All three of the big Heavy Duty truck brands now offer off-road packages, but the question is, which rules when the pavement ends?
We took those three rigs, the Ford F-250 Tremor, Ram Power Wagon and GMC Sierra AT4 out to Moab, Utah to find out exactly that. The Tremor and AT4 are the new dogs in this fight, while the Power Wagon has been in a segment of one for years.
In the Ford, you get a set of 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duractrac tires, about a 2-inch lift, a locking rear differential, off-road tuned suspension and off-road drive modes, while the AT4 package comes with nearly the same enhancements, except our truck came packing Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner ATs, a less aggressive set of off-road tires.
Both of those trucks also had another similarity: diesel power. Under the hood of the GMC is the 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo diesel V8 making 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque while the Tremor comes with a 6.7-liter turbo diesel making 1150 lb-ft of torque and 475 horsepower. Gas engines are available in both the Tremor and AT4 as well, though we wanted to test the latest diesels because it’s exciting to finally have HD diesels in off-road.
That is because the Ram Power Wagon still only offers the 6.4-liter HEMI gas V8, making 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. But where the Ram might fall behind in power, it makes up for in off-road equipment. It’s the only truck here with a disconnecting sway bar and a winch offered as standard equipment (the Tremor does have a new optional winch). Besides that, the Ram comes with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, a 2-inch lift, off-road tuned suspension, skid plates, locking front and rear differentials and unique style and graphics.
To see which of these trucks dominated our day of testing Moab, make sure you check out the video above!