The new 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 is a brand new vehicle and comes built on industry-exclusive off-road tech like solid axles and includes, all-terrain tires, a disconnecting front sway bar and a manual transfer case. The model is actually going to be a makeover of the Ram 1500 Rebel.
The makeovers that have been done to the RAM 2500 have been seen for the first time on the Rebel model, for instance on the grille, the trim package and new graphics that are matched on the inside and outside parts of the truck.
But the biggest news for the car is actually the added engine and the powertrain changes that have been made. The model gets a much powerful setup and we see a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8, with six-speed automatic transmission, 4WD system.
The carryover also includes the Tradesman trim level which is actually what the public has been expecting the most. Besides the Cummins turbodiesel engine is one of the news for the car which has been expected to be fitted on the model in order to enable better fuel efficiency and better specs.
This review has all the stats related to the 2017 RAM 2500 changes so keep reading to find out what they are.
The exterior changes for the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 are immense and very appropriate for the model and come welcomed for the car. The changes concentrate on the grille which actually make the most of the new model and define the characteristics of the car. it actually transfers the looks of the Ram 1500 Rebel and adopts a crosshair grille and combine with a double-hooped design and incuse a massive RAM massive spelling made in massive satin chrome letters. There are also the 17-inch aluminum wheels that have black spokes replace the old all-chrome five-spoke wheels from before.
There is also a brand new graphics package which have a vertical logo placed on the power bed of the car. There is also a “4×4” placed between the tires and taillights and in the back the logo is stretched out across the tailgate. The aesthetics are not the only thing which have changed for the car for instance a Ram Box on the bed walls which makes a great addition for a storage spot. There is also an optional camera in the center high-mounted stoplight which enables the driver to watch the cargo easily and you can easily use it and operate it through the Uconnect infotainment screen.
The interior does not have a lot of fun and exciting changes for the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 model. It mostly carries over the look of the 2016 version and manages to squeeze in a few key and important changes. One of them is a pretty interesting addition which has the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac all-terrain tires pattern seen on the seats and is a new type of a design for them. Some would say that the look is less that tasteful as there are a lot of logos throughout the cabin placed, but there are other people which will greatly appreciate the change. The Tradesman trim keeps the standard vinyl option and also the optional cloth seats as well.
On the inside we get the 40/20/40 front bench seat with folding center console while the rear bench adds seating for three added passengers. The dashboard is completely the same and continues unchanged while it also adds the 8.4-inch Uconnect system with navigation a seven-inch TFT display placed in the driver’s gauge cluster.
Powerful Diesel Engine
The initial engine that the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 is going to have will be the immensely powerful 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine. This is the largest and the most powerful engine in the segment as it manages to output a power outage of 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. It comes with uses variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation to keep and that helps a lot with fuel consumption and but at the same time creating a great power level. There is even an option when sliding down to 4WD Low the idle of the engine increases to by 100 rpm, from 650 to 750 rpm.
Release date and price
The model is getting its release date this year as the 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 is going to be available by the end of the year, even though it is scheduled as a 2017 version, The price is a a hefty one but a standard one for a vehicle of this shape and size. It boils down to $57,580 as a base MSRP.