Which truck to buy? Should it be an all-new 2019 Ram Rebel half-ton or the heavy duty Ram Power Wagon? The two trucks can be configured at a very similar price (around $50,000), and both trucks are rated to about the same amount.
This question comes to us from JDGarrett:
Since the rebel and the power wagon now have similar tow ratings for 2019. Is there a possibility we will see a mashup of the two on your channel?
The simple answer to JDGarrett’s question is: “Yes! We will work hard to show you a comparison between these two trucks!” As to – which truck is best for you? The answer is a little more complicated.
Take a look at the specifications for the two trucks.
2019 Ram Rebel
The new Rebel is completely redesigned. It still offers the 5.7L HEMI V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The crew cab starts at just over $48,000, and it’s rated tow over 11,000 lbs.
Ram Power Wagon
The Power Wagon remains unchanged. It has a 6.4L HEMI V8 with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It starts at around $52,000, unless you opt for the Ram 2500 crew cab 4×4 Tradesman with a Power Wagon package (which is a few thousand dollars less).
Both trucks have specialized off-road gear, 4×4 with low range, at least one differential locker, and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Although, both can tackle a difficult off-road obstacle, you need to pay close attention to the line in the Rebel, while the Power Wagon (with greater clearance and a solid front axle with a locker) just pummels the terrain into submission.
In the end, if you looking for more comfort, better fuel economy, and newer technology – the 2019 Rebel is a better choice. If you want ultimate off-road capability and heavy duty chassis to handle similar loads with more confidence – then the Power Wagon is the answer.
What do you think? Please let us know in the poll and the comments section below.
Here is the Power Wagon going up the Cliffhanger 2.0 – our toughest off-road test.
Here is the all-new 2019 Ram Rebel tackling the same mountain.
Also, Mr Truck and I discuss this question in this live TFLnow Talkin’ Trucks video.