Differences: 2017 RAM 1500 vs RAM 2500 Comparison

2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 RAM 2500

2017 RAM 1500

Engine:

3.6 L V6

Horsepower:

305 hp

Torque:

269 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

17 city / 25 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

8-speed shiftable automatic

2017 RAM 2500

Engine:

5.7 L V8

Horsepower:

383 hp

Torque:

400 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

N/A *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 RAM 2500

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The 2017 RAM 1500 is a mid-size pickup truck that's designed to handle light-duty tasks. The 2017 RAM 2500 is a full-size pickup truck that's engineered to take on heavy-duty assignments. Each RAM model offers three engine options that deliver superb performance. Whether it's for towing trailers or carrying bulky loads on the beds, these trucks are fit to handle tough jobs. Some notable active safety amenities in the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 include the ParkSense and ParkView technology.

Performance

The most economical powertrain option for the 2017 RAM 1500 is the 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine that's rated at 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 engine, this model gets up to 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. With a peak output of 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, the 5.7 L HEMI V8 delivers solid overall performance. The RAM 1500's eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission system works with all of these signature engine blocks. This advanced transmission is controlled with an electronic rotary dial.

The 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine generates a maximum of 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque in the RAM 2500. An upgrade to the 6.4 L HEMI V8 engine comes with access to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Capable of producing 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, the 6.7 L Cummins I-6 engine is engineered to handle heavy-duty tasks. This turbocharged diesel engine offers a maximum towing capacity of 17,980 pounds and a payload of 3,160 pounds. A six-speed automatic transmission system is standard in the RAM 2500.

Appearance

The RAM 1500 is available with the Crew Cab, Regular Cab or Quad Cab. In the RAM 2500, you can choose from the Crew Cab, Regular Cab or Mega Cab. Both of these pickup trucks have spacious interior cabins that can accommodate up to six occupants. Leather upholstery is optional for the comfortable bench seats in the front and rear rows.

Spray-in beds are installed in these versatile trucks that are designed to transport heavy equipment over long distances. The patented RamBox Cargo Management System offers plenty of options for safely storing small items such as power tools, cords, clothing and other essential accessories for work. This advanced storage compartment includes built-in lighting, dividers and other installations that improve organization. When it comes to exterior styling, both RAM models are available in cool paints such as Flame Red, Blue Streak Pearl and Black Forest Green.

Safety

Designed to keep the wheels rolling smoothly on slippery or rough roads, the Electronic Stability Control is standard in the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500. Both of these durable pickup trucks are available with patented active safety technology such as the ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist System. Using ultrasonic sensors, this system precisely measures the distance to nearby vehicles and other stationary obstructions. With some guidance from the ParkView camera, it should be easy to back up in these RAM trucks. Both models also come with the Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System that is connected to an engine immobilizer.


Visit your local RAM dealership in Seneca to test drive the 2017 RAM 1500 and RAM 2500. You will appreciate the impressive capabilities of these robust pickup trucks. RAM has the right truck for your needs, whether it’s a light-duty or full-duty truck.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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