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The EPA lists the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4×4 as a special ‘Heavy Duty vehicle’. When you drive this bad boy you’ll understand why. With its flat black badge proclaiming its 6.4 Hemi engine, special graphics trumpeting it as a Power Wagon Heavy Duty, 2-inch additional lift, plus its 17-inch aluminum machined wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires with raised lettering, this vehicles announces you are ‘King of the Road’ no matter what road you’re on.

The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4×4 has all the work duty mechanicals truck owners need and all the amenities and creature comforts they want. Its 6.4 liter, 410-horsepower V8 Hemi engine is mated with a smooth shifting six-speed heavy duty automatic transmission. As a result, this truck delivers 429-lb/ft of torque, making towing big travel trailers or heavy farm equipment a breeze. It’s a gorgeous, powerful, versatile truck that’s perfect for work or play. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon 2500 4×4 is equipped with special equipment designed for off-roading and a stance high enough to dance through snow, puddles, muck and mire without getting your feet wet. This Ram is the type of pickup that makes people want to beat their chest and roar, and if you want to hear it roar, head down to Chapman Las Vegas Dodge, and take one for a spin. There are plenty of Ram 2500 models to fall in love with.

Options available on the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4×4 include the Power Wagon Package 22P Leather and Luxury Group. For one price this is a group of 27 items that includes an 8.4 inch Uconnect touchscreen, nine-speaker Alpine stereo, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote and push button start, Parksense front and rear assist program, Parkview rear safety cameras, 40/20/40 leather-stitched front bench seat featuring power and fold down abilities, rear leather bench with 60/40 split, LED interior lighting, WARN 12,000 lb. front electric winch and lots more.

There’s also a Ram Box cargo management system, a spray-in bedliner and a five year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link for the Uconnect 8.4 GPS navigation. The package also contains a tri-fold tonneau cover, keyless “entry and go”, as well as a rear cargo box camera and lamp and several other options. It has an entry price of $51,695 and if you get all the options, the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4×4 costs a cool $62,610. The Ram dealer will be glad to tell you about all the options as well as the many RAM models that can be had with “leftover” year-end incentives.

The special heavy-duty suspension on the Power Wagon has special off-road shocks, lots of coil springs, as well as a strong five-link front coupling and a leaf spring rear assembly. There are numerous skid plates, tow hooks, a trailer tow connector, a towing brake controller, 4.10 rear gear and a locking 4×4 system. Add its 149.5 inch wheelbase, 6.4-foot box, 3131-gallon fuel tank, 7,100 pound curb weight and ground clearance of 18.3 inches, and you’ll agree the 2017 Ram 2300 Power Wagon 4×4 is an awesome multitasking workhorse.

 

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is large, weighs 7,000 pounds and is capable of handling both business and pleasure. The 4X4 Power Wagon helped the Allied Forces win World War II and has been helping Americans enjoy off-road adventures since 1946. This latest version of it puts more power and technological enhancements at the driver’s disposal.

The Power Wagon with its 149.3 inch wheelbase, 14.3 inch ground clearance, 76 inch and an overall length of 237.3 inches, is clearly a big pickup. It’s 2-inch lift suspension system makes it off-road-capable. The system features a high articulation three-link front combined with a five-link rear live axle suspension, plus Bilstein monotube shocks to provide better axle control. The front stabilizer bar can also be electronically disconnected to allow for even more axle articulation. If you want to see for yourself how it can work for you, check one out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge. If you take a Ram for spin, you are sure to find the one that fits your needs.

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon has a towing capability of 10,030 pounds and can haul a 1,510 pound payload. Its factory tires are 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac. They help this powerful pickup easily conquer steep hills, rocks, sand dunes, muck and mire. That’s because the 410 horsepower, 6.4-liter, Hemi V-8 under the hood generates 429 lb-ft of torque and more than enough power to handle any type of terrain. Add its six-speed automatic transmission with its part-time transfer case connected, engage 4WD High and there’s enough traction to grip almost any surface.

The Power Wagon climbs steep hills effortlessly and its hill-descent control system makes coming down even easier. The system has buttons on the shift column that allow the driver to control the speed of the truck without touching the brake pedal or throttle. The driver simply selects the descent speed and aims the steering wheel, the system applies the necessary brake pressure to the wheels to safely bring the truck down over even the most rugged terrain.

Rock crawling is easier with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon because both front and rear differential can be locked. Then in 4WD Low, the anti-roll bar disconnected and the right approach angle with the truck’s axle articulation capabilities, it can handle any obstacles on even the most extreme off-road adventures. Its Bilstein shocks will minimize cabin movement, while the Articulink suspension provides the axle with extra articulation to improve its crawling performance.

If the truck’s strong posture isn’t menacing enough, you can add Power Wagon graphics on the hood and flanks and opt for a two-tone paint job. Plus, behind the front bumper the Ram Power Wagon has a 12,000-pound electric winch for emergencies. The controller behind the front bumper makes operating the winch a breeze.

Inside the truck the truck is spacious. It comes with cloth or leather seats and has an easy-to-clean hard plastic floor cover. There’s even a front middle seat with a lap belt. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon starts at $53,000. Add the Leather and Luxury package, Cargo View Camera and RamBox Cargo Management system and it’s closer to $60,000. But they say driving the 2017 Ram Power Wagon will put hair on your chest.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

 

The Dodge Durango has never gotten the type of attention it deserves. Now with the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public SUV lovers will get another opportunity to check out this handsomely designed vehicle. It’s somewhere between a crossover and a full-size SUV and comes with the choice of several powerful engines. Many more than 65,000 people would buy the stylish, powerful, versatile, Dodge Durango if they took a closer look.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT comes with a large 475-horsepower V8 6.4 liter engine. It also has suspension adjustments that help increase the speed of this mean machine. Add its aggressive-looking styling enhancements and you have an SUV that’s large enough for the entire family and powerful enough to haul a trailer and all your gear. It’s a vehicle that’s rugged enough for the He-man in the family, yet stylish enough to fit right in when you’re ready for a night out on the town. That’s the type of versatility any SUV owner can appreciate, and the Dodge Durango SRT delivers.

This isn’t your average family hauler. The R/T models have already demonstrated that the Dodge Durango has serious potential hidden just under its stylish surface. The SRT lets drivers use that potential to the max. Its brutishly powerful V8 engine transforms hydrocarbons into forward motion with ease and at full throttle has an earth-shaking roar even hardcore NASCAR fans will love. That roar signals a thrust that takes the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT from zero to 60 in a miniscule 4.4 seconds, and it only takes 12.9 seconds to cover a quarter mile. While you may not be able to test one out on the track, you can check out any Dodge SUVs, trucks or cars at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

This good-looking new beast has power and torque everywhere. When you manually control its 8-speed automatic transmission using its steering wheel paddles you’ll have fun making it scream. In addition to normal and sport setting, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT’s transmission has Track mode programing which downshifts smoothly and holds it in the proper gear. Its 3-mode suspension easily controls this large 6-passenger SUV as you power through those hard corners and keeps it planted as you make those high-speed sweepers. It also does a great job managing the weight in left-right transitions. Use a smooth, steady hand and it performs even better.

The Durango SRT is perfect for the streets, It’s really fast even in normal mode. Its interior is roomy, comfortable and loaded with high-tech features. They include Uconnect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, lane-keeping assist, active cruise control, rear seat entertainment, and much more. Both you and the kids will love it whether headed to school or practice with the band or sports team. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT even comes with cool second-row captain’s chairs. In the city it gets 13 mpg and 19 mpg on the highway.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is very maneuverable, fun to drive, has lots of third-row legroom, seats 6 comfortably and can tow up to 8,700 pounds. All that for $64,000. But you’ll have to wait until November to get one.