2017 Ram 2500 Model Review in North Aurora, IL

Ideal for everything from the worksite to the wilderness, it's no wonder that the 2017 Ram 2500 pickup truck was named the 2017 Off-Road Truck of Texas and the Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writer's Association. If you are looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck but haven't yet made your final determination, the experts at our Ram dealership in North Aurora, IL have highlighted all of the best that the all-new Ram 2500 has to offer. Continue reading to learn more about the performance, towing, exterior, and interior features available with the impressive 2017 Ram 2500.

2017 RAM 2500

Should you have any initial questions for the team of product specialists at our North Aurora, IL Ram dealership, take a moment to give us a call at (877) 288-5978, and we'll be more than happy to help you with whatever you need.

2017 Ram 2500: Gas Engine & Diesel Engine Options

There are three impressive engine options available with the 2017 Ram 2500 pickup truck, one of which is a turbo diesel model that features a class-exclusive diesel exhaust brake and a best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change interval. Whether you choose the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine or either of the two HEMI® engine options, the Ram 2500 offers the strength and performance you expect from one of America's top pickup truck manufacturers. Be sure to pick out your favorite engine when you are visiting our trim package research pages. Take a look at the table below for detailed specifications on each of the Ram 2500's available engines.


6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6

Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8

5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ VVT


370 HP @ 2,800 RPM

410 HP @ 5,600 RPM

383 HP @ 5,600 RPM


800 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 RPM

429 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

400 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

2017 Ram 2500: Towing Capabilities

2017 RAM 2500 Towing Capabilities

If you need to tow and haul heavy equipment to the jobsite or travel with your family's camper or ATV, the 2017 Ram 2500 is the ideal way to move thousands of pounds without effecting performance.


6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6

Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI® V8

5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ VVT

Max. Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs.

16,320 lbs.

13,890 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity

3,160 lbs.

3,990 lbs.

3,060 lbs.

2017 Ram 2500: Exterior Features

2017 RAM 2500 Exterior Features

Thanks to the class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System, the 2017 Ram 2500 has several features designed to provide you with the most cargo space possible. The RamBox® Cargo Management System is a lit, secure, durable, and drainable storage system that includes cargo space integrated into the side rails for maximum versatility. With the cargo view camera, you'll be able to keep a close watch on your payload without having to turn around. Additional Ram 2500 exterior features include:

  • LED bed lighting
  • Box rail caps
  • Power exterior mirrors with heat
  • Wheel-to-wheel side steps
  • Tonneau cover
  • 17x7.5-in. steel styled wheels
  • Available spray-in bedliner

2017 Ram 2500: Interior Features

2017 RAM 2500 Interior Features

Designed to enhance productivity while keeping you and your passengers entertained, available Uconnect® 8.4 infotainment available with the 2017 Ram 2500 allows you to integrate and control your compatible smartphone using a combination of advanced voice-recognition technology and Bluetooth® wireless systems. Uconnect® 8.4 also features an 8.4-in. touchscreen, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription, and acts as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi-® hotspot. Additional Ram 2500 interior features include:

  • Full-color 7-in. vehicle information cluster
  • Under-floor storage
  • Work-grade vinyl seating
  • 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Power ten-way driver's seat with memory
  • 12-volt auxiliary outlet
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Optional Upfitter Electronic Module (VSIM)

2017 Ram 2500: Durability & Warranty Options

America's longest lasting pickup truck, the 2017 Ram 2500 is a tough truck designed for tough jobs. Made using hydroformed steel that incorporates additional crossmembers for maximum efficiency and strength, the 50,000-PSI steel frame is one of the most durable to date. Since it also comes with unsurpassed warranty options, you can feel good taking your Ram 2500 to almost any location. Durability and warranty option features include:

  • Five-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain limited warranty
  • Five-year/60,000-mile gas powertrain warranty
  • Class-exclusive Smart Diesel Exhaust Brake System

Test-Drive the 2017 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck in North Aurora, IL Today!

Now that you've seen everything the 2017 Ram 2500 has to offer your family or business, the next step is choosing your favorite trim package from the new pickup truck inventory at our Ram dealership in North Aurora, IL.

For more information on the 2017 Ram 2500 or scheduling a test drive, don't hesitate to contact Riverfront Ram using the form on our website. If you would like to speak directly to one of our specialists, you can do so anytime during our regular business hours at (877) 288-5978.


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