With locking differentials, an electric disconnecting sway bar, and under body protection, there aren't many places this truck can't go.
Ram wants the 2017 Power Wagon to be the truck of choice for drivers who love to spend time in the dirt, and the company is now announcing all-terrain pickup starts at $53,015 (after a $1,320 destination charge) when they begin arriving at dealers before the end of the year.
Based on the Ram 2500, the Power Wagon has unique styling that takes strong cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel, especially the grille. Underbody protection keeps the mechanical parts safe while rock crawling. Inside, there are tire-tread-embossed seats and a Power Wagon logo on the upper bolsters.
The Power Wagon exclusively gets power from a 6.4-liter V8 with 410 horsepower (306 kilowatts) and 429 pound-feet (581 Newton-meters) of torque. A six-speed automatic gearbox channels the muscle through a four-wheel drive system, and the front and rear locking differentials further improve traction from the 33-inch tires when the trail gets really muddy. A 12,000-pound-rated (5,443 kilograms) Warn winch should be able to haul you out of trouble.
For getting around off-road, Ram installs Bilstein mono-tube shocks, five-link rear coil spring suspension, and an electronic disconnecting sway bar. The company claims the modified setup offers 14.3 inches (363 millimeters) of ground clearance, 26 inches (660 mm) of wheel travel, and the ability to ford 30 inches (762 mm) of water.
While the Power Wagon is supposed to get dirty, occupants can still be quite comfortable inside with the optional Leather & Luxury Package for $4,495. The amenities add more tech like an 8.4-inch infotainment system, nine-speaker Alpine stereo, front and rear parking sensors, and backup camera. The cabin is also more inviting thanks to the heated and ventilated leather seats. The leather upholstered interior includes a 10-way power adjustment for the drive and six-way for the passenger. The heated steering wheel and power folding mirrors are pleasant conveniences, too.
If you're looking for something even more hardcore, check out Ram's Macho Power Wagon concept from the recent SEMA Show. The concept truck has parts that the Mopar aftermarket might eventually sell, like the RamRack hauling system, an additional four-inch (102-mm) suspension lift, LED light bar, and running boards.
Gallery: 2017 Ram Power Wagon revealed with meaner appearance
RAM ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2017 POWER WAGON
2017 Ram Power Wagon priced at $51,695
Most capable off-road truck in America goes on sale late 2016
Leather & Luxury option adds leather seats, premium features for $4,495
November 10, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram Truck today announced pricing for its eagerly awaited 2017 Ram Power Wagon.
The Ram Power Wagon, the most capable off-road truck in America, will have a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $51,695, plus $1,320 destination.
Built on a Ram 2500 platform, the 2017 Power Wagon gets a new look – inside and out – to match its one-of-a-kind capabilities; a heavy-duty interpretation of the Rebel’s unique design.
Power Wagon’s new grille and tailgate designs are complemented by black accents; nostalgic graphics are a throw-back to the Macho Power Wagon designs of 1979 and ’80. Its interior gets new tire-tread-embossed seats with Power Wagon logo embroidery on the upper bolsters.
The 2017 Ram Power Wagon offers unique, segment-leading off-road equipment including:
12,000-pound Warn winch
Bilstein mono-tube shocks
Five-link rear coil spring suspension
Smart Bar electronic disconnecting sway bar
Electric locking front and rear differentials
33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires
Complete under-chassis armor
6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque
Ram Power Wagon’s off-road capabilities include 14.3-inch ground clearance, 26 inches of wheel travel and 30 inches of water fording.
A $4,495 Leather & Luxury option package is offered for Ram Power Wagon buyers who also want the luxury of a leather-appointed interior and other premium features, including:
Uconnect Access 8.4 Sirius XM satellite radio with touchscreen display
Nine Alpine speakers with subwoofer
Dual-zone automatic temperature control
Heated and ventilated high-back leather-trimmed 40/20/40 front bench seats with armrest and seat cushion storage
Power 10-way adjustable driver seat with memory, 6-way front passenger seat
Power lumbar adjustment
Heated steering wheel
Rear 60/40 split folding seat with flat load floor and under-seat storage
ParkSense front and rear park assist system
ParkView rear backup camera
Integrated voice command with Bluetooth
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Most capable fullsize off-road pickup -- Ram Power Wagon
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