2017 Ram Power Wagon can be considered as one of the largest and most capable truck among the 2017 Ram line-up. It is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab. This new 2017 Power Wagon has been focused more towards off-road capabilities.
Taking inspirations for design elements from the Ram 1500 Rebel, this model looks hunk and sturdy. To bring out the best in off-road capabilities, the drivetrain and suspension system of this vehicle have been enhanced. So it’s a solid package with all the fascinations.
2017 Ram Power Wagon – Engine
Power under the hood of the 2017 Ram Power Wagon comes from a dedicated 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine which churns out a torque of 429 lb-ft and 410 HP. This engine ensures a best in class towing of 16,320 pounds and max payload of 3,990 pounds.
A 6-speed transmission system has been used with the options for both manual and automatic shifting. This transmission system feature optimized gear ratios to maintain a responsive performance and state-of-the-art efficiency.
The life of shifting is also increased as wear-compensating clutch has been used. The transfer case is solid; rear axles are sturdy and designed for heavy duty. Front axle measures 9.25 inches while rear measure 11.5 inches. 4WD comes standard and there’s no option for 2 wheel drive.
This 2017 Ram Power Wagon definitely lives up to its name as it has been presented with features that are not found on other trim levels of 2017 Ram 2500. To start with it, 33-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires that last very long. Both front and rear incorporate differentials that are electronically operated. The rear suspension system boasts of 5 link coil spring setup which is supported by a fully boxed steel frame.
One of the most interesting features is the Articulink system is installed between the axle and control arm. This significantly improves articulation over difficult terrains. The front axle’s articulation is further improved by disconnecting sway bars.
As both rear and front suspension has got a 3-inch lift, new Power Wagon benefits from 14.3 inches of ground clearance. It is also worth mentioning that this vehicle’s got 29.2˚ departure angle, 23.5˚ break over angle and 33.6˚ approach angle.
The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is visually attractive, especially with its unique front fascia that is characterized by the cross-hair grille. The RAM lettering in this grille has been done with chrome. Another distinct feature is the powder-coated front bumper that incorporates a 12,000-pound winch that has 125 feet of line.
This model rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels that have black spokes; the headlight bezels have been blacked out. Changes in terms of graphics can also be spotted out. A 4×4 badge has been placed in bed area; there’s big ‘Power Wagon’ lettering in the tailgate followed by a large ‘RAM’ badge.
There’s an optional Ram Box on the bed walls which offer ergonomic storage space. The high-mounted spotlight also incorporates an optional camera that allows the driver to monitor the cargo bed. Along with LED daytime running lights, the headlights also integrate bi-functional projectors.
The interior cabin of 2017 Ram Power Wagon is basically a carry-over of the 2016 model but few changes have been done. Cloth and vinyl upholstery are standard but buyers can even opt for optional leather upholstery.
The front seats incorporate a folding center console. Accommodation is up to 6 people as the rear bench offers seating for 3 adult passengers. Technology wise, an 8.4 Unconnect infotainment system has been featured as standard. The primary controls are 3 rotary dials that are user-friendly. The driver’s gauge cluster also integrates a 7 inch TFT display and the gear shifter has a column mount that features manual control as well.
Safety Features and Price
This Power Wagon also comes with an array of safety features like:
- front and side airbags
- tire pressure monitoring
- stability control
- parking assist
- anti-collision assist
The price entirely depends upon the different trim levels. Tradesman starts at around $46,560 while Laramie starts from $58,145. Pricing also varies according to the optional features.