March 15, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Fast Lane Truck (TFLtruck) has named the 2016 Ram Power Wagon the winner of its inaugural Gold Hitch Award for “Best Off-road Truck.”
 
In the kicking-up-dirt category, the Ram Power Wagon took top honors for outstanding capability and handling under aggressive off-road conditions.
 
“Ram holds titles in fuel economy, towing capacity and torque, but the Power Wagon earns the distinction of ultimate off-road truck. Recognition from TFLtruck cements its position at the top of the hill,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Truck – FCA North America. “The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is designed for the individual who travels into extreme terrain for rescue or recreation, while delivering on-road comfort and the towing capability expected from a heavy-duty truck.”

To score the trucks, TFLtruck editors ran narrow goat trails in the Colorado mountains. The grueling paths reach high elevations with terrain that varies from loose gravel to rock to snow covered. At the end of the run, the Ram Power Wagon was king of the hill.

"The Ram Power Wagon clawed up TFLtruck's real world Gold Mine Hill off-road test like a natural-born athlete, showing extreme poise and grace that belies the truck's Heavy Duty chassis," said Roman Mica, Chief Editor at TFLtruck. “The Ram Power Wagon is this year's ultimate king of the Colorado Mountains.”

The off-road drive is not the sole criteria to determine the winner. The Ram Power Wagon also was judged for its overall performance on road.

Gold Hitch Award-eligible trucks include 2016 model-year pickups (or trucks from previous model years that have not significantly changed for 2016). Trucks are only eligible for the award if they were tested before March 31, 2016.

About TFLtruck
TFLtruck is the most popular online video reviews, news and views publication. Nearly 2.5 million truck buyers watch TFLtruck video reviews and tests every month. This includes the signature "TFL Ike Gauntlet" extreme towing test, which challenges the trucks to the absolute maximum of their performance capability. Simply put -TFLtruck is All Trucks All The Time.
 
About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
 
In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
 
Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Highest Ram torque ever – 930 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Highest 5th wheel towing capacity – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Best-in-class fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class gas towing – 16,320 pounds with Ram 2500
  • Highest snow plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
  • Most luxurious trim available in pickups with Ram Tungsten Limited Edition
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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