Quoted as “The Original Texas truck,” by Mike Manley, Head of Ram, the 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition will be a little different from its predecessors. The Lone Star has been Ram’s most significant and bestselling pick up in Texas for ages and its silver edition is sure to live up to its expectations.
2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition – Body and Design
The Ram trucks have been of iconic significance to Texas roads. With a new Silver edition, the Ram has decided to go a level higher. A luxury all chrome grilles has been provided with mesh finish coupled with side steps, mirror caps, and bright belt moldings. The standard Ram start-beam headlights, sharp-edged turning lights, and side body decals adorn its exteriors. This 4 door pickup comes with regular 18-inch alloy wheels using P275/60R20 all-season tires at both ends.
To make this model something special the company has decided to provide an all blacked out version of Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver edition 2017.
- A blacked-out mesh grille with dark “Hex-Perf” patterns
- An all-black Ram grille badge with a blacked out tailgate badge
- 20 inch standard glossy black aluminum wheels
- P275/60R20 all-season tires.
If coupled with a performance package, cat-black exhaust system, black running boards and cold-air intake are also provided.
The 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition provides three seating options. A regular cab which comprises three seats and a Quad or a crew Model which allows up to six places of seating is also likely. Interiors of this special edition have been fully leather finished with a standard dashboard and that heritage three-spoke steering wheel.
For the entertainment of 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition has been taken care of 8.4 inches LED screen coupled to a Uconnect infotainment system. Uconnect, 10 –speaker premium surround-sound system with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation will all come as standard. Along with these are 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, Lumbar Adjust and Front Passenger Seat Belt Alert which come as standard.
2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition – Under the Hood
The 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition comes with a standard 3.6 liters V6 24 valve VVT engine producing 305 HP of power coupled with 269 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an optional 5.7 liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine which can produce 395 horses along with 340 lb-ft of torque. All variants have a regular 8-speed automatic and 8-speed manual transmission.
Although Ram claims to unveil a 3.0 liters V6 eco diesel engine, its arrival date is still unconfirmed as per sources. While its 3.6-liter variant 1500 Lone Star claims to provide a fuel economy of 17 mpg in cities and 25 mpg on highways, figures come down a bit for the V8 variant clocking at 15/22 in cities/highways respectively.
With a standard V6 engine, this Piece of heritage from Texas can tow a maximum of 7,600 lbs. while payload capacity goes up to the 1,930 lbs. mark. As compared to its rival Chevrolet Silverado 1500 it lags behind a bit but goes neck to neck when competing with Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Sierra.
But when Ram 1500 switches on to its V8 turbodiesel variant, both towing capacity and payload see a marked difference. It outruns all its rivals with tow values of nearly 11,000 lbs. and bed payload capacity of 2,000 lbs.
For towing purposes 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition offers three options to choose from:-
- A Regular Cab model with an 8-foot bed or 6 foot 4 inches bed
- A Quad Cab model with 6.4 inches bed
- And, a Crew Cab model with either a 6 foot 4 inch or 5-foot 7-inch.
2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition – Reliability and Safety
The 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition has received a 3.5/ 5 in J.D. Power’s predicted reliability rating. It offers reliable performance with all its variants. As far as safety is concerned, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors and rear park assist are available as standard. In addition to this Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System, all-round airbags, speed control, and Tire Pressure Monitor Display have also been packaged with this Silver edition Lone Star.
Price and Release Date
The 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition is priced from $40.500 and is expected to hit world market by late 2017 or early 2018.