The 2017 Ram 1500 Express is another iteration of a largely successful line of Ram trucks, but there is more to it than meets the eye. On the surface, it may look like another trim of the same truck as all the rest, but most similarities are barely skin-deep.
For one, the engine selection, weight and trim options are all different and in this case, everything has been geared towards speed and power. It may lack some of the appeal of the heavier versions, but that does not mean this truck is pulling any punches.
We can expect to see the 2017 Ram 1500 Express in our local showrooms by the end of the year.
2017 RAM 1500 EXPRESS Price
The 2017 Ram 1500 Express is going to cost a pretty penny, but the experience is going to be worth it.
The price tag on a base version should be around $55,000, but there should be plenty of additional equipment, gadgets, beds and cabin options to make this selection truly a grueling one.
In any case, we don’t think too many people would be able to limit themselves on the base version only.
On the outside, this 2017 Ram 1500 Express is still going to be a Ram truck, all the way down to its oily, gasoline-fueled heart.
However, there are going to be some telltale signs such as badges and lettering to let everybody know who they’re messing with. The overall aggressive vibe is present and the entire front fascia has been tweaked to enhance that effect.
The wheels are slightly larger and offered in several versions, just like beds and cabin configurations. The truck has been lowered slightly, and all these lightweight materials had to have influenced its driving experience.
Interior of RAM 1500 EXPRESS
On the inside, the 2017 Ram 1500 Express is not going to be that much different from the rest of this year’s lineup but there will be changes.
For one, seats are going to be different and with Alcantara inserts. Also, we could expect a different gauge cluster and even a bit of carbon fiber on higher trims. The indoor space depends on the cabin configuration, but there should be plenty of indoor space.
The new steering wheel has been redesigned for maximum performance, but the infotainment system will remain largely the same as before.
The old 8.4-inch touchscreen with a Uconnect system should cover all the infotainment needs. Also, the new stereo system should add to the feeling of raw power that this truck is known for.
The engine selection of the 2017 Ram 1500 Express is pretty straightforward. In order to provide maximum effect, it would need all the power of its 6.2 L V-8 with 404 hp and 345 lb-ft of torque.
This should be able to make it burn its way to 60 mph in under 6 seconds. The TorqueFlite transmission is likely going to involve paddle shifters, and there are rumors concerning a possible all-wheel drive as well as an optional manual transmission.