2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn: Main Features, Performance, Price

2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

If you need durability, dependability and capability for light-duty jobs you should definitely consider Ram 1500 as you final choice. It can tow significant loads and provide comfortable ride with unique coil-spring rear suspension. However, you can also customize it according to your needs. Either you want to show it or enjoy in interior comfort and modern tech features; the Ram provides you ten trim levels and array of optional features that will suit all your requirements. But if you want high level of luxury and style 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn will prove to be right choice for you.

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The Laramie Longhorn is the one step from top the top Limited trim. It comes in crew cab body style only which offers the most passenger comfort and legroom. Crew cabs come with two bed lengths including 5’7” or 6’4” bed. The Longhorn gets power from HEMI V-8 engine or form EcoDiesel V-6. It also features unique exterior and interior features.

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2017 Ram 1500 Sport: Review, Specs, Price

2017 Ram 1500 Sport

Ram 1500 hasn’t changed much for the 2017 model year either despite we might expected more substantial changes. It only added Night edition version with some unique styling elements while it ditched Outdoorsman trim and six-speed transmission. Some features mixing is also present but that’ it. So, yes it is one of the oldest designs in its class but it can stand in front of any rival thanks to its incremental upgrades over the years. It offers smooth riding, strong engine lineup, quiet cabin and plenty of available configurations. Among them, 2017 Ram 1500 Sport comes with some unique aesthetic features, performance enhancements, upgraded tech features and lots more.

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2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab: Review

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab

The Ram 1500 is tough and capable light-duty truck with comfortable nature thanks to independent front suspension and rear coil springs. Other its qualities are great trio of engines, quiet and well-equipped interiors, easy to use infotainment system, and so on. All these qualify it to be the closest rival to the best-selling Ford F-150…

2018 Ram 1500: New generation, Changes

2018 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 stands in a top few in a half-tone full-size truck league where Ford’s F-150 dominates for decades. It is also in race with Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra and new Nissan Titan XD is a threat as well. The current generation of this model has been around since 2009 but that doesn’t mean that this truck hasn’t been upgraded in meantime. Actually, under the slightly changed skin it has got almost all new hardware including new frame, transmission, turbo diesel engine, suspensions, etc. The same is with renewed interior and upgraded technology features which have been inclement upgraded.

Considering Ford’s redesign in 2015 and announced mid-cycle upgrade for the 2018 model year, the Ram has also been expected to enter in the new generation in upcoming years. According to some unofficial reports the 2018 Ram 1500 might be all-new model and changes should include upgraded powertrains, improved body structure, refreshed styling, updated interiors and tech.

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2017 Ram Rampage: Design, Platform, Price

2017 Ram Rampage

The pickup truck segment has become another lucrative field in automotive industry. More companies are considering their chances in this market and already proven manufactures are showing their intents to cover wider piece of this market. The Ram is already well-known name in pickup truck industry and it offers full-size versions which are main rivals for Ford’s top-selling F-150 and Super Duty series. However, according to some reliable sources this brand is planning to expand its pickup truck product range and soon we might see a new mid-size version called 2017 Ram Rampage.

Namely, new model should serve as replacement for Dodge Dakota model and will be Fiat based vehicle which will be entry point product for the Ram brand. It should not affect on full-size customers but is expected, however, to attract buyers who want utility vehicle that is smaller and cheaper than full-size trucks but also more capable in towing that SUVs.

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2017 Ram 1500: Powertains, Changes

2017 Ram 1500

Another good choice among half-ton pickup trucks is the Ram 1500. This model is faced with stiff competition which comes from top-selling Ford F-150, GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado and other contenders are Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra. Almost all of its main rivals has been thoroughly overhauled and redesigned in recent model years and they have steeped in the new generations but Ram 1500 was officially redesigned for the 2009 model year. The next significant refresh came in 2013 year but however in the current form the Ram 1500 is almost all-new truck which however features slightly updated exterior design. This model includes class-unique coil-spring rear suspension which provides smother ride over bumps and tough terrains than widely-used leaf-spring setup and also offers air-suspension alternative.

Over the years since the last redesign model has also introduced slightly lighter body construction and new reinforced frame, but also new automatic transmission, upgraded interior, and modernized infotainment system and other technology features. Another important upgrade for this model was a new V-6 turbo diesel engine which came in 2014 model which has made the Ram the most fuel-efficient in its class. The 2015 model year passed with introduction of some new options packages while 2016 model has brought new color options, some top trims modifications and better crash protection. As for the 2017 Ram 1500, the company hasn’t announced big changes. The model is still strong seller and more substantial changes will likely be introduced for 2018 model year.

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2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat: Concept, Rumors

2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat

The enormous popularity of the pickup trucks has made this segment very attractive for automobile manufactures which see great potential on this terrain and all-new models have been announced to come from different brands. However, we can mostly see competitive vehicles which offer similar power and towing ratings followed with well-equipped interiors. So, some refreshment may be welcomed among crowd of the conventional models. Although, some performance-oriented models are already offered from some leading brands, how about truly muscle truck. That is exactly what Ram could offer for the next model year.

Namely, it has been speculated for a while that 2017 Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat may be this brand’s next undertaking. That, however, wouldn’t be the first product of this kind related with Ram because Ram SRT 10 was sport pickup truck which was produced in limited numbers between 2002 and 2004. It was powered with 8.3 liter V-10 engine which was capable for 500 HP. There are also Challenger and Charger models with Hellcat badge and why not truck powered with more than 700 HP Hellcat engine. Of course this is still unofficial but it hasn’t been rejected by the company either.

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2017 Ram Power Wagon: Specs, Design

2017 Ram Power Wagon

The pickup trucks are now designed to suit all kind of needs. In the first place they deliver proper working capabilities which is their main purpose but more passenger friendly versions are also available with luxury appointed cabins and fitted with modern electronics. However, those who need more off-road oriented versions which are capable to deliver towing and hauling abilities on rough terrains will probably have Ford’s Raptor or Chevy’s Silverado that is equipped  with Z71 package as their first associations.

However, the Ram has also to offer the Ram Rebel from 1500 series but even more capable version that is based on Ram’s 2500 HD Crew Cab model will be available soon. This off-road ready version was presented at the last Chicago Auto Show and will go on sale known as 2017 Ram Power Wagon. What this model brings is brawny, smaller Rebel inspired design; well-designed interior and what is most important exclusive off-road hardware beefed to enable hauling in the most rugged trains. The engine will be familiar Hemi V-8 coupled with proven six-speed transmission and four-wheel drive.

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