The 2014 Ram Power Wagon is purported to be the most off-road capable work truck you can buy off a showroom floor. It lacks the dune-jumping legs of a Ford Raptor, but with 14.5" of ground clearance and electronically disconnecting sway bars it should be able to crawl over all the twigs you can find.
Road & Track's Zach Bowman talked to Ram Trucks head of engineering Mike Cairns to find out why Ram passed on the 6.7-liter Cummins I6 and 3 liter EcoDiesel V6 options for their off-road work truck;the Power Wagon.
Just days ago, someone close to Ram's off-road efforts wagged their finger at Chrysler for passing on a production pickup with real off-road performance. Today balls'ing up and bringing back the Power Wagon; a truck they claim will own the title of "most off-road-capable" pickup out of the box.
A crew shooting a Ram truck commercial had a very bad day on Wednesday when the Power Wagon they were filming on a Northern California beach ended up stuck in the ocean for a bit. Say it with us now: Haw-haw!
Chrysler's bringing a big toy to the Easter Jeep Safari, the Moparized Ram Power Wagon. It's fitted with a shortened box for a better departure angle, huge 37"+ tires, a winch, rock rails and a bad attitude. [Pickuptrucks.com]