With locking differentials, an electric disconnecting sway bar, and under body protection, there aren't many places this truck can't go.
Ram wants the 2017 Power Wagon to be the truck of choice for drivers who love to spend time in the dirt, and the company is now announcing all-terrain pickup starts at $53,015 (after a $1,320 destination charge) when they begin arriving at dealers before the end of the year.
Based on the Ram 2500, the Power Wagon has unique styling that takes strong cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel, especially the grille. Underbody protection keeps the mechanical parts safe while rock crawling. Inside, there are tire-tread-embossed seats and a Power Wagon logo on the upper bolsters.
The Power Wagon exclusively gets power from a 6.4-liter V8 with 410 horsepower (306 kilowatts) and 429 pound-feet (581 Newton-meters) of torque. A six-speed automatic gearbox channels the muscle through a four-wheel drive system, and the front and rear locking differentials further improve traction from the 33-inch tires when the trail gets really muddy. A 12,000-pound-rated (5,443 kilograms) Warn winch should be able to haul you out of trouble.
For getting around off-road, Ram installs Bilstein mono-tube shocks, five-link rear coil spring suspension, and an electronic disconnecting sway bar. The company claims the modified setup offers 14.3 inches (363 millimeters) of ground clearance, 26 inches (660 mm) of wheel travel, and the ability to ford 30 inches (762 mm) of water.
While the Power Wagon is supposed to get dirty, occupants can still be quite comfortable inside with the optional Leather & Luxury Package for $4,495. The amenities add more tech like an 8.4-inch infotainment system, nine-speaker Alpine stereo, front and rear parking sensors, and backup camera. The cabin is also more inviting thanks to the heated and ventilated leather seats. The leather upholstered interior includes a 10-way power adjustment for the drive and six-way for the passenger. The heated steering wheel and power folding mirrors are pleasant conveniences, too.
If you're looking for something even more hardcore, check out Ram's Macho Power Wagon concept from the recent SEMA Show. The concept truck has parts that the Mopar aftermarket might eventually sell, like the RamRack hauling system, an additional four-inch (102-mm) suspension lift, LED light bar, and running boards.