2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon vs RAM 1500 Rebel Comparison

2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon vs 2017 RAM 1500 Rebel

2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon

Engine:

6.4 L V8

Horsepower:

410 hp

Torque:

429 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

N/A *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 RAM 1500 Rebel

Engine:

3.6 L V6

Horsepower:

305 hp

Torque:

269 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

N/A *

Transmission:

8-speed shiftable automatic

2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon vs 2017 RAM 1500 Rebel

Serving Seneca, Anderson, Greenville, Greer, Clemson, SC

If you want a powerful and capable truck, RAM offers the 1500 Rebel and 2500 Power Wagon. Coming from the 1500 and 2500 model lineups, you can bet these trucks have the power and durability to handle the rugged terrain. Special features and unique style set them apart from other pickups. Each has won awards for prowess on rough terrain. Choosing between them may come down to factors such as hauling and towing capability.

Performance

The 2017 RAM 1500 Rebel is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 cranking out 395-horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque for fast acceleration even when pulling a load. Power is delivered to the rear wheels, while four-corner air suspension system handles the rest. This lets you pick up more ground clearance with the push of a button. It also regulates the load weight by finding the right balance. Off-roading is another reason that people love the Rebel. As an off-roader, it wears front and rear Bilstein shock absorbers. The engine delivers plenty of torque at low revs for your time on the trail.

As a member of the 2500 family, the Power Wagon has a 6.4-liter HEMI under its vented hood. With 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque, this truck needs its positive crankcase ventilation, high-volume oil cooler, and cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system. Aircraft-grade gaskets help it take the heat, and active dual-runner-length intake gaskets add to its top performance. The bed can carry 1,500 pounds and tow 12,000 pounds. If you add a winch, the ratings increase to 12,000 pounds. Off-roading, drivers can use the 4x4 Low setting for greater torque during slow-speed crawling.

Appearance

RAM 2500 Power Wagons have distinct graphics in black or bright silver. A blacked-out grille matches the black bezel projector headlamps. A silver outer liner and matte black inner design spice up the wheels. Wheel-arch moldings also get the black-out treatment. RAM 1500 Rebels wear their own black grille, unique hood, and black fender flares. Both feature aggressive styling to match their capability.

The 2017 RAM Rebel and Power Wagon editions offer sophisticated features in a sporty atmosphere. The tire tread seats are just one example where RAM strives to bring the exterior design into the cabin. Power Wagons have a black instrument panel that’s complemented by an iron gray center stack. Drivers enjoy a heated steering wheel and heated seats in the Rebel. Both have an 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, HD radio, a rearview camera, and UConnect apps. In the cockpit, the drive has a seven-inch information display, while both trucks have ample insulation and special engineering techniques to provide a hushed ride.

Safety

RAM trucks come packed with airbags. Electronic stability control helps Ram trucks stay on course when road conditions are tricky. Trailer-sway control handles towing imbalances by regulating brake distribution and acceleration rates. A fully-integrated trailer-brake controller also helps ensure safe hauls. For faster emergency response, UConnect Access includes an SOS button.


On the road or the trail, the 2017 RAM 2500 Power Wagon and RAM 1500 Rebel make a statement about their owners. For those looking for a truck that’s capable on the road and off the road, look no further than the RAM family of trucks. Stop by Lake Keowee RAM in Seneca, SC near Clemson for a test drive.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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