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Ram 1500 2017 crew cab
Trim Shown: Crew Cab Laramie Longhorn
This is the most comfortable-riding full-sized pickup on the market, yet the Ram is also plenty capable of grunt work. Its coil-spring rear suspension helps cushion the ride, and the spacious cab is luxury-car quiet. Our Big Horn Crew Cab, with its smooth 5.7-liter V8, averaged 15 mpg. The base 3.6-liter V6 is no weakling, but it tows less. The torquey 3.0-liter diesel V6 version is expensive but delivers effortless thrust and returns a class-leading 20 mpg overall. Rear-seat room is generous, and the Uconnect 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use. Reliability has been well below average.

Road Test

Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth ride and the interior is whisper-quiet. Continued interior and powertrain improvements make...

Highs

  • Impressively refined yet can still handle truck chores
  • Excellent powertrains, all mated to a slick eight-speed transmission

Lows

  • It's a huge climb into the cabin; GM trucks have lower entry height
  • No assist system to ease the weight of the heavy tailgate, nor helpful steps to aid climbing into the bed

Best Version to Get

Most buyers will get a midlevel model, either SLT or Big Horn (the latter trim adds a lot of features for not much money). Watch for regional option packages; they also combine a bunch of popular features, usually at a hefty discount. Pick the bed size and number of doors to suit your needs....

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 3 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 3 year/unlimited
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (395 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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