2016 Ram Power Wagon Named Best Off-Road Truck
The Fast Lane truck (TFLtruck) magazine knows its trucks, so when it makes a bold claim like “Best Off-Road Truck,” people tend to sit up and listen. This popular magazine recently named the Ram Power Wagon the winner of its inaugural Gold Hitch Award for “Best Off-Road Truck,” which means it truly is the best in the market.
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“Ram holds titles in fuel economy, towing capacity, and torque, but the Power Wagon earns the distinction of the ultimate off-road truck. Recognition from TFLtruck cements its position at the top of the hill,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Truck for FCA North America. “The 2016 Ram Power Wagon is designed for the individual who travels into extreme terrain for rescue or recreation, while delivering on-road comfort and the towing capability expected from a heavy-duty truck.”
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This competition was only open to those pickup trucks of the 2016 model year. Trucks were only eligible if they were tested before March 31, 2016. To determine the Best Off-Road Truck winner, TFLtruck editors took to the Colorado Mountains, testing each truck out on the narrow goat trails there. The paths going up the mountain varied from loose gravel to rock to snow covered ground, which makes it a grueling competition.
In the end, the Power Wagon came out on top—and it’s really no surprise. This rough and tumble pickup truck is known for its powerful 6.4-liter HEMI, which produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. It’s truly a truck lover’s truck, through and through.