To present the versatility of the Ram 2500 pickup truck, the manufacturer has created a special package. This trim is focused on off-road driving and carries label 2017 Ram 2500 Off-Road Package.
The name of this pickup itself shouts adventure and its features and performance are just enthralling. Appropriately known as 4×4 Off-Road, this truck packs several goodies that are just focused on off-road enjoyment. So, the heavy duty capabilities of this vehicle directed towards off-road prowess is just groundbreaking.
2017 Ram 2500 Off-Road Package – Engine Options
To bring the best of off-road capabilities, a 6.4 liter V8 engine is under the bonnet. This engine is capable of producing 429 lb-ft of torque and 410 HP. Apart from great power, it also excels on delivering a great payload of up to 7,390 pounds.
A 6-speed automatic transmission has been used and a 4-wheel drive setup comes as standard. There’s no option for a rear wheel drive in this pickup truck.
Another engine that comes as optional is the 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V6. This unit is keen on delivering 370 HP and a whopping torque of 800 lb-ft. Hauling capacity achieved with this engine is up to 18,000 pounds.
Off-Road Package Features
The suspension system is one of the most important factors that contributes to the off-road prowess of this vehicle. Bilstein mono-tube shock absorbers have been featured at all 4 corners. These shock absorbers are designed to provide great stability even in the roughest terrains. Also, the stability control system has also been re-tuned.
Hill Descent Control is another feature which is almost similar to low-speed cruise control except this feature has been designed to make the vehicle go very slow and steadily on steep slopes without the driver having to touch any pedals.
Moreover, Firestone LT all-season tires have been used that measure 275/70R 18E or 285/60R 20E. Another interesting feature is the rear anti-spin differential which is usually unlocked.
Exterior and Interior Specs
The exterior body of the 2017 Ram 2500 Off-Road Package has a significant styling that makes it distinct from other models. First off, 2 large tow hooks have been featured on the front bumper that allows this truck to become an anchor point. Another distinct exterior part is the skid plate which provides protection to the parts underneath the vehicle while cruising through uneven surfaces. Wheel size comes in 2 options which include 18 or 20 inches. The body is offered in two cab configurations which are Mega Cab and Crew Cab.
The space and seating of the interior cabin will vary according to body styles. Unlike the base model, the interior cabin of this Off-Road Package added model is enhanced with several technological features. Upholstery also varies according to different trims and the higher trims get leather upholstery and use of similar high-grade materials.
Safety features are pretty much standard as is the case with every other trim. Buyers have the options for adding extra safety features with additional costs.
The price of 2017 Ram 2500 Off-Road Package starts from $40,200 and reaches as much as $68,000.