The family of ruggedly handsome adventurers!! Yes, that’s how we would like to introduce the Dodge Ram series of stylish pickup trucks. FCA US LLC has been adding to new models to Dodge Ram family since 2008 and the newest addition is 2017 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Diesel and is their best output truck till date. Targeted at the off-road aficionados and sturdy users this one impresses with its menacing look, great built and a reliable brand history.
The new 2017 Dodge RAM 2500 Heavy Duty Diesel is available in Tradesman, Big Horn, SLT, Laramie, Outdoors man, Laramie Longhorn, Laramie Limited, and the top-of-the-line Power Wagon. Three cabs are offered: two-door regular cab, four-door Mega cab, and four-door crew cab, with gas and diesel power trains, and in short- and long-wheelbase models, and can be ordered on all Ram 2500 trim levels.
The package includes trail ready goodies like a pair of large hooks that can act as an anchor and a transfer-case skid plate. It has an all-terrain tires manufactured by Firestone that comes with an 18 or 20 inch wheels depending on the trim level selected. The experience gets better with monotube shock absorbers manufactured by Blistein.
It also comes with Hill-Descent Control, previously seen in the Power Wagon. Hill-Descent Control allows drivers to modulate speed down steep, rugged grades using buttons on the column shifter, without the need for throttle or brake pedals.
Few optional features are available also, like a backup camera in the tailgate which is of a great help while maneuvering. An optional Ram’s exclusive cargo-view camera that lets you monitor while making turns.
Specifications of 2017 RAM 2500 Heavy Duty Diesel:
Wheelbase: 140.5 in
Width: 79.4 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Passenger Capacity: 3
Cargo volume: 74.7 ft³
Curb weight: 7039 lb
Top Speed: 106 mph
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: N/A (city/highway)
Towing Capacity: 17,600 lbs
6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine is best-in-class towing capability at maximum (17,980 pounds) and mile oil change interval (15,000 miles). This engine is known for its fuel economy and higher torque and horsepower.
Interiors and Exteriors
Touch ups are done to the exterior to make it look sleeker. Front and back bumpers, scuff plates are completely redesigned. The front grille has been modified too giving it a look of a thick, heavy net. LED Headlights and rear lights are included in this model; rear bumper looks a bit different from its previous models.
Inside the cabin, dashboard has been modified with a touch screen installed conveniently in the centre supporting the driver with easy access to navigation, entertainment and other apps. Seats are made up of leather with very fine metallic highlights which gives a spacious feel.
The base RAM 2500 Tradesman offers the following standard features and accessories: power windows and locks, a six-speaker premium sound system, automatic headlights, 17” steel wheels, a locking tailgate, cloth bench seat, locking tailgate, vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, black bumpers and grille, and vinyl flooring.
Release and Price
Buyers will be able to get one of 2017 RAM 2500 Heavy Duty Diesel at the end 2016. It should cost between $35,000 till $45,000 depending on the various models available. This could be the best experience you have ever had, enjoy yourself.