Canada’s Longest-lasting Light Duty Pickups
Ram 1500 features powerful and efficient engines including Canada’s Best-Selling Engine,44 the 3.6L PentastarTM VVT V6. On Ram 1500, this powertrain offers up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque along with outstanding fuel economy. When you need even more power, the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 produces an impressive 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque for a towing capacity up to 4,826 kg (10,640 lb). Not only is the 5.7L HEMI Canada’s best-selling V8, based on the past 6 years of registration,45 it’s also the heart of the Canadian Truck King Challenge winner for 2017.
The interior is innovative and comfortable, and perfectly complements Class-Exclusive innovations like the multilink coil spring rear suspension1and available RamBox® Cargo Management System1 for maximum convenience and capability.
When you know what we put into these trucks, you understand why Ram is Canada’s longest-lasting light-duty pickups.48 It’s also a Consumers Digest “Best Buy” winner for the 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013 model years.‡
Power by Real Capability
From the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 (late availability) with impressive 420 lb-ft of low-end torque, to the legendary 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8 with a towing capacity up to 4,826 kg (10,640 lb) – the Ram 1500 will meet all your capability needs. Factor in the Segment-Exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission,1 the Segment-Exclusive Active-LevelTM Four-Corner Air Suspension,1 and a choice of 4×4 transfer case systems and you’ll see why the Ram 1500 is a three-time winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge.
Our commitment to fuel economy can be summarized in one statement – the 2017 Ram 1500 is Canada’s most fuel-efficient full-size pickup ever!39
The HFE model is the ultimate expression of that commitment, delivering fuel economy as efficient as
8.0 L/100 km (35 mpg) highway,39 from its 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 (late availability) with 8-speed automatic, active grille shutters and aerodynamic exterior features.
Regardless of which engine your Ram 1500 is equipped with, you can rest assured that we have overlooked no opportunity to maximize fuel economy.
Towing and Payload
The Ram 1500 is engineered with towing capabilities that are compliant with the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard – GCWR and trailer weight ratings that reflect real-world conditions.
This means that with your Ram 1500 you can tow and haul confidently – tow up to 10,640 lb (4,826 kg) and haul a payload of up to 1,880 lb (853 kg). The Ram 1500 comes standard with a 4- and 7-pin wiring harness and offers an integrated Class IV hitch receiver and Trailer Brake Control system.
Segment-Exclusive Multilink Coil Spring Rear Suspension
Available on no other pickup in the class,1 and standard on the Ram 1500, the multi-link coil-spring rear suspension delivers tough towing and hauling capability without sacrificing comfort and handling.
The coil springs and heavy-duty shock absorbers combine for a lightweight design that not only soaks up bumps, but also provides more damping resistance to control upward and downward wheel motion, for optimal comfort and vehicle control.
Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension
Take control of towing, hauling and off-road adventure with the Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension System,1 standard on the Rebel and Laramie Limited models. This advanced technology system performs 2 important functions.
First, it maintains a steady level regardless of load, to maintain a constant driving profile and ideal headlamp-to-road angle. Second, it raises or lowers the vehicle depending on the need with 5 available modes to choose from.
Increase ride height up to 2-inches above normal for impressive ground clearance and approach and departure angles, or lower it to Entry/Exit mode for ease of loading and unloading. At highway speeds, the Aero Mode automatically lowers the vehicle, reducing aerodynamic drag and “body roll” while improving fuel efficiency.
The Ram 1500’s shift-on-the-fly part-time 4-wheel drive system includes a 4-HI setting that locks both drive shafts for extra grip and pulling power, for confident handling on slippery, wet and loose terrain.
The 4-LO setting has a 2.64:1 gear reduction ratio for increased power and grip to climb over difficult obstacles. An available electronic shift-on-demand transfer case lets you select your desired 4×4 setting with the push of a button.
2017 Truck King Challenge Winner
For the 3rd time in a row, the Ram 1500 has been crowned the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge. Powered by the 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8, the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport won the half-ton and overall Truck King titles by outscoring 10 pickup competitors – from mid-size to one-ton full-size.
The Ram 1500 particularly excelled in the 4 fuel consumption challenges, taking each one over the Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan. In the 2 previous Truck King challenges, the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 (late availability) helped the Ram 1500 take the crown. Combine these available powertrains with Class-Exclusive features like the Active-LevelTM Four-Corner Air Suspension1 and it’s clear why the Ram 1500 continues to earn 3rd-party honours.