2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Ram 1500 Big Horn Trim Comparison in Chicago, IL

2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn in Chicago, IL
A big reason why the 2017 Ram 1500 pickup is so popular with drivers in the Chicago, IL area is that it is incredibly versatile. There are so many different cab and bed configurations that building a Ram pickup to your precise needs is easy to do. What's not as easy is figuring out which combination has what you need. To help out our customers, the team at Midway Dodge in Chicago has put together this comparative review of our two best-selling Ram 1500 trim packages.

The Tradesman is the base level trim of the new 2017 Ram 1500, a standard workhorse truck. The 2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn is a mid-level trim package that comes with some desirable comfort and technology features. Learn more below.

2017 Ram 1500 Key Specs - Tradesman and Big Horn Trims


Standard 3.6L V6

Available 5.7L V8


8-speed automatic

Fuel Capacity

Standard 26-gal. tank

Available 32-gal. tank

Towing Capacity

4,610 lbs. Standard

10,340 lbs. Maximum

Payload Capacity

1,880 lbs. Standard

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn Trim Similarities

Both the Ram 1500 Tradesman and Ram 1500 Big Horn pickup trucks are available in three cab sizes (regular, quad, and crew cabs) with the ability to hold three to six passengers and a whole lot of cargo. All the basic necessities are included. Check out the standard list of features below:

  • 40/20/40-split front bench seat with manual adjustment
  • Front armrest with three cup holders
  • Folding rear seat with rear under seat storage in quad cabs
  • Second-row in-floor storage bins in crew cabs
  • Power locks and windows (excluding regular cab Tradesman models)
  • Air conditioning
  • Six-speaker sound system

2017 Ram 1500 Interior in Chicago, IL 

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn Trim Differences

The Ram 1500 Big Horn features several significant upgrades in equipment from the base model Tradesman. For example, the Big Horn trades heavy-duty vinyl upholstery for premium cloth seats. Rather than a 5-in. touchscreen as an add-on, the Big Horn comes standard with an 8.4-in. touchscreen.

Additional features included in the Big Horn edition of the 2017 Ram 1500:

  • Front center seat cushion storage
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Available front bucket seats
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio with additional available SiriusXM® connectivity services
  • Full-size temporary use spare tire
  • 115-V power outlet

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Big Horn Trim Price and Incentives

The price of your new 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman or Big Horn pickup will vary depending on what box and bed size you choose, and with what drivetrain you choose. You can read through the MSRP for each configuration in the table below. Then head over to our new vehicle inventory to browse prices on the models for sale at our dealership in Chicago.

When you are purchasing a new 2017 Ram vehicle from Midway Dodge, you may be eligible for great financing and lease offers. Check out our incentives page to see what deals are available this month.


2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman

2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn

Regular Cab/6'4" Box

$27,095 MSRP 4x2

$31,695 MSRP 4x4

$33,590 MSRP 4x2

$38,090 MSRP 4x4

Regular Cab/8' Box

$27,095 MSRP 4x2

$31,695 MSRP 4x4

$33,890 MSRP 4x2

$38,390 MSRP 4x4

Quad Cab/6'4" Box

$30,895 MSRP 4x2

$34,495 MSRP 4x4

$37,740 MSRP 4x2

$41,440 MSRP 4x4

Crew Cab/5'7" Box

$33,295 MSRP 4x2

$36,995 MSRP 4x4

$40,390 MSRP 4x2

$43,990 MSRP 4x4

Crew Cab/6'4" Box

$33,995 MSRP 4x2

$37,595 MSRP 4x4

$42,295 MSRP 4x2

$45,895 MSRP 4x4

Test Drive a New 2017 Ram 1500 Today in Chicago, IL

Are you still stuck between the new Ram 1500 Tradesman and Big Horn? The best way to decide is to come check out both models in person. You can take either or both for a test-drive at our Ram dealership in Chicago, IL. Just fill out the "Schedule a Test Drive" form to make an appointment.

Do you have questions about 2017 Ram 1500 trim packages? Call (888) 416-9124 to be connected to one of our product specialists.

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2017 Ram 1500 Review in Chicago, IL 

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