Thanks to its forgiving ride, refined interior, ad tremendous towing and hauling capacities, the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 is a top pick for a heavy-duty truck. Other defining highpoints for the 2017 truck include a quiet, comfortable drive; monumental torque, off-road prowess, and spacious rear seat. The Ram 2500 release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017, if online rumors are anything to go by.
If you’re looking for a truck that is capable of offering more mojo than regular pickup trucks, we highly recommend the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500. This vehicle not only offers superior towing and handling abilities, it also offers a dizzying option of cabin, engine, and box length configurations to choose from.
To put facts into paper: the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 offers a towing capacity of a whopping 17,980 lbs. because of that enormous feet, the Ram 2500 attracts very few direct competitors. Another conspicuous aspect that can endear many to the pickup truck is its compliant ride quality thanks to the coil spring rear suspension system.
When it comes to the available competition in its class, very few can parallel its towing and hauling capabilities. But even so, these rivals are also notable for specific strengths and it all depends on your priorities. Some of them include the GMC Sierra, the Ford F-250, and the Silverado 2500HD.
At the end of the day, you’ll have to make a decision that reflect your main concerns. Whichever way, though, the new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 “A” rating reflects its top standing in its category, and in addition to the inviting and plush interior it offers, its more-than-just-utilitarian approach helps it eminently livable outside of work duty.
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Engine Specs
Standard across the entire trim lineup is the 5.7L V8 engine tasked with generating a whopping 383 hp and 400 lbs. ft. of torque. Also available is a modified version of the base engine that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). You have the option of matching the Ram 2500 with either a RWD or an AWD. The six-speed automatic transmission system is standard.
Two additional powerplants are offered: the first mill (6.4L V8) generates 410 horsepower and 429 pounds-ft. of torque, while the other one (6.7 turbodiesel) transmits 350 horsepower and 660 pounds-feet of torque to the ground.
The 6.4L V8 AWD 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab 0-60 mph is estimated at 8.4 seconds.
Fuel economy ratings for the models hasn’t been release by EPA yet, but we’re hopeful the details will be available weeks before its release date.
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Trims & Body Styles
The heavy-duty 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 is offered in a whopping seven trims ranging from the base Tradesman to the well-appointed Power Wagon, and Laramie Limited, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Big Horn, and SLT slotting in between them.
When it comes to 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 body styles, Dodge has offered it with three: Mega cab, Crew cab, and the Regular Cab.
Exterior Review & 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Interior Accessories
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Tradesman accessories include a vinyl upholstery, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, USB port, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a six-speaker stereo audio system, a locking tailgate, black grille/bumpers, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, and automatic wipers.
Opting for the Ram 2500 SLT include keyless entry and ignition, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a power sliding rear window, eighteen-inch steel wheels, satellite and HD radio, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, an integrated trailer brake controller, full power accessories, and an overhead console.
The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon accessories include electronic locking differentials, a front antiroll bar, skid plates, unique seventeen-inch wheels, a power front winch, and hill descent control.
Other features and technologies offered for the remaining trims aren’t available now but will be updated once Dodge makes the information available.
Specifications (Ram 2500 Crew Cab)
Wheelbase: 149.4 in
Length: 237.4 in
Width: 79.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Passenger Capacity: 3
Cargo volume: 74.7 ft³
Curb weight: 6,059 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Low Vol Construction Yellow, Low Vol Dark Brown, Low Vol Detonator Yellow Clear Coat, Low Vol Hills Green, Low Vol Holland Blue, Low Vol Light Cream, Low Vol Light Green, Low Vol Midnight Blue Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 17,600 lbs
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 Release Date & Price
The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel price starts from an MSRP of $35,550. Dodge says the models should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, if all goes according to plans.