Test-Drive the 2017 Ram 1500 in Pontiac, IL



Get behind the wheel of a 2017 Ram 1500 to command the road in all new ways. The newest iteration of the Ram 1500 blends performance, safety and style to create the ideal pickup truck for you. Whether you’re driving to a jobsite or running errands around town, the Ram 1500 will get it done. Come to our Ram dealership in Pontiac, IL, to experience everything this rugged pickup has to offer.


No matter what challenges exist on the road ahead, the 2017 Ram 1500 has them handled. Three engine options allow you to choose how much power you want under the hood compared to how much money you want to save at the fuel pumps. The base EcoDiesel V6 engine generates 240 horsepower while earning a best-in-class highway mpg rating of 29 and a highway driving rage of up to 754 miles. If you’re more focused on capability than fuel efficiency, opt for the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine that outputs 395 horsepower. Your engine options and other performance-focused features can include:

  • 0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine with up 29 highway mpg, 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 25 highway mpg, 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with 22 highway mpg, 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission


Capability & Safety:
With plenty of body style options, available safety systems and customizable features, the 2017 Ram 1500 can accommodate any job or task. You can choose between the Regular Cab, Crew Cab or Quad Cab®, which is equipped with reverse rear door hinges. The available class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air-Suspension will help your truck tackle tough terrain and poor weather, especially when paired with the available Hill Start Assist system. The Ram 1500 has a max towing capacity of up to 10,640 pounds and you can opt for Trailer Sway Control to ensure every haul goes smoothly. Other standard and available features include:

  • Ram Box® Cargo Management System
  • ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System
  • Class IV Receiver Hitch with Integrated Trailer Tow Wiring Connecter
  • Spray-in Bedliner


While the exterior of the 2017 Ram 1500 is rugged, you’ll find a haven of comfort and convenience inside. Available features like leather-trimmed seating, heated seats and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat give the space a sense of refinement, while the latest infotainment technology makes every ride more enjoyable. The available Uconnect® 8.4 infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen allows you to access music, navigation and hands-free calls on the go. More standard and available interior features include:

  • Alpine® 9-Speaker Premium Audio System with Subwoofer and 12-Channel Amplifier
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • Keyless Enter ‘n Go™

If you’re read to see the 2017 Ram 1500 for yourself, it’s time to visit Heller Motors in Pontiac, IL. Our sales team will gladly show you around our new truck inventory and help you find the idea pickup for your lifestyle.