2017 Ram 1500 or 2017 Ram 2500 in Barre, VT

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If you're looking for a quality truck that has unbeatable power, unparalleled capability, and can handle any job you throw at it, Ram is the only brand you need to consider. While both the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Ram 2500 are both fantastic options with comfortable, well-equipped cabins and the latest safety technology, the real differences can be found under the hood. Explore the differences between these two popular pickup trucks, available at Midstate Ram in Barre, VT, in our comparison below.

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For the purposes of this comparison, we'll be taking a look at the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman® with a regular cab and eight foot box, starting at $26,495 MSRP, and the 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman® with a regular cab and eight foot box, starting at $32,145 MSRP.

2017 Ram 1500 or 2017 Ram 2500: Engine Specs & Performance

If you plan on using your Ram truck to tow incredibly heavy loads, the 2017 Ram 2500 is the better option. Its incredibly powerful 5.7L V8 HEMI® engine delivers an impressive towing capacity of almost 18,000 lbs. If you're going to take your Ram truck to the jobsite but don't need above-and-beyond towing capability, the 2017 Ram 1500's 3.6L V6 engine offers more than enough power to get through your daily grind with ease. Key engine and performance specs are as follows:

2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman® with Regular Cab and 8 ft. Box


2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman® with Regular Cab and 8 ft. Box

3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT



305 HP @ 6,400 RPM


383 HP @ 5,600 RPM

269 lb.-ft. @ 4,175 RPM


400 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

Rear-wheel drive, Four-wheel drive


Rear-wheel drive, Four-wheel drive

Eight-speed automatic


Six-speed automatic

32 gal.

Fuel Capacity

32 gal.

10,620 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

17,980 lbs.

1,880 lbs.

Payload Capacity

3,060 lbs.

4x2: $26,495

4x4: $31,095


4x2: $32,145

4x4: $34,945

2017 Ram 1500 or 2017 Ram 2500: Interior & Exterior

You'll find aggressive body styling and practical features on both the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Ram 2500. The black vinyl floor covering makes containing dirt and debris a breeze, while the optional LED bed lighting makes working into the evening easier and safer. Interior and exterior features of these two trucks include:

Standard Interior Features:

  • 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Behind-the-Seat storage
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Front armrest with three cup holders
  • Cargo and center high-mounted stop lamp

Standard Exterior Features:

  • Ram 1500 comes standard with 17-in. steel wheels; Ram 2500 comes standard with 17-in. steel styled wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Automatic halogen quad headlamps and incandescent tail lamps
  • Black front and rear bumper
  • Optional LED bed lighting
  • Ram 1500 offers standard spray-in bedliner; optional feature on Ram 2500
  • Ram 2500 offers optional power heated mirrors with manual fold-away


2017 Ram 1500 or 2017 Ram 2500: Safety & Technology Features

Both the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Ram 2500 provide a multitude of safety systems designed to keep you protected every time you get behind the wheel, such as advanced multistage airbag system and electronic stability control. You'll also find a comfortable cabin with technology features meant to facilitate a relaxing driving experience in both pickup trucks. View safety and technology feature availability below.

Standard Safety Features:

  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags, and side-curtain front airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Optional ParkView™ rear back-up camera
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Standard Technology Features:

  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Optional 5.0-in. touchscreen display, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Media hub, remote USB port
  • Radio 3.0
  • Optional Uconnect® 3.0 or 5.0

Discover the power and capability that only comes with a Ram truck by scheduling a test drive at our Ram dealership in Barre, VT today. If you have any questions, give the Midstate Ram team a call at (802) 461-4928 or fill out our contact form.

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