Dodge Unveils 2017 Ram Power Wagon

By Jay Casteel  |  02/12/2016

Dodge unveils one of its most powerful new Heavy Duty trucks, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon.

Getting an all-new design, the truck features a number of off-road-specific enhancements, including a unique suspension with more than two inches of lift, locking differentials and a 12,000-lb. winch, giving this beast a significant advantage over all production pickups.

"The Ram Power Wagon is an off-road, all-access pass, removing the limitations, instilling confidence and allowing owners to reach areas of recreation and lifestyle not attainable with any other pickup," said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand and Ram Brand, FCA - Global. "The 2017 Ram Power Wagon delivers to those who travel into extreme terrain, while providing the towing and payload capability required in a heavy-duty truck."

The new Ram Power Wagon is powered by a best-in-class 410 horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine, boasting a unique engine calibration to enhance its off-road maneuverability and finesse. When driving in four-wheel-drive "Low," the throttle response softens and the idle speed increases by 100 rpm (from 650 to 750 rpm) -- providing added control when ascending and descending off-road obstacles at slow speeds.

The engine also boasts robust/high-volume oil cooler, oil jets for piston cooling, and aircraft grade, stainless steel gaskets and fasteners for improved durability at high temperatures.

The exterior sports an all-new, blacked out grille with a prominent Billet Silver "RAM" letter badge, which is bookended by black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights, as well as a vent-stamped hood. While its interior has also been upgraded with unique technical grain seats finished in Diesel Gray and Black, alongside Sedoso fabric inserts embossed with the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tire tread pattern, matching the truck's actual footprint. Front seats with heated option feature gray accent stitching and Ram logo embroidery on the headrests and a black/grey Power Wagon nameplate affixed to the upper seat bolsters.

The 2017 Dodge Ram Power Wagon will hit dealers later this year.