2017 Ram 1500 Review
If you’re looking to undertake a big towing job soon, then you’re going to need a powerful truck to get things done. And while there are several capable trucks on the market right now, there are few with as much muscle as the 2017 Ram 1500.
When drivers in the Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport areas have a need to haul, they’ll have to give the 1500 a go. In this review, our team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (DCJR) will show you why.
Tremendous Towing & Off-Road Capability
When it comes to towing, the bottom line is capacity. Many trucks can haul up to a few tons, but it’s hard to match the 10,620 pounds that the 2017 Ram 1500 can haul. With that kind of muscle, you can haul any trailer, camper, or gear that you need.
Several pieces of equipment are available for the Ram 1500 to make the job even easier. A 7-pin wiring harness and Class IV Receiver Hitch come standard, but drivers can also add tow mirrors and trailer brake controls. All these features will increase safety and capability.
Some trucks might be thrown off-kilter by that extra weight when going off-road, but this is what the 1500 was built for. Heavy-duty front and rear shock absorbers and power rack-and-pinion steering will ensure that your truck handles supremely well.
High-Powered Ram Performance
It probably goes without saying that in order to haul all those extra tons of weight, the Ram 1500 has been equipped with a pretty powerful engine: a 5.7L HEMI® V8, to be exact. With this available powertrain, you’ll be able to generate 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
An 8-speed automatic transmission and electronic shifter have also been added. With these features, your Ram will respond smoother and more quickly than ever before, allowing you to kick things into high gear on a whim.
2017 Ram 1500: Functionality
A trailer isn’t the only place where you’ll be able to carry cargo. The bed of the standard Ram 1500 is huge. At 98.3 inches long and 51 inches wide between wheel wells, drivers will have a total of 74.7 cubic feet to store their additional cargo in.
You’ll also have storage inside the vehicle. Behind the available 40/20/40 cloth bench, passengers will find an extra behind-the-seat storage compartment. This way, you can easily conceal some of your more personal assets.
While the interior was designed to offer comfort, it also aims to offer some practical benefits. After all, there’s a good chance you’ll be using your truck for work or road trips. And in the Ram 1500, you’ll have a durable vinyl interior that can easily wick away mud, snow, and rain.
Learn More About the 2017 Ram 1500
One of the great things about living in the Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport areas is that there’s no shortage of excellent outdoor adventures around. However, before you strike out on your next off-road excursion, you’re going to need a capable vehicle.
The 2017 Ram 1500 will make the perfect choice. Schedule a test drive today.