• Oct 3, 2009
2010 Dodge Power Wagon - Click above to be redirected to Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road for more images

Dodge's entire line of Heavy Duty pickup trucks gets a major refresh for the 2010 model year, and that includes the off-road-ready Power Wagon. The boys at Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine managed to get their mitts on what must be one of the first such trucks off the line, and it'll be taking part in the mag's 4x4 of the Year competition.

In addition to the restyled sheetmetal, the '10 Power Wagon gets a new graphics package that makes the new model impossible to miss. Giant vinyl lettering in contrasting colors takes up residence on the hood, quarter panels and tailgate, and a matching set of stripes showcases the truck's stylized hood and bare flanks.

Buried deep inside the Ram's massive hood and behind that gaping chrome grille sits a Hemi V8 that sends its ponies through locking front and rear differentials. 4.56 rear axle gearing ensures that there's plenty of twisting power to spin the large 33-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, and an electric sway bar disconnect allows for maximum articulation over the really rough stuff. It's not exactly subtle, but then again it probably fits its target demographic like a glove.

See more images of the 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon at Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine.

[Source: Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road via PickupTrucks.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      hmmmm, i think i would rather have the F-150 raptor with the up coming pheonix V8 just cause the ford has better looking graphics, superb off road suspension, and its from new ford... now if by some weird chance it came with a hemi, shoot that would find a place in my garage in a heart beat
        • 5 Years Ago
        "hmmmm, i think i would rather have the F-150 raptor with the up coming pheonix V8 "

        yer confused, kid. the "Phoenix" is the upcoming Chrysler V6.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, I want the upcoming Crew Cab Raptor...only, throw in a new diesel engine and SOLD.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW! Dodge puts tons of "graphics" on their powerwagon... thats it... just graphics...

      While Ford produces real trucks in the SVT Raptor 6.2 and the new '11 Super Duties 6.7 diesel... Ford's #1 in trucks... make no mistake about it! Dodge is so yesterday...
        • 5 Years Ago
        What happened to kick ass trucks? Have we've gone to pussieville? I've said it once, I'll say it again. WTF has happened to the vehicles of the future? Chrysler needs to die. No more breaks. No more chances to prove themselves. Let the Koreans and the Japanese take over. At least we know they are reliable. I think Chrysler/Dodge need to have an enema. And think really hard about their company. If they want to make profit. They should stop trying so hard to make sh@#tty ass vehicles. And go another direction. Or get the f#$k out of the way.
          motohead77
          • 3 Years Ago
          Go **** yourself, when you know longer have a job because they are all overseas eat your foreign car
        • 5 Years Ago
        For your info the 2011 SuperDuty is due out by Q2 2010, more like 6-9 months, not 2-years and the Raptor is full of more "Capability" than any other truck on the market. Yeh, it has graphics (electonic mud) that make it look that much cooler... and they are "optional".

        Lets see the Dodge PW handle the Baja like the Raptor, it'll be "broke" in the first few miles, especiallly if it uses coil springs in the rear suspension... how sissy for a truck!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Common sense at it's finest ladies and gentlemen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love that! It's like a full-size version of a pedal pickup you'd have as a kid! That's probably the reason for those toy-like graphics. Yes, it's not the best off-road, but isn't that the Wrangler's job? I think it's like Jeremy Clarkon's review of the H2, it doesn't make sense, but it makes you feel like a kid again, and is brilliant because of it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The graphics are very early-'80s.

      I like the Ram, and I like the concept of the Power Wagon. I hope this is successful because Chrysler sorely needs it to be during this critical no-man's land period they're in until we get the Fiat-based products.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think you guys are missing what this truck is all about when you compare it to the Raptor or a rock crawling truck. This is a ¾ ton pickup set up for doing all the towing and hauling you would normally do with a ¾ ton truck. This is the truck you buy to tow your Raptor or hopped up Jeep to go play with. Then it’s the truck you use to go get the raptor when you flip the thing into a ravine, or get your jeep stuck on top of a rock or in a big mud hole. And as far as off-roading the wagon goes, you would be surprised what they can do if you are not worried about a little body damage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Greg, the Power Wagon isn't just a graphics package just as the Splash vinyl on the side of the Raptor isn't just what differentiates that from an F-150.

      Chrysler introduced this model years ago on the last Ram. It's based on the 3/4 ton Ram and has a fully modified suspension and locker system with a winch. It's built to rock crawl and climb. Whereas the Raptor is built to go over desert terrain at speed.

      Two trucks, two different animals. Oh, and you can also get both without the graphics if you want.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually.

        The raptor has been tested for "rock crawling" and it can do it.

        http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/08/first-drive-review-2010-ford-f150-svt-raptor.html

        as WELL as a Jeep on Rubicon trail? nope. You are right, it is a different KIND of off road vehicle, so not arguing you there. But it can do it decently.

        Personally? I would take the Raptor between them. It just excites me more for some reason

        • 5 Years Ago
        Rock crawling? In that monster? Um, no. It's too big. Too wide. Too long. It would get stuck between trees and boulders on trails.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh right...and all rock crawling is on tiny trails that's only passable by mules.... *rolls eyes*
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously, they should of made the Powerwagon concept vehicle that was making the Auto show rounds a couple of years ago instead of this tarted up light truck. There is nothing Powerwagon about this truck until it has a diesel.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully this catches for Dodge as they need some sort of win, as the numbers (or lack of sales) of death are circling for them
      • 5 Years Ago
      You guys are a tough audience. This looks like a great truck. Fiat/Chrysler is doing the best with what they got to keep things marketable - chill out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Guys, it's more than just an appearance package...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a fine truck, but the Redneck Wagon graphics all over it just kill it for me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe they are vinyl and can be taken off.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice truck, just no silly graphics. If they are gonna keep the graphics though, just go all the way with them and plast the confederate flag on the rear glass...lol. Just kidding.
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