Ram 1500 hasn’t changed much for the 2017 model year either despite we might expected more substantial changes. It only added Night edition version with some unique styling elements while it ditched Outdoorsman trim and six-speed transmission. Some features mixing is also present but that’ it. So, yes it is one of the oldest designs in its class but it can stand in front of any rival thanks to its incremental upgrades over the years. It offers smooth riding, strong engine lineup, quiet cabin and plenty of available configurations. Among them, 2017 Ram 1500 Sport comes with some unique aesthetic features, performance enhancements, upgraded tech features and lots more.
2017 Ram 1500 Sport: Exterior and Interior features
The 2017 Ram 1500 hasn’t evolved its styling from what we can see on the current version as well on earlier models all way back to its redesign model year in 2009. It has changed some trims elements over the years and Rebel and Limited models feature unique grille but essentially it is familiar, handsome form.
As for 2017 Ram 1500 Sport, when it comes to exterior design it retains the same basic form but adds body colored trim, unique 20-inch wheels, projector headlights, and LED taillights. It uses signature crosshair grille design with body-painted finish and headlights are accentuated with the line of LED DRLs.
There is also another option with Sport version and that is so called R/T package which only comes in from of regular cab model with rear-wheel drive and 6 foot 4 inch bed. This version adds a limited-slip differential and performance gearing. From the visual point of view, the R/T version also benefits from 22-inch aluminum polished wheels, a black grille with red R/T badging and there is also more sculpted hood which all together give it sportier appearance.
What is also advantage of the Sport model are some interior and tech features. The model offers upgraded version of UConncet infotainment system which comes with an 8.4 inch center touch display, voice commands, smartphone integration, WiFi hotspot, a seven speaker sound system, etc. This version also includes dual zone automatic climate control, power adjustable pedals, LED interior lighting, USB charging port, a 7-inch instrument display, rearview camera, etc.
2017 Ram 1500 Sport: Performance
If you make 2017 Ram 1500 Sport your choice you won’t have option for V-6 EcoDiesel or less important V-6 petrol engine but you will get the most powerful engine in lineup a 5.7 liter V-8. This engine can provide 395 hp and torque of 410 lb-ft. It is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive is standard while option is all wheel drive.
With this engine and transmission and with 2WD configuration, fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg combined, 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. Very similarly with 4WD it earns same scores in combined and city ride while on highways it drops to 21 mpg.
As for towing capacity, properly equipped this model can tow up to 10 ,640 pounds.
2017 Ram 1500 Sport: Price
So if you want Ram 1500 version with sportier attitude the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport is the right solution. It is available in several configurations which mix different cab styles, bed lengths, two- or four-wheel drive, R/T package and some other features. However, its starting price is from about $36, 400.