The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon will carry over mostly unchanged compared to its predecessor. This mighty Ram pickup truck will once again be offered with the recently introduced 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine. For those who opt for incredible towing and hauling abilities combined with a true 4×4 system, the Power Wagon will remain among the most appealing options. Apart from its particularly rugged exterior styling, this three and a half ton truck comes with a lifted suspension and special off-road tires that distinguish it from the regular Crew Cab version.
The only engine option offered by the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon will be the aforementioned Hemi gasoline-powered V8. This 6.4-liter unit will be churning out 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. As you probably already know, this powerful engine propels the Dodge Charger SRT8. Its top speed is rated at 85.6 mph, while it needs 8.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Some of the recently enhanced parts of the Power Wagon’s drivetrain include a new lifted suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers. Thanks to its 14.5 inches of ground clerance and special 33-inch off-road tires, the Power Wagon can be driven through 30 inches of standing water. As for the towing capacity, Ram claims it reaches quite impressive 11.000 pounds.
Interior Design and Equipment
The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon will be offered with a huge and comfortable cabin capable of seating up to six adult passengers. What sets this version apart from the competition are the extremely comfortable seats. The dashboard is very user-friendly thanks to its large gauges, while its middle features a 7-inch information driver information center. Another area in which this giant truck excels is the storage space that offers more than a dozen cup holders. As far as the standard equipment is concerned, expect the Power Wagon to come with keyless entry, power driver’s seat, cruise control, as well as Chrysler’s Uconnect system that includes Bluetooth, Sirius radio and numerous apps.
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Release and Price
Although the official release date is still unknown, we expect the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon to hit the showrooms in the second half of 2016. The base version of the Power Wagon is expected to be priced just under $51,000.