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2017 Ram 2500 Buyer’s Guide

2017 Ram 2500Performance and durability are key qualities for heavy duty trucks. Top-level performance is achieved in the 2017 Ram 2500 through tremendous towing and hauling capabilities. Durability for this heavy duty truck comes in all shape and sizes with off-road and snow packages down to easy-clean vinyl seat options.

The 2017 Ram 2500 comes in seven trim options with three comfortable cab sizes, giving you extreme customization for both a comfortable and capable heavy duty truck.

Complete Ram 2500 Features

The Ram 2500 has a range of impressive features essential to a great heavy duty truck. There are three cab sizes to choose from and two bed sizes: 6’4″ or 8′. The regular cab seats 3, but the crew and mega cab models seat 6 and have extra storage features in the back floorboard and seat.

Ensure optimal engine performance in all-weather with the computer-controlled valve system called Ram Active Air which automatically switches the source of air for your engine.

2017 Ram 2500

Give your Ram 2500 more power at the touch of a button. The truck engages a more aggressive downshift schedule when towing and hauling by just pressing the button.

New Features for 2017 Ram Pickup Truck

The 2017 Ram 2500 gives superior off-roading experience with the Off-Road Package available for the crew and mega cabs.

Another new feature for 2017 is the Uconnect® infotainment system with an 8.4 inch touchscreen display. Use this incredible system with cameras around the truck for safety and for entertainment on long hauls across Virginia.


The 2017 Ram 2500 has several impressive packages such as the 4×4 off-road package, perfect for hunting, farming, or steep mountain paths.

Snow Chief Package

Excellent for tough terrain in mountains, wind, and winter weather, the Snow Chief Package is made to conquer tough terrain and weather. This package includes a range of features that improve its performance on snow and empower you to remove it from snowy roads. Some of these features are:

  • limited slip axle
  • transfer case skid plate
  • clearance lamps
  • 220-amp alternator
  • auxiliary instrument panel switches

Off-Road Package

Reviewed highly by critics, the brand new Off-Road Package is available with the purchase of a truck with the crew or mega cab. As the name indicates, the package adapts your Ram for comfortable off-roading and includes the following:

  • On/off-road tires
  • Tow hooks
  • Hill-descent control
  • Bilstein socks
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Limited-slip Differential
  • Wheel flares

What makes the exterior of the 2017 Ram 2500 unique from other full-sized trucks?

2017 Ram 2500

The 2017 Ram 2500 stands out from other heavy duty trucks with wheel-to-wheel side steps, power exterior mirrors, and a range of new colors. Add a tonneau cover to shelter the items in your bed, or box rail caps to prevent scratches on the top of your truck bed when hauling lumber to a construction site.

2017 Ram 1500

Shelter, stow, and haul smaller items in your RamBox® Cargo Management System, which allows storage room in your truck box sides. RamBox® is lit, drainable, and locking system that’s perfect for fishing and hunting gear or can be used like a cooler for drinks and snacks while out in the field.

2017 Ram 2500 Performance and Durability

The Ram 2500 boasts a 50,000 PSI steel frame, three impressive gas or diesel engine options, automatic or manual transmission, and even work-grade vinyl seats for easy clean-up.

2017 Ram 2500

Choose from the standard 5.7L HEMI® V8 gas engine, heavy duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 engine, or Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine.

 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with VVTHeavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8 EngineProven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine
Pound-feet of Torque400429800
Max Payload3,0603,9903,160
Max Towing13,89016,32017,980
Max Horsepower383410370

The Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 engine helps control vehicle descent on slopes by working alongside Ram’s exhaust engine braking technology. This engine brake uses a variable nozzle on the diesel’s turbo for smoother braking, reduced brake wear, and extra stability – especially when towing a heavy load.

The five-link coil rear suspension helps smooth your ride when towing by reducing overall friction to enhance the driving experience. Of course, this is all done without sacrificing the Ram 2500’s towing capability.

The rear auto-level suspension keeps your load level despite terrain changes. By pushing a button, you can select from payload or trailer height selections. This will easily maintain your load’s level when driving over rough terrain – even if that terrain is just Richmond potholes.

Plus, Ram covers their diesel engine trucks with a 5-Year/100,000-Mile Limited Warranty and gas engine trucks with a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Limited Warranty.

2017 Ram 2500 Pricing

2017 Ram 2500

The Ram 2500 starts at only $32,145.

Trim OptionsTradesmanSLTBig HornLaramieLaramie LonghornPower WagonLimited

2017 Safety Features

The 2017 Ram 2500 includes a range of safety features such as four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, auto-on headlights, front and side impact airbags, a rear back-up camera, and a park-assist system. Its electronic stability control has built-in hill start assist, trailer sway control, rain brake support, brake assist, and ready alert braking.

Ram 2500 Innovative Technology

2017 Ram 2500

Innovative technology continues inside the cab for an enjoyable driving experience. Heated seats and even a heated steering wheel keep you warm, despite the weather outdoors. The digital cluster display allows you to customize critical driving information. Get the Uconnect® infotainment system includes:

  • An 8.4-Inch touchscreen display
  • Voice command
  • Hands-free calling
  • GPS
  • SiriusXM Radio

The Uconnect® system also works with the cargo-view camera to give you peace of mind about the items you’re hauling. See the items you’re hauling at night with the LED lighting lining the rear area of your cargo bed.

Start Driving Your Powerful Pickup in Richmond, Today!

The 2017 Ram 2500 is a powerful heavy duty truck option with superior towing and hauling performance, extreme customization, and innovative technology.

So what’s holding you back? Schedule a test drive of the heavy duty Ram 2500 today by calling Whitten Brothers of Richmond at (804) 302-4187 or by contacting us online.

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