Pickup trucks mainly stand for brawny power and unparalleled performance. Standing true to this notion is 2017 Ram 2500 truck. This new Ram brings rugged looks to emphasize on its powerful capabilities. It presents best-in-class towing capabilities with re-tuned engines with impressive outputs. As every new generation is an improvement, the new Ram 2500 is just about set to enthrall buyers.
The new 2017 Ram 2500 comes in 8 different trim levels which include Tradesman, SLT, Longhorn, Lone Star, Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie and Big Horn. 3 body styles have been presented which are Wagon, Regular Cab and Crew Cab.
2017 Ram 2500 – Powertrain
The 5.7 liter V8 engine comes standard in ever trim except for the Power Wagon. This engine is also available in the 2017 Ram 1500 and it produces 383 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque. With this engine under the hood Ram 2500 will have 13,900 pounds of towing capacity.
Another bigger variant is the 6.4 liter V8 engine that gives 429 lb-ft of torque and 410 HP. What’s interesting is that this brawny engine doesn’t cost extra in top trims. A payload of 7,390 pounds is gained with this variant.
Coming as optional is the 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline 6 which doesn’t hesitate to churn out 800 lb-ft of torque and 370 HP. With this engine, hauling capacity tops at 18,000 pounds (which is some serious heavy duty figure).
A 6-speed automatic transmission system is used for all of these engines. Unlike Power Wagon and Outdoorsman trim which only use 4-wheel drive, the rest of the trims are featured with the rear wheel drive option too.
Along with its various trims, new 2017 Ram 2500 has been presented with various colors. Some of them include Bright White Clearcoat, Flame Red Clearcoat, True Blue Clearcoat, Delmonico Red Clearcoat, Blue Streak Clearcoat, Light Cream, Holland Blue, Bright Red, Bright Red and several others.
Since 2017 Ram 2500 have been prioritized mainly as a workhorse vehicle, the exterior design has been kept pretty straight forward. With that being said, buyers even have the option to festoon this truck with chrome all over the body.
Much hasn’t been changed in terms of style and visuals and this new Ram 2500 greatly resembles the light-duty 2017 Ram 1500. The Limited trims on this model get their unique grille. In terms of overall look, Ram 2500 might lose against some of the modern looking pickup trucks like GMC Denali and Ford Platinum.
Trim levels like the Ram 2500 4×4 Off-Road Package and Power Wagon incorporate a skid plate, large fender flares, Bilstein monotube shock absorbers and rear limited-slip differential.
Work trucks having Regular Cab configuration feature manual lock doors and hand-crank windows. A 5 link coil spring suspension system is used on the rear instead of the traditional leaf-spring suspension. A rear air suspension system comes as optional which improves load-leveling capability.
The base 2017 Ram 2500 models are all about utility and this has been reflected on the interior too. Vinyl has been used extensively in the interior of the base model.
The cabin improves on comfort and features on higher trims. The UConnect touchscreen featured is of 8.4 inches. This system’s commands are straight forward and user interface seems to be intuitive. Some of the features that are helpful and come standard are a rearview camera and a cargo camera. The higher trim’s interior cabin also boasts leather upholstery and some top notch technological features.
This Ram 2500 2017 seems to lack some of the latest safety features like forward collision prevention and blind spot monitoring. However, feature like rear parking sensors, stability control, airbags and traction control are available with most trims.
The price of this 2017 Ram 2500 pickup truck varies depending on the trims, body styles and additional features/equipment. The Tradesman trim starts at $32,145, SLT starts at $36,345, Longhorn starts at $55,395, Lone Star starts at $40,845, Laramie from $47,545, Limited from $53,895, Laramie Longhorn from $53,895, and Big Horn from $40,845.