What Are the Engine Options for the Ram 1500?

August 29th, 2017 by


The 2017 Ram 1500 is a light-duty pickup truck with a smooth ride and striking interior. Orland Park drivers have their choice of cab and bed length as well as rear or four-wheel drive. Outfitted with one of three powerful engines, the 2017 Ram 1500 also provides Chicago drivers the power they need to tow a trailer. Explore the engine options for the Ram 1500 and then take a test drive at Mancari’s CDJR in Oak Lawn.

2017 Ram 1500
2017 Ram 1500

An Engine for Everyone

The 2017 Ram 1500 offers three engine options. Each provides the capable reliability you need in a light-duty pickup. Regardless of engine choice, you’ll get an eight-speed automatic transmission with a rotary knob on the instrument panel.

  • 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine: The turbocharged 3.0L diesel engine get up to 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is a very good 23 mpg combined in the 2WD option and 22 mpg combined for the 4WD model. Towing capacity maxes out at 9,210 pounds.
  • 3.6L V6 24 Valve VVT Engine: This engine enerates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 2WD boasts an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg combined while the 4WD achieves 19 mpg combined. This 3.6L engine is capable of towing 7,610 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine: This powerful HEMI is gets up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Capable of towing 10,640 pounds, the V8 attains 17 mpg combined fuel economy in both the 2WD and 4WD options.

Other 2017 Ram 1500 Highlights

The Ram 1500 is available in three cab sizes: regular, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab. Standard features like 17-inch steel wheels, Class IV receiver hitch, automatic headlights, a locking tailgate, and cruise control add to Ram 1500’s utility. Higher trim levels offer the modern conveniences drivers crave like remote start, a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and smartphone integration.

2017 Ram 1500
2017 Ram 1500

Test Drive the Ram 1500 Today

Feel how the power of the 2017 Ram 1500 can elevate your driving from Chicago to Orland Park. Visit Mancari’s CDJR at 4630 W. 95th Street in Oak Lawn or contact our experienced staff at (708) 658-3379 to schedule your test drive.

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