What about Ram? Well, you can simply order a Ram 1500 Rebel painted black and accomplish essentially the same look, but the Rebel’s not for everyone. So for 2017 Ram is offering a Night Edition, which starts out on the Sport trim and adds a new Black Sport Group package that brings a sport performance hood, a gloss-black grille, blackout headlamps borrowed from the Rebel, black badges, and 20-inch aluminum wheels in—you guessed it—semi-gloss black. It’s available with regular, quad, or crew cab configurations, and it also includes dual-zone climate control and a premium nine-speaker audio. May we recommend the Brilliant Black Crystal pearl-coat paint?
The base engine 3.6L V6 generates 305 horsepower and 269 lbs. ft. of torque, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission system. Standard for the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited, Longhorn, and Sport is the 5.7L V8 engine rated at 395 horsepower and 410 pounds-ft. of torque. Fuel economy for the V8 stands at 15/21/17 mpg with the 4WD and 15/22/17 mpg with the 2WD system. Optional for every trim except the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport, Rebel and Express is the turbocharged EcoDiesel 3.0L V6 engine rated at 240 hp and 420 pounds-ft. of torque. 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 specs for the towing capacity are 1,600 lbs. with the diesel V6, 1,800 lbs. with the V8, and 1,890 lbs. with the gasoline V6 engine.
Most other upgrades for 2017 Ram trucks include additional standard features, such as a new 5-micron cabin air filter for all; remote start and a security alarm for Sport models; LED bed lighting, keyless go, auto high-beam, and rain-sensing wipers added to Laramie Longhorns; and automatic temperature control for Bighorn models.
Rumors allege the vehicle will be available in mid-2017, at least for the U.S.A market. The 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 price starts from $26,145.