What are the Ram 1500 Engine Options?

November 18th, 2017 by

Ram 1500 Engine Options Wilsonville OR

On sale now for an MSRP starting at $26,495, the 2017 Ram 1500 delivers rugged utility and capable performance across a range of different configurations and setups. At the heart of this full-size pickup are the following three engine options:

  • 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8

See what each of these engines can do, and schedule a test drive of your favorite version of the Ram 1500 at Wilsonville Jeep Ram.


The base engine on the Ram 1500 is a 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6, which uses Variable Valve Timing and a Thermal Management System in order to achieve:

  • 305 hp
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway and 17 mpg city

5.7L HEMI® V8

The choice of those in need of a serious work horse, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 features MDS Technology and offers capable numbers across the board, including:


Get a winning combination of power and efficiency with the available ECODIESEL V6, which comes with:

  • Best-in-class 27 mpg highway, and 20 mpg city
  • Best-in-class driving range of 702 miles
  • 240 hp
  • 420 lb-ft of torque

TORQUEFLITE® 8 Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

No matter which engine you choose for your Ram 1500, you’ll get a TORQUEFLITE® 8 eight-speed automatic transmission on the other end of the powertrain, which is able to achieve impressive levels of output and efficiency with the help of:

  • Thermal Management System that optimizes transmission fluid temperature
  • Rotary E-shift that makes manual shifting between gears easy

Get the Right Ram 1500 for your Performance and Utility Needs

Whether your needs are modest or large, the 2017 Ram 1500 offers robust performance across its entire engine lineup. Find the right version of this capable full-size pickup truck at Wilsonville Jeep Ram, where you’ll find friendly, competent service and a wide range of affordable Ram financing options available. Come see us at 25600 SW Parkway Center Drive in Wilsonville, OR, where we’re open seven days a week, or give us a call at (503) 498-6637. While you’re here, be sure to check out our comparison between the 2019 RAM 1500 and the 2018 RAM 1500.