Improved Off-Roading Options on New Ram Truck Lineup

September 26th, 2016 by


In 2017, Ram is making a lot of changes to the new Ram Power Wagon and Ram is also adding a new off-road package on select Ram 2500 models..

Since 2005, the Ram Power Wagon has been a strong and capable off-road truck based on the Ram 2500 platform. Dubbed by Ram as “The Off-road Truck Leader,” the 2017 Ram Power Wagon is equipped with a variety of off-roading features that make it great for conquering tough terrains, whether snow, rock or sand.

The new Ram Power Wagon is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that puts out 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The new Ram Power Wagon has a towing capacity of 10,030 pounds and has a 12,000-pound electric winch.

Reviewers and drivers of the Power Wagon love it for all of its off-road features and in 2017 it is getting new features that increase its capability. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon has hill-descent control, skid  plates, and a new “Articulink” front suspension system. It rides on 17-inch forged aluminum rims wrapped with 33-inch Goodyear tires that give the truck an impressive 14.3 inches of ground clearance.

However, the 2017 Ram truck lineup will get a new off-road beast. Joining the Ram Power Wagon and the Ram 1500 Rebel is a new 4X4 off-road package available on new Ram 2500 models. The 4X4 off-road package is a combination of features from the Power Wagon and the standard Ram 2500. Some of the standard off-roading equipment included on the package is large front tow hooks, fender flares, Firestone LT tires, Bilstein monotube shock absorbers, and the “Articulink” front suspension system mentioned above.

A big difference between the new Power Wagon and the Ram 2500 models with the off-road 4X4 package are the options available to buyers. The new 4X4 off-road package is available on any of the Ram 2500 trims, whether powered by a gas or diesel engine, or equipped with a  long or short truck bed, or as a crew cab or mega cab. However, the new Ram Power Wagon is only available with one engine and the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab or Ram 2500 Tradesman 4×4 Crew Cab trims.  

Interested in an off-roading truck?

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is coming this fall and the off-road package will be released after. In the meantime, you can check our Ram trucks online or in Miami Lakes. You can check out the Miami Lakes Automall Ram inventory here.

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