2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

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Key Spec of 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab
fuel economy

17/20/25

fuel type

Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)

horsepower

305 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Base V6 suits most needs

Lack of some of the latest active safety features

Drops the 6-speed automatic

Good ride quality

Lower maximum towing capacity

Carryover model

Practical interiors

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab is among the top best-selling pick-up trucks in the market today. The 1500 Crew Cab is a feature-rich and powerful pick-up truck. This light-duty pick-up truck packs in a great interior, with spacious seats and smooth ride quality. The RAM 1500 does fall short in terms of maximum towing capacity for this segment. It comes at a price of $32,995 and is available in a total of nine trim levels. This truck is powered by a 3.6L V6 as standard and comes with RWD as standard as well. There is an optional 5.7 V8 engine as well, and an optional AWD also.

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Over All Rating

7.9Out of 10

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Trims

Tradesman$32,995 onwards
  • 17 inch argent styled steel Wheels
  • 40/20/40-Split front bench seat
  • A-Spec Sport Seats
  • Am/Fm/Satellite radio
  • Manual front air conditioning
  • Six-Speaker sound system
  • Vinyl Seat trim
Express$34,895 onwards
SLT$37,595 onwards
  • 5-Inch touchscreen interface
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Dual gloveboxes
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Satellite radio
Lone Star Silver$39,195 onwards
Big Horn$40,295 onwards
  • 110-Volt power outlet
  • 8.4-Inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Upgraded cloth seats
Sport$40,495 onwards
Night$40,890 onwards
  • Bucket seats
  • Projector headlights
Laramie$42,095 onwards
  • 10-Speaker audio system
  • Auto-Dimming mirrors
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Heated and ventilated leather front seats
  • Wood trim
Rebel$45,095 onwards
  • 17-Inch wheels w/ all-terrain tires
  • Bilstein shock absorbers
  • Black fender flares
  • Led foglights and keyless entry
Longhorn$49,675 onwards
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Navigation system
  • Remote start
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Wood interior trim
Limited$52,875 onwards
  • Automatic high beams
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Monotone paint schemes
  • Side-Step bars

Used RAM 1500 Crew Cab For Sale

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25
Price Drop, $5
Earlier Price: $15000
5 Mar 2022
San Benito, TX

2016 RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab

SLT 4dr Quad Cab 5.6 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$14,995
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,412 Below market
RMV: $21,407
Mileage 143,002 mi.
Listed On 04 Jan 2022 (386 Days)
25
6
Austin, TX

2016 RAM 1500 Lone Star Crew Cab

Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 395 hp 8A)

$16,580
Est. $225/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,877 Below market
RMV: $23,457
Mileage 128,444 mi.
Listed On 13 Aug 2022 (165 Days)
6
9
Taylor, TX

2016 RAM 1500 Express

Express 2dr Regular Cab 6.3ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 305 hp FFV 8A)

$14,025
Est. $190/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,788 Below market
RMV: $19,813
Mileage 121,692 mi.
Listed On 19 Jun 2022 (220 Days)
6
17
Lodi, NJ

2016 RAM 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab

Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 395 hp 8A)

$13,995
Est. $190/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,731 Below market
RMV: $19,726
Mileage 169,790 mi.
Listed On 20 Sep 2022 (127 Days)
13
9
Plainfield, NJ

2016 RAM 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab

Big Horn Fleet 4dr Quad Cab 5.6 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$18,900
Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,269 Below market
RMV: $26,169
Mileage 78,292 mi.
Listed On 07 Jun 2022 (232 Days)
11
12
Savage, MN

2016 RAM 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab

Tradesman 4dr Quad Cab 5.6 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$9,887
Est. $134/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,769 Below market
RMV: $13,656
Mileage 181,863 mi.
Listed On 26 Jul 2022 (183 Days)
6
18
Price Drop, $7000
Earlier Price: $21998
12 Aug 2022
Odessa, TX

2016 RAM 1500 Lone Star Crew Cab

Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 395 hp 8A)

$14,998
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,648 Below market
RMV: $20,646
Mileage 147,031 mi.
Listed On 28 May 2022 (242 Days)
19
27
Price Drop, $1000
Earlier Price: $17995
16 Sep 2022
Hollywood, FL

2018 RAM 1500 SLT

SLT 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

$16,995
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,425 Below market
RMV: $23,420
Mileage 85,625 mi.
Listed On 20 Jun 2022 (219 Days)
24
43
Price Drop, $1000
Earlier Price: $11991
5 Jun 2022
Montgomery, AL

2017 RAM 1500 Tradesman

Tradesman 2dr Regular Cab 6.4 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$10,991
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,153 Below market
RMV: $15,144
Mileage 181,505 mi.
Listed On 15 Apr 2022 (285 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Black Forest Green Pearl Coat

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab is a beast of a pick-up truck. It comes in a ton of configurations and has immense to offer for every kind of buyer out in the market. With the nine trim levels it comes in, the RAM 1500 can go from a daily pick-up truck to an off-road-focused heavy-duty pick-up truck as well. The RAM 1500 Crew Cab is available in nine trim levels and has two engines on offer: the standard 3.6L V6 and the optional 5.7L V8. The 3.6L V6 will be sufficient for most needs, and both engines come with 8-speed automatic transmission.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab

The 2017 RAM 1500 does suffer from lower towing capacity that limits its options for so many applications out there, and the rivals are quick to grab an opportunity to take a share of the RAM's market share because of their higher towing capacities. The RAM 1500 goes up against the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the 2017 Ford F-150, and the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. The GM twins offer powerful engines and a very luxurious interior, whereas the Ford has a lightweight body and a turbocharged V6. All the rivals also have a better towing capacity. Let's see how the RAM 1500 fares against the lot.


Features

9.9/10

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab comes in nine trim levels ranging from a simple and well-equipped daily truck to an all-out luxury pick-up. The trims available are the Tradesman, Express, SLT, Lone Star/Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. Pricing for the trims starts at $32,995 and goes up to $53,575 for the top trim. This pick-up truck comes in a four-door configuration in two body lengths, a 5 ft. 7 inches or a 6 ft. 5 inches. Also, there is a choice between RWD and AWD. Some of the equipment which is standard on higher trims comes as optional for the lower trims.

Trims

Tradesman

Express

SLT

Lone Star/Big Horn

Sport Rebel Laramie Laramie Longhorn Limited

MSRP (5'7") (RWD)

$32,995

$32,995

$37,595 $37,595 $40,495 $45,095 $42,095 $49,675 $49,675
MSRP (5'7") (AWD) $36,695 $36,695 $41,195 $41,195 $44,095 $47,195 $45,595 $53,175 $53,175
MSRP (6'4") (RWD) $33,695 N/A $39,595 $39,595 $42,495 N/A $43,995 $49,975 $49,975
MSRP (6'4") (AWD)

$37,295

N/A

$43,195 $43,195 $46,095 N/A $47,595 $53,575 $53,575

Features

17-inch steel wheels

Adds/Replaces features on the Tradesman trim Adds/Replaces features on the Express trim Adds/Replaces features on the SLT trim Adds/Replaces features on the Lone Star/Big Horn trim Adds/Replaces features on the Sport trim Adds/Replaces features on the Sport trim Adds/Replaces features on the Laramie trim Adds/Replaces features on the Laramie Longhorn trim
 

Class IV Receiver hitch

20-inch aluminum wheels

Chrome exterior trim

115-volt power outlet

V8 engine 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires Front bench seat Spray-in Bedliner Monotone paint
 

Locking tailgate

Foglights

Power accessories

Upgraded cloth upholstery

Projector-style headlights Tow hooks Additional exterior chrome Larger fuel tank Side-step bars
 

Rear backlight

Carpeted floor mats 

Overhead console Dual-zone automatic climate control LED taillights Keyless entry Auto-dimming mirrors Keyless entry and ignition Automatic high beams
 

Air-conditioning

Body-color bumpers and grille  Dual gloveboxes Rearview camera Power-adjustable pedals LED foglights Leather Upholstery Navigation system Self-leveling air suspension 
 

Cruise Control

  Remote keyless entry Leather-wrapped steering wheel Extra USB port Bilstein shock absorbers Heated steering wheel Leather-trimmed rear seats Automatic windshield wipers

There are a few special editions on offer as well, apart from the above trims. These are more of packages and add a few extra cosmetic features, namely the Night for the Sport trim and the Silver for the Lone Star trim. Both these packages take a small premium over the standard trim of around $1,000. 

We Recommend

Our recommendation is based on the offering of the RAM 1500. The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman trim is the one we'd recommend for the need of a bare pick-up truck. For better interiors and amenities, the Big Horn is the least we'd recommend thanks to its practical features on the inside, which are made better by the creature comforts on offer. The Sport's V8 is optional as well for this trim. If the pick-up truck is meant as an off-roader, then we would recommend the Rebel trim. All in all, we find the Big Horn trim the most balanced out one at $41,195 for the AWD. 

Engine and Performance

7.3/10

“There isn't a bad pick among the bunch." - TheCarConnection

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Engine and Transmission

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine as standard that outputs 305 hp @ 6400 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque @ 4175 rpm. There is also the optional 5.7L V8 that comes standard on the Sport, Laramie, and Longhorn trim, which makes 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab is available in RWD and AWD. The RWD comes as standard, and the AWD asks for a premium of around $3,000-$3,500 over the RWD. Both the engines are mated with 8-speed automatic transmission.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 3.6L V6 Engine

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab's gearbox is precise and very much to the point. It shifts on the dime, provides a good mid-range but is aggressive like most other heavily powered pickup trucks. The V8 is the preferred choice if the main purpose of the car is for towing, otherwise, the V6 is sufficient for daily driving and other purposes.

Models

2017 RAM 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

MSRP

$32,995

$36,920

$33,650

$36,235

Engine

3.6L V6

4.3L V6

3.5L V6

4.3L V6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Power

305 hp @ 6400 rpm

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

282 hp @ 6250 rpm

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

Torque

269 lb-ft @ 4175 rpm

305 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

253 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm

305 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

The Sierra and the Silverado have the biggest engines of the lot, with the 4.3LV6. They are also more expensive than the Ford and the RAM, costing around $4,000 more. The RAM 1500 makes the most power, whereas the GM twins output the most torque. The RAM is the only truck to feature an 8-speed transmission, against the 6-speed automatic seen on the other three. All cars come with RWD as standard, and AWD/4WD is optional. The Sierra and the Silverado slightly benefit from their early peak torque which kicks in around 200 rpm earlier than the other two. 

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Acceleration

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the 3.6L V6 sprints from 0-60 mph with a time of 7.6 seconds, and takes 15.6 seconds for the quarter-mile with the RWD setup. The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the 3.6L V6 and AWD takes slightly more time thanks to the increase in weight, which slows the car by around 0.4-0.5 seconds.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Rebel

 The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the 5.7L V8 engine however is quick for a pick-up truck, covering the 0-60 mph run in 6.6 seconds and taking 15.2 seconds for the quarter-mile.

Models

2017 Ram 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

0-60 mph (sec)

7.6

7.4 7.6 7.4

Quarter-mile (sec)

15.6 15.7 15.9 15.7

Engine

3.6L

4.3L V6

3.5L V6

4.3L V6

Top speed (mph) 

N/A N/A N/A N/A

The Sierra and the Silverado despite being heavier than the RAM 1500 have a quicker 0-60 mph time thanks to their direct fuel injection technology that makes combustion more efficient and gives these trucks a better time. The F-150 records the same time as the RAM 1500, and with a better engine, it would have left the GM twins behind thanks to its lower weight and a comparatively more aerodynamic body structure.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Handling and Steering

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab's ride quality is probably the best among pick-up trucks. It's smooth, composed, and relaxed. However, get the air suspension and the ride quality just gets better. The air suspension also features five different levels of height that facilitate an increase in ground clearance that provides a better approach and departure angle for off-roading or lower step-in height for easier getting and out. Highway speeds are done without sweat, and the interior is very quiet.

In terms of steering, this heavy truck is easier to maneuver and simple to steer, with the steering being pretty responsive. The Sport trim improves on this with enhanced steering responses. Out of the RWD and the AWD, we recommend the AWD for better traction and handling. Around turns, the truck faces some roll but nothing unmanageable. 

Braking

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab comes with two-bed sizes, and the braking performance listed below is for the shorter bed. The truck has a braking set-up of 13.2-inches in the front and 13.8-inches at the rear. With a curb weight of 4945 lbs, the truck takes 123 feet to stop from 60-0 mph, which is decent. The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the long bed gets the same braking setup of 13.2-inches front and 13.8-inches rear but takes 160 feet to stop from 60-0 feet. Most RAM 1500s with long beds get the heavier 5.7L V8 engine that adds weights and thus increases stopping distance. 

Model

2017 Ram 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Brake Front (in)

13.2

13.0

13.8

13.0

Brake Rear (in)

13.8

13.6

13.7

13.6

Curb weight  (lbs)

4,945

5,300

4,729

5,300

60-0 mph (ft.)

123

124

121

124

Against the RAM 1500, the Ford F-150 takes the least distance to stop at 121 feet, 2 feet less than the RAM 1500. It is also lighter in weight as well. The GMC and the Chevy take 124 feet to stop, 1 foot more than the RAM 1500. The GM twins get the smallest front and rear brakes, at the 13-inches front and 13.6-inches rear. The F-150 has the biggest front brake, at 13.8 inches, and a similarly large rear brake at 13.7 inches.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Payload Capacity and Towing Capacity

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab with the 3.6L V6 engine has a payload capacity of 1,890 lbs. This decreases by 90 lbs to 1,800 lbs with the 5.7L V8 engine. The maximum towing capacity is low at 7,610 lbs, but with the 5.7L V8 engine this can increase up to 10,640 lbs. 

Model

2017 Ram 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD
Engine 3.6L V6 4.3L V6 3.5L V6 4.3L V6
Payload Capacity

1,820

1,770

1,570

1,770

Towing Capacity 7,610 11,700 11,500 11,700

Comparing with the rivals, the standard RAM 1500 falls short of the maximum capacity offered by rivals. The GMC Sierra and the Chevy have the most towing capacity at 11,700 lbs, with the Ford just 200 lbs short at 11,500 lbs. For the payload capacity, the RAM offers the most, followed by the GM twins at 1,770 lbs and the F-150 with the least towing capacity of 1,570 lbs.

Fuel Economy

7.6/10

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab (3.6L V6 RWD) offers a decent fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The 3.6L V6 AWD variant sees a drop of 1 mpg on the highway, with a reduction of 1 mpg in the combined mileage. The RAM 1500 powered by the 5.7L V8 with RWD returns 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. With AWD, the highway mileage has a drop of 1 mpg with the other factors remaining the same. The 1500 gets a tank capacity of 26 gallons, which gives it a combined range of 520 miles

Model

2017 Ram 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

MPG (city)

17

18

18

18

MPG (highway)

25

24

25

24

MPG (combined)

20

20 20

20

Fuel Capacity (gallons) 26 26 23 26
Range (city/highway) (miles) 442/650 468/624 414/575 468/624

The four trucks have a similar mileage on offer. The RAM has the least city mileage, whereas the F-150 and the RAM have the most highway mileage despite the differences in their power and weight. The Sierra, as well as the Silverado, have the better city mileage due to their cylinder deactivation technology. This helps the GM twins deliver a city range of 468 miles. The RAM 1500 offers a range of 442 city miles and 650 highway miles, which are not bad at all. In fact, the RAM 1500 has the most highway range among the four.

Interior

7.5/10

“No one will mistake it for a luxury car, but the Ram is still a comfortable place to be in.”- TheCarConnection

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Seating and Comfort

The interiors on the 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab are extremely well put together regardless of the trim you choose. Also, as you climb higher on the trim table, the finesse in the interiors increases, and some premium materials flow in. Stitched leather around the power window console, wooden and aluminum trim, and leather upholstery just enhance the look. The fit and finish are top-notch. Even the controls used and the buttons feel premium and have a very logical placement focused on the driver. There are soft plastic as well as hard plastic surfaces, with the hard plastics occupying the lower portion of the interior. This hard plastic is of decent quality and serves a purpose by being in the lower portion, along with the all-weather floor mats with aluminum scrub plates. The RAM 1500 also has a lot of storage spaces on the inside, especially in the center console area, thanks to the rotary gear shifter that opens up a lot of space.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab interior

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab can seat a total of 6 people. The seats offer good comfort levels, with a decent amount of support. The front seats have soft padding and good lateral support that will make long journeys super comfortable, and the long legroom in the rear will allow for a good stretch on those long highway runs. As a crew cab, the doors open wide, making ingress and egress a simple task. The seats sit high, and there's no problem at all in terms of visibility but the height can limit the front view for shorter drivers. The rear seats can also be swapped for a bench seat.

Model

2017 RAM 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2017 Ford F-150 2017 Chevrolet Silverado

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

41.0/66.0/41.0

42.8/66.03/45.27

40.8/66.7/43.9

42.8/66.03/45.27

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/65.73/40.93

40.4/65.9/43.6

40.5/65.73/40.93

The four trucks seat 6 people. The GMC and the Chevy offer the most headroom and legroom in the front row and have a little more width as well: thanks to their longer wheelbase. The Ford F-150 has the least front space on offer, but it's not bad at all. In the second row, the GM twins again take the lead with the most headroom and legroom. The RAM has the least rear legroom on offer. The RAM also offers the least headroom in the rear. Some of the interior features on the RAM 1500 are:

  • Cruise Control
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Dual gloveboxes
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Leather upholstery

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Infotainment

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab on the base Tradesman trim is equipped with the bare essentials: auxiliary input jack. USB port, AM/FM radio, and a 6-speaker sound system. The higher trims get the Uconnect system with two screen sizes, at 5-inch and the 8-inch screen. The 8-inch is the preferred one, due to its easier-to-use buttons, and a very simple layout. This touchscreen also has quick responses and does not lag at all. For people who would prefer buttons over virtual touch buttons, the 1500 also has those arranged very practically.

Some other infotainment features for higher trims include:

  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Uconnect access
  • Smartphone integration
  • USB ports
  • Navigation system
  • 10-speaker surround sound system

 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Cargo Capacity

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab comes in two-bed lengths, and that varies the cargo space available. The standard bed length at 5 feet 7 inches has a bed length of 67.4 inches which gives it a cargo volume of 50.3 cu-ft. The long bed version, at 6 feet 4 inches has a cargo bed length of 76.3 inches that gives a cargo capacity of 57.5 cu-ft. 

Model 2017 RAM 1500 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2017 Ford F-150 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Cargo Capacity (cu-ft) 50.3 53.4 52.8 53.4

 The Sierra and the Silverado get the most cargo capacities at 53.4 cu-ft. The F-150 gets a cargo capacity of 52.8 cu-ft, the second-best of the lot. The RAM 1500 has the least at 50.3 cu-ft.

Exterior

7.3/10

"The Ram 1500 is still function first, but its form isnt bad either.”- TheCarConnection

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Dimensions and Weight

The 2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab in its fourth generation offers a unique exterior styling for nearly every trim. The basic design continues, with the rectangular headlamps, the massive grille covered in a plus sign, and the massive hood in the front. The rear sports the vertical taillights and the exhaust end pipe. As you check the higher trims, the changes are noticeable. The Sport gets a body-colored grille, whereas the Rebel and Limited have their own grille finishes- blacked-out and a chrome finish, respectively. LED taillights and side markers with a dual exhaust setup differentiate the higher trim levels.

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab front

In terms of dimensions, the 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab has a curb weight of 4945 lbs, with the distribution being 2724 lbs in the front and 2221 lbs in the rear. It has a length of 229 inches for the standard bed length, which increases to 237.9 inches for the long bed version. It has a width of 79.4 inches, with a height of nearly 77 inches. The truck sports a ground clearance of 7.6 inches which can be increased up to 9 inches. The wheelbase on the standard bed length stands at 140 inches, and goes up to 149 inches with the long bed version.

Model

2017 RAM 1500

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2017 Ford F-150 2017 Chevrolet Silverado

Curb weight (lbs)

4945

5300

4729

5300

Length (in)

229.0

229.5

231.9

230.03

Width (in)

79.4

80

79.9

80.0

Height (in)

76.9

74.1

75.6

74.17

Ground clearance (in)

7.6

8.73

8.7

8.73

Wheelbase (in)

140.0

143.5

145.0

143.50

The GMC and the Chevy are the heaviest of the lot, with a curb weight of 5,300 lbs. The F-150 has the most length at 232 inches. The GM twins sport the most width and the most ground clearance as well. The RAM 1500 is the widest of them all. It has a wheelbase of 140 inches, whereas the F-150 has the longest wheelbase at 145 inches. The RAM 1500 comes in two bed lengths, a 5'7" and a 6'4".

2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab rear

Some exterior features on the RAM 1500 are:

  • Steel wheels/ alloy  wheels
  • Locking tailgate
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Side-step bars
  • Automatic windshield wipers

Safety

6.4/10

The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab was rated with an overall 4-star rating from the NHTSA and received a 3-star rating in the rollover test. The IIHS awarded the RAM 1500 a 'Good' score in most tests but gave the 'Marginal' rating in the small-overlap front test. The RAM 1500 models with the Uconnect Access get the emergency telematics system and a stolen vehicle tracker as well.

Some standard safety features on the RAM 1500 are:

  • Hill-start assist
  • Stability control
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Fully-integrated trailer-brake controller

Competition

9.0/10

2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Though the RAM 1500 can be the truck you want it to be, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is the all-rounder that can be anything all the time. The Silverado gets the less powerful engine, but is quicker than the RAM 1500 in terms of outright performance for the standard engine configuration. It has a better fuel economy as well in the city. In terms of interior comfort and features, the Silverado is a notch ahead as well.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado is also better equipped when it comes to infotainment features and has more advanced safety tech. The Silverado offers a higher towing capacity, and has better crash safety ratings as well. The Silverado has higher reliability as well. The RAM on the other hand has got good brakes, excellent ride quality, and is cheaper by around $3,000 as well.

2017 RAM 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

The 2017 Ford F-150 is the better choice among the two. It has higher tow capacities, and even better payload capacities if fully equipped than the completely equipped RAM 1500. The Ford also has a less braking distance and is well-equipped with a lighter chassis that gives great performance numbers. The F-150 however gets a smaller tank and hence has a lower range than the RAM.

2017 Ford F-150

The F-150 received better safety ratings and is better equipped to guarantee a safer journey. The RAM and the F-150 are similar in their engine options, their interiors, and their best-in-class infotainment systems. The RAM's ride quality is still the one we'd prefer thanks to the air suspension. In terms of pricing, the RAM is just $1,000 cheaper than the F-150.

Final Verdict


The 2017 RAM 1500 Crew Cab is a solid light-duty pick-up truck to go for with all that it offers. The superior ride quality, the spacious interiors, and the easy-to-use infotainment system all work in its favor. Also, the engines are potent and sufficient as a daily driver. However, the RAM lacks in terms of its tow and payload capacities and is less well-equipped in terms of safety as well. It is the cheapest one to choose from the competition but can get quite pricey for the higher trims. With the limitations the RAM 1500 has, we'd suggest to take a look at the competitors as well, if budget is not a constraint.

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$39595

body style

4dr Crew Cab

engine type
displacement

345 cu in

horse power

395 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

410 lb.-ft. @ 3950 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

238 in

wheelbase

149 in

width

79 in

curb weight

5260 lbs

Height

78 in

Ground Clearance

9 in

capacity
passenger volume

125.3 cu ft

cargo volume

57.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

6 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/17/22 mpg

highway range

572.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


RAM 1500 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$35,518
5 Year Cost To Own
$48,245
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $48,245
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,009$1,366$1,292$1,517$1,437$12,621
Insurance$1,358$1,406$1,455$1,506$1,558$7,283
Fuel$2,558$2,634$2,713$2,795$2,878$13,578
Maintenance$231$817$398$2,287$392$4,125
RepairsNANA$141$335$490$966
Financing Interest$1,910$1,536$1,137$712$257$5,552
Taxes and Fees$3,173$250$241$233$223$4,120
Total Cost-To-Own$16,239$8,009$7,377$9,385$7,235$48,245
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