The 2017 Ram 2500 SLT is a part of a large lineup of trucks that is supposed to be the middle ground between the lighter 1500 series and their 3500 counterparts. But will it manage to bring the best of both worlds and what does it have to offer? Let’s find out.
The release date for the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT is supposed to be earlier this year, so depending on where you live, it might have already reached the showroom in your neighborhood. Otherwise, sit tight and it should appear in the next few months.
2017 RAM 2500 SLT Price
There isn’t an exact price on a base 2017 Ram 2500 SLT, since almost nobody would be able to abstain from at least some of the trims on offer. However, count on $35-40,000 for the base version and a fully upgraded one should go for $55-60,000.
From the outside, the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT does not look that different from the rest of the lineup, with similar color schemes, a distinct grille and nearly identical LED lights.
On the plus side, there are lots of badges and signs that are pretty much a necessity when you put out nine different versions of what is essentially the same truck, only with certain modifications.
If you are willing to put down a little extra cash, Ram will set you up with a chromed grille, handles and bumpers instead of the old plastic and steel.
The lettering scheme is the biggest external difference, but even so, different types of beds that can be chosen can make every single SLT pretty uncommon in their own right. Wheels come in all sizes between 17 and 20 inches, depending on your preferences. There is even a camera for the cargo bed, just in case.
Interior of RAM 2500 SLT
On the inside, we can expect lots of leather all around the cabin of the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT, mostly in shades of black. There are signature badges all around, plus a classy interior vibe which is always nice.
The central console is different from what it used to be, considering there are extra cup holders and a new rolling door. Needless to say, a lot is riding on the type of cabin you select, as well as the trim level.
Either way, the infotainment system is the same for the entire lineup. We are talking about a Uconnect system delivered via the 8.4-inch touchscreen. Navigation is optional, but safety features are not. The cab can be regular, or you can choose the layout that gives you more legroom.
Of course, the rear seats fold nicely for those times when you absolutely have to prioritize hauling stuff and the bed just isn’t enough.
The 2017 Ram 2500 SLT might be middleweight, but it still brings all the power of its heavier counterparts and the engine shows it.
We are talking about a 6.7 L with 385 hp and up to 900 lb-ft of torque, but in order to do that you need the special 6-speed automatic transmission. Otherwise, a 6-speed manual is available.
This truck can really pull its weight, and then some!