The 2017 Ram 3500: Powerful, Safe, and Heavy-Duty Capabilities

The 2017 Ram 3500: Powerful, Safe, and Heavy-Duty Capabilities

The Ram 3500 marks the pinnacle of the non-commercial Ram pickup truck model lineup. Imbued with heavy-duty performance capabilities and a robust construction, the Ram 3500 delivers drivers from Kernersville to Greensboro, Charlotte to High Point with contractor-approved durability. Available in multiple trim levels and with either a gas or diesel engine, the Ram 3500 allows drivers to select their precisely preferred balance between power, performance, affordability, luxury and capability.

Power and Performance

Available with one of two exceptional engines, either gas or diesel, the 2017 Ram 1500 allows drivers the ideal degree of hauling horsepower or towing torque. Available engines are:

  • 6.7-Liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel Inline-Six Engine
    • 900 Pound-Feet of Maximum Torque
    • Up to 385 Horsepower
    • 31,210 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity
    • 6,720 Pounds Maximum Payload
  • 6.4-Liter HEMI® V8 Engine
    • 429 Pound-Feet of Maximum Torque
    • Best-in-Class 410 Horsepower
    • 16,520 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity
    • 7,390 Pounds Maximum Payload


When selecting a powertrain, consideration of usage is crucial. Diesel engines, due to their higher compression ratio, stroke length, and lower RPMs, results in typically higher torque output than gas engines (which is ideal for towing). Diesel engines also typically feature greater mileage between oil changes, due to the decrease of strain caused by lower RPMs. Gas engines typically operate at higher RPMs, thereby producing higher horsepower. Greater horsepower translates into more efficient passing power, and greater strength for keeping your payload moving.

Interior and Technology

The available Uconnect® 8.4 system boasts a largest-in-class accompanying 8.4-inch touchscreen to optimize interior comfort and convenience for drivers seeking a technologically advanced interior. Equipped with SiriusXM® satellite radio with a one-year subscription, Wi-Fi hotspot, voice command, and navigation, the Uconnect® system delivers superior convenience. Outfitted with a variety of interior options for the various trim levels, the base Tradesman® comes equipped with heavy-duty work grade vinyl seats that deliver robust, work-ready toughness without sacrificing comfort.

Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: Stocking the 2017 Ram 3500

To experience the heavy-duty performance capabilities of the 2017 Ram 3500, stop by Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to speak with a sales professional about these robust trucks. Committed to the drivers of Winston-Salem's satisfaction, we strive to provide exemplary service to amend our extensive inventory of Ram trucks. Give us a call to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Ram 3500 today!