2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Ram 2500 - Road Test Specs

2014 Ram 2500 Truck

(6.4L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic 6.4 ft. Bed)


Year Make Model2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 6A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 6-passenger Crew Cab Pickup
Base MSRP$50,340
Options on test vehicleRamBox Cargo Management System ($1,295 -- includes locking tailgate; rear wheel spats; vendor painted cargo box tracking), Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM/Bluetooth/Access/Navigation ($1,005 -- includes Sirius/XM Travel Link with 1 year of included service; Sirius/XM Traffic with 1 year of included service; 8.4-inch touchscreen display; GPS antenna input; GPS navigation; HD radio; integrated voice command with Bluetooth; media hub [remote memory card slot, USB and auxiliary input]; Sirius/XM Satellite Radio; Uconnect access with 1 year of included subscription), Cloth 40/20/40 Premium Bench Seat ($900 -- includes 115V auxiliary power outlet; cloth 40/20/40 premium split bench seats; front armrest with cupholders; front center seat cushion storage; power 8-way driver seat; power lumbar adjust; rear 60/40 split-folding seat; remote USB port - charge only), Luxury Group ($595 -- includes auto-dimming exterior mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy lamps; auto-dimming exterior passenger mirror; electroluminescent instrument cluster; glovebox lamp; leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio mounted controls; pverhead console with universal garage door opener; power folding and heated mirrors; rear dome with on/off switch lamp; sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors; under-hood lamp), Spray-In Bedliner ($475), Comfort Group ($395 -- includes heated front seats; heated steering wheel; leather-wrapped steering wheel; steering-wheel-mounted audio controls), Center High Mount Stop Lamp With Cargo View Camera ($325 -- includes center high stop lamp with cargo view camera; rearview auto-dimming mirror with display), ParkSense Rear Park Assist System ($250), ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera ($200), Power Black Trailer Tow Mirrors ($180), Front and Rear Rubber Floor Mats ($80)
As-tested MSRP$56,040
Assembly locationSaltillo, Mexico


ConfigurationLongitudinal front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected 90-degree V8, gasoline with cylinder deactivation
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,417/392
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing, cylinder deactivation
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)5,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)410 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)429 @ 4,000
Fuel type87-octane unleaded regular
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic and column shifter with Tow/Haul mode and manual mode with stalk-mounted shift buttons
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.23; II = 1.84; III = 1.41; IV = 1.00; V = 0.82; VI = 0.63
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.10
Transfer-case ratio (x:1)2.64
Differential(s)Front and rear electronic locking via dashboard switch


Suspension, frontSolid live axle located by a lateral link and two trailing arms with Power Wagon-specific "articulink" modification, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar with pushbutton disconnect capability
Suspension, rearSolid live axle located by a lateral link and four trailing links, coil springs, monotube dampers, , stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist recirculating-ball power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.6
Tire make and modelGoodyear Wrangler Duratrac
Tire typeAll-terrain, all-season, M+S
Tire sizeLT285/70R17 121/118Q
Wheel size17-by-8.0 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front14.2-by-1.5-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with 2-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear14.1-by-1.3-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with 2-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.5
0-75 mph (sec.)12.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 85.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.2
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.2
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.7
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)12.8
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 86.0
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)35
60-0 mph (ft.)142
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON53.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.68
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.65
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.3
@ Full throttle (dB)70.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.4
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,950

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsTraction control does an excellent job of regulating wheelspin and after disabling it, I only managed to beat it by a couple tenths. Remarkably consistent performances and speed at the end of the quarter-mile. This is a subdued engine exhaust note considering the overall personality of the truck. Upshifts are smooth and quick at redline.
Braking commentsFirst stop was the longest by a considerable amount and pulled noticeably to the right. Subsequent stops less so, but they all did to some extent. Medium-firm pedal always, and less dive than I've observed in some other pickups and none of that choppy hopping that off-road tires sometimes cause in this test. The shortest stop was the third of four total stops.
Handling commentsLooking at the data itself doesn't tell the whole story here. The steering is remarkably crisp, reactive on initial turn-in, the truck changes direction obediently, takes a set well and even transitions back to the other side rather well. The tires, however, run out of grip before the truck runs out of chassis talent. Same story on the skid pad, where it maintains poise while absolutely murdering its tires. Steering weight and feedback might be called "light and vague" but I'm not sure I'd really like to know what's happening with those knobby front tires all the time.

Testing Conditions

Test date5/20/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)65
Relative humidity (%)46
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.79
Wind (mph, direction)4.5 head and crosswind
Odometer (mi.)1,740
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)60/65

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Exempt from testing and labelling
Edmunds observed (mpg)11.8 overall, 13.2 test loop
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)31.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)7,077
Length (in.)237.3
Width (in.)79.1
Height (in.)81.0
Wheelbase (in.)149.3
Track, front (in.)68.6
Track, rear (in.)68.0
Turning circle (ft.)47.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.0
Legroom, rear (in.)40.3
Headroom, front (in.)41.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)66.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.7
Seating capacity6
Step-in height, measured (in.)28.1
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)40.4
Bed dimensions, L x W x H (in.)76.3 x 66.4 x 20.1 (RamBox W = 51.1)
GVWR (lbs.)8,510
GCWR (lbs.)18,000
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,430
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)10,750
Ground clearance (in.)14.3
Approach angle (degrees)33.6
Departure angle (degrees)26.2
Breakover angle (degrees)23.5


Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles

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