2017 Ram 2500 Diesel gets its power from reworked and enhanced powertrain. As the suspension system has been improved, this vehicle excels in ride quality and overall performance. Changes are modest in terms of design but the makers have sure concentrated in bring the best of productivity. The new Ram 2500 also makes for a great off-road hauler with features like all-terrain tires, manual transfer case, disconnecting sway bar and solid axles.
2017 Ram 2500 Diesel – Engine Options
Powering 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel pickup truck is a brawny 5.7 liter V8 engine capable of churning out a torque of 400 lb-ft and 383 HP. This engine also does good in providing a maximum towing capacity of up to 13,900 pounds. A 6-speed automatic transmission system has been paired with this engine.
Another powerful variant is the 6.4 liter Hemi V8 engine. This mill is rated at 429 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM and 410 HP at 5,600 RPM. Apart from this tempting output figures, this engine also keeps fuel consumption is check with cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing. Options for both, 4-wheel drive and rear wheel drive have been presented.
The exterior of 2017 Ram 2500 with Diesel variant is similar to the previous generation model. However, changes do vary according to different trim levels and body style. Speaking of body style, the makers have presented 3 Cab configurations which include Crew Cab, Regular Cab and Wagon.
The base model has got nothing fancy over its exterior body and looks like a plain work pickup truck. Things get interesting for higher trims as several fancy upgrades have been featured. This includes the front fascia which varies with each trim.
Trims that are focused more towards off-road capabilities include extra exterior parts like skid plate, limited slip differential and enhanced suspension system. The Ram 2500 4×4 Off-road package is a great adventure trims that specializes on off-road capabilities.
Like the exterior body, the interior cabin of this 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel also varies according to different trim levels. The base model features utility and ergonomics while higher trims are all about comfort and get a slew of technological features.
The seating capacity is also determined by the type of body configuration a particular model has. While the Regular Cab configuration offers seating for just 2 or 3 people, Crew Cab on the other hand offers accommodation for up to 5 or 6 people. The rear seat in Crew Cab body style can be adjusted according to convenience.
The base model doesn’t offer much technological advancements. However, higher trims get features like power seats, premium audio system, wireless fidelity, smartphone integration, GPS navigation and upgraded infotainment system.
Safety and Price
Although the 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel might not be the safest vehicle on earth, it sure does pack some features like stability control, frontal and side airbags, tire pressure monitoring, traction control, child safety locks, rear parking assist, cargo and rearview camera. Its price starts from $32,145 and can go over $50,000 for the premium trims.