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2017 Ram 1500

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2017 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • Suspension impressively mixes a supple ride with agility
  • Refined engine choices are smooth and powerful


  • Maximum towing capacity lags top rivals
  • Impressive diesel engine is expensive

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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Ultra-capable 2017 Ram 1500 is a real favorite

One of the oldest competitors among the full-size light-duty pickup trucks, the 2017 Ram 1500 remains a very competitive, appealing choice even against newer designs from Ford and General Motors. The way the Ram 1500 drives is key to this—its coil-spring rear suspension, which might slightly hurt its towing ability, does wonders for its handling. The Ram 1500 rides with a sophistication that's more akin to a big SUV than a working truck. And when you add all the engine choices into the mix, it makes for a compelling, capable all-rounder.

There is plenty of variety to go with the Ram 1500's utility. The lineup offers three spacious cab and four cargo bed options (with some neat optional storage solutions), three powerful engines (a capable base gasoline 3.6-liter V6, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, or a range-topping 5.7-liter V8), rear- or four-wheel drive, a smooth automatic transmission, and an optional air suspension to improve the driving experience even more. The interior remains among the finest around for fit and finish as well as quality of materials, while the infotainment system is easy to use too. All of the 10 trim levels come with an appropriate level of standard equipment for their pricing, whether you're wanting a work-oriented truck or something luxurious to haul a boat or water toys. It all combines to make the Ram 1500 one of our favorite pickup trucks among 2017 models.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

5 Stars13
4 Stars2
3 Stars1
2 Stars2
1 Star1

RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
RepairPal gave the Ram 1500 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ram 1500 3rd out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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SLT 2WD 2D Regular Cab

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