Ram Trucks has just released the details and photos of its latest and greatest Power Wagon, a refreshed version of the heavy-duty, off-road champ that can handle nearly every strenuous task thrown its way. While the Power Wagon isn’t the only off-road-based truck out there today, it is certainly the only one capable of trudging deep ruts, climbing rocks, and fording 30 inches of water while hauling 1,490 pounds in its bed.

And yes, people actually do that.

While the obvious comparison is with the Ford Raptor, the trucks compete on two different playing fields. Designed as a high-speed desert runner, the Raptor is lighter and more nimble than the Ram while its suspension is designed to absorb jumps and bumps at tremendous speeds. Those Fox racing shocks work very well in those circumstances, but aren’t so great for towing or hauling.

That’s where the Power Wagon picks up. Built on the back of a Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck, the Power Wagon has the strength of the heavy duty combined with the off-road prowess of a Jeep Wrangler. The fact both the Wrangler and Power Wagon come from the same manufacturer shouldn’t come as a surprise. They actually share some hardware – at least in concept — namely the front axle’s electronic sway bar disconnect. With the push of a button, the massive solid axle is free to twist in full flex, keeping its 33-inch tall tires on the ground no matter how severe the terrain gets.

The list of impressive hardware continues throughout the three-quarter-ton truck as the Ram powers its way through Prius’ nightmares and Raptors’ dreams. Click past the jump for the full run-down.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon.

  • 2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
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  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    410 @ 5600
  • Torque @ RPM:
    429 @ 4000
  • Displacement:
    6.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    100 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; RWD; 4WD
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The Power Wagon seen in these photos is the SLT, complete with its in-your-face grille inserts, fake mud paint scheme, LED exterior lighting, and 1980s-style ‘Power Wagon’ lettering across the doors. Ram also offers two other, and much less ‘rad’ versions, the base trim level Tradesman and the leather-lined Laramie.

On the less gaudy Tradesman, monochrome paint extends all the way around with a black front grille, black headlight filler panels, and fender flairs. It does feature one ‘Power Wagon’ graphic along the bottom edge of the tailgate as in years past.

The top-line Laramie trim gets a full-chrome grille with bi-functional halogen headlights with chrome backgrounds. The fender flairs get a coat of body-colored paint and the graphics are nowhere in sight. Distinguishing the Power Wagon from a regular 2500 is a single chrome-plated ‘Power Wagon’ logo on the tailgate - besides the noticeable off-road hardware and two inches of suspension lift. Ram offers 12 separate colors for the truck, depending on trim level.

Wheelbase (in.) 140.5
Length (in.) 231
Width (in.) 78.9
Height (in.) 73.3 (4x4: 75.7)
Track - Front (in.) 68.6
Track - Rear (in.) 68.2
Max Towing Capability 10,810 lbs
Max Payload 1,490 lbs


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Like the outside, the Power Wagon’s cabin gets three separate treatments depending on trim level. While Ram didn’t dive into any detail in the press release below, there are a few features we were able to pick out.

With the Tradesman, things are going to be rather bare-bones. A standard radio, vinyl or cloth seats, rubberized floors, and few other options will be the norm. However, jumping into the other two trim levels, Ram mentions the 8.4-inch infotainment screen will be available, which will act as a view screen for two rear-facing cameras — one on the tailgate for backing up and a second mounded within the third brake light housing for keeping an eye on payload inside the bed. We imagine that would also come in handy when connecting a gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer.

Also offered will be a power-sliding rear window with a defrost function, power locks for the tailgate and RamBox doors, auto rain-sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlights, a dual alternator option for running on-board equipment, extra wiring for aftermarket and upfitter attachments, and a ‘intelligent battery sensor’ that keeps any extra components from draining the battery dead.

Ram is also touting reduced NVH levels thanks to the Power Wagon’s new frame.


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Moving this off-road beast through the muck and mire is Chrysler’s 6.4-liter, HEMI V-8 cranking out 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that puts power to the ground through the rear wheels. A Borg Warner BW 44-47 transfer case routes power to the front axle when the manually-operated ‘dog leg’ shifter is moved in to four-wheel-drive.

The transfer case offers the conventional two-wheel-drive, a four-wheel-drive ‘High’ setting for loose terrain like snow, mud, or sand; along with a four-wheel-drive ‘Low’ range for towing loads up steep grades off road or pulling another vehicle from being stuck. Low range is only usable at slower speeds, but the torque multiplication that occurs creates a huge amount of power for getting stuff done.

While the Power Wagon’s list of priorities does not feature fuel economy anywhere close to the top, Ram engineers included cylinder deactivation on the massive 6.4-liter for helping cut fuel costs. Along with that, the rear axle’s gear ratio was dropped from 4.56 to 4.10, compensated by the 6.4-liter’s increase in torque over the outgoing 5.7-liter. Holding those gears in place are huge American Axle Manufacturing-built axles with beefy 38 mm shafts in the rear helping to ensure the truck is never short of muscle.

Within each differential are electronic lockers that bind together both axle shafts for even power distribution to both sides. This gives the Power Wagon a huge advantage even when only one side of the truck has traction; say climbing a muddy hill or pulling a boat up an algae-covered ramp.

Engine Type 6.4-liter HEMI 16-valve V-8 engine
Horsepower 410 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 429 LBS-FT @ 4,000 RPM
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic


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2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Drivetrain
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A major part of the Power Wagon’s magic lies within its suspension components. Designed to handle rough terrain yet still capable of hauling over 1,490 pounds in its bed and towing 10,810 pounds, the components are extra strong with innovative engineering holding them together.

This model year represents the first time the Power Wagon has used the Ram Heavy Duty’s new front three-link and rear coil spring suspension setup. This presented engineers with some extra challenges of recalibrating the suspension to handle the extra stresses that come with Power Wagon duty, while also adding an additional two inches of lift over the standard Ram 2500.

One of the most unique components is an all-new “Ram Articulink,” an extra linkage between the front axle and its control arms. It allows for extra articulation while still managing body roll and payload control through turns.

Carrying over from years past is the heavy-duty front say bar disconnect. Just like on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, it disconnects with the push of a button to allow for greater articulation in the front wheels. Also carrying over is the 12,000-pound-capacity Warn winch hidden behind the front bumper. That’s an industry-exclusive coming as standard equipment.

Lastly, the chrome-clad wheels are wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires designed for hard core off-roading while still providing a compliant ride on the street.


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The Power Wagon’s price tag isn’t cheap – even in the base Tradesman form, the starting price begins at $45,690. Jump up to the SLT trim, and you’re looking at $50,340. Lastly, the top-dog Laramie trim will set you back $56,015.

That’s a lot of scratch, but it brings home a lot of truck.


Ford F-150 Raptor

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If you read the article above, you’d know the Raptor isn’t a direct competitor with the Power Wagon, but it does represent the only other purpose-built, off-road truck rolling off assembly lines today.

Powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 making 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque, the Raptor comes complete with Fox racing shocks front and rear with loads of suspension travel for conquering off-road obstacles at high speed like a Baja trophy truck.

Available in both the SuperCab and SuperCrew cab versions, The Raptor has plenty of room for toting the family or extra gear around. Prices for the Raptor start at $44,705 but quickly escalate to beyond $50,000 with all the option boxes checked.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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Competing more with the heavy duty side of the Power Wagon is the all-new 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. Comparing apples to apples, the Silverado can come with a 6.0-liter V-8 making 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque but can be mated with the Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission — an industry leader for heavy duty hauling.

While the Silverado is available with its Z71 off-road package which includes four-wheel-drive, stronger shocks, skid plates, tow hooks, and hill decent control – the packages is no match for the all-out Power Wagon.

Though it can’t keep up off the beaten path, the Chevy will out haul the Power Wagon. The Silverado in Crew Cab, short bed form with the 6.0-liter engine will haul 3,152 pounds in its bed or a 14,000 gooseneck trailer. Compare that to the Power Wagon’s 1,490-pound payload capacity and 10,810-pound tow rating and you can see the off-road shocks and suspension systems take their toll on the truck’s hauling abilities. It’s up to the owner to pick their poison.


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The Ram Power Wagon is in a class all its own. Sure, the Raptor is another purpose-built off-road truck with plenty of technology in its suspension, but the Power Wagon operates at the opposite end of the spectrum — slow and powerful. The updates Ram included for 2014 make the truck more capable all around, plus more manageable on the road.

Besides the rather silly graphics on the SLT trim level, the Power Wagon is a serious truck for folks to who do serious work on and off the beaten path.

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Press Release

Ram Truck brand’s quest to build the best pickups continues. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers the industry’s best fuel economy at 28 MPG. Ram’s Heavy Duty truck line owns best-in-class towing at 30,000 lbs. and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) at 37,600 lbs., but there’s an additional title Ram Truck has always held: the most off-road-capable pickup. Built to master the most rigorous off-road trails, the 2014 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, but features a number of off-road-specific engineering enhancements, including a unique suspension with more than two inches of lift, locking differentials and a 12,000-pound winch to give the truck a significant advantage over all production pickups.

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“Capability is top of mind with heavy-duty pickup truck customers. Ram trucks are expected to work every day without breaking a sweat,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO—Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The 2014 Ram Power Wagon fills a need for those who travel into extreme terrain for rescue or recreation, while delivering on-road civility and the towing capability expected from a heavy-duty truck.”

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon engineering story begins with a new frame, suspension and top-of-segment off-road technology and equipment complemented by the new, best-in-class 410 horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

“The Ram Power Wagon’s heritage dates back to 1945. It holds a special place in the line-up as an example of engineering innovation and off-road capability,” said Mike Cairns, Director—Ram Truck Engineering. “It may look similar to a Ram 2500 Heavy Duty but under the skin is a unique story, giving the Power Wagon its best-in-class off-road pickup competence.”

The Power Wagon nameplate was produced from 1945 through 1980. Early trucks were based on the Weapons Carrier (WC) series of Dodge ¾-ton military-use trucks built during World War II. The Power Wagon went on to become a well-known civilian vehicle and continued the lineage of Dodge four-wheel-drive trucks from the 1930s, proving basic four-wheel-drive design concepts and representing a significant predecessor to the many four-wheel-drive trucks in modern use today. The iconic truck was reintroduced in 2005 and now exists as an independent model under Ram Truck Brand.

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Compelling numbers tell the best-in-class story of the standard 6.4-liter HEMI 16-valve V-8 engine: 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a peak torque rating of 429 lb.-ft. (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm. The engine calibration is unique to Power Wagon in order to enhance its off-road maneuverability and finesse. When driving in four-wheel-drive "Low," the throttle response softens and the idle speed increases by 100 rpm (from 650 to 750 rpm) — providing added control when ascending and descending off-road obstacles at slow speeds.

The legendary HEMI architecture provides the foundation of the 90-degree V-8. But its advanced technology is decidedly forward-looking. Cooled exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) delivers greater efficiency and elevated refinement. These attributes are manifested in reduced pumping losses and lower emissions. Pumping losses are further reduced by variable-valve timing (VVT). Efficiency is a hallmark of the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8, starting with Chrysler Group’s trademark Fuel Saver cylinder-deactivation technology. When conditions allow, as in highway cruising, the system seamlessly shuts down four cylinders to conserve fuel. The engine features an active dual-runner-length intake manifold optimized specifically for the Ram Heavy Duty lineup. The result is improved low-end torque without sacrificing high-end power.

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Efficiency is further reflected in revised positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system, which is integrated in the intake manifold. The resulting benefit is improved oil efficiency.
Heat is the enemy of durability. But the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 includes such features as:

Robust/high-volume oil cooler
Oil jets for piston cooling
Aircraft grade, stainless steel gaskets and fasteners for improved durability at high temperatures

In addition, computational fluid dynamics was employed to optimize the cooling circuit in the block, heads and water pump.

With upgraded valve-seat material to fight wear and anchored by a cast-iron block, aluminum cylinder heads and forged-steel crankshaft, it is little wonder the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 boasts a five-year / 100,000-mile warranty.

The new 6.4-liter HEMI is offered with the 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission and connects to a part-time, manual-engagement Borg Warner BW 44-47 transfer case.

The Power Wagon’s axles are the pinnacle of durability. Built by American Axle Manufacturing, the units measure 9.25 inches in the front and 11.5 inches in the rear (increase from 10.5 inches), delivering power via a 4.10:1 ring and pinion ratio. Robust rear axle shafts are upgraded to 38 mm, providing rotating force directly to the 33-inch tire/wheel combination. Both axles include electronic locking differentials driven by electro-magnetic actuators. New for 2014, all Ram Heavy Duty trucks incorporate a segment-exclusive front axle disconnect system. When conditions warrant, front drivetrain components are disconnected to reduce parasitic loss and improve overall efficiency. The system provides a gain in fuel efficiency of up to 1 mile per gallon (mpg).
Additional axle data:

9.25 AAM 11.5 AAM
Front Pinion: 98.3 mm Rear Pinion: 121.3 mm
Front Ring Gear: 235 mm (9.25 inches) Rear Ring Gear: 292 mm (11.5 inches)
Front Axle Shaft Diameter: 35 mm Rear Axle Shaft Diameter: 38 mm

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The 2014 Ram Power Wagon features an all-new suspension system, some of which was specifically designed for the Power Wagon, including Bilstein shocks, control arms, spring rates and more than two inches of lift.

In the front, the entire Ram Heavy Duty line features an advanced three-link front suspension to ensure roll stiffness. Greater roll stiffness reduces body roll or lean, and is an important characteristic in taller vehicles and especially trucks with heavy payloads. Roll stiffness is measured by the amount the truck’s body tips side-to-side, independently of the wheels, during cornering.

The Ram Power Wagon packages a unique-to-model design of the standard three-link suspension system with Bilstein monotube shocks. The Ram Articulink design incorporates high movement joints at the control-arm-to-axle mount, allowing for additional flexibility and axle articulation.

Additional suspension flex is achieved via the class-exclusive electronic disconnecting sway bar, which allows the front axle to move more independently of the truck’s frame. The driver-actuated "Smart Bar" disengagement is possible in both four-wheel drive "High" or four-wheel drive "Low" at speeds below 18 miles per hour. As a safety feature, the Smart Bar automatically re-engages at speeds above 18 miles per hour, increasing roll stiffness.

Heavy Duty trucks generally have rear suspension equipped for constant, heavy payloads. This usually leads to a harsher ride when unloaded. Ram innovation leads again for 2014. All Ram 2500 Heavy Duty trucks, including the Power Wagon take lessons learned from the Ram 1500 and add an all-new, segment-exclusive five-link coil rear suspension system for best-in-class ride and handling.

The exclusive five-link coil design provides better articulation over obstacles than a leaf spring system and the robust coil springs are more than up to the task of handling heavy payloads. Although the 2014 Ram Power Wagon is loaded with off-road components, owners will appreciate payload up to 1,490 pounds and towing capacity up to 10,810 pounds.

The five-link coil design incorporates support at all major points of force. Leaf spring suspensions struggle to combat axle wrap by using staggered shock absorbers (one mounted on the front of the axle tube and one mounted on the rear of the axle tube). The superior design of the five-link coil system functionally resists unwanted axle rotation. Leaf spring configurations also lack lateral support, forcing the leaf ends and shackles to hold against lateral loads — a task they’re not particularly good at and one reason competitive leaf-sprung rear suspensions shutter on rough surfaces.

Because of the unique five-link axle control and natural rotation, U-joints in the driveshaft run smoothly and with less vibration through the suspension’s range of motion, an advantage not shared with leaf springs. Another benefit of coil springs is less unsprung mass and elimination of stick-slip friction found between the leaf springs. Additionally, links are engineered in-line with frame rails, so overall packaging is better, not to mention an overall weight reduction of more than 40 pounds when compared to a leaf-spring configuration.

The rear suspension also includes Bilstein monotube shocks, and on some models, a Bilstein dampener links the top of the rear axle to the frame, providing additional control, bringing the Ram 2500 far beyond what competitors offer for axle control.

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon’s combined axle and suspension package adds to greater suspension articulation, a determining factor when negotiating extreme obstacles. With Smart Bar engaged, the Ram Power Wagon reaches a Ramp Travel Index (RTI - a measurement of a vehicle’s suspension articulation) of 510 (26-inch vertical height).

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The 2014 Ram Power Wagon receives a variety of exterior design treatments, each unique to the three trim levels. All models are bookended with chrome front and rear bumpers. The bold chrome front bumper neatly hides a Warn 12,000-lb. winch with nothing to show except a single heavy gauge steel cable and pronounced hook that attaches to one of the two massive front tow hooks. The unique 17-inch forged and polished aluminum wheel designs are wrapped in 33-inch tires and feature exposed lug nuts with a small center cap.

On the Power Wagon Tradesman trim, monotone paint covers the truck. The grille-surround and inserts are colored black as are the headlamp filler panels and wheel flares. A Power Wagon decal spreads across the bottom of the tailgate.

The SLT trim features the most visible change. The crosshair grille divides the frontal area into four quadrants. Truck color decides whether or not the SLT-trimmed Power Wagon receives the special red billets in the four quadrants (Bright White, Flame Red, Black, Bright Silver and Granite Crystal) providing quick identification of the Power Wagon package. Bi-functional halogen projector headlamps, underlined with an LED array are set into a dark background. Two-tone paint and rear-bound, Tri-color Carbide Blade graphics are matched to the Power Wagon colors. The new graphics come in two slightly different color variations, depending on vehicle paint. In conjunction with the side graphics, a large Power Wagon decal covers the bottom of both side doors. The LED trend is carried to the rear tail lamps and a theme-matched Power Wagon graphic adorns the base of the tailgate. Black wheel flares and door handles round out the SLT trim.

The Laramie trim is more understated. The truck features an all chrome grille and bi-functional halogen headlamps set into a chrome background. As in the SLT, LEDs serve as markers in the front and rear. The monotone painted body and wheel flares combine with polished wheels and a unique Power Wagon chrome tailgate badge, giving the Laramie Power Wagon a sleeper appearance considering its capability. Of course, as with all Laramie trim level Ram trucks, the interior is top notch with leather seating surfaces, premium materials and soft touch points.

For 2014, the Ram Power Wagon offers up to 12 different colors depending on model: True Blue, Maximum Steel, Deep Cherry Red, Blue Streak, Black Gold, Western Brown, Prairie, Flame Red, Bright White, Black (monotone), Bright Silver and Granite Crystal.

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New to Power Wagon and providing optimal balance between on-road civility and off-road capability are 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, which feature a beefy tread pattern to help grab ledges along the trail and deliver optimum traction through sand, mud and snow. Larger tires and a suspension lift contribute to the Power Wagon’s 14.5-inch ground clearance, compared to 12 inches on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty. The truck’s approach angle is boosted to 34 degrees, the departure angle is increased to 23.5 degrees and the breakover angle is enhanced to 25.5 degrees. This gives the Ram Power Wagon significant clearance for navigating a variety of severe inclines and declines as well as providing up to 30-inches of water-fording capability.

Underneath the 2014 Ram Power Wagon are generous underbody protection components. Fore-aft bars bring together the transfer case and fuel tank skid plates, resulting in armor that minimizes underside damage and rock wedging.

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Ram Heavy Duty trucks feature frames built with high-strength 50,000 psi steel, including eight separate cross-members, hydroformed main rails and fully boxed rear rails for optimal strength and mass efficiency. Chassis controls on the new Ram Heavy Duty ensure outstanding noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) measurements and ride and handling characteristics.

Wide front frame rails enable front suspension springs to be positioned slightly outboard – an enabler for generating positive roll stiffness. A large plated-structure interface to the frame brings a lengthened weld surface creating a stiff, robust front section. The design ensures optimum mass efficiency with no need for reinforcements to deliver strength, despite shape complexity. Center frame rail sections are roll-formed, an efficient means for maintaining consistent strength in less complex longitudinal sections. In the rear portion of the new frame, the structure includes fully boxed rear rails and offers a factory-installed rear axle cross-member.

The hydraulic steering system features recirculating ball steering gear, which delivers precise on-center feel despite the vehicles immense towing and payload capacities.

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Truck models. Front rotors measure 14.17 inches (373 mm) in diameter and are clamped with dual-piston calipers; rear rotors are 14.09 inches (356 mm) also use dual-piston calipers. All Ram Heavy Duty trucks feature standard four-channel electronic stability control (ESC).

The Ram Heavy Duty is equipped with robust engine, transmission and body mounts, including pioneering hydro-mounts at C-pillar positions for class-leading noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics despite the truck’s aptitude for higher payloads and towing.

The Power Wagon features a standard Class 5 receiver hitch with four- and seven-pin connectors on the bumper. A tailgate handle-mounted, high-definition rear camera backup system is available with dynamic imaging in the 8.4-inch display. Also, an optional cargo-view camera located in the center high-mounted stop light (CHMSL) provides a view of the bed for monitoring payload.

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As the Ram Heavy Duty continues to offer more featured content, it created the need for a technology that allows more information to be electronically communicated within the truck. The Powernet electrical architecture system allows both high and low-speed data networks to be equipped with as many as 40 individual modules, all designed to improve vehicle performance and enhance the comfort and safety of driver and passengers. Within the Powernet high-speed network, each module (e.g., electronic stability control) processes its individual data and transmits the appropriate commands within the vehicle to activate any additional systems (e.g. anti-lock brake system and cruise control).

A majority of the commercial truck customers need to tie into the electrical system and certain fleet customers require access to vehicle information to even be considered, especially ambulance packages and some utility companies. A best-in-class vehicle system interface module (VSIM) is capable of communicating between aftermarket modules and various factory control modules. The VSIM upfitter interface module features a total of 53 circuits, including lighting controls, door position, and throttle and transmission position. The class exclusive module acts as a secure gateway to the vehicles’ electrical systems and data bus architecture to enable safe, secure plug and play connectivity for upfitter friendliness.

The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty is equipped with intelligent battery sensor technology, which continually measures the flow of current in and out of the battery. The system is an enabler for intelligent load shedding, systematically shutting off select electrical systems onboard the vehicle when the battery is running low to help prevent further depleting the battery.

The new Power Wagon offers a dual-alternator system – the first of its kind for 3/4- and 1-ton pickup trucks with gas powertrains –combining 220- and 160-amp units for 380-amps of total best-in-class output.

Ram Heavy Duty customers can enjoy the convenience of power folding mirrors and a combination, power rear-sliding window with defrost. Also, one-touch, central locking includes the RamBox cargo management system and tailgate power locks, creating a convenient solution for locking all exterior doors and storage lids. Spray-in bedliner, auto rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam headlamps also are available, adding to a truckload of content.

Total Cost Of Ownership And Unsurpassed Powertrain Warranty - Five Years/ 100,000 Miles
Operating costs are of great consideration for owners who use their trucks for work. The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty holds class-leading features in:

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Fuel economy
Extended maintenance cycle (oil change of 15,000, fuel filter life on diesel)
Brake life with advanced engine exhaust brake and largest brakes in the segment

The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty is backed with an unsurpassed five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system. Coverage also includes free towing to the nearest Ram Truck dealer, if necessary. The warranty also is transferable allowing customers who sell their truck during the warranty period to pass the coverage on to the new owner. The standard five-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram Heavy Duty, from the body to the electrical system.

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