The 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn is an example of how utterly luxurious pickup can get while doing its job too. These pickup trucks blend the regal air which would normally be found in top-of-the-line SUVs; add on to that what you have is a mix of both power and style.
2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn: Styling and Features
The truck sports signature styling cues such as grungy front fascia with a muscular grille and attractive headlights. The design language is consistent throughout their complete production; this model is similar to the likes of Sport and Rebel variants. Ram’s logo sits atop two thick lines on the bulging grille and this pickup stands out effortlessly oozing power even while it’s standing still.
A Crew Cab design offer 4-door and enlarged cabin space for a traditional 5-seater arrangement. A 6-foot bed length is more than enough for lugging; 17” alloy wheels and thick all-weather all-terrain tires make sure that this 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn can do its bit down the business end too.
The interior is where this truck starts standing out; a mid-size pickup with the best possible luxury and utility packages molded inside. The heftier price-tag of this 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn is primarily due to the enhancements present inside the cabin. Premier quality upholstery and decor – a buyer can choose between leather and genuine wood. Other accessories and knob can be ordered with leather and metal accents.
A 10” touchscreen dashboard manifold is mated with every in-car tech possible and required in case of a pickup. Two 1st row LCD screens and 10 Alpine speakers complete with amplifiers make sure that infotainment is top-of-the-line. Optional Add-ons vary as per the trim.
As far as passenger comfort and safety is concerned, that same motto applies – best possible. Everything is adjustable, controlled with every piece of comfort.
All the variants use the same engine, although performance varies due to the different interior and exterior add-ons.
- Engine Type – 5.7 L V8
- Engine Output – 395 HP @ 5,600 rpm and 410 lb-ft @ 3,950 rpm
- Towing Capacity – 8060/7910/7880 Lbs. [4×2 149/4×4 140/44×4 149]
- Payload – 1390/1240/1200 Lbs.
- EPA – 15/22/18 mpg [City/Highway/Combined]
The RWD provides for better towing capacity although this performance will falter in changing weather conditions. 4WD suspensions are better in the case of all-terrain and all-weather performance. Still, the RWD’s on-tarmac performance is better and it even gives a marginally better mileage on the highway.
An 8-speed auto transmission is mated with the power unit on all trims. A manual shift ability is available in all as an additional option. Higher curb weight of these pickups does make them a bit heavier on the steering wheel but overall driveability remains more or less unaltered.
Mixing in both utility and luxury in a pickup without hampering much of the either is what makes it among the best pickups. And, as far as stats go, the 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn does it in style.
Expected Release Date and Price
With all probability to release in the 2nd quarter of 2017, the price range of the 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn will range between $37,500 and $47,000. The exact value can be known only after its launch.