2017 Ram 3500 Review
Ram trucks are known for being some of the most powerful towing machines on the market. When Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport drivers have a need for serious muscle, they can always rely on the 2017 Ram 3500.
In this review, our team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is going to take a closer look at what sets the Ram 3500 apart from other trucks in its class.
Ram 3500 Towing & Off-Road
Over the years, the Ram 3500 has become notorious for its massive towing capabilities. When equipped with all the right equipment, your 2017 Ram 3500 will be able to haul up to 30,830 pounds of cargo max.
Of course, this truck comes standard with a ton of different towing features, including the seven-pin wiring harness, class V receiver hitch, and four-pin wiring connector. Add in features like the available trailer brake controller and the manual folding tow mirrors, and you should be good to go.
You’ll also have a number of different stability controls backing you up. With the 4×4 driveline, a front stabilizer bar, and a set of heavy-duty shocks, your 3500 will be able to take a fair amount of punishment. Even on those rough roads, you shouldn’t lose control.
Interior & Exterior Dimensions
The trailer may not be the only place you’re stowing cargo. When you have smaller items that need to be accounted for, your truck’s bed will be the go-to. Fortunately, the Ram 3500 comes with an extremely spacious bed.
At 98.3 inches long and 51 inches wide between the wheel wells, you’ll have as much as 74.7 cubic feet of extra cargo space. This is the perfect place to stow tools and smaller equipment.
Inside the cab, drivers should have a fair amount of space for themselves. You’ll be sitting comfortably with 39.9 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom.
2017 Ram 3500 Performance Specs
As you might have guessed from that massive towing capacity, the Ram 3500 comes standard with one powerful engine. Under the hood, you’ll find a 5.7L V8 HEMI® capable of producing 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
To improve the efficiency of this powertrain, the 3500 also comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and a manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case. That way, when you really need to punch it, you can do so smoothly and responsively.
Finally, there’s a few different moderating features that have been added to keep your engine from burning out. Heavy duty engine cooling and the next generation engine controller, for instance, will keep things running at peak performance.
Take The 2017 Ram 3500 For A Spin
That 2017 Ram 3500’s towing capacity probably sounds impressive-almost too good to be true, in fact. But Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport drivers will be happy to know that it’s no lie.
Why not come see for yourself? Get behind the wheel of one of these trucks at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Schedule your test drive today!