Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

You are here

Ram 2500 2017

What's on this page

Ram 2500 2017

Our most recent review of the 2017 Ram 2500 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Mark Oastler had this to say at the time: The RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 is designed primarily as an extreme duty tow vehicle, and in that role it excels. So if you've got something really big to tow like a multi-axle caravan, horse float, boat trailer or other type of trailer up to 7.0 tonnes, you'd be hard pressed to find a more effortless and luxurious way to move it than with one of these jiggers.

You can read the full review here.

The 2017 Ram 2500 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 6942 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Ram 2500 2017 Price and Specs

RAM 2500 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
CODE BLACK (LIMITED EDITION) Commercial 6.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
REDBACK Commercial 6.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
See All Ram 2500 2017 Pricing and Specs

Ram 2500 2017 Towing capacity

The Ram 2500 has maximum towing capacity of 6942kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ram 2500 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
CODE BLACK (LIMITED EDITION) Commercial 6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 6942kg
REDBACK Commercial 6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 6942kg
See All Ram 2500 2017 Towing Capacity

Ram 2500 2017 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2017 Ram 2500 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ram 2500 is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Ram 2500 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
CODE BLACK (LIMITED EDITION) Commercial 6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO
REDBACK Commercial 6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO
REDBACK Commercial 6.7L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ram 2500 2017 Pricing and Specs

Ram 2500 2017 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ram 2500 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What towing capacity do I need for a float with two horses?

    The rule of thumb is that a float with two horses on board is around the 2000kg mark, so that’s the absolute bare minimum towing limit you’d be looking at. Even then, by the time you add a couple of saddles, some feed bins and whatever else it is horsey people cart around, you could easily be looking at 2.5 or even three tonnes.

    With that in mind, the smart move would be to buy a dual-cab ute with as much towing capacity as possible. The good news there is that many of the popular choices can tow a braked trailer weighing anything up to 3.5 tonnes. Think about it; if a ute can tow 3.5 tonnes, it should cope easily with two tonnes.

    If, on the other hand, we’re talking a three-axle float and a pair of Clydesdale horses, you might have to look at one of the US-made utes from the likes of RAM or other US-market brands. And even then, you need to be careful: Even though some versions of the RAM ute can legally tow 4500kg with a braked trailer, to do so and not exceed the GCM (the combined mass of the vehicle and trailer) the payload in the tray falls to less than 100kg.

    Show more
See All Ram 2500 Q&As
Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Ram 2500 2017 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2017 Ram 2500 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 2009mm x 1974mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ram 2500 2017 Dimensions  include 1974mm height, 2009mm width, 6027mm length.
Ram 2500 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
CODE BLACK (LIMITED EDITION) Commercial 1974x2009x6027 mm 188 mm
REDBACK Commercial 1974x2009x6027 mm 188 mm
See All Ram 2500 2017 Dimensions

Ram 2500 2017 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2017 Ram 2500 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ram 2500 spans from 20x8 inches.

Ram 2500 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
CODE BLACK (LIMITED EDITION) Commercial 275x65 R20 20x8 inches 275x65 R20 20x8 inches
REDBACK Commercial 285x60 R20 20x8 inches 285x60 R20 20x8 inches
See All Ram 2500 2017 Wheel Sizes