The 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is more than just an impressive off-road truck. In the truck segment people usually prefer Ford F-150 Raptor if they want a true off-road performance. While the Ram Power Wagon might not have as much as speed as the F-150 Raptor, it is still unique in its own manner. Some upgrades and improvements have been unveiled for this model by Ram. The 2017 model year made its debut at 2016 Chicago Auto Show, where it showed some improvised styling elements while still maintaining it’s off road capabilities.
2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon – A lot of New Features
The 2016 Ram Power Wagon had heavy usage of chrome and the optional graphics package wasn’t that great either. Along with that, the red grille inserts were also a bit questionable. These drawbacks made it impossible for this model to stand against Ford Raptor, which has a purposeful look. For the Dodge Ram Power Wagon 2017, all these problems have been addressed by Ram and they have replaced all chrome with a black trim. The 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon will be available only as a three-quarter ton 2500 model in four-door Crew Cab configuration with four-wheel drive. It will be taking some styling cues from a lighter Duty model, Ram 1500 Rebel. The cross-hair design from Dodge era has been replaced by a completely black grille; headlights feature LED marker lights, and the tailgate comes with the prominent stamping of “Ram” in 324 point font. With its rear bumper, Rebel inspired grille, wheel arches, mirror caps, wheels, and headlights, this model is successful in achieving a menacing and purposeful appearance. Instead of offering various shades at once, this new Ram model is just two-tone now, making it more pleasing than before. Depending on which of the six body colors chosen by the customer, this new model offers decals only in silver or black, thus offering a more cohesive design.
The 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon features two new interior schemes, which includes a base design with technical grain seats having tread the pattern of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires of Power Wagon. An all leather interior option is the other interior scheme offered with this model. Both these interior schemes are offered a blacked out trim with trim pieces being painted in Iron Gray Metalling and Light Slate Gray stitching. Now, the 2017 Power Wagon is also offered in base Tradesman trim, which excludes interior niceties but does not compromise on off-roading capability.
Engine Specs of 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon
This model continues to have a HEMI engine unit. A 6.4-liters HEMI V8 serves as the only engine option for 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon. This engine is capable of generating 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a six-speed auto transmission unit and a powerful four-wheel drive system with automatic hill descent control. The EPA ratings of this vehicle are still unknown.
2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon – Price and Availability
The 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon will be manufactured in Coahuila, Mexico at Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant of Ram. It is expected to go on sale by the end of 2016 while pricing details state that it will cost around $46,000 to the buyers for its base model. However, the price might increase up to $56,000. The Ford F-150 Raptor is considered to be the toughest contender for this vehicle.