2017 Ram 1500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$26,094 - $53,575
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
240-395
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$26,094 - $53,575
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
240-395
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.3 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Ram 1500 is a worthy rival to the best-selling Ford F-150, not to mention the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra siblings. The full-size Ram pickup is available in a wide variety of configurations, from a basic single-cab work truck to a leather-lined Limited with room for the whole family. An available diesel engine is unique to this class.

Ram 1500 Models & Trims

HFE $29,296 - $32,213*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tradesman $27,866 - $30,523*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Express $26,094 - $28,849*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLT $30,171 - $32,992*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Big Horn $30,102 - $33,035*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lone Star $30,970 - $33,539*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $36,595 - $46,095*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9, 22 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie $39,995 - $47,595*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SSV $39,975*
Horsepower: 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Rebel $34,396 - $38,157*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Longhorn $35,953 - $39,606*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $49,675 - $53,575*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Night $36,595 - $46,095*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9, 22 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lone Star Silver $37,595 - $43,195*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9 in. - Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.77

164 Reviews

79% 19% 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Some of the perks of owning a truck.

I have purchased my Ram in the year 2016. I was looking for a truck but was open to all ideas. I really liked how the Ram looked on the outside along with a semi engine. Some of my other options were only a v6 and if I wanted a v8, it was going to be more money. I also liked the interior because it was a nice color that matched the color of the exterior well. I also like that it was an 8 geared engine and not a 6 geared engine. This increased my gas mileage which is important when the prices can rise and fall depending on the day.

- Curtis S

Head turner, economical and RAM ready!

This is my third new generation RAM and they keep getting better! I have the quad cab model and is more than roomy. The “Hemi” engine is equipped with an 8 speed that shuts down four cylinders and the gas savings is great for a full sized truck. I get around 25 mpg on highway. The truck is also sharp looking and a head turner. No real problems, although a couple recalls. Smooth ride adds to the enjoyment of having a ram!

- George G

Love the blackout package my vehicle has very sleek with the blacked out emblems.

Handles very well, enough where my wife is comfortable driving it. Love the reliability, and features that my Ram offers. I was able to get the blackout package for my vehicle so it is not only reliable but also stylish as well. It is not an overwhelming vehicle in size, and allows superior handling to other brands I test drove. Also very reasonable price tag for my Ram as compared to other brands of vehicle.

- Matthew P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,296 - $32,213
$27,866 - $30,523

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 hp
240 - 395 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel
3.6L V6 24V VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
3.0L V6 TURBO DIESEL
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
39.9 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 in.
34.7 - 40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
57.5 cu. ft.
50.3 - 74.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl
Vinyl

Passengers

Passengers
6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Standard
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P275/60SR20
LT265/70SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140 in.
120 - 149 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
45.1 ft.
39.5 - 48.3 ft.

Length

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 hp
395 hp

Torque

Torque
420 ft. lbs.
410 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
7920 .lbs
4390 - 8690 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
792 .lbs
439 - 869 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings