What are the Engine Options for the RAM 1500?

October 4th, 2017 by

2017 RAM 1500

Drivers looking for a light-duty pickup with excellent cargo options and an attractive interior will find it in the 2017 RAM 1500. Chatham and Jacksonville drivers can expect a smooth ride from this truck. Available with several engine options and cab lengths, you can customize the RAM 1500 to your unique needs. This pickup has an established reputation for reliability and durability. Visit Green Dodge near Taylorville to test drive the 2017 RAM 1500 today!

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Three Great Engines Available

Take your pick of the three engine options on the 2017 RAM 1500:

  • 3.6L V6: This standard engine generates 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive is standard, but there are two available four-wheel drive systems. Drivers with the standard V6 can expect an EPA-estimated 20 mpg/combined fuel efficiency. The standard V6 is capable of towing up to 7,610 pounds.
  • 5.7L HEMI V8: This HEMI engine includes a Multi-Displacement System with Fuel Saver Technology. It is rated for 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Maximize performance with an electronically controlled throttle, engine oil heat exchanger, and heavy duty engine and transmission oil cooling. Fuel economy is 17 mpg/combined. As the heavy hauler of the RAM family, the HEMI V8 can tow up to 10,640 pounds.
  • EcoDiesel 3.0L V6: RAM’s diesel engine option is a turbocharged 3.0L V6 that yields 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is an impressive 23/mpg combined. The diesel V6 maxes out with a towing capacity of 9,210 pounds.
RAM Penstastar 3.6L V6
Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI V8
RAM 1500 EcoDiesel 3.0L V6

Find Your RAM 1500 at Green Dodge

You’ll want to drive the 2017 RAM 1500 to fully appreciate the power and comfort this light-duty truck has to offer. Hauling cargo in Chatham, towing in Taylorville, or driving the streets of Jacksonville, the RAM 1500 is perfectly suited to handle it all. You can rely on Green Dodge, located at 3801 Wabash Avenue in Springfield, to answer all your RAM 1500 questions. Contact our experienced sales staff online or at (217) 522-1222 to schedule your test drive.

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