The people at Dodge Ram that were busy designing the new redesigned 2017 Ram Rampage want to change one thing. That a term comfortable can be associated with trucks since in the current market that is not the case. The design is based on a vehicle very popular in Europe and Mexico, Fiat Strada. It is smaller than a “normal” truck designed in Italy back in 1996.
2017 Ram Rampage – Exterior design
With the incredible looking front grille and slick curves on the outside of the body the 2017 Ram Rampage is probably going to be the best looking truck in the market. Besides the beautiful redesign not only the truck looks good but better aerodynamics are more than enough to lower fuel consumption for this truck. LED innovation in entire light framework only contributes all-around look.
In order to increase body strength, durability and flexibility Ram trucks are based on single molded body. And that is the case with this Rampage. Using a mix of metal and carbon fiber to made roof rails, front and the back guards makes them hard. In addition to sturdines it also makes it lightweight as possible. The freight bed is multi-functional on this model. The overall size of this truck is somewhat bigger, as for the outside so on the inside. This will result in much more comfort for the driver and the other occupants.
2017 Ram Rampage – Interior
As much paid attention in details on the outside to make this truck make into the premium segment, inside is no exception. With multi-functional steering wheel, central touch screen console and sitting in comfortable leather seats makes this 2017 Ram Rampage model easy to drive. Power seats and dual climate control options are available to make driving experience even more relaxing. Central touch screen on the front dashboard has all the information you need about the car (diagnostic tool) with many connectivity options and the usual GPS system.
2017 Ram Rampage – Turbo engine
To power this beast Ram will be using more than just one option. The first one is 1.4-liter turbo with 110 horsepower. And if that isn’t enough or those that need much more power for heavy hauls there is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It will produce 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. It will come with a 6 speed manual or 9 speed programmed gearbox. The fuel economy for 2017 Ram Rampage is 18 mpg in the city and 27.5 mpg on the highways. For a heavy truck this isn’t unacceptable.
2017 Ram Rampage – Conclusion
With all the mentioned above Ram will certainly be ahead of its competitors. 2018 Toyota Tundra will probably be one of the many rivals. Best way to see if this truck will live up to its name is to wait last quarter of the 2016. At that time Rampage will be available for around $60,000.