With 383hp and 400lb-ft of torque on tap, the 5.7L Hemi has easily lived up to expectation
The 34-gallon fuel tank provides a highway range of over 400 miles, which means the Power Wagon is capable of breaking off huge chunks of road trips at a time. Making long trips easier are excellent visibility, a roomy cab, and comfortable seats. Plus, the Power Wagon offers a slew of entertainment options ranging from iPod integration and Sirius satellite radio to Sirius Backseat TV. No longer just an option for minivan owners, our kids love watching their shows on Sirius Backseat TV in the rear, separate from what the parents are listening to in the front.
We are very impressed with the tune of the Bilstein shocks, which make a huge difference in ride comfort, especially over rutted freeway expansion joints that send other trucks into suspension oscillations. The Bilsteins equally impress on the trail, where the Power Wagon soaks up road imperfections better than any 3/4-ton truck on the market, and better than some 1/2-tons. In the dirt, only the Power Wagon's sheer overall size and lack of rocker protection keep it from truly going anywhere.
One of our favorite features is the 12,000-pound Warn winch, which is hidden behind the fr
Our first service was performed at Huntington Beach Dodge in Huntington Beach, California, and consisted of an oil change and basic inspections. All 2010 gas-engine Ram HDs require severe-duty service at 3,000-mile intervals, while the 2011 models have been bumped up to 8,000 miles, which will cut down on maintenance costs tremendously for 2011 owners.
So far we have found our truck to be a head turner, with only one other Power Wagon spotted since we took delivery. But it seems as if word is getting out, because more and more people in our travels seem to know what the Power Wagon is and love to chat us up about it. But enough talking about the Power Wagon-the real joy is experiencing it. Now if you'll excuse us, we have a great truck to roll some miles on.
Report: 1 of 4
Previous reports: None
Base price: $44,830
Price as tested: $51,175
Four-wheel drive system: Two-speed, part-time, shift-on-the-fly
Miles to date: 4,681
Miles since last report: First Report
Average mpg (this report): 11.18
Test best tank (mpg): 13.70
Test worst tank (mpg): 9.62
3,000-mile Service: ($49.62)
Problem Areas: None
Hot: Power Wagon package, great shock tuning, do-anything capability
Not: Increased size, no Mopar rock rails, no RamBox, no leather
- "As much as I loved our old Power Wagon, this one is better in almost every way."
- "Still has a manual T-case lever-nice touch."
- "Just towed our 4Runner to the shop and the Hemi didn't even care."
- "The Power Wagon got bigger, it should have 35s like the Raptor."
- "I love how you have to climb up into the power wagon, this is a man's truck."