New 2017 RAM 3500 at Waldorf Dodge Ram for Alexandria, VA
The 2017 RAM 3500 is one of the most impressive heavy-duty trucks on the market, with unparalleled towing and payload capabilities. Each of the engine configurations have been constructed in order to maximize power and efficiency, leading to fewer stops at the gas station and a more efficient business. The 2017 model has arrived mostly unchanged, but it will remain an incredible choice for businesses and independent contractors due to its best-in-class power ratings and many configuration options.
Under the 3500's Hood
There are many options when it comes to the 2017 RAM 3500. The standard engine found in most 3500 models is a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, and it can be modified to run on compressed natural gas. There are two optional engines, starting with the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that delivers 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, there is a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel six-cylinder that can produce up to 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque when paired to the recommended heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. The 3500 will be available with either rear-wheel drive or a part-time four-wheel drive system. The unbelievably powerful 3500 will offer tons of towing capability, and the diesel engine can help to offer a towing maximum of 31,210 pounds!
Design of RAM 3500
The RAM 3500 can be configured in many ways, and there is an impressive level of refinement offered both inside and out. The rugged exterior design features many classic RAM characteristics, and there are three cab styles, two bed lengths, and six different trim levels to choose from. The base Tradesman and the SLT trims are offered with each of the three cab styles, which include the two-door regular cab, four-door crew cab, and the four-door jumbo crew cab which is called the Mega Cab. The top trims, which are called the Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited, can be equipped with the crew and Mega Cabs. Standard features in the workhorse Tradesman trim include 17-inch steel wheels, a locking tailgate, automatic headlights, a black grille and bumpers, and a tilt steering wheel. The interior has versatile vinyl upholstery and flooring, but if customers prefer they can equip a cloth bench seat. Alternatively, the vehicle can be equipped with Work Grade heavy-duty vinyl upholstery which is ideal for commercial customers. Many of the features found standard on the upper trims will be available as options on the lower trims - those features can include a load-leveling suspension, a sunroof, a CD player, fifth-wheel trailer preparation, and a cargo-view camera.
Is a cargo-area camera offered?
Yes, the 3500 is available with a cargo-view camera. This gives drivers a convenient view of the contents in the truck's bed, leading to a safer experience.
Absolutely, the 3500 has many smart storage solutions in the cab. The Crew Cab, for example, will have storage under the seats and in the floors!
The 3500 is equipped with six airbags and many standard safety features to encourage a more secure experience during the work day. Other features will include electronic stability aids as well as optional driver assistance features like a Cargo Camera, ParkSense Front/Rear Park Assist system, and a ParkView Rear Backup Camera. To learn more about the 2017 RAM 3500, and how it could fit into your business's daily operations, contact us today at Waldorf Dodge!