2017 Ram Power Wagon + Ram 1500 Rebel, Off-Roading Beasts

September 22nd, 2016 by

Looking for a powerful truck that is as tough as it looks? In the next few months, two Ram 2017 model-year 4×4 off-roading trucks will be available. Coming this fall is the new 2017 Ram Power Wagon and later this year will be the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel. Which one is right for you? Check ‘em out.

Exterior and Body

For starters, the Ram Power Wagon and the Ram Revel are fairly similar looking, but they differ in size. Both trucks have an aggressive look and have bold black accents on the grille, rims and tailgate. Both trucks have the same black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights and the grille on both models is unique to the Ram Rebel and Ram Power Wagon models.

The Ram 1500 Rebel is a little smaller as it is built on Ram’s light-duty Ram 1500 platform. The Ram 1500 Rebel is a crew cab available with a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is built on the Ram 2500 platform, which is a heavy-duty truck. The Power Wagon can either be configured on the 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 model or the 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab.


The Ram Power Wagon is equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine, which offers Best-in-Class 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Though a little smaller, the Ram 1500 Rebel is not far behind in terms of horsepower or torque. The Ram 1500 Rebel is equipped with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft torque.

The Ram Power Wagon is equipped with a 12,000-lb. electric winch in the front and the truck has a total maximum towing capacity of 10,030 pounds. The Ram Rebel is equipped with tow hooks in the front and it has an increased maximum towing capacity of 10,150 pounds.

The 2016 Ram Rebel has an average fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway and numbers for the Ram Power Wagon have not yet been released because the truck has not yet hit the market yet.

Off-Roading Specs

The Ram 1500 Rebel rides on 17-inch rims wrapped in all-terrain tires. The Ram Rebel has a four-corner air suspension and with the wheel configuration, the Ram Rebel has a ground clearance of 9.4 inches. With a ground clearance of 14.3 inches, the Ram Power Wagon sits almost five inches higher off the ground than the Ram Rebel. The Power Wagon gets this extra height from its 17-inch rims and 33-inch Goodyear offroading tires and unique suspension that has more than two inches of lift.

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