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2017 Ram Night Edition essentials: Looks tough, sounds mean

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It ain’t cheap, this Ram Night Edition. Full-size pickups aren’t anymore. It’s a hellofa good truck though. They all (Titan, Silverado, F-150, Tundra), including this one, ride smoothly and comfortably, the interiors are quiet and comfortable – and nicely built – and they offer oodles of configuration choices.

So how does one pick among them? A thing separating a Ram from the competition is the excellent ride quality with its coil-spring setup. On the highway this baby is creamy smooth and quiet and the adjustable air suspension makes it all even better.

The 5.7-liter V8 is great and sounds like a hotrod when you leg this thing. The eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly and close to imperceptibly. It doesn’t hunt around looking for the right gear, either.

The interior is just fine, thanks. The dash-mounted shift knob just adds to the feeling that there’s tons of space. The seats are comfortable and the build quality looks good. FCA’s UConnect center screen is as intuitive as these things come, and I like that there’s nice big knobs for the fan speed and radio and such.

With the Night package you get the black grille and wheels – it looks good. Tough.

–Wes Raynal, editor

2017 Ram Night Edition essentials: Looks tough, sounds mean

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