2017 Ram 2500 HD Truck Offers Best-in-class, Award-Winning Diesel Fuel Economy
If you’re looking for a Ram truck with out-of-this-world fuel economy, look no further than the 2017 Ram 2500 HD. The vehicle has recently received recognition for its superb diesel fuel economy ratings as well as its overall performance capabilities.
In a test conducted by PickUpTrucks.com, the Ram 2500 HD (equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine) came out as the clear front-runner among a range of pickups tested by the publication. With a fuel economy rating of 19.2 mpg, the Ram was called a “standout performer” for both its loaded and unloaded performance.
Drivers who favor heavy-duty trucks recognize what a struggle it can be to find a high-performance vehicle that isn’t a gas guzzler. But the comfortable, capable 2500 HD is a workhorse that won’t break the bank when you stop at the gas pump.
Featuring a massive Hemi V-8 engine, the vehicle is capable of producing 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque with its 6.4-liter engine. (The Ram 2500 HD is also available with a 383-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 as well as the 6.7-liter turbo-diesel.) The truck has a reported payload of 3,300 pounds and–thanks to a 4.10:1 rear axle with a limited-slip rear differential–can tow up to 15,630 pounds.
The Ram 2500 HD clocks a top speed of 104 mph but can get you from 0 to 60 mph in less than eight seconds. You’ll be able to run a quarter-mile in less than 16 seconds and you’ll get roughly 14 mph on the highway. On one tank of fuel, you’ll be able to cover an average of 200 miles. Around town, you might get even more. However, since the EPA doesn’t require fuel-economy ratings for vehicles in the truck’s class, we don’t have exact details.
But wherever you take the 2017 Ram 2500 HD, you’ll ride in classic Ram comfort. The vehicle it outfitted with a uConnect infotainment system featuring a 7.0-inch color display so you can access all your favorite music and make hands-free voice calls via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. You’ll also enjoy a fantastic nine-speaker Alpine audio system, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and heated/ventilated front seats.
Optional additions include front bucket seats and a Sport Appearance Group package which comes with 20-inch black aluminum wheels, 265/60R-20 Firestone Transforce AT tires, black power foldaway mirrors, black projector-beam headlights, darkened tail lamps, and body-color grille and door handles.
To find out what other exciting features the 2017 Ram 2500 HD pickup truck offers, stop by Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’ve got the Ram 2500 for sale in all trim levels as well as a wealth of other Ram trucks. Our trained associates will be able to recommend the right truck for your work needs.