Are you truck buyers whose salary are very dependent on hauling capability? When you enter the three-quarter-ton territory, the best choice is diesel power after a long consideration. And when you have a job related with hauling, it’s hard to argue with the huge low-end grunt of an oil burner.
But since you have to do hauling job and access to power takes money, 2017 RAM 2500 Diesel that put by a Cummins diesel under the hood will cost you around $7995 for the standard 5.7 liters of gasoline V-8. So, are you willing to spend that much of money?
Engine and Performance
To solve this problem, 2017 RAM 2500 Diesel offers the 6.4 liters Hemi in it’s both 2500 and 3500 HD pickups. You only spend around $1495 for this V-8 packs 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of twist. The number increases of 27 and 29 over the old 5.7 liters Hemi. The top-rated diesel is very impressive and influential and certainly, it does beat the Cummins 370-hp rating with its 800 lb-ft of torque. The RAM 2500 has a completely different personality compared to any diesel machine with its 6.4 liter Hemi engine snuggled between its fenders. When you step hard on the accelerator in this RAM 2500, it will run to 60 mph only in 7.9 seconds.
Trim Levels and Prices
The trim level of 2017 RAM 2500 Diesel sits above other trucks such as theSLT and Tradesman in RAM truck hierarchy. The example is including the 22Z package which has steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and underhood illumination. And for the Luxury Group Package that cost $640, among those niceties, a heated steering wheel and seats, RAM’s trick, auto-dimming mirrors, configurable 7-inch multi-view screen are added in the instrument cluster. And when you added $1005, you will get the box for Chrysler’s familiar U-connect system that also brought an 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, and multiple connectivity options. Isn’t it tempting you?
Fortunately, the 2017 RAM 2500 Diesel crew cab’s interior is the same comfortable place that you can find and love in recent RAM trucks. Storage is ample with dual glove boxes, dual rearview camera (cargo view costs $325 and backup costs $200) made it easier to forget that you are driving a nearly 20-foot-long vehicle, not to mention that the controls are within easy reach. With the the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Prep group ($400), LT275/70-18 on-/off-road tires ($200), 220-amp alternator ($100), Protection group ($100), and a spray-in bed liner ($475) make this truck the best truck with amazing diesel power.
There are many people impressed with how civilized the 2017 RAM 2500 Diesel segment has become over the past decade. But since you are dealing with diesel power, there is a price to pay at the pump. The fact that the 6.4 liters Hemi is a 3.5-ton rolling workhouse need fossil fuel to burn, the choice between diesel and gas will make you choose whether you will haul many of stuff most often in or behind your truck.