Ram 1500: Which Trim Level is Best for You?
Posted on July 31, 2020
Let's get straight to the point, the 2017 RAM 1500 is an amazing long-lasting pickup that is a fantastic combination of strength, efficiency, and style. But here's the thing, the 2017 RAM 1500 isn't just one pickup truck, it is actually 11 different trucks - even more if you consider that there are three different cab and box sizes to choose from. We can't cover all the trim levels in one blog, but the team at North York Chrysler thought we'd highlight the ones that might best match up with your unique needs.
2017 RAM 1500 ST
If you are looking for a tough but economical truck, the RAM 1500 ST is the way to go. Just because it is the base trim, doesn't mean you don't have choices. There are 11 different exterior colours available, three box lengths, and 4x2 and 4x4 drive. You get a standard 5.7-liter HEMI VVT V8 with FuelSaver MDS that produces 395 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 410 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,950 rpm. Drivers also get a great deal of control thanks to the six-speed automatic transmission and the P265/70R17 BSW All-Season tires. 2017 RAM 1500 ST also gives you a firm but smooth ride thanks to the front suspension with upper and lower control arms and a rear suspension with multilink coil spring and heavy-duty shock absorbers. Unlike other vehicles in its class, the RAM 1500 ST comes standard with Electronic Stability Control with Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Rain Brake Support, Ready Alert Braking, and Traction Control. You and your passengers will enjoy the Radio 3.0 multimedia centre with six speakers, Media Hub with remote USB port and auxiliary input jack, and the 3.5-inch Electronic Vehicle Information Centre.
2017 RAM 1500 Laramie
If you love everything about the ST trim, but want even more performance and strength, you need to check out the 2017 RAM 1500 Laramie. There are 12 different exterior colours to choose from and you also add the 3.0-liter ECODIESEL V6 engine that produces 240 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm. You also get a standard eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, Uconnect 8.4-inch system with touchscreen, SXM, and hands-free technology, and leather-faced front 40/20/40 split bench seat. For safety, a ParkView Rear Backup Camera and Park-Sense Rear Park Assist System come standard.
2017 RAM 1500 Laramie Limited
If you want it all, the 2017 RAM 150 Laramie Limited is the perfect trim level for you. On top of all the other amazing features available on lower trims, drivers will appreciate luxury touches like:
- Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension
- Luxury door trim panel with Argento wood accents
- Premium all-Black interior
- Premium Natura Plus Black leather high-back front bucket seats
- Premium Laramie Limited instrument cluster
- 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels with painted inserts
- Body-colour front and rear bumpers
- Chrome bodyside moulding and tailgate accent
- Auto high-beam headlamp control
- Keyless Enter n' Go with proximity entry and push-button start
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers