The 2017 Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck and the major player in the large truck segment. The brand now holds a 21.7% share of the market through July 2016. The Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks together account for 30% of all Ram pickup sales. This upgrade is particularly interesting for the customers who frequently take their trucks off the road.
An in-depth review of the new 2021 Ram 2500 you can read here.
2017 Ram 2500 – Strong Pickup Truck:
The 4×4 off-road package has been added to the 2500 Crew, which significantly increases the truck’s off-road capability and well, that is a big deal. Furthermore, the Mega Cab 4×4 configuration has also been added to it along with it being available in 2-wheel drive (2WD) and 4-wheel drive (4WD). These different configurations are offered with either a 6-ft., 4-in. Or 8-ft. Pickup bed. Both the Crew cab and the Mega cab configurations are available with gasoline or diesel-powered engine and in short and long-wheelbase models.
The new 2017 Ram 2500 4×4 Off-Road Package includes a list of upgrades that are essential for people who occasionally take their trucks off the road. There are large functional open-loop front tow points and the same heavy-duty transfer case skid plate as the Power Wagon. Moreover, there is a regular-sized limited-slip differential attached along with heavy Bilstein mono-shock absorbers specifically adjusted for the weight of the truck. The tires have received an upgrade as well, with all-terrain 275/70R18s or 285/60R20s accompanied by bigger fenders in different colors. However, one thing has been consistent, and that is the hill drive control that was present in the Power Wagon model.
Additional features of the 2017 Ram 2500 include a trailer harness connector, tow/haul mode select, heavy-duty hooks, and an uplifter interface module. Also, all of these features help in pulling, hauling, and towing heavy loads. Premium options level up to leather seats with the logos of Power Wagon and Ram on carefully crafted on the bolsters and the headrests. Other details include a novel dark black headliner and upper pillars that complement the former in the finishing on the Power Wagon interior design. Last but not the least, are the customizable seats that have options for heating and cooling effects. All of the 2017 Ram 2500s will also have 6 airbags, standard 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, park/rear backup camera, and remote keyless entry.
2017 Ram 2500 – Powertrain:
The upcoming model 2017 Ram 2500 will have a 6.4 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine that turns the Ram 2500 into a dependable powerhouse. It has 17.900-pounds of towing capacity, 15,000-mile oil change interval, and smart diesel exhaust brake. With the horsepower of 410, the torque of 429 pound-feet, and a maximum payload of 3160 pounds, this truck is a powerful giant. These heavily built trucks are designed to endure heavyweights and are, therefore, made larger in size as well, but they are much quieter in real.
2017 Ram 2500 – Price, Release Date, and Conclusion:
The 2017 Ram 2500 will have a base price of $33.500. The release date is set somewhere in the 2017 year. To conclude, the Ram 2500 is an all-rounder truck and can be driven in the most difficult of the conditions or the most rugged terrain ever. Want to go for an off the road adventure? This truck is a very good option.