2017 Ram Power Wagon: How Fast Is This Heavy Duty Off-Road Truck? [Video]

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2017 Ram Power Wagon

How fast is the 2017 Ram Power Wagon at a 0-60 MPH acceleration at a mile above sea level? The Power Wagon is an off-road specialist. It has heavy axles, skid plates, and a 12,000 lbs Warn winch. Naturally, on-road acceleration performance is not a primary requirement for the Power Wagon. Many owner will spend a large percentage of their time driving the truck around town and on the highway. This is why we perform real-world acceleration tests: to get an idea of how this truck will perform merging onto the highway or passing.

This “wagon” is powered by a 6.4L HEMI V8, which provides 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and this is the only power choice for this truck.

The quickest time we came up with was 9.75 seconds. Considering that there is about 17% less air density where we test, this truck may be able to get close to 8 seconds at sea level and at ideal conditions.

We also wondered, how heavy is this particular Power Wagon? The base Power Wagon with no options is listed at around 7,000 lbs of curb weight in the Ram specification sheet. The truck you see here has nearly every option (except for the sunroof). This red pickup has heated and cooled leather seats, heated steering wheel, Ram Box rear storage system, bed separator, and a tonneau cover.

We put the beast on the CAT scales with a full tank of fuel and no driver or passengers. The end result was a round 7,400 lbs.

Nathan also did a 0-60 mph run in 4WD to see the results. Generally, heavy duty trucks accelerate slower in 4×4 mode due to added friction of the four wheel drive system.