Earlier this month we posted a handy guide detailing the Ram 2500 trim levels available for model year 2017. More accurately, we posted Part 1 of that guide. Today we bring you the second and final installment. As before, this blog post appears with permission from our partners at Ram Zone, the official blog of Ram Trucks, where the guide originally appeared (Thanks, guys!). We hope you find it as useful as we did.
Big-time jobs call for the best in capability, and that’s where the 2017 Ram 2500 earns its keep. With a variety of trim levels designed for a variety of trades, America’s longest-lasting pickups1 are engineered to deliver outstanding performance in the toughest of conditions, while providing comfort and workplace durability.
The 2017 Ram 2500 boasts great engine choices in either gas or diesel. A standard 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with variable valve timing that provides optimal torque over a large RPM range. In addition, the available heavy-duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine gives Ram 2500 series pickups BIC gas towing of 16, 320 lbs, the kind of impressive power you’ve come to expect from both names. With the legendary available 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I-6 comes max diesel towing of 17,980 pounds. That means you’ll always have the power to pull, to build and to perform, while keeping your fill-ups to a minimum, cutting overhead.
In addition, the 2017 Ram 2500 features a class-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension2 for improved ride, standard Class V hitch receiver and available Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package for pulling the largest loads, available Cargo View Camera to make trailer hookup easier, Tow/Haul Mode select and available class exclusive Auto Level Rear Air Suspension.
Believe it or not, those are just the basics. In this second of two installments, RamZone is taking a closer look at the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon®, Big Horn/Lone Star, SLT and Tradesman, to help give you a better sense of how Ram Trucks are built from the ground up and designed for heavy lifting and hard work. In the first installment of our trim-level breakdown, we took a closer look at the 2017 Ram 2500 Limited, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie.
Ready for the workday to start? Let’s punch the clock and take a look at some of the standard and available features at each trim level.
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
The newly redesigned 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon turns work into play and makes play, well, more powerful. The Power Wagon features a 12,000-lb capacity Warn® winch, electronic sway bar disconnect, front and rear selectable lockers all class exclusive and standard, as well as fuel case and transfer case skid plates, 33-inch Goodyear® all-terrain tires, Bilstein® shocks, hill descent control, aggressive blacked-out headlamps and Power Wagon grille, and exclusive Power Wagon hood and bed decals. The result is an aggressively styled off-road truck that performs on the trail.
2017 Ram 2500 Big Horn & Lone Star
Is your workplace a large expanse of land, where you move heavy loads and equipment? For those who need a work truck that gets the job done and looks good doing it, the 2017 Ram 2500 Big Horn and Lone Star (unique to Texas) include standard and available features like the available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System, available Uconnect® 8.4 with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio3 with a one-year subscription included, 10-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment, seating for up to six people, and available ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera4 so you’ll be able to keep an eye on your trailer when you’re backing down a two-track or into a garage.
2017 Ram 2500 SLT
The 2017 Ram 2500 SLT puts in overtime, featuring many of the trimmings of the Tradesman, an available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System2 to securely store all your tools, cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seats, available cloth bucket front seats, seating for up to six people so the whole work crew can arrive together, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio3 with a one-year subscription included to lend a soundtrack to the workday, and chrome front and rear bumpers, to add shine to even the toughest of jobs.
2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman
The 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman is your one-stop toolbox on wheels. This reliable, day-in-day-out work truck arrives at the job site with select standard equipment including a class-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension for navigating the uneven terrain of a construction zone, 3.5-inch driver information digital cluster display, heavy-duty vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench front seats, seating for up to six people depending on cab configuration, and an in-floor rear cargo compartment (Crew Cab models only) to keep the tools of your trade organized and your work truck looking spotless. And the available class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System2 to securely store all your tools.
Want to compare two or more trim levels in person? Visit your local BusinessLink dealer to get a closer look at all available Ram 2500s, not to mention to the entire 2017 lineup of Ram trucks and cargo vans.
1Based on IHS Automotive VIO registration data for all brands of GVW 1-3 pickup trucks continuously sold in the U.S. since 1988, Dodge and Ram have the highest overall percentage still on the road.
2Based on latest available competitive information. Class based on 250/2500 and 350/3500 pickups.
3SiriusXM services require subscriptions, sold separately after the 12-month trial included with the new vehicle purchase. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Trial service is not transferrable or refundable. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Our satellite service is available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C. Our internet radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK and HI with limited coverage.
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