2017 Ram Power Wagon starts at $53,015

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2017 Ram Power Wagon starts at $53,015

Ram has finally released pricing for the new 2017 2500 Power Wagon, and it won’t come cheap, starting at $53,015. The good news is that you still get plenty of hardware and appearance upgrades. The better news is that there’s also a way to get the same capability for a discount.

Every Power Wagon model still gets a bevy of off-roading features, including Bilstein shocks, 33-inch tires, locking front and rear differentials, electronically disconnecting sway bars, chassis armor, and a 12,000-pound Warn winch. Each one also comes with the Ram 2500’s 410-horsepower V8. This year, the standard grade Power Wagon also gets a much more aggressive exterior thanks to the Ram Rebel-style black front grille and trim. The black trim is complemented by a retro Power Wagon stripe just behind the rear doors, as seen on late ’70s Power Wagons and the recent Macho Power Wagon SEMA concept.

Inside, the Power Wagon also gets seats with embossed tire tread patterns, like the Ram Rebel. Buyers who want to be coddled on the trail can then upgrade their Power Wagons with the Leather and Luxury package for $4,495, which adds satellite radio, UConnect, heated leather seats and steering wheel, and voice control, among other things. With the introduction of the Leather and Luxury package, Ram will also phase out the fancy, $59,465 Laramie Power Wagon trim.

However, if you don’t need the extra style of the Ram Power Wagon, there’s a cheaper way to get the substance. The way to do this is to order a Ram 2500 Tradesman in crew cab, four-wheel-drive configuration, and then choose the $8,450 Power Wagon package. When added to the Tradesman’s $39,865 starting price, you’ll have a Power Wagon for $46,995 provided you don’t add anymore options. That’s a substantial savings of just over $6,000. Now you won’t get the fancy interior or the Rebel-style exterior appointments, but all of the important mechanical bits are the same. In a way, it’s the off-road version of a “sleeper.” So whether you want style or savings, there’s a Power Wagon for you.

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