Powerful and Confident, 2017 Ram Power Wagon is Ready For Some Off-Road Challenges
Ram continues its campaign of delivering only superior quality pickups and proves it one more time with the 2017 Power Wagon. Massive and powerful, this beast will defend brand's positions as off-road truck leader.
Based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, the Power Wagon offers extended list of standard features, some drivetrain refinements as special suspension fine-tunes, locking differentials and a 12,000-lb. winch. But let's waste no more time and see why this vehicle is so awesome.
Similar to the 1500 Rebel, the Power Wagon demonstrates completely redesigned grille with the well-known Billet Silver RAM letter badge. The front is further enhanced with the Black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights, while the vent-stamped hood also comes with Gloss Black graphic.
Furthermore, the front and rear bumpers also received some attention. The front bumper manages to hide the 12,000-lb. winch, roller fairlead and the 125 feet of line. Cool. And at the same time the exclusive and distinctive 17-inch forged multi-surface aluminum wheels with Silver outer and Matte Black inner fit perfectly the 33-inch tires and do contribute to that massive and powerful stance.
Also, the Power Wagon is available as a Tradesman Crew Cab 4x4. This option does not include the same interior and exterior characteristics, but what it does include is the same off-road equipment.
The Power Wagon comes with redesigned cabin space that now includes major changes as wrapped and stitched surfaces, along with some functionality upgrades.
Vehicle's interior comes with Diesel Gray and Black finish with Sedoso fabric inserts with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac pattern that matches Power Wagon's actual footprint. Also, the front seats with heated feature show their distinctive and exclusive Light Slate Gray accents and of course, the notorious Ram logo.
The central stack and doors are finished in Iron Gray Metallic, while the Satin Chrome vent rings outline air output points and the cluster. The steering wheel is also wrapped in exclusive Black leather with optional heat feature. It contains Slate Gray X-stitches. Sweet.
Definitely the most important and most interesting part of the machine is the drivetrain system. And here is why. The vehicle is geared with 6.4-liter HEMI 16-valve V8 unit that produces a total of 410hp (301kW) and torque rate of 429lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. Interesting feature is the enhancement of the off-road capabilities via the unique four-wheel-drive system that intelligently responses and distributes power to all the wheels. This power unit is mated to either 66RFE six-speed automatic gearbox.
Also worth mentioning is the suspension system that includes Blistein shocks, modifier control arms, spring rates and more than two inches of lift.
On the other hand, the brake system is also impressive. The four-wheel disc brakes are now standard feature on all 2017 Ram Heavy Duty Truck models. The front rotors measure 14.17-inch inches in diameter and are clamped with dual-piston calipers. The rear rotors are 14.09 inches with dual-piston calipers.
Ram Power Wagon offers some sweet and useful systems and technologies as power-folding mirrors and pwoer rear-sliding window with defrost function. Also, there is one-touch, central locking with RamBox cargo management and tailgate power locks that contribute to the overall functionality. And let's not forget about the spray-in bedliner, LED bedlighting, front and rear par-assist system, power-adjustable pedals and remote start that are also available.