The Lone Star Silver package offers some premium upgrades including new luxury grille with chrome surround and chrome wave mesh inserts as well as new bright belt moldings, chrome side mirrors, chrome side steps that stretch wheel-to-wheel, and chrome 20-inch wheels. Inside are new dual-tone cloth and vinyl high-back bucket seats.
Other amenities we enjoyed in our review truck include Uconnect 8.4 NAV infotainment system controlling the premium Alpine audio system, 115-volt auxiliary power outlet, remote start system, power locking tailgate via remote keyfob, LED bed lighting, ParkView rear backup camera, electronic shift-in-demand transfer case, spray-in bedliner, and anti-spin rear differential.
Several years back Ram pioneered the transmission shifter knob on the dash inside the cab of its light duty trucks and after just a short period of adjustment, this design becomes appreciated while also freeing up space.
The Ram 1500 rides and drives amazingly well, even in 4×4 form. It is surprisingly quiet with very good maneuverability and handles quite well in town or on the open road. Rough pavement (and non-pavement, for that matter) is no match for the truck that seems to just swallow up any surface disturbance. There is ample room for up to six adults in the Ram as the center console can be folded upright into a seat. Your sweetie can ride next to you just like they could decades ago before the days of safety technology.
Pricing for the 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition begins at $38,995 with our loaded Crew Cab 4×4 tester arriving with a final sticker of $49,485. Fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.
Since the Lone Star Silver package was unveiled at last fall’s State Fair of Texas and it does have the nickname for Texas in it, I surmise it is only available in the home state of LBJ and Georges H and W. For the other 49 states, I am sure Ram’s marketing team has a special edition for you all too, bless your hearts.