The bigger, badder 2014 Ram Power Wagon
A lot of you might be familiar with the old belief that “less is more,” but that philosophy doesn’t always seem to prove true. In fact, “more is more” seems to be the philosophy behind the latest Ram Power Wagon, and boy is it great. The Ram 2500-based extra-brawny (hold the lettuce) pickup is back, and as it should be, it is even more extreme than its predecessor. If you are looking for a Dodge Ram for sale in Miami, perhaps the Power Wagon is in your future?
Following in line with the rest of the 2014 Ram 2500 range, the Power Wagon possesses the tweaked version of the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 found in SRT’s eight-cylinder offerings. A lovely 410 horsepower is paired with 429 pound-feet of torque, besting the old 5.7-liter Hemi’s 383 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. A six speed automatic is the standard, sole transmission, and the standard cylinder deactivation will likely help fuel economy.
The Power Wagon is more than just its engine though. Ram has increased the size of the American Axle-built rear axle from 10.5 to 11.5 inches with 4.10 gearing. Each axle sports an electronically locking differential. Oh also, a manually engaged Borg-Warner transfer case is standard, and will help to properly distribute power.
The smaller 1500 Ram offering is arguably the best-riding pickup on sale, with its modern chassis tuning and optional air suspension, which does away with the old-fashioned leaf springs. Ram has taken a similar path with its bigger offerings, fitting a three-link front and five-link coil rear suspension. The result? Ram promises a more composed ride regardless of load, with Bilstein monotube shocks at all four corners. The Power Wagon made its name off road though, and Ram certainly hasn’t forgotten that. Check out the video below!