This truck is awesome
July 29, 2018
I went from a 2017 Subaru Outback to this truck as I needed a truck. I have owned this truck for 6 months so far. My particular trim is the Power Wagon. The Power Wagon trim should have its own section on this website by the way. it's a different beast from the regular Ram 2500. Most people even looking at the Power Wagon..know what they are getting: 410 horsepower, 429 foot/lb torque, solid axle front and rear. 4.10 axle ratio, 4x4, electronic locking diffs, electronic swayer disconnect, stock 2" lift, 33" tires, 12,000 lb. Warn in-bumper winch....Anyway...Looks: personally...this is the coolest, baddest looking HD pickup on the market. Driving: very smooth for a 3/4 ton truck on the road (I believe the Power Wagon is the only HD truck which comes with coil springs front and rear) Very comfortable vehicle. I drove this vehicle on a road trip 1600 miles one way...nonstop. Put a small mattress in the rear seat and my gf and I took turns driving and sleeping.
This truck is the most comfortable onroad truck I have ever owned (I have owned 3 Ford Rangers, 2 GM 2500s).
Towing: I have not towed anything as of yet but if you plan on towing anything over 10,000 pounds, Power Wagon is not your best bet as the Bilstein shocks with which it comes, are meant for great offroad performance. Payload is only 1440 pounds. In bumper winch works quite well. I intentionally got myself stuck in 2 feet of snow and ice just so I could use the winch. Pulled myself out just fine using the winch.
Gas Mileage: I average about 12 mpg. On the highway I can get about 15 if I am light-footed on the highway. (The 6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel is unavailable in the Power Wagon)
Reliability: Still under factory warranty, but have already had the truck in the shop 4 times. First three times was something wrong with gasoline fumes leaking...just took them 3 times to figure it out. That has been 2 months, so far so good. The fourth time, my manual 4x4 shifter was shifting into 4wd when I would accelerate. The dealer said the motor mounts were bad. Not sure how those go bad on a truck which is less than three years old. But I am not going to say I am worried. I think those were just flukes.
Overall I really like this truck. Very fun. Very large. Personally...I l think a better value than a Ford Raptor if you are considering that one (I know I know...not a direct competitor...but the Power Wagon is an awesome toy that you can actually use to tow and haul...the Ford Raptor is just a toy..IMHO)
In vehicle amenities: I have heated seats, heated steering wheel..very nice. Remote starting on the key fob when you need to heat up the engine (or cool down the cab) UConnect system works very well.
PROS: 1. Awesome looking truck. 2. outstanding offroad capability. 3. large bed, large cab. 4. sits very high. 5. Heated steering wheel and seats. 6. remote engine start. 7. Noticeable truck so if it gets stolen, easy to identify.
CONS: 1. fuel mileage is not great. 2. Liberals may leave notes on your vehicle stating you are causing global warming. 3. If you live in an area that is densely populated with liberals, you may be more likely to have someone steal this truck since it is a little pricey and they think since you have it and they don't, they are entitled to it.