2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn | Barre, VT

Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn

You’ve decided the 2017 RAM 1500 is exactly what you need for your daily routine but now you have to decide which trim package is best for you. The research below compares three popular trim packages available at our Ram dealership: the Tradesman, Express, and Big Horn. Interior design, engine specs, and configuration options are stacked side-by-side to compare what each Ram model offers.

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn: Interior Design

Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn - Interior Design

Whether you decide on the base Tradesman trim, the high-level Big Horn trim, or something in between, like the Express trim, high-quality materials are used throughout the 2017 RAM 1500 lineup to create a comfortable driving experience. If you prefer premium upholstery and the latest in high-tech entertainment features, consider the Big Horn. If you’re easy going and appreciate the essentials, the Tradesman could be a suitable option for you.

Additional RAM 1500 Tradesman interior features include:

  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • 6 speakers
  • Black rotary shifter
  • Behind the seat storage bin

Additional RAM 1500 Express interior features include:

  • Heavy-duty vinyl 40/ 20/ 40 split bench seat
  • Optional Uconnect® 3.0 or 5.0
  • USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • Carpeted floor and floor mats

Additional RAM 1500 Big Horn interior features include:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar adjust
  • Uconnect® with 8.4-in. touchscreen display
  • Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®
  • 40/ 20/ 40 Premium cloth bench seat

Do you know if you qualify for savings on your new Dodge Ram 1500? Head over to our incentives page to learn more about specials available at Midstate Ram in Barre, VT.

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs. Express vs. Big Horn: Engine & Spec Differences

Engine & Spec Differences

All three trim options available at Midstate Ram in Barre, VT are equipped with the standard six-cylinder or optional eight-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The HEMI® V8 is available for drivers who need extra muscle to get the job done. Regardless of which engine you choose, when properly equipped, RAM 1500 pickup trucks can tow up to 9,160 lb. To get the most out of the driving experience, there are two AWD options available. Decide which engine meets your needs by viewing the specs and metrics in the table below.

Engine3.6L Pentastar® V65.7L HEMI® V8
Horsepower305 HP395 HP
Torque269 lb.-ft.410 lb.-ft.
City / Highway MPGFWD 17/25 MPG

AWD 16/ 23 MPG
FWD 15/22 MPG

AWD 15/ 21 MPG

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman vs Express. vs. Big Horn: Cab Options

There are three cab and three box options that make up various configurations for each trim package. The box options differ in length and width while cab options offer different interior capacities. Regular cabs only seat up to three passengers, offer 62.5 cu.-ft. of cabin volume, and have two doors. Quad and crew cabs seat up to six passengers and have four doors, but the quad cab provides 116.6 cu.-ft. of cabin volume compared to the crew cab’s 125.3 cu.-ft. of cabin volume. To learn more about which configurations each trim package offers, check out the details in the chart below.

Tradesman & Big HornRegular cab with 6'4" box

Regular cab with 8' box

Quad cab with 6'4" box

Crew cab with 5'7" box

Crew cab with 6'4" box
ExpressRegular cab with 6'4" box

Quad cab with 6'4" box

Crew cab with 5'7" box

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