right now in our inventory. Keep in mind that almost all of our trucks come with a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, which will keep your new Ram truck operating smoothly for as long as you own it. We are located in Forest Lake, MN, right by Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.

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