2017 Dodge RAM 2500 Review

Dodge is coming up with a new 2017 Dodge Ram 2500. For a long period if you wanted an off-road steady vehicle you would have chosen Ford F-150 and finished with your thinking, but Ram is making it a little bit difficult for you now. You have another option when it comes to the off-road ability of the car and the 2017 Ram 2500 has all the makings of a great one as it brings you an entirely new setup.

People from Dodge has started to take things much more seriously and have considered making a better alternative to the vehicle that we had a year ago. The 2016 version was something that was hard to take seriously. It had some cartoonish features with some ridiculous choices made when it comes to the package and the looks of the car. If you would just look at the Raptor and compared to the previous version of the Ram 2500, there wouldn’t be a doubt in your mind which one to chose.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Luckily, they have realized their flaws and have started to change them. The new model is going to get rid of all of those accents that made the car funny looking the least and come up with a whole new set of parts which is going to make the car purposeful looking the way it should. The exterior design is going to take the better part of the update while the interior is going to be somewhat similar. The performance and the power of the car is going to be also the same as they concentrated more on the aesthetics of the vehicle than on anything else. Read the whole review for more updates.

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 new exterior design

The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 exterior design has taken a much more serious root when it is compared with the previous one. The a pretty ridiculous optional package on the 2016 version which included questionable red grille inserts and being overall heavy on the chrome, the 2017 version has toned it down a bit and adopted a style which is not going to rely that much on extravagance to get your attention. First of all, all the chrome has been replaced with a menacing looking black trim. They kept the silver Ram badge thou at the front which makes it the only piece of brightwork available for the model.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 exterior

The changes include a new Rebel-inspired grille placed to the front. It also does well to update the wheel arches, the rear bumper of the car, the mirror caps, headlights and also adds a 324-point-font tailgate badge. This makes the entire look of the 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 pretty menacing and upgrades the appearance of the car in a great way. But the best thing is that the truck is made with an overall two colors that come into play and are used, excluding the multiple colored setup that was seen before. There are actually six body colors to chose from but you can combine the decals by choosing them only in black or silver. Generally speaking, the design is much more cohesive now and offers less distraction than it did from before.

Interior update

The inside update for the 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 is much more modest than any other part of the car. In fact what has been done here is only sprucing things up a bit. The cabin headliner has been painted black in fact and adds a tone of seriousness as well but it is more important that it combines with better fabrics for the seats which have also adopted a new kind of a design. These two changes make a whole lot of difference when it comes to the looks and comforts both for the vehicle. They did not mention the highly rated Laramie trim in fact till now which has always been the top of the shelf model and the one with the most luxury details. Those who are on a budget will do well to buy the base level Tradesman trim but we are sure that the upper class Laramie will come as well and will be filled with the added luxury items some will be looking for to get.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 interior

2017 Dodge Ram 2500 engine setup

Whatever the changes might be for the 2017 Dodge Ram 2500, the most important ones will always consider the engine and what is under the hood. But the new Power Wagon will come with a more or less unchanged setup. We will still be dealing with the 6.4-liter Hemi V8  engine which makes 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque and we do not mind it as it is a great choice already. The gearshifter is also going to be a familiar one and we get the 66RFE six-speed automatic and a manually options back again. The car is going to be good for a tow rate of 12,000-pounds.

2017 Dodge RAM 2500 engine

Price and release date

The 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 truck is going to became available next year. The release date has been set for March so we can expect the car to come out a year from now. The price is officially still not available and we will need to wait a bit more for the initial listings to come out, but we are certain that it will be a bit higher compared to the pervious version of the truck that we had.

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