2017 Ram Power Wagon Overview
The Ram truck brand really knows how to make trucks. And now, for the truck lover in all of us, it has created the ultimate off-roading pickup—the 2017 Ram Power Wagon. Based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab, this ruggedly handsome pickup truck takes all of its styling cues from the 1979-1980 “Macho Power Wagon.” After debuting earlier this year at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, this Power Wagon has already started to turn heads. Keep reading to learn why…
What’s New for the 2017 Ram Power Wagon?
The most off-road capable truck is back for another year. For the 2017 model year, the Ram Power Wagon features an all-new interior and exterior design as well as off-road-specific enhancements.
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The 2017 Ram Power Wagon’s exterior features a new grille with silver “RAM” badging. The blacked-out grille is larger and features bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights on either side. A Gloss Black graphic stretches from the middle of the hood to the windshield.
Designers pulled a popular graphic from the 1970s to fit the truck’s profile. As a result, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon features a thick vertical strike aft of the cab while “Power Wagon” is in large, rotated font, paying tribute to Power Wagons of past. The color of the graphic varies based on the color of the truck.
Flame Red, Blue Streak, Bright White, Bright Silver, and Granite Crystal receive a Gloss lack graphic. The Black Power Wagon features Bright Silver graphics.
17-inch multi-surface aluminum wheels with Silver and Matte Black are new the 2017 Power Wagon. The wheel-arch moldings, badges, mirrors, and lower body panels feature a blacked-out theme, giving the truck a unique appearance.
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2017 Ram Power Wagon Performance
Under the hood of the new Ram Power Wagon is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine capable of producing 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s calibration is unique to the model and enhances off-road capability. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, a manual transfer case and Hill-Descent Control allow the Power Wagon to travel down steep terrain without needing to brake.
2017 Ram Power Wagon Efficiency
Equipped with Fuel Saver cylinder-deactivation technology, the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 shuts down four cylinders when cruising on the highway. While Ram hasn’t come out with any specific numbers just yet, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon is bound to offer unexpected efficiency.
2017 Ram Power Wagon Interior
Available in two distinct interiors, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon’s cabin is both functional and stylish. The latest interior includes technical grain seats in Diesel Gray and Black with Sedoso fabric inserts that match the Power Wagon’s tire tracks.
Premium trim options includes leather seats with both the Power Wagon and Ram logos embroidered on the bolsters and headrests respectively. Slate Gray stitching gives off a detailed appearance and the door panels, overhead, and foot wells include ambient lighting.
Both interiors come with an all-Black instrument panel, armrests, seven-inch center cluster, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect backdrop screen. The steering wheel is wrapped in Black leather with available heating. Both the upper glove box door and cluster feature Power Wagon badging.
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2017 Ram Power Wagon Safety
The 2017 Ram Power Wagon features an optional backup camera in the tailgate, providing increased accuracy when maneuvering. When moving at speeds above 18 mph, the Smart Bar engages automatically, increasing the suspension’s roll stiffness. Bilstein shocks and more than two inches of lift further increases safety both on- and off-road. Equipped with Hill-Descent Control, the Ram Power Wagon offers a safer way to head off-road.