It's one of the toughest trucks in the business.
It's been 75 years since the original Power Wagon was introduced as the first mass-produced 4x4 truck, badged back then as a Dodge. Today, the Power Wagon name is attached to a more capable version of the Ram 2500, which we picked as one of the top off-road vehicles you can buy in 2020.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Power Wagon, Ram has introduced the Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition. The announcement pertinently comes just prior to Veterans Day; the original Power Wagon traces its roots back to World War II when it served as a military truck.
The Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition truck comes with several special features to distinguish it. Outside, these enhancements include a bold black grille mesh, gloss black surrounds for the headlights, a Gunmetal RAM badge on the grille, and 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels wrapped in 33-inch tires.
The body can be painted in Diamond Black Crystal or two-tone shades such as Billet Silver Metallic, Patriot Blue, Hydro Blue, Flame Red, and Olive Green. Finally, distinctive "Power Wagon 75 Years of Service" badging can be found outside as well. It's certainly one of Ram's more attention-grabbing trucks.
In the cabin, the seats are trimmed in Mountain Brown leather with more "Power Wagon 75" logos. Gloss black is applied to the center console and instrument panel, and this is complemented by dark brushed aluminum around the radio.
Standard equipment includes the Uconnect 4C NAV infotainment system and a large 12-inch screen. Off-road Pages is included, with the system showing information like ride height and transfer case position. Along with all of this, a 17-speaker Harman Kardon sound system pumps out 750 watts of power.
It wouldn't be a Power Wagon without some genuine off-roading equipment, so the 75th Anniversary Edition gets plenty of goodies for the more adventurous at heart.
The equipment comprises locking front/rear differentials, a factory lift, an electronic transfer case, and a front sway bar that can be disconnected electronically. A 12,000-pound WARN Zeon-12 winch is standard, too, along with a 360-degree camera system.
"There are few vehicles with as long and as rich a history as the Power Wagon," said the Head of Ram Brand, Mike Koval Jr. "Combined with our new Ram 1500 TRX, the launch of the 75th Anniversary Edition reinforces Ram Truck's position as the off-road truck leader."
The Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition will reach dealerships this quarter and carries a starting MSRP of $65,250, excluding a destination charge of $1,695.