You asked and for it, and you shall receive! We have 2017 gas-V8-powered work trucks rolling into our studio! First to arrive are the 2017 Ram 2500 HD regular cab 2WD Tradesman and a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD double-cab 4×4 WT. The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty will arrive is just a few days.
We are getting ready for a big comparison test with all three trucks.
Don’t let all the chrome fool you. These trucks actually have affordable pricing and basic/utilitarian features. The Ram Tradesman has manual-crank windows, A/C, cruise control, Aux music connector, and an 8-foot bed. What else does a working trucker need or want?
The Ram is equipped with a 6.4L HEMI V8 and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a chrome and towing packages, but not much else.
The 2017 Chevy 2500 HD is a WT (Work Truck) model with a few “bling-bling” packages that make it looking good. Namely, it has a HD Custom Package that adds 20-inch rims, chrome accents, tinted windows, remote entry, 7-inch radio system, and a rear view camera.
Why is the Chevy a double-cab 4×4, while this was supposed to be a 2WD regular cab truck comparison? The other Chevy truck was damaged at another location, before TFLtruck could get our hands on it. This is as close of a substitute than we can get. The Chevy is powered by a 6.0L V8 and a 6-speed automatic.
Check out the specs, features, and lots of discussion from this recording of a Live TFLnow video.