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2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman vs. 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie


When you need to add a new model to your commercial fleet, look no further than the commercial truck department at Champion CDJR of Indianapolis. Our large inventory of heavy-duty trucks serves the Indianapolis area with the capability needed to get your business moving, while our commercial incentives make adding a new truck an easy decision to make.

2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman

2500 tradesman

*Starting MSRP $32,145

3 Available Bed/Cab Combinations

2017 Ram 2500 Laramie

2500 Laramie

*Starting MSRP $47,545

3 Available Engine Options

The 2017 Ram 2500 is available in a large number of sizes, powertrains, and feature packages, which is why we’ve compiled this comparison between two popular trim levels: the base model Tradesman, which is ideal for fleet work, and the premium-equipped Laramie, which is the better suited of the two for personal use. Contact a member of our team for any additional information you may need regarding these trucks.

2017 Ram 2500 Trim Differences: Engine & Specification Options

Engine Horsepower Torque Max Towing Max Payload
5.7L V8 HEMI® 383 HP 400 lb.-ft. 13, 890 lbs. 3,060 lbs.
6.4L V8 HEMI® 410 HP* 429 lb.-ft. 16,320 lbs.*. 3,990 lbs.
6.7L I6 Cummins® 370 HP 800 lb.-ft. 17,980 lbs. 3,160 lbs.

The most popular configuration at our Ram dealership in Indianapolis is the crew cab with 6’4″ box, but the 2017 Ram 2500 is available in several specifications for you to choose from.

Model Tradesman, 4×2 Laramie, 4×2
Regular Cab, 8′ Box $32,145 MSRP N/A
Crew Cab, 6’4″ Box $35,745 MSRP $47,545 MSRP
Crew Cab, 8′ Box $35,945 MSRP $47,745 MSRP
Mega Cab, 6’4″ Box N/A $49,045 MSRP

2017 Ram 2500 Trim Differences: Interior

The heavy-duty Ram 2500 makes the most of the comfort and convenience features available to the line-up. While the Tradesman is a solid workhorse through and through, the Laramie offers more luxurious accommodations for those who’d prefer them.

Both trims come with a 40/20/40 split bench, upholstered in heavy-duty vinyl in the Tradesman and leather in the Laramie. Laramie owners will enjoy heated and ventilated front seats, also available as bucket seats. Tradesman seats are manually adjustable, and Laramie seats are power-adjustable.

Other interior features include:

  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel in the Laramie
  • Rear under-seat and in-floor storage in both models, with front center seat cushion storage in the Laramie
  • Front armrest with cup holders
  • Power front windows with one-touch up and down
  • 12-V power outlet in both, with additional 115-V outlet in the Laramie
  • Air conditioning, two-zone in the Laramie
  • Sliding rear window in the Laramie


2017 Ram 2500 Trim Differences: Exterior

The Ram 2500 models share a design with some slight differences in appearance. For example, the Tradesman features black exterior trim-such as on the mirrors, bumper, and grille-while the Laramie uses chrome.

Other exterior features include:

  • 17-in. steel wheels on the Tradesman, versus 18-in. aluminum wheels on the Laramie
  • Locking tailgate
  • RamBox bed storage on the Tradesman
  • Automatic headlights
  • Fog lights on the Laramie

Visit our Ram dealership in Indianapolis to take a test drive or discuss pricing on any of our new commercial vehicles. Our team of commercial truck experts can be reached at 463-205-0909.

Champion CDJR of Indianapolis is located at: 4505 West 96th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46268
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