2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Minor Updates

As it has been the case with most of its predecessors, the 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 is due to receive several updates. These changes will be only subtle but this capable truck will once again prove itself as one of the best choices in its class. While the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 arrived with the Laramie Limited trim for the first time, the 2017 version is expected to adopt several new features as part of standard equipment. Of course, expect the heavy duty Ram to continue being the class-leading model when it comes to the towing and hauling capacity.

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Features

The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 will be offered in three cab configurations – Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab, with its rear axle available with two or four wheels for those who opt for maximum payload capacity. This popular HD truck boasts one of the most polished interiors even in lower trim levels. Now, the upper trims such as the aforementioned Laramie offer the most luxurious features that include climate-controlled seats, high-end materials, a heated steering wheel, etc. As part of the recent update, the 2500 truck adopted such amenities as the front park assist and switchable rear camera that make the parking much easier than before. It also comes with a revised center stack and Bluetooth connectivity on entry-level radio systems.

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2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Specs

As far as the engine department is concerned, expect no revolutionary changes. The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 will be offered with a choice of two familiar V8 gasoline units and a capable Cummins turbodiesel V6. The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 produces 383 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and can be retrofitted with a compressed natural gas (CNG) system. The more powerful option comes as the 6.4-liter V8 that gives 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, the most efficient models will be powered by the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V6 punching out 380 hp and 800 lb-ft. The gasoline-powered models will be available exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel versions offer both manual and automatic six-speed gearboxes.

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Release Date

Although the official date of its launch is still unavailable, we expect the 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 to hit the dealerships in mid-2016.

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