The 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is a fantastic off-road truck, and if it’s held back at all, it’s mostly because of its sheer size. But it’s still technically a three-quarter-ton heavy-duty pickup, and nearly every other example of a truck in that class is at its best when towing or hauling. With that in mind, we decided to put the Power Wagon to work — not the dusty trails or rocky inclines kind of work, but work work. Truck work. We found out how the Power Wagon handled towing a moderate load — for our purposes, a Bobcat and trailer counts as a moderate load — on the highway and up and down grades.
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The entire exercise proved that the Power Wagon still has the goods to be an effective work truck — just not as effective by the numbers due to its extra off-roading equipment and the lack of a diesel engine option for towing purposes.
We also noted that the ride quality in the Power Wagon while towing was particularly good thanks to its suspension. The Power Wagon proves its worth not only as one of the more versatile trucks on the market, but as — until Ford’s F-250 Tremor package is released and we can see what it does — the only true heavy-duty off-roader.
Speaking of the Tremor, in other pickup truck news this week, Ford has helped that truck’s smaller siblings get off-road, or at least look the part, with a new ride-height leveling kit for the Ranger and F-150. Child-safety seat installation in trucks has also made headlines this week for both mid-size and full-size trucks, as our certified car-seat technicians tested the 2019 GMC Canyon, 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. We also collected the latest in electric truck news for you, and there’s an important federal safety recall out for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, as well.
Catch up on all things pickup now. Here’s all the truck news from the past week from Cars.com and sister site PickupTrucks.com:
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