The 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab is one of the most popular trims available without any doubt and a rear emblem of modern American pickups. This is one of the more lightweight models in 4 door pickups and being lighter than Crew Cab, provides more fuel efficiency and power-to-weight ratio.
2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab: Specifications and Equipment
The Ram 1500 Quad Cab is 237.9 inches long, 79.4 inches long and has 149 inches between its wheels. It sports an impressive ground clearance of 8.7 inches, while the curb weight is around 5.200 lbs.
These measures make it smaller than the crew cab models. Although they have lower legroom and headroom and overall rear passenger space, they are most used for luggage and goods carrying capabilities with folded rear seats.
The 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, just as before, is quite a looker. Powerful accents and a distinct huge front grille showing the ‘Ram’ brand logo on it. Powerful front bumper and fender accents give this model a distinctive grunt which it echoes on all other aspects.
Affordability is one of the key factors to this range; value-for-money is what gives that boost and upper-hand as far as sales figures are concerned. Urethane based dashboard contours and leather upholstery are cabin luxury.
Other standard features will include driver information center, voltage gauge, tachometer, and front and rear cup-holders. It also features ParkSense, Remote Keyless Entry, Low Tire Pressure Warning, and cargo concealed storage. You can also get some optional equipment such as Rear Window Defogger, Exterior Temperature Display, Panic Alarm, Compass, and Illuminated Entry.
The 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab comes paired with three engine options. You can choose between 3.0 L V6 Turbo-Diesel, a 3.6 L V6, and a 5.7 L HEMI V-8. Although these 3 engine variants will be available for a buyer, opting for the 5.7 HEMI would be the best option given that this 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab will cost within the low $30,000. Other engine options provide for better mileage figures; the 3.6 V6 Turbocharged-Diesel has its own creed of performance stats with an additional option for increased turbo output. It has the following specs for to its name: –
- Engine Output – 395 HP @ 5,600 rpm and 410 lb-ft. Torque @ rpm 3,950
- Payload – 1,600 lbs.
- Maximum towing capacity – 10,250 lbs.
- Transmission – 8 Speed Auto
These figures are something to be proud of; Ram boasts that this model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. As for towing capacity, it is among the best-in-class.
Rear wheel drive is the only option that is being made available and that too mated with an 8-speed auto. Driveability is good on both tarmac and terrain; the car is adept to powerful tugging or even regular city or highway driving.
This 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab looks to fit all the bills in one way or another. Ram has made this vehicle a jack of all trades with its myriad of engine options and a highly affordable price-range, which starts at around $25K and stops a little bit over $32K.