The Power Wagon is one of the best pickup trucks on the market right now. It has been around for decades and is still going strong, with new versions being released regularly.
The most recent models of the Power Wagon have received some modern modifications and significant technical advances, but they have the same Power Wagon DNA as the original ones from decades ago.
A 75th-anniversary edition was recently released to commemorate the vehicle’s milestone, with some added flourishes to serve as a reminder of one of the best pickups of all time. Here are a few reasons why the new Power Wagon is so great.
When it comes to carrying performance, the Power Wagon is unrivaled. It does all chores with ease and can tow up to 20,000 pounds with a maximum payload of roughly 4,000 pounds, depending on the engine.
Driving performance should also be excellent. The shocks and suspension indicated previously should be adequate for off-road driving and offer a smooth and comfortable ride when driving around town, and they should be more than enough for on-road driving and provide a smooth and comfortable ride when driving around town.
Going even further in terms of comfort, the Power Wagon is well-equipped with everything you’ll need for a pleasurable ride, whether you’re the driver or a passenger.
Both the front and back seats are exceptionally roomy and provide plenty of legroom. Crew-cab variants provide an additional 40 inches of back legroom, while giant cabs add three more inches for comfortable sitting for up to five people.
The RAM is also made of high-quality materials and, given the nature and size of both the engine and the car itself, is surprisingly silent.
Overall, the appearance of the Power Wagon is great, especially if you choose the special 75th-anniversary model, which includes modest extra touches to recognize the vehicle’s historic milestone.
Overall, everything appears to be amazing. It has a strong presence, notably with the wide front grille and accompanying massive RAM branding.
Despite this, it remains subtle in comparison to other pickups and is slightly more dignified than Ford’s equivalent Raptor vehicles, which have arguably over-the-top style.
As you may know or have deduced by now, Dodge first introduced the Power Wagon in the 1940s, hence the 75th Anniversary limited edition vehicle we see today.
It is widely regarded as one of the most important pickup trucks ever produced, and it served as a direct forerunner to many of the pickup trucks we see today on the road, which is why it is extensively appreciated and has its anniversary edition.
As previously mentioned, the Power Wagon term is now used to refer to the four-wheel-drive versions of the RAM 2500 trucks.
Locking Differential And Sway Bar
The RAM comes with all of the characteristics needed to deliver excellent performance on and off the road. Front and rear locking differentials and an electronic front sway bar have been added to the Power Wagon as a result.
The differentials can be electronically locked to provide as much grip and control as possible by distributing torque evenly to all four wheels. Off-road control is unrivaled thanks to this, as well as the electronic sway bar, which maximizes axle articulation.
The 2019 RAM is offered with two engine options for those searching for a truck with options: a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel or a 6.4-liter Hemi V8. The turbodiesel offers about twice the torque of the V8, with 850 lb-ft, allowing it to haul around 2,500 pounds more.
The V8 does, however, have more power than the turbodiesel, with 410 hp vs 370 hp. This decision is based on personal preference and how you want to use the RAM.
Trailer Monitoring And Hardware
The RAM’s trailer tracking system is one of its coolest features. This delivers live readings for up to four trailers and up to 12 tires per trailer, giving the driver information on the status of the trailer tire pressure. Furthermore, the factory-installed rear-axle structural cross member includes integrated mounting hardware for coupling trailers.
Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
Towing is an important aspect of the RAM’s operation. As a result, convenient tow mirrors have been fitted to aid in the transport of trailers and the like. These mirrors have 360-degree Surround View Cameras and a Trailer Reverse Guidance View. A total of five cameras are employed to provide a complete picture of the vehicle’s surroundings, which is especially helpful when aligning your truck with a trailer.
The auto-level rear suspension system available with the RAM is another wonderful feature for assisting with towing. A bed lowering mode lowers the rear suspension to the lowest feasible position for easier trailer hook-up.
This works especially well with the surround cameras, which give you a better view of any trailers you might need to hook up to your car.
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