Whats up everyone, Kevin here with the first review for my vehicle blog! I had a chance to drive the 2017 Ram Power Wagon earlier, and I loved it.
RAM Power Wagon
This monster begins life as a simple Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4×4 and with some slight modifications turns into a rock crawling, mud slogging truck that any outdoorsman would love to drive. This thing has an 11.5 inch ring gear on the rear axle and a 9.3 inch one on the front, with both ends containing an electronically locking differential that has a 4.10:1 final drive. Then you select low range, the idle mode changes from 650 rpm to 750 in order to maximize the crawling ability and the stability control is turned down. These are topped with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires that will never lose their bite when climbing. And since you gotta climb down eventually, the Power Wagon features a hill descent control feature.
For a vehicle meant to drive through rocks and forests, the Power Wagon handles extremely well on pavement. You can hear a very faint hum from the all terrain tires, and the hydraulically assisted steering feels pretty loose for a big truck. But thanks to the coil sprung axles you get a much more comfy ride to your next adventure. Be careful at the pumps with the Power Wagon though, these big trucks don’t get estimated mileage but thanks to the inboard computer we can see it only give you 11 miles per gallon and I don’t see any reason that will improve much. If you get a chance then you have to take this truck for a spin, and if you like it there are good lease options. Take it easy everyone, Kevin out.