Big-time jobs call for heavy-duty capability, and that’s where the 2017 Ram 2500 earns its keep. With a variety of trim levels designed for a variety of trades, America’s longest-lasting pickups1 are engineered to deliver outstanding performance in the toughest of conditions, while providing comfort and workplace durability.
Of course, every job has its own specific needs, and every worker their own tastes and preferences. Thankfully, there’s a Ram truck tailor-made for your worksite. In this first of two installments, RamZone is taking a closer look at the 2017 Ram 2500 Limited, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie, to help give you a better sense of how Ram Trucks are built from the ground up, and designed for heavy lifting and hard work. Check back for part two of our trim-level breakdown for a closer look at the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon®, Big Horn/Lone Star, SLT and Tradesman.
The 2017 Ram 2500 boasts great engine choices in either gas or diesel. The available heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine gives Ram 2500 series pickups BIC gas towing of 16, 320 lbs, the kind of impressive power you’ve come to expect from both names.. With the legendary available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6 comes max diesel towing of 17,980 pounds. That means you’ll always have the power to pull, to build and to perform, while keeping your fill-ups to a minimum, cutting overhead.
In addition, the 2017 Ram 2500 features a class-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension2 for improved ride, standard Class V hitch receiver and available Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package for pulling the largest loads, available Cargo View Camera to make trailer hookup easier, Tow/Haul Mode select and available class exclusive Auto Level Rear Air Suspension.
Ready for the workday to start? Let’s punch the clock and take a look at some of the standard and available features at each trim level.
2017 Ram 2500 Limited
The 2017 Ram 2500 Limited is built for the person in charge — someone who takes the bull by the horns and doesn’t mind putting in a little sweat equity. This top-of-the-line work truck features available class-exclusive rear auto-level air suspension2 to keep your load balanced, class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System,2 premium heated and ventilated Natura Plus black leather front bucket seats for those cold mornings on the worksite, remote Keyless Enter ’n Go™ with start/stop button, double stacked center console with full leather lid, Limited badging and a wood tambour door.
2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn
The 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn builds on the Laramie’s work ethic and turns it up to thoroughbred levels with premium heated and ventilated Natura Plus leather front bucket seats with laser etching, leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood accents, double stacked center console with full-leather lid, Longhorn badging, wood tambour door and available Cargo-View Camera,3 and Uconnect® 8.4 NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen and navigation to help you find your destination and stay connected to the rest of the work crew even when you’re on the move.
2017 Ram 2500 Laramie
The 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie combines heavy-duty capability with heavy-duty luxury, and will help you plow through the workday with available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System,2 40/20/40 heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front bench seats, available front bucket seats, seating for up to six people, ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System,3 Uconnect® 8.4 with 8.4-inch touchscreen and 10-way power driver’s seat with memory and six-way power front-passenger seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment — because when the workday is difficult, your commute home should help lighten the load.
Learn more about standard and optional features at ramtrucks.com, and check out part one of our trim level series here at RamZone.
1Based on IHS Automotive VIO registration data for all brands of GVW 1-3 pickup trucks continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988, Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road.
2Based on latest available competitive information. Class based on 250/2500 and 350/3500 pickups.
3Always check entire surroundings visually before proceeding.