2017 Ram 1500 Review in Chicago, IL

Are you looking for a powerful light duty pickup truck to help you through your daily routine? The superior 2017 Ram 1500 is exactly what you're looking for thanks to its durable frame, muscular engines, and ample towing capability. Whether you're looking for a pickup that can handle your weekend adventures or tasks on the jobsite, the 2017 Ram 1500 will deliver on all fronts. Read on to learn more and reach out to the product specialists at Midway Dodge in Chicago at (888) 416-9124 if you have any questions.

2017 Ram 1500 Exterior and Performance in Chicago, IL

2017 Ram 1500: Interior & Exterior Design

Depending on which cab and trim package you choose, the 2017 Ram 1500's interior and exterior features vary. See the chart below for cab and box configurations. As for its exterior, the bold front fascia with automatic headlights make the Ram 1500 look handsome from every angle. Available lit and drainable RamBox® cargo management system is imbedded in the side rails of your truck bed conveniently keeping tools secure.

Additional available exterior features include:

  • Power heated side mirrors
  • 22-in. aluminum wheels
  • LED taillights, fog lamps, and bed lighting
  • Spray-in bed liner

Cabin features are plentiful in the 2017 Ram 1500 as well. Stay connected to the office or your loved ones with the available Uconnect® 8.4 featuring voice command and hands-free calling. Keep comfortable on the drive home with available heated seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory.

2017 Ram 1500 Exterior and Performance in Chicago, IL

Additional available interior features include:

  • Vinyl, cloth, premium cloth, leather, or premium leather seating
  • Power sunroof
  • Bluetooth®/AM/FM/SiriusXM® satellite radio/10-speaker audio system
  • In-floor bins, underseat compartment, and dual glove boxes storage

Cab and box configurations:

Regular Cab

Quad Cab

Crew Cab


2 door; seats 3

4 doors; seats 6

4 doors; seats


6'4" or 8'


5'7" or 6'4"

2017 Ram 1500: Performance & Engine Specs

From its suspension system to its engine options, the Ram 1500 is engineered to provide the performance you need. Its class-exclusive coil spring rear suspension system provides a ride so smooth that potholes won't even faze you. If you opt for the available self-leveling air suspension, you'll practically feel like you're gliding down the road.

The Ram 1500's impeccable lineup of engines meets the needs of a wide range of drivers. For instance, if you plan to do daily driving and towing in your half-ton pickup, the 3.0L turbodiesel V6 is your best bet, providing best-in-class highway MPG and a 754-mile highway driving range. By the way, the Ram 1500 is the only pickup in its class available with a diesel engine. Check out the engine specs that make the Ram light duty pickup truck superior in the table below.


5.7L Hemi V8

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

3.6L Pentastar V6


395 HP

240 HP

305 HP


410 lb.-ft.

420 lb.-ft.

269 lb.-ft.


15/22 MPG

21/29 MPG

17/25 MPG

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2017 Ram 1500: Capability

For ultimate capability, you need a strong foundation, which the Ram 1500's high-strength steel frame offers. Its frame coupled with its eight ultra-tough crossmembers allows the 2017 Ram 1500 to handle 50,000 psi of strength. As a result, a 10,620 lbs. maximum tow rating and 1,880 lbs. maximum payload will help you power through your toughest tasks.

Schedule a Test Drive at Midway Dodge

Have you decided the 2017 Ram 1500 is the pickup truck for you? Get behind the wheel of a model at our Dodge dealership in Chicago by scheduling a test drive online or by calling (888) 416-9124. As you consider your buying vs. leasing options, complete our secure online finance application to save yourself time when you come and visit.

2017 Ram 1500 Review in Chicago, IL


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