Everyman Driver Reviews the New 2017 Ram 1500 Truck

The Ram 1500 is one tough everyday truck. It's also one that's highly customizable to meet virtually and kind of work (or play) need. And it's not known as America's longest lasting pickup for nothing - for all trucks sold since 1988, Dodge and Ram trucks have the highest percentage of vehicles still on the road today. The editors at Everyman Driver recently spent some time with the new 2017 Ram 1500, and they report it continues to offer a broad range of "best-in-class" capabilities, from fuel economy to durability to towing and hauling capacity.

The base engine for the Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that makes 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. For a good balance of fuel economy, truck buyers can go with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 (the only turbodiesel available in the half-ton truck category): it makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and is EPA-rated at a truly impressive 24 mpg combined (21 mpg city/29 mpg highway). For raw power, go with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, which generates 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.

Along with three available engine, the Ram 1500 can be ordered with three different cab styles, three different bed lengths, and 10 different trim levels. At the low end, even the base Tradesman model is built to work, with standard features like 17-inch steel wheels and a Class IV receiver hitch. At the high end, there's the Ram 1500 Limited, luxuriously outfitted with everything from heated and cooled leather seating, a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system, front and rear parking sensors, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Ram's innovative self-leveling air suspension.

We have a great selection of new 2016 and 2017 Ram trucks in stock here at Brandon Dodge on Broadway, including many variations on the Ram 1500. Of course, our knowledgeable sales professionals are available to help you custom-order your truck to meet your specific needs for the worksite, ranch or mountainside retreat. Our dealership is located just outside Denver in Littleton, CO, and we're also convenient to Aurora and Centennial. Stop in today, or give us a call at (888) 319-7512 to arrange time for a test drive.

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