We finally (FINALLY) got our hand s on a 2017 RAM 2500. It was a long time coming, but well worth the wait. Check out the video above to get our in-depth impressions, and read on for the finer points.
Ram has a reputation for long-lasting pickups, and it has especially shown that since it emerged as its own brand of pickups in 2009. There’s a reason these trucks last so long and have such great off-road capability. For the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks, Ram offers the most revolutionary features and the best ride quality in its class. On top of this, with the 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engine, the Ram Heavy Duty puts out up to 385 horsepower and an impressive 900 pound-feet of torque, along with overall towing capabilities of up to 31,210 pounds.
The Ram is available in the following wheelbase configurations:
- Regular Cab: 140.5-inch wheelbase
- Crew Cab: 149 or 169-inch wheelbase
- Mega Cab: 160-inch wheelbase
Excluding the mirrors, all single-rear-wheel Ram trucks are about 79 inches wide.
The 2500 models are available with an off-road package that includes such features as hill-descent control and a limited-slip differential. All Ram models come in eight trims, and 12 exterior colors. Ram understands that owners have a wide range of needs, and are dedicated to providing a complete package. Also, if you are a frequent off-road hauler, the 2017 Ram Heavy Duty is your kind of truck!