In the fascinating world of pickup trucks, there’s Ram 1500 which offer bewitching performance along with a roomy interior that boasts comfort and utility. The 2017 model consists of several trims, and 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman is one of the most impressive one.
It’s the excellent ride quality and overall performance that Ram 1500 gives the advantage compared to other equally amazing pickup trucks like Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500.
2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman – Engine Specs
Under the hood of this 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman is a 3.6-liter V6 engine as standard. This engine produces 305 HP at 6,400 RPM and 269 lb-ft of torque at 4,175 RPM. An 8-speed automatic transmission is featured along with a 4 wheel drive configuration.
The fuel tank capacity is 26.0 gallons. Fuel economy stays sharp at 16 mpg in city and 23 mpg on highways. With this engine, the maximum towing capacity achieved is 8,130 pounds, and the payload capacity is around 1,750 pounds.
Another optional engine is the 5.7 liter V8 unit that produces 395 HP of power and 410 lb-ft of torque.
The exterior color options for this new Ram 1500 Tradesman include Black Forest Green Pearlcoat, Blue Streak Pearlcoat, True Blue Pearlcoat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat, Luxury Brown Pearlcoat, Yellow, Tree Green, Timberline Green Pearlcoat, School Bus Yellow, Robin Egg Blue, Power Tan, National Safety Yellow and several others. The interior cabin gets Diesel Gray/Black color.
2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman – Exterior
The exterior body of this Ram 1500 Tradesman comes in several cab configurations which include Crew Cab, Quad Cab and Regular Cab. The measurement of exterior dimensions goes as
- Length – 229.0 inch
- Height – 77.7 inch
- Width – 79.4 inch
- Gross Weight – 6,800 pounds
- Curb Weight – 5,052 pounds
- Wheelbase – 140.0 inch
This Ram 1500 Tradesman can be distinguished from the rest of the trims by its unique grille that holds the company’s badge in the middle. Unlike some of the trim levels like Rebel, there’s no skid plate on the front bumper. The bed length also ranges from 4 ft to 6 ft.
The interior cabin of this 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman offers a standard seating for 6 people. The measurement of this cabin goes as
- Front leg room – 41.0 inch
- Rear leg room – 34.7 inch
- Front hip room – 63 inch
- Rear hip room – 63 inch
- Front shoulder room – 66 inch
- Rear shoulder room – 66 inch
- Front head room – 41 inch
- Rear head room – 40 inch
For entertainment, a 5 inch LCD screen has been featured along with Bluetooth connectivity. Audio system consists of 6 high-resolution speakers.
Some of the safety features in this model include tire pressure monitoring, headlight washer, occupancy sensor, child safety door locks, airbags, power door locks, front seat belt pre-tensioners and traction control.
This 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman comes with various options for body configuration, engine and additional feature which affect its price. However, this model does start at $26,395 and reaches up to $37,195.