Ford F-150 Raptor + Ram 2500 Power Wagon = One Big Dilemma?

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If you were dropping $63,000 on a truck, would you buy a Raptor or a Power Wagon?

Imagine you’ve saved up $63,000 and you’re dead set on blowing it on a new pickup truck. There are many options out there, so it all comes down to what you’re looking for. If it’s off-road capability, there are two clear choices: the Ford F-150 Raptor, and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon.

The good folks from The Fast Lane Truck break down the differences between the two, while highlighting their respective strengths. The Power Wagon kicks it old-school with its giant naturally aspirated V8, and its heavy steel bodywork which contributes to its 7,000-pound curb weight. The Raptor, despite its name from the killer dinosaur, is much more modern with its twin-turbo V6, 10-speed automatic, and aluminum skin.


Those differences plus the fact that the Raptor is a half-ton, and the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty truck, create another key difference between the two. While both are limited in terms of payload and towing, the bigger and beefier Power Wagon gets the edge when it comes time to moving more than just itself.

It’s largely an apples-to-oranges comparison, but both the Raptor and Power Wagon are sweet choices when it comes to off-roading. The Ram is a bulldozer of a truck that you can bash your way up a mountainside in. And the Ford can blast you across miles of desert in record time.

It sounds like a win-win either way. However, on this site, we think we can already guess which $63,000 truck (as equipped in the video) would make its way into our garage.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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