New 2017 RAM 3500 at Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for Hillsboro, TX
The 2017 RAM 3500 is a heavy-duty pickup capable of incredible utility. It offers three different body styles and several engine options to optimize the 3500 for the specific needs of each driver. Comfortable and capable, if you're looking for a vehicle that can stand up to any task, the RAM 3500 is for you.
Under the 3500's Hood
The 2017 RAM 3500 can come equipped with one of three available engines to power the vehicle. The first is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, standard with the entry-level trim and offering 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The next engine up is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 which offers 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque and is best-in-class for gas engines. The third and final option is the 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel engine that generates 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission is a six speed automatic. One of the stand-out features of this vehicle is the available heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission available with the turbo-diesel engine. It brings the horsepower up to 385 and the torque up to 900 pound-feet. The 3500 makes use of a rear Hotchkiss leaf spring suspension system and also has an available supplemental air suspension system. These engines can be paired with either a rear-wheel drive system or a part-time all-wheel drive system. The RAM 3500 can tow an amazing 31,210 pounds and offers a payload of up to 7,390 pounds when properly equipped.
Design of RAM 3500
Despite the heavy equipment that makes the RAM 3500 such a functional vehicle, it offers impressive handling capability and a smooth and comfortable ride. Three body configurations help the 3500 fit the needs of each specific driver. The regular cab offers two doors and the 8-foot truck bed. The crew cab features four doors and offers a choice of truck bed: either the 8' long-bed or the 6'4" short-bed. The third option is the Mega Cab which also offers four doors. It comes exclusively with the short bed but offer a jumbo-size cabin. The lower trim levels are available with any cabin while higher trim levels are only available with the four door options. At the basic trim level, the 3500 comes equipped with a locking tailgate, automatic headlights, a six-speaker stereo with auxiliary audio input, and a black grille and bumpers. Heavy-duty vinyl upholstery is also available at this level and ideal for commercial customers. As you go up in trim, many features get upgraded while other features get added to the standard offerings. An integrated trailer brake controller, a power-sliding rear window, power heated mirrors, cloth upholstery keyless entry, and a 5-inch touch screen interface are just a few of the features that become available at the SLT trim level. One popular trim is the Laramie which comes standard with the 6.4-liter V8 and offers upgrades like LED taillights, projector headlights, two-tone paint, a 10-speaker surround sound audio system, and driver seat memory settings, among many other features. Navigation and pedal memory are some of the features at the highest trim. Many of the features at the higher trims can be included at lower levels as stand-alone optional features.
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The 2017 RAM 3500 comes equipped with a variety of features to keep the driver, their passengers, and their cargo safe. One of the stand-out safety features on this vehicle is the cargo camera which keeps an eye on the truck bed to better secure the vehicle and the cargo it might be carrying. ParkSense Park Assist will help the driver in situations where parking is tight, while ParkView Rear Backup camera adds peace of mind when traveling in reverse. The RAM 3500 offers drivers versatility and impressive utility. This is a vehicle that can get things done while still being easy to drive and comfortable to ride in.