2017 Ram 3500 – Specs, Cummins, Towing

The Ram 3500 pickup truck represents ultimate power and with a 31,200 pound of towing capacity can overcome the greatest challenges. In 2015, this truck was the most popular solution dealing with heavy duties. 2017 Ram 3500 contained all these features from its predecessor and came with some new interesting features. Offering improved options for gas and diesel powertrains, the new model will deliver outstanding performance even in the toughest conditions.

The new 2017 Ram 3500 will be offered in six trim levels. These trim levels are Limited, SLT, Big Horn, Tradesman, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie. Laramie Longhorn, Laramie and Tradesman come in additional 6 different options, while SLT comes with 8. In total there are 26 different trims which vary according to body styles, bed length and features. Also, 3 different cab configurations have been presented which are Regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab.

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2017 Ram 3500 – Engine Specs

This brawny 2017 Ram 3500 arrives with the best-in-class powertrain. One is the legendary 6.7 liter Cummins® Turbodiesel I6 engine. This engine is rated to produce 385 HP and a max torque of stunning 900 lb-ft. The maximum towing capacity with this engine under the hood is 31,210 pounds while the max payload checks at 6,720 pounds. A 6-speed automatic transmission comes along while the manual transmission is offered as an option.

Another engine option is the 6.4 liter HEMI® V8 that cranks out 410 HP and 429 lb-ft of torque. Two spark plugs have been used in each cylinder which helps in improving torque and peak power. This HEMI V8 delivers 7,390 pounds of max payload and 16,520 pounds of max towing.


Aside from the powertrain, improved suspension is what affects performance of the new 2017 Ram 350. In the front, a 3 link suspension has been used which is compatible for both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive setup. This 3 link suspension best utilizes the strong shocks and outwardly positioned springs with the help of a larger stabilizer bar and a wider frame. This in turn helps to deliver a cushioned ride even in rough conditions while hauling heavy payloads.

Auto-leveling air suspension in the rear comes as an option. What this innovative system does is it adjusts the level of the vehicle to cope with the loads for a better alignment with a trailer. The driver can select between Normal and Alternate Ride Height.

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Exterior and Interior

The 2017 Ram 3500 shares the design with the rest of the Ram pickup truck lineup. Stylistic design elements vary with different trims, however some new features come standard even in the base model. Some of them are durable box rail caps which reduce scrapes and scratches, wheel-to-wheel side steps which have been designed aerodynamically and makes accessing the bed easier, a tonneau cover for closing the bed and maintaining a good air flow and power mirrors that incorporate power-folding, driver memory, defrosting and turn signals.

Although the interior cabin of the base model is decent enough, things get interesting in higher trims. The Limited trim gets an array of technological features and leather upholstery. The interior cabin is presented in various options and layout which can be selected as per a buyers’ preference.

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2017 Ram 3500 Safety

Like the other models from Ram family, 3500 also comes with numerous safety features:

  • Stability Control – This safety feature activates automatic braking and reduces engine power by automatically senses if the vehicle’s handling limits have been exceeded.
  • Anti-Lock Brakes – ABS is pretty common these days, but it’s a must-have safety feature too. ABS sense the tires if they have completely stopped rotating under extreme braking and allows rotation for the tires to prevent skids.
  • Security System – This feature makes sure that the vehicle’s engine is fired up only with the original manufacturer’s key.
  • Pre-Tensioner – This is an automatic tightening of seat belts in case of a rollover or collision.


The price of this 2017 Ram 3500 starts from $33,195 which is for the base model. Pricing gradually increases for higher trims and reaches up to $62,715.


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