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$13,895 - $35,995
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2017 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $26,495
2017 Tradesman/Express 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $26,495
2017 Tradesman/Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $30,595
2017 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,095
2017 Tradesman/Express 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,095
2017 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,195
2017 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,495
2017 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,995
2017 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,695
2017 Tradesman/Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,195
2017 SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,795
2017 SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,695
2017 SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,995
2017 Sport 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,595
2017 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,695
2017 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,295
2017 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,595
2017 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,895
2017 Sport 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,295
2017 SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,495
2017 Sport 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,595
2017 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,595
2017 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,995
2017 Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,495
2017 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,195
2017 Sport 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,895
2017 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,095
2017 Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,495
2017 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,195
2017 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,495
2017 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,995
2017 Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,095
2017 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,095
2017 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,595
2017 Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,095
2017 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,195
2017 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,595
2017 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,675
2017 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,975
2017 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,175
2017 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,575
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Overview

RAM's all-purpose truck, the 1500 delivers the capability and character you expect in a full-size American pickup. You also get uncommonly smooth on-road performance, a refined interior, and a huge selection of trims and special packages.

What's New for 2017

Additional standard features have been added to several trim levels. All models receive a more sensitive cabin air filter.

RAM 1500

Choosing Your RAM 1500

Like its competitors, the 1500 comes in multiple configurations. The two-door Regular Cab seats three and is available with either a 6-foot-4-inch or 8-foot bed. The Quad Cab comes only with a 6-foot-4-inch bed and features narrow, front-hinged rear doors and a full-length backseat. The Crew Cab offers full-size rear doors and more rear legroom, along with your choice of a 5-foot-7-inch or 6-foot-4-inch bed.

5-foot-7-inch bed6-foot-4-inch bed8-foot bed
Regular CabN/AXX
Quad CabN/AXN/A
Crew CabXXN/A

The standard 3.6-liter V6 produces 305 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Next up is a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, which comes with a six- or eight-speed automatic depending on the trim level. For enhanced efficiency, RAM also offers a 3-liter turbodiesel V6 with 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, matched to an eight-speed automatic. Buyers who want four-wheel drive can choose a conventional part-time system or one with an automatic four-wheel-drive mode. Both systems feature low-range gearing. With the eight-speed automatic, gear selections are made using a dash-mounted rotary knob instead of a shift lever.

The V6 RAM 1500 can tow up to 7,610 pounds, and turbodiesel models top out at 9,210. The V8 offers the most pulling capability at 10,640 pounds.

The 1500 is available in no less than a dozen trim levels:

RAM 1500

Tradesman

Comes sparsely equipped with vinyl seats, rubber floor covering, air conditioning, cruise control, 17-inch steel wheels, and a basic six-speaker sound system. Quad and Crew models also get standard power windows. A cloth interior and full carpeting can be added to any model. All three engines are available. The V8 comes standard with a six-speed automatic; the eight-speed unit is optional.

Express

Builds on the Tradesman with standard carpeting and cloth upholstery, foglamps, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and body-color bumpers and grille. The Express is not available with the diesel V6.

HFE

Comes in Regular or Quad style with the 6-foot-4-inch bed and rear-wheel drive. You have a choice of the gasoline or diesel V6, but no V8. In the interest of economy, the HFE is equipped with automatic engine stop-start (exclusive to this trim), a bed cover, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Power window and locks are also standard.

SLT

Spruces up the 1500 with chrome exterior trim, center and overhead consoles, dual glove boxes, keyless entry, and RAM's Uconnect infotainment system with satellite radio and Bluetooth phone and audio. Quad and Crew models also get a rear backlight and a power-sliding rear window. V8 models come standard with the eight-speed automatic starting at this level.

Lone Star

Gets upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power driver seat, and a household-style power outlet. The Lone Star is available in Texas only.

Big Horn

Like the Lone Star, but with standard automatic climate control and different badging.

Outdoorsman

Comes equipped for adventure with standard four-wheel drive, heavy-duty shocks, all-terrain tires, skids plates, a larger fuel tank, tow hooks, and rubber floor mats. Other equipment includes front bucket seats, remote start, auto-dimming side mirrors, and an upgraded version of Uconnect. The Outdoorsman is available in Quad and Crew configurations only.

Sport

Comes exclusively with the V8 engine, plus heated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and LED interior lighting, The exterior gets 20-inch wheels, body-color trim, and LED accent lighting. The Regular Cab model, dubbed Sport R/T, gets 22-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, performance gearing, a unique hood and grille treatment, and a seven-speaker audio system.

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Rebel

Combines the off-road features of the Outdoorsman with the performance upgrades of the Sport R/T (including the V8), and then adds a power passenger seat and unique cloth and vinyl upholstery. The Rebel comes as a Crew Cab only.

Laramie

Available in Quad and Crew forms, the Laramie focuses on luxury with ventilated front seats upholstered in leather, driver memory, two-tone paint, heated mirrors, woodgrain and chrome interior trim, and an 10-speaker surround-sound system. All three engines are available.

Laramie Longhorn

Adds upgraded leather upholstery (front and rear), a wood-trimmed steering wheel, navigation, HD radio, and front and rear parking sensor. The bed features LED lighting and a spray-in liner. The Longhorn comes only as a Crew Cab with your choice of the V8 engine or turbodiesel V6.

Limited

Builds on the Longhorn with even plusher leather upholstery, heated rear seats, automatic high beams and wipers, smartkey access and ignition, and a self-leveling air suspension. The monochromatic exterior gets it own chrome grille and tailgate trim.

Individual options for most models include a sunroof, a rear defogger, and weather proof bedside bins known as the RamBox cargo system.

CarsDirect Tip

The SLT strikes the right balance of comfort and affordability in our view. It's a sharp-looking truck that doesn't overdose on bling or require you to make costly upgrades. And you can configure it just about any way you want.

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

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The Ram 1500 lives a tough life competing with the best-selling vehicle in the US for the past few decades, the Ford F-150. However, with its wide array of trims, variety of powertrains, handsome interior, and smooth ride, it remains a popular alternative in this hotly contested segment.

Pricing and Equipment

The Ram 1500’s price range, like most pickup trucks, is quite broad in an attempt to offer a model that fits virtually every need. It starts from $27,890 for the Tradesman trim and a regular cab and stretches to $54,970 for the Longhorn trim. We expect most buyers will gravitate toward something in the middle of the lineup, like the SLT trim, which starts from $37,090 and includes:

  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Keyless entry
  • Overhead console
  • Dual glove boxes
  • Five-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Satellite radio

There is also the Sport trim, which sits right above the SLT at $37,990 and adds a little extra sportiness with 20-inch wheels and body-colored trim, plus more premium features, like LED taillights and accent lighting, power-adjustable pedals, and projector-beam headlights.

Performance Pros

RAM 1500

To match a wide range of buyers’ needs, the Ram 1500 has a duo of engines to choose from, both of which are quite capable.

  • The base 3.6-liter V6’s 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque is plenty for towing up to 7,600 pounds.
  • Optional V8 delivers the goods at 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
  • Thanks partly to its rear coil springs, the Ram 1500 has about as good a ride one can get in a full-size pickup – an optional air suspension makes it even better.
  • It’s handling is particularly good for a pickup, too.

Performance Cons

  • The thrifty turbo-diesel engine is entangled in an EPA investigation due to possible emissions cheating and is not available at this time.
  • When it was available, the diesel option is a whopping $3,000 premium.
  • The ride quality can vary greatly depending on the configuration, potentially leading to tradeoffs between comfort and utility.

Interior Pros

  • The Ram 1500 has a wide range of interior configurations, but all, even the lowest trim level, are comfortable and well laid out.
  • The higher trims, like the Laramie and Longhorn, add a lot of class to this otherwise rugged pickup.
  • Despite its comfortable cabin in all trims, the Ram 1500’s controls are still chunky and easy to use with work gloves on.
  • The wide cabin allows for a long bench that easily accommodates three adults, even in the rear.

Interior Cons

  • The clatter from the diesel engine makes its way into the cabin.
  • The lack of some of the latest technology, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, is frustrating.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The Ram 1500’s smooth ride is definitely not what we expected from a full-size pickup. It’s easily the most comfortable in its segment.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The Ram 1500’s safety ratings left us a little nervous. It received “Good” ratings from the IIHS in the moderate-overlap, side, and head restraint and seat tests, but it received only “Marginal” ratings in the roof-strength and always-difficult small-overlap tests – we'll blame this on the Ram's aging platform, which dates back to 2008.

The Bottom Line

The Ram 1500’s long line of available engines (if/when the diesel engine gets cleared to return), comfortable ride, and well-equipped but still truck-like interior make it a great alternative to the top-selling F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. However, looking past its low crash-test scores may be tough for some.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.3.0L V-6 / 240 HP / 420 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.3.0L V-6 / 240 HP / 420 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
32.0 Gal. / 26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$123
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
231.0 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,703 Lbs. / 4,747 Lbs. / 4,700 Lbs. / 4,710 Lbs. / 4,880 Lbs. / 5,087 Lbs. / 4,705 Lbs. / 4,759 Lbs. / 4,704 Lbs. / 4,706 Lbs. / 4,709 Lbs. / 4,711 Lbs.
Wheel Base
140 "
Turning Radius
22.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Manual Heated
Bumpers
Black / Front Black / Front Chrome
Grille Moldings
Black / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2017 RAM 1500 for Sale

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Tradesman/Express 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB
Color: Red
Price

$13,895

Mileage

110,752 mi

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CarWorld (4 mi)

Phone: (844) 851-2158
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Tradesman/Express
Color: Black
Price

$14,395

Mileage

131,957 mi

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CarWorld (4 mi)

Phone: (844) 851-2158
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Tradesman/Express
Color: Silver
Price

$16,995

Mileage

96,489 mi

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Metro Auto (27 mi)

Phone: (714) 740-7244
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Classic SLT
Color: Bright Silver Metallic Clearco
Price

$17,477

Mileage

70,739 mi

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