Fiat-Chrysler, and more specifically Ram, went home a winner after Motor Trend‘s most recent pickup truck comparison. This wasn’t an average truck comparison test, however. This took the baddest, most capable pickup trucks Detroit’s big three have to offer and placed them on Canada’s Trans-Labrador Highway.
What made the Ram 2500 Power Wagon a winner? It came down to one thing: it’s capability. MT found the Ford F-150 Raptor to be much too sloppy in its tasks and it had significant issues when the rain started to fall. As for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, it was incredibly capable, but it its powertrain combo kept it from being a winner.
So, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon became the “just right” option for off-road supremacy and performance. Never did it falter when the going got rough on the TLH, and in most instances, the Power Wagon was the only truck deemed qualified for a particular off-road jaunt—the Raptor and ZR2 would have been left behind.
All in all, the Power Wagon “oozes confidence” and handled everything with flying colors. Pay attention, keep track of the line, and it’s smooth sailing. That’s what a winner looks like here.