The 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon comes based on the Ram 1500 Rebel for plenty of details. It comes in 6 color options and with two color graphics. Its design gives us impression of aggressive and muscular pickup-truck which has excellent off-road performance and hauling /towing capabilities. The Fords F-150 SCT Raptor should be main competitor for the new Dodge Ram 2017.
2017 Dodge Ram redesign
Design of the new 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is based mainly on the look of the Ram 1500 Rebel while it is built on the same platform as the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab. New exterior look gives us an idea that it is an ultimate off-road pickup truck with great capabilities. Just like the Ram 1500 Rebel it comes with new grille with a noticeable Billet Silver “RAM” word badge. The front fascia now features larger grille which is blacked-out and underpinned by Bezel black projector headlights with double functionality and with LED marker lights. Optional for new Ram pickup-truck is a backup camera in the tailgate while there is also cargo-view camera available.
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Length|237.3 in. ( mm)
Width|79.1 in. ( mm)
Height|81.0 in. ( mm)
Ground clearance|14.3 in. ( mm)
Wheelbase|149.3 ( mm)
Crub weight|6996 pounds ( kg)
Cargo width|66.4 in. (1,687 mm)
We can notice a Gloss Black graphic placed on the vent-stamped muscular hood from mid-hood to the windshield. Depending on chosen exterior color optional graphics come in two different color variations. There are six available 2017 Dodge Ram colors: Blue Streak, Bright Silver, Bright White, Flame Red, Granite Crystal which receive Gloss Black graphics while Power Wagon with Black color comes with Bright Silver graphics.
Front and rear bumpers come with powder coating and behind the front bumper is placed a Warn 12,000-lbs winch. The new Dodge Ram 2017 Power Wagon is equipped with the 17-inch forged aluminum wheels with Matte Black inner and Silver outer and it is bounded in 33-inch tires. In order to continue with blacked-out theme it comes with blacked flanks, badges, lower body panels, mirrors and wheel-arch moldings.
Interior of the new 2017 Dodge Ram comes in two options while compared to its predecessor it offers wrapped and stitched surfaces and upgraded touch points. Base models come with interior equipped with high quality fabric while premium trim option offers leather upholstery. Both trim levels offer all-Black instrument panel with 7-inch center cluster and additional 8.4-inch Uconnect screen. Inspiration for the two tone interior design comes from the Ram Rebel. You can choose either the new “tire-tread” – style seats or stunning all-Black leather trimmed upholstery.
Additional equipment includes power folding mirrors, powered rear-sliding window with defrost function, tailgate power locks, RamBox cargo management system, spray-in bedliner, front and rear park-assist system, LED bedlightning, remote engine start and power-adjustable pedals.
New Dodge Ram 2017 specs
The new Dodge Ram 2017 comes with 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine which delivers 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. It is calibrated to improve Rams off-road dynamics and finesse. For better fuel economy there is Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation function which shuts down 4 cylinders when cruising. This engine comes paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.
Special suspension system is designed especially for this pickup truck which includes modified spring rates, control arms and three-link suspension system with Bilstein monotube shocks. Rear suspension is designed for handling heavy payloads and it is projected for up to 1,510 pounds while maximum towing capacity is 10,030 pounds. All wheels are equipped with disk brakes with dual-piston calipers with 14.17 inches (373 mm) front rotors and 14.09 (356 mm) rear rotors.
2017 Dodge Ram price
Pricing for the new 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is still unknown but RAM offers a 5-year or 60,000 mile limited warranty for powertrain. It covers all expenses for all parts and labor work to repair component of the powertrain: engine, drive system and powertrain. In this warranty is included free towing to the nearest Ram dealer also. Warranty for other “bumper-to-bumper” parts includes standard 3-year or 36,000 mile coverage. The new Dodge Ram 2017 will be built in Mexico in the Saltill Truck Assembly Plant and its release date is set for fourth quarter of 2016.