Buyers wanting a sporty truck with a shadowy look might like the new Ram 1500 Night package.
While Ford has gone Texas and NFL with its latest special edition, the F-150 Dallas Cowboys Edition, Ram is doubling down on a darker look. The Night package’s black-wheeled stance is many times sourced from the aftermarket on other trucks, and so part of the point here is for Ram to offer “factory-custom” trucks to keep a Ram enthusiast’s purchases in-house.
The Night package is a set of trim pieces attached to the Ram 1500 Sport. The Sport’s interior remains the same, but the exterior gets the following:
- A black grille surround with black “Hex Perf” pattern inserts
- Bold “RAM” stamped tailgate with blacked-out lettering from Ram 1500 Rebel model
- Black Ram’s head grille badge
- Flat black Ram 1500 door badge
- 20 x 9-in. gloss black aluminum wheels
- P275/60R20 black sidewall all-season tires
Being based on the Sport means that just about the entire Ram 1500 range is open to the Night package buyer – tw0- or four-wheel drive, three cabs, two beds and two engines. Aside from that is the typically long full-sized pickup option list for further personalization.
No question that blacking out the Ram’s tall and wide grille makes this truck even more imposing.
And yep, it has the popular Ram Rebel’s giant RAM lettering out back.
Since it’s based on the Sport, the Night package Ram 1500s can be had either with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. So like Dodge’s muscle car, the Challenger, this sporty Ram can be had with a powerful V8 or a more economical V6. Depends on how closely you want the exterior to match the performance.
This is shown with Mopar accessories. Bet that exhaust sounds good.
Blackout wheels are all the rage now, so the Night is right to have them.
Running boards are usually a good idea, if not for yourself, then for passengers who might need a little help climbing up.
Seeing the 2017 Ram 1500 Night package in the rear-view mirror would be a strong prod to yield to the right – it”s large, dark and serious, which is whole point of this package.