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We Get Our Hands On The 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon:

HDRams.com Puts The Off-Road Capable Pickup Through Its Daily Driving Paces...

The 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is the most capable production off-road pickup on the market today. The Power Wagon features a unique suspension, factory suspension lift, locking front and rear differentials, disconnecting sway bar, and even a 12,000-lb. WARN Zeon-12 winch.

2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. (HDRams).

We have spent a lot of time with the Power Wagon since the Heavy Duty lineup received its heavy revision last year.  We took the Ram 2500 Power Wagon off-road in the Nevada desert, as well as the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia. But what is it like with the off-road-oriented Heavy Duty Ram on a daily basis? 

Ram Trucks was kind enough to send us a 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon, to put through the paces over the next week. The updated Power Wagon impressed us off-road, but how does it handle daily driving on the streets of Metro Detroit? Or how about the beautiful scenes of Northern Michigan? What kind of fuel economy does the 410 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 with cylinder deactivation get daily travels? That is what we are going to be taking a look at over the next week.

2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. (HDRams).

This particular truck is fully-loaded with the exception of the available power sunroof option. Our 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon tester features the following optional equipment…

  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat Paint – $100
  • Towing Technology Group – $1,095
    • Center High-Mount Stop Lamp with Cargo View Camera
    • Surround-View Camera System
    • Trailer Reverse Guidance
  • Safety Group – $1,495
    • Lane Keep Assist
    • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
    • Adaptive Steering System
    • Blind-Spot with Trailer & Cross-Path Detection
  • RamBox Utility Group – $295
    • Truck Bed Cargo Divider
    • Four Adjustable Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
  • Bed Utility Group – $745
    • LED Bed Lighting
    • Deployable Bed Step
    • Spray-In Bedliner
  • Power Wagon Level 2 Equipment Group – $5,695
    • Leather Trim 40/20/40 Bench Seat
    • Ventilated Front Seats
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Power Folding Black Trailer-Tow Mirrors with Memory
    • A/C Auto Temperature Control with Dual-Zone Control
    • Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers
    • Remote Tailgate Release
    • Heated Second-Row Seats
    • 2-Way Power Lumbar Adjustable Passenger Seat
    • 8-Way Power Lumbar Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
    • Rear Door Accent Lighting
    • Memory For Radio, Driver’s Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
    • Mirror-Mounted Auxiliary Reverse Lamps
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Power Adjustable Pedals
    • Remote-Start System
  • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover From Mopar – $695
  • Black Tubular Side Steps – $445
  • 17-Speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound System with Subwoofer – $795
  • 12-Inch Uconnect Touchscreen Infotainment with Navigation – $1,995
  • 17-Inch x 8-Inch Black Painted Aluminum Wheels – $595
  • RamBox Cargo Management System with 115-Volt Outlet – $995
    • LED Bed Lighting
2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. (HDRams).

With a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $69,890 including destination, this 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is no cheap off-roader. However, it does show us that you can equip the Power Wagon to be just as luxurious as our long-term 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Sport. For those looking for a cheaper option, a Power Wagon content package continues to be available on the Tradesman trim, which includes all the off-road equipment but keeps the Tradesman design elements.

2020 Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon. (HDRams).

We can’t wait to get on the on-road with this Power Wagon and see what kind of real-world fuel economy the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 now that it is mated with the ZF-sourced 8HP75-LCV 8-speed automatic transmission. So stay tuned to HDRams.com as we will continue to report on our week with America’s most capable off-roader.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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