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Which truck is best for you? Is it a new 2019 Ram Rebel or a 2019 Ram Power Wagon? These two truck have about the same price, but they offer different capability. This is a tough decision, but we are making it easier for you.
Here is your guide to decide which truck is best for you based on every measurement: off-road specs, cabin comfort, fuel economy, acceleration, features, and price. Yep, we ran 0-60 MPH tests with these two trucks and put them side by side in a drag race with surprising results.
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The new 2019 Rebel has a 5.7L HEMI V8 under the hood with an 8-speed. The 2019 Power Wagon has a 6.4L HEMI V8 and an 8-speed. These two trucks are closer on acceleration than you might think.
First, let’s compare the specifications, and then take a look at the real-world test data that we got for fuel economy and acceleration.
|Power Wagon||Rebel (Crew)|
|Wheelbase:||149.3 in||144.6 in|
|Ground Clearance:||14.2 in (max)||10.2 (max)|
|Approach Angle:||29.4 deg||19 deg|
|Breakover Angle:||22 deg||19.5 deg|
|Departure Angle:||26 deg||24.9 deg|
|Turning circle:||48.2 ft||46.2 ft|
|Towing Max:||10,620 lbs||11,190 lbs|
|Payload Max:||1,660 lbs||1,720 lbs|
Strangely, the Rebel crew cab has higher payload and towing ratings than the Power Wagon. Since the Rebel crew has a shorter wheel base, it’s a little more maneuverable. However, the Power Wagon has superior maximum ground clearance and approach/breakover/departure angles.
Now, for the really surprising real-world numbers!
|Power Wagon||Rebel (Crew)|
|Highway MPG (empty):||16.5 MPG||17.8 MPG|
|0-60 MPH (mile above sea level):||8.12 sec||7.53 sec|
The 2019 Power Wagon with the 8-speed automatic transmission showed a much improved highway MPG result. 16.5 MPG is very good for a tall heavy duty truck with off-road tires. The Power Wagon also surprises with a fast acceleration. Still, the Ram 1500 Rebel is better on both fuel economy and acceleration.
Check out the video for all the details.