Ram celebrates 75 years of the Power Wagon with this rugged trail rig
In 1945, Dodge offered buyers four-wheel-drive pickups direct from the factory, a first for mass-produced pickups. To highlight 75 years of its off-road legacy, Ram is offering a special edition of the 2021 Ram Power Wagon.
If you’re not familiar with the latest versions of the Power Wagon, you can think of them as the Wrangler Rubicon of the Ram truck family. The Ram 2500 already comes with solid axles front and rear on coil-spring suspension, but the Power Wagon adds electronic differential lockers front and rear along with an electronic front sway bar disconnect for better articulation. There’s also a Power-Wagon-exclusive front bumper that houses a 12,000-pound Warn winch filled with synthetic rope.
These features make the Power Wagon the most trail-ready full-size pickup on the market and a favorite among overlanders. If there’s one downside to the Power Wagon, it’s that the winch mounting makes it impossible to mount the intercooler from the venerable Cummins diesel, meaning you’ll have to do with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque from the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. The horror!
Available in a dozen exterior colors, this commemorative-edition Power Wagon adds a “Power Wagon 75 Years of Service” door emblem, a black mesh grille, rock rails, and 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels mounted with 33-inch tires. The 75th anniversary badging will continue inside the Power Wagon, where Mountain Brown leather bucket seats feature “Power Wagon 75” embossed just below the headrest. Off-road pages in the 12-inch screen in the center stack show pitch and roll angles, sway bar and differential locker status, and the transfer case position.
While the 2021 Ram Power Wagon can be had for $55,230 in a less luxurious base model with cloth seats and 8.4-inch center display, the 75th Anniversary Edition has an MSRP of $66,945 (both prices include destination). If you’d like to have the ultimate in off-road full-size pickups, you won’t have long to wait—the 2021 Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition will be at dealerships before the end of the year.