Get Ready for the 2017 Ram Power Wagon
We’ve been waiting for this one for a while. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is the latest in a series of mass-produced killer pickup trucks designed for off-road enthusiasts. Specifically, the Power Wagon is positioned to rival the redesigned, second-generation 2017 Ford Raptor.
The Ram Power Wagon comes out of the gate with a higher MSPR than the Raptor—$51,635 vs $48,325, which excludes the $1,320 destination charge. However, a quick glance over the features might be enough to sway a potential Ford customer over to Ram.
The pickup truck is based on the Ram 2500 and powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that sends 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment includes 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, electric locking front and rear differentials, a five-link suspension with Bilstein monotube shocks, and a unique “Articulink” front suspension with a sway-bar disconnecting system. That’s in addition to complete underbody cladding, tow hooks, a 12,000-pound Warn winch, and of course stylish bodywork graphics inspired by the 1979-80 “Macho Power Wagon” that help the truck look the part.
Just because it shreds dirt, rocks, mud, gravel, and more doesn’t mean the Ram Power Wagon won’t coddle you as well. The $4,495 Leather & Luxury package adds comfort to the ruggedness via a heated and ventilated front bench, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with SiriusXM satellite radio, and a nine-speaker Alpine premium sound system.
All told, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon provides a worthy contender to the 2017 Ford Raptor. Expect it to go on sale soon.