If you’re looking for an off-road focused pickup truck from Ram, you have two great choices right now, though picking just one can be tough.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 2500 Power Wagon both offer some decent off-road gear, but which is the better package? Let’s look at all the facts to decide.
For powertrains the Rebel uses a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque or an optional 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, while the Power Wagon only has one engine option, a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque.
Now let’s look at the basic off-road specs:
|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|
So we can see that the Power Wagon has better off-road numbers, though the Rebel actually still manages to tow more and haul more payload.
All Power Wagons get a locking front and rear differential, while the Rebel only gets a rear locker. For tires, both trucks use 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, though on the Power Wagon they are wrapped around 17-inch wheels, giving them some more sidewall.
There are a few features on the Power Wagon that you simply can’t get on the Rebel, those being a Warn Zeon winch up front and a disconnecting sway bar.
To see these trucks for yourself, make sure you watch the video above where we compare these two Ram off-road machines.