The full-size pickup truck market is a never-ending game of one-upmanship, and the 2014 Ram Power Wagon definitely ups the ante when it comes to off-roading. Now in its third version since being reintroduced in 2005, the 2014 Ram Power Wagon gets a boost for its off-road ruggedness with many of the same improvements introduced on the recently updated Ram Heavy Duty lineup, while throwing in some SEMA-worthy styling changes for good measure.
Like all Ram HD trucks, the 2014 Ram Power Wagon uses a three-link front suspension, and it will add even more off-road capability with the new Ram Articulink system, which adds an electronic sway bar disconnect at speeds below 18 mph. Bilstein shocks are at all four corners, and a two-inch lift finishes off the Power Wagon’s key suspension upgrades. In total, the 2014 Ram Power Wagon will have an impressive 14.5 inches of ground clearance (2.5 inches more than a standard 2014 Ram 2500) and the ability to ford through 30 inches of water. A full array of skid plates underneath the Power Wagon will help protect the truck’s undercarriage.
Sending power to the meaty 33-inch tires, the Power Wagon uses the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque to ensure that very little will stop this truck. Just in case something does manage to halt the Power Wagon’s off-road progress, though, the truck still comes standard with a 12,000-pound electric Warn winch. Being a heavy-duty truck, the Power Wagon will still have excellent towing and hauling abilities with a tow rating of 10,810 and a payload capacity of 1,490 pounds.
The Power Wagon will be offered in three trim levels – Tradesman, SLT and Laramie. The base Power Wagon Tradesman starts at $44,495, while the range-topping Power Wagon Laramie tops out at $54,820. In between these two models is the $49,495 Power Wagon SLT will have an appearance that matches the truck’s extreme capabilities. This includes the blacked-out headlights with LED turn signals, the color-keyed grille inserts and the obnoxious body decals that help make the digital mud on the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor look reserved in comparison.