October 15, 2004
2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon wins ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’ award
Auburn Hills, Michigan – The all-new 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon was named Four Wheeler Magazine’s 2005 “Pickup Truck of the Year.” After a rigorous, in-depth series of evaluations, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon outperformed the competition in every driving environment included in the test.
“The 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon could well be the perfect full-size pickup truck, said Ken Brubaker, senior editor, Four Wheeler. “It can effortlessly scamper up rocky, off-camber terrain like a mountain goat, can tow up to 11,000 pounds, and seats six comfortably. Ultimately, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon’s stunning capability earned it the top spot.”
The new 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon excelled in every category of Four Wheeler’s evaluation: trail performance, mechanical performance, highway performance, interior and exterior fit and finish.
“With the all-new Dodge Ram Power Wagon, Dodge has established a benchmark,” said Robin Stover, feature editor, Four Wheeler. “The Dodge Ram Power Wagon is the first and only production pickup truck built to represent the interests of four-wheel drive consumers who want to own a truck that can play as hard as it works. Combining electronic-locking front and rear differentials, a class-exclusive disconnecting sway bar, a custom-built Warn 12,000 lb. winch and a factory warranty, Dodge has an inarguable recipe for success among four-wheel drive enthusiasts.”
Four Wheeler conducted their evaluations in a variety of driving conditions, which included mountain trails, desert sand, and every type of terrain in between. Editors noted that the Dodge Ram Power Wagon clearly stood out in every driving environment tested.
Some of the competitors for the 2005 Four Wheeler “Pickup Truck of the Year” award included: Ford F-250 Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado gas-electric hybrid, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.
Complete test results and evaluations will be available in Four Wheeler’s January 2005 issue, on sale November 23, 2004.