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2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Review

As the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon climbed the jagged rocks I’m not sure I could climb with my own two feet, it seemed an unstoppable force.

Seeing any truck make this climb would be impressive, but there is something about the massive 6,996-pound heavy duty pickup scaling the rocks that truly seems to defy physics.

For 2017, the Power Wagon is all grown up, offering new looks and a few small tweaks to make it even better. Up front, the truck borrows the grille from its little brother the Ram Rebel and rids itself of the childish graphics that were offered on the previous truck, offering a much cleaner 'Power Wagon' graphic on the sides of the box. A new powder coated front bumper has also been added to protect it from the scraping of the winch cable.

Besides these small upgrades, the recipe for this big brute hasn’t changed. Powering the wheels is a 6.4-liter V8 good for 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, sent through a six-speed automatic transmission. A total of 14.3 inches of ground clearance helps to clear everything on the ground along with a 33.6-degree approach angle, 26.2-degree departure angle and 23.5-degree breakover angle.

But the real off-road wizardry comes from a few special systems and components, not the least of which is a disconnecting sway bar. This allows the truck a massive 26 inches of wheel articulation, making sure that all four wheels stay in contact with the ground, despite undulating terrain. A BorgWarner 44-47 transfer case helps with crawling duties, allowing the truck to run in two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive high and four-wheel drive low, with a crawl ratio of 2.64. Best of all, there is still a manual transfer case handle in the cab, allowing the driver the satisfaction of pulling the truck into four-wheel low with a great ka-thunk of the lever.
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