From the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 (late availability) with impressive 420 lb-ft of low-end torque, to the legendary 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8 with a towing capacity up to 4,826 kg (10,640 lb) – the Ram 1500 will meet all your capability needs. Factor in the Segment-Exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission,1 the Segment-Exclusive Active-LevelTM Four-Corner Air Suspension,1 and a choice of 4x4 transfer case systems and you'll see why the Ram 1500 is a three-time winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge.
3.6L Pentastar VVT V6
The 3.6L PentastarTM VVT V6 is Canada's Best-Selling Engine.44 In the Ram 1500, it delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque for dependable performance and proven reliability. Taking advantage of advanced technology like Variable Valve Timing (VVT), efficiency is maximized to give you impressive fuel economy as efficient as 9.6 L/100 km (29 mpg) highway.2
The TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission is programmed with 40 different shift maps to ensure that whatever your on-the-road requirements are, the drivetrain is optimized for performance and efficiency. Additionally, the transmission’s Thermal Management System optimizes fluid temperature for best efficiency and durability.
5.7L HEMI VVT V8
The iconic 5.7L HEMI® V8 is Canada's Best-Selling V8 engine45 based on the past 6 years of registration. In the Ram 1500, it produces a powerful 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, and is no slouch when it comes to fuel saving. Its FuelSaver Multi-Displacement System (MDS) technology deactivates 4 cylinders while cruising and idling – instantly reverting back to 8 cylinders when needed. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) allows for optimal engine breathing throughout a wide rpm range – for example, increasing torque for towing and hauling when required.
There are two transmissions available with the 5.7L HEMI VVT V8, depending on the model chosen - either the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic, or the proven 6-speed automatic.
3.0L EcoDiesel V6
The Ram 1500 is the only half-ton truck in the industry to offer a diesel engine – the Class-exclusive
Mated to the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. With 40 different shift maps available, it automatically optimizes the drivetrain's performance to give you stronger power when you need it and overall fuel economy that makes the Ram 1500 Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup.39
Our commitment to fuel economy can be summarized in one statement - the 2017 Ram 1500 is Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup ever!39
3.0LEcoDiesel V6 (HFE model)
5-CYCLE Official EnerGuide Label Ratings - 2017 Model Year
|ENGINE||TRANSMISSION||AVAIL. MODELS||L/100 KM||IMP. MPG||L/100 KM||IMP. MPG|
|3.0L EcoDiesel V6||8-speed automatic||11.6||24||8.4||34|
|3.0L EcoDiesel V6 (HFE model)||8-speed automatic||11.3||25||8.0||35|
|3.6L PentastarTM VVT V6||8-speed automatic||13.9||20||9.6||29|
|5.7L HEMI® VVT V8||6-speed automatic||17.0||17||12.0||24|
** These official ratings are estimates based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. The actual fuel consumption of this vehicle may differ depending on driving style, road conditions, vehicle options, etc. 2017MY EnerGuide fuel economy ratings not released. Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 (HFE model) fuel economy numbers based on 2016MY EnerGuide ratings.
The 5-Cycle Method Tests For
Towing and Payload
The Ram 1500 is engineered with towing capabilities that are compliant with the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard – GCWR and trailer weight ratings that reflect real-world conditions.
This means that with your Ram 1500 you can tow and haul confidently – tow up to 10,640 lb (4,826 kg) and haul a payload of up to 1,880 lb (853 kg). The Ram 1500 comes standard with a 4- and 7-pin wiring harness and offers an integrated Class IV hitch receiver and Trailer Brake Control system.
Segment-Exclusive Multilink Coil Spring Rear Suspension
Available on no other pickup in the class,1 and standard on the Ram 1500, the multi-link coil-spring rear suspension delivers tough towing and hauling capability without sacrificing comfort and handling.
Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension
Take control of towing, hauling and off-road adventure with the Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension System,1 standard on the Rebel and Laramie Limited models. This advanced technology system performs 2 important functions.
First, it maintains a steady level regardless of load, to maintain a constant driving profile and ideal headlamp-to-road angle. Second, it raises or lowers the vehicle depending on the need with 5 available modes to choose from.
Increase ride height up to 2-inches above normal for impressive ground clearance and approach and departure angles, or lower it to Entry/Exit mode for ease of loading and unloading. At highway speeds, the Aero Mode automatically lowers the vehicle, reducing aerodynamic drag and “body roll” while improving fuel efficiency.
The Ram 1500's shift-on-the-fly part-time 4-wheel drive system includes a 4-HI setting that locks both drive shafts for extra grip and pulling power, for confident handling on slippery, wet and loose terrain.
2017 Truck King Challenge Winner
For the 3rd time in a row, the Ram 1500 has been crowned the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge. Powered by the 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8, the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport won the half-ton and overall Truck King titles by outscoring 10 pickup competitors – from mid-size to one-ton full-size.
During its development and testing process, a Ram truck survives gruelling conditions far worse than anything you will ever ask your truck to endure.
From the testing chamber to challenging on-road trials in conditions ranging from 49°C (120°F) deserts to -29°C (-20°F) arctic climates, it's nothing but brutal.
The reason we do this is simple: it's all about delivering a truck that exceeds your expectations - a truck that sets industry benchmarks and delivers the kind of reliability and capability that stands the test of time.
We're proud of the trucks we produce and proud that only Ram can claim to be Canada's longest-lasting light-duty pickups.48
Every 1500 comes standard with a 4-/7-pin trailer hitch wiring harness and connector with a convenient plug-in integrated into the rear bumper. It is located next to the license plate light for an illuminated view at night.
Standard on Ram 1500 are 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and Electronic Stability Control (ESC),16 which includes several subsystems such as Rain Brake Support, All-Speed Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Ready Alert Braking and Trailer Sway Control.
When these systems sense the need, they automatically take action by applying individual brakes and/or reducing engine power to help keep you in control.
Exceptional value and capability is yours with heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40 front bench seat, Electronic Stability Control,16 and the iconic 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8 - all standard.
SXT style includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers and grille, cloth seats and SiriusXM satellite radio with one-year subscription.9
Technology and style come together in SLT with Uconnect® 5.0 multimedia centre, hands-free communication19 with Bluetooth® streaming audio, and chrome door handles to add to its good looks.
All 4x4 models come with heavy-duty shock absorbers, a Class IV hitch receiver and an anti-spin differential rear axle. Rugged style and capability define the Outdoorsman with black lower two-tone paint, fender flares and body-colour grille.
Bold 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, chrome tubular side steps, and dual exhaust are sure to turn heads, while the leather-wrapped steering wheel and premium gauge cluster with 7-inch in-cluster display add an upscale interior appeal.
The striking monochromatic exterior and premium bi-functional projector headlamps shout “performance” – a statement backed by the 395-horsepower, 5.7L HEMI.® Inside are high-back front bucket seats and largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen.1
The new Night Edition boldly embraces the dark side with a Black Honeycomb grille, Black "RAM" 20-inch tailgate badge and 20-inch Semi-Gloss Black aluminum wheels with OWL all-season tires.
Premium refinement is yours with a heated and ventilated leather-faced 40/20/40 front bench seat, heated steering wheel, 10 amplified speakers with subwoofer and chrome exterior features including the grille, mirrors and wheels.
Take the path less travelled with 33-inch all-terrain tires, off-road ready powder-coated exterior finishes, Bilstein® heavy-duty shocks matched to the standard Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension system and interior design cues exclusive to the Rebel.
Exceptional luxury is featured with premium interior features – and for 2017, the Laramie Longhorn receives exterior enhancements with the new billet-port grille, taking its premium look to the next level.