2017 RAM 2500 Augusta GA

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2017 RAM 2500 at Thomson Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Do you need a heavy-duty pickup truck built for hauling and towing? Turn your attention toward the 2017 RAM 2500. Below, read some of the questions we hear most often about the latest RAM 2500!

Engine Performance

  • 5.7-liter V8
  • 6.4-liter V8
  • 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V6

Safety Features

  • Projector headlights
  • Rearview camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Vehicle Design

  • Three cab styles and two bed lengths
  • Eight trim levels
  • Available cargo-view camera

What engine options are available for the 2017 RAM 2500?

The RAM 2500 has three available engine options for the 2017 model year. The base engine, standard on nearly all trim levels, is a 5.7-liter HEMI eight-cylinder gasoline engine. This powerful engine puts out 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It can be paired with an automatic six-speed transmission. There’s a more powerful gasoline engine available as well: a 6.4-liter HEMI eight-cylinder. This alternative engine creates 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. This 6.4-liter eight-cylinder is offered with the same six-speed automatic. The third engine option is a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel-powered six-cylinder. This engine is offered with either a manual six-speed or a stronger automatic six-speed. When paired with the manual, this six-cylinder diesel engine creates 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. With the automatic and the six-cylinder diesel engine, the RAM 2500 is powered by 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. All engines may come in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

What are the capabilities of the 2017 RAM 2500?

Each powertrain option is rated differently for towing and payload. If you stick with the standard 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, the 2500 can tow up to 13,890 pounds and handle a payload of up to 3,060 pounds. If you opt for the alternative 6.4-liter gasoline engine, the 2500 can tow 16,320 pounds when properly equipped and the highest payload of the lineup—up to 3,990 pounds. If you choose the diesel six-cylinder with the manual transmission, the towing rating increases to a high of 16,890 and the payload rating comes in at up to 3,160 pounds. When the diesel six-cylinder is paired with the hefty automatic six-speed, the tow rating peaks at 17,980 pounds alongside a payload capacity of up to 3,160 pounds. Some models of the 2017 RAM 2500 are also equipped with a 12,000-pound electric winch in the front bumper. All-wheel-drive models do have some strong off-road capabilities, especially in the Power Wagon trim level.

What is the 2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon?

The 2017 RAM 2500 offers a trim level known as the Power Wagon. The Power Wagon is a heavy-duty pickup with origins as far back as World War II. The Power Wagon is known for its on- and off-road capability, as well as its strong 12,000-pound Warn electric winch that could literally hand a competitor off the ground. This year, the entire design of the Power Wagon has been updated, making it better and bolder than ever. It features the standard 6.4-liter HEMI eight-cylinder. It has unique 17-inch wheels and 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. The tread found on these tires is also featured within the interior on the Diesel Gray and Black seats. It can tow 10,030 pounds with ease. It also offers an Articulink front suspension system and a five-link coil rear suspension.

Final Thoughts on the 2017 RAM 2500

We love the 2017 RAM 2500 and we’re so excited to offer a wide selection of them on our lot. Come by at your earliest convenience to learn more about the stunning and powerful RAM 2500 and take a test drive today!

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