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2017 RAM 3500 at Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for La Grande, OR

The 2017 3500 represent the RAM truck brand in the heavy-duty truck segment. In fact, it is one of the top options for those in the heavy duty market due to refined ride comfort, impressive cabin space, and towing and hauling capabilities that are hard to beat. The Ram 3500 is the workhorse you can rely on. It is available in a variety of cabin and powertrain configurations, as well as box length choices, but regardless of the exact setup you purchase, you are guaranteed to get superior towing and hauling performance. On feature that sets the 3500 apart from direct competitors is its optional rear air suspension with automatic load-leveling. This technology makes for easier hauling of heavy cargo.  Overall, the 2017 Ram 3500 is all about hauling and towing numbers, as well as bed capacity. If these features are a priority, read on for more information.

Under the 3500's Hood

The standard engine for the RAM 3500 is a 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine that puts out 383 horsepower, and 400 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A compressed natural gas version of this engine is available as well. and produces identical power figures to the gasoline version. There are two other engine choices - a 6.4-liter V8 that will give you 410 hp, and 429 lb-ft of torque a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel six-cylinder. While working in tandem with a six-speed automatic transmission, the diesel gets 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.  Towing ability is big for any heavy duty truck, and the RAM 3500 most certainly provides the numbers. It gets up to 31,210 pounds of towing, 7,390 pounds of payload and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. The 3500 is available with either rear-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive.

Design of RAM 3500

The 2017 Ram 3500 is available in so many configurations, its hard to keep track of - there are three cab styles, two bed lengths, three engines, two transmissions, and six trim levels. The trim levels begin at the frills-free workhorse Tradesman and goes all the way up to the luxuru appointed Limited model. In between are the SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn. Cab styles include a two-door regular cab, a four-door crew cab, and a four-door jumbo crew cab. The regular cab comes with an 8-foot bed; the crew cab can be ordered with either the long bed or a short bed; and the Mega Cab combines an even bigger cabin with the short bed. The Tradesman model comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, black grille and bumpers, a locking tailgate, a 40/20/40-split front bench, and a six-speaker stereo with a USB port and an auxiliary audio input. The top of the line Limited trim will give you monotone paint, color-keyed bumpers, 20-inch wheels, automatic high-beams, automatic wipers, the RamBox cargo management system, keyless entry and ignition, and more. 

How many cab types is the RAM 3500 available in?

The 2017 RAM 3500 is available in three cab configurations - Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Mega Cab

How much can the RAM 3500 tow?

The RAM 3500 can tow up to 31,210 pounds

Do you have any service specials going on at your dealership?

Yes we do! You can view them right on our website.  


Standard safety equipment for this RAM trucks includes antilock disc brakes, front and side curtain airbags, stability and traction control and a tire-pressure monitoring system. There are optional safety technologies such as rear parking sensors and two rear cameras: a standard rearview camera and a cargo-area camera aimed at the bed of the truck. The RAM 3500 is a favorite among the heavy duty trucks available on the market today. Highlights include a diesel engine and automatic transmission that offers enormous torque, a cabin that will give you high quality fit and finish, and a ride that is comfortable and quiet considering the size of truck you are driving. If you would like to check out a RAM 3500 in person, please stop by our dealership, or give us a call to schedule a test drive. 

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