Since 1945, there has been one truck standing out from the competition for off-road grunt and sheer capability. This truck gets a host of upgrades marking its anniversary. Of course, it is the 2021 Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition.
For years, the Ram Power Wagon has dominated the discussion for the most capable heavy-duty, off-road truck, until the 2020 Ford SuperDuty Tremor trucks came along and while the competition is getting fiercer, the Power Wagon continues to bring it, adding to its coolness with this special edition.
The most obvious change is on the exterior with two special colors — Molten Orange and Anvil Gray. The Anvil Gray especially stands out since it was also used on the 2021 Ram TRX Launch Edition.
The 75th Anniversary Edition is also different from other Power Wagons with a unique “Power Wagon 75 Years of Service” door badge, black grille mesh with a Gunmetal R-A-M grille badge, Diamond Black door, tailgate graphics and rock rails with side-step capability. Premium headamps with gloss black surrounds and new 17-inch painted cast aluminum beadlock-capable wheels with 33-inch tires round out the exterior content. Diamond Black Crystal is available in monotone while two-tone exterior colors include Maximum Steel Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Hydro Blue, Patriot Blue, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Bright White, Olive Green, Molten Orange and Anvil.
Inside, the 2021 Ram Power Wagon features a premium Mountain Brown leather interior, including bucket seats with a commemorative “Power Wagon 75” logo and door inserts, Gloss Black instrument panel inserts, center console and dashboard badges, and a dark brushed aluminum radio surround with Piano Black Silverline accents. Power Wagon uses Uconnect 4C NAV with a 12-inch fully configurable screen, SiriusXM 360L customized listening experience and, available for the first time on Power Wagon, Off-road Pages that show ride height, transfer case position, pitch and roll and accessory gauges. A powerful 750-watt, 17-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is also standard.
The much acclaimed uConnect system also sees the addition of new off-road pages like ride height, transfer case position, pitch and roll plus accessory gauges. It is worth nothing, these additional pages are available on all Power Wagon models.
As one of the most iconic names in the Ram and Dodge truck history, the truck’s name certainly stands out among its chief rivals like the Ford Super Duty Tremor trucks.
“The 2021 Ram Power Wagon is the most capable production off-road truck in the industry,” said Mike Koval Jr., head of Ram Brand. “There are few vehicles with as long and as rich a history as the Power Wagon and, combined with our new Ram 1500 TRX, the launch of the 75th Anniversary Edition reinforces Ram Truck’s position as the off-road truck leader.”
The Power Wagon features a unique suspension, factory lift, electronic transfer case, locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting front sway bar and a 12,000-pound WARN Zeon-12 winch with synthetic line as standard equipment. It also features a 360-degree camera, which includes forward-view camera gridlines to help navigate obstacles.
The Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $65,250, plus $1,695 destination.
Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition trucks begin reaching dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Ram sure loves its special edition truck models, and this is yet another example. However, we aren’t complaining. The Anvil Gray looks amazing, plus stock bead-lock capable wheels, new grille and special badging really get our attention. While the Ford SuperDuty Tremor finally offers a real competitive alternative, the Power Wagon continues to have us salivating for more time behind the wheel.