The 2017 Ram 1500 Handles Heavy-Duty Towing with Ease

The authoritative 2017 Ram 1500 complements its bold styling and legendary reputation with impressive towing and payload ratings. Whether you want to haul a trailer, transport a boat, or take supplies across backcountry terrain, the Ram 1500 never flinches from the task at hand, even offering a stunningly smooth ride thanks to class-exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension with automatic load leveling. This technology ensure that you’ll be comfortable whether you’re cruising around Rice Lake or towing tremendous cargo from Hayward to Cumberland.

For a dependable working vehicle, the Ram 1500 is a natural choice, and you’ll find yours at Don Johnson Motors.

Towing and Payload Specs for the 2017 Ram 1500

Towing Capacity

The Ram 1500 allows you to tow up to 10,640 pounds when properly equipped — more than enough to handle what life throws your way.

Payload Capacity

When you need to stack the bed high and heavy, you can do so with confidence thanks to a maximum payload of 1,890 pounds.

Trailer Sway Control

Recognizes when a trailer is attached and then automatically applies braking pressure to individual wheels and/or reduces power to eliminate trailer sway.

Integrated Trailer Hitch

The integrated receiver seamlessly connects up truck frame to trailer with a minimum of bother — expect a secure connection every time.

Engine Options

The new Ram 1500 lives up to the soaring expectations it faces by delivering unbridled towing across all engines, with options including:

  • 5.7L HEMI V8: MDS technology decreases fuel consumption while allowing up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque, and 10,650 pounds of towing.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: The only available diesel engine in the half-ton pickup segment offers a best-in-class 29 mpg on the highway and a driving range up to 754 miles. Expect 240 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque, and 9,210 pounds of towing.
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6: This legendary three-time winner of Ward’s 10 Best Engines list harnesses up to 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque for a maximum 7,610 pounds of towing.

Engines come mated to TorqueFlite 8 eight-speed automatic transmission to provide superior low-speed acceleration regardless of the load you’re towing or carrying, and models also feature a four- and seven-pin trailer hitch wiring harness and connectors in addition to the Integrated Trailer Hitch.

Test Drive Your 2017 Ram 1500 Today

You can visit a Don Johnson Motors location in Rice Lake, Hayward, Cumberland, and we’re proud to serve folks throughout northwestern Wisconsin, so why not come experience the 2017 Ram 1500 firsthand? Alternatively, feel free to contact us directly for any further financing or vehicle information.

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Don Johnson Motors
Don Johnson Motors
734 West Avenue
Rice Lake, WI, 54868 US
(715) 475-1473
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