Winner: Dodge Ram Power Wagon
Runner-Up: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

There is no truck better suited for off-roading than the Power Wagon--it's so well equipped, it's seemingly unstoppable. The Quad Cab short-box 2500 comes with a 4.56:1 axle ratio, a 37.2:1 crawl ratio, NV271 4WD, and can seat six and tow more than 10,000 pounds, and it does all of this for under $40,000. It can crawl with the best of 'em on the toughest of terrain and would easily pull weaker vehicles off the trail, yet you could still be happy with it as a daily driver.


Hardcore 4x4
Vehicle Dodge Ram Power Wagon Hummer H3T Adventure Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Base price $39,470 $31,495 $32,590
Wheelbase 140.5 in 134.2 in 116.0 in
Engine 5.7L OHV V-8 3.7L DOHC I-5 3.8L SOHC V-6
Transmission 5-speed auto 5-speed man 6-speed man
Power, SAE 355 hp 239 hp 202 hp
Torque, SAE 395 lb-ft 241 lb-ft 237 lb-ft
Axle ratio 4.56:1 4.03:1 4.10:1
Low range 2.72:1 4.56:1 4.00:1
Tires 285/70R17 285/75R16 255/75R17
Fuel cap 34.0 gal 26.0 gal 22.5 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy N/A 14/18 mpg 15/19 mpg
Seating cap 6 5 5
Curb weight 6327 lb 4934 lb 4315 lb
GVWR 8510 lb 6001 lb 5500 lb
Cargo cap 60.9 cu ft 33.5 cu ft 82.0 cu ft
Max towing cap 10,500 lb 4400 lb 3500 lb
Vehicle Land Rover LR3 (w/H-D pkg) Mercedes-Benz G-Class Nissan Xterra Off Road
Base price $46,825 $101,125 $29,120
Wheelbase 113.6 in 112.2 in 106.3 in
Engine 4.4L SOHC V-8 5.5L DOHC V-8 4.0L DOHC V-6
Transmission 6-speed auto 7-speed auto 6-speed man
Power, SAE 300 hp 382 hp 261 hp
Torque, SAE 315 lb-ft 391 lb-ft 281 lb-ft
Axle ratio 3.73:1 4.38:1 3.69:1
Low range 2.93:1 2.16:1 2.63:1
Tires 255/55R19 265/60R18 265/75R16
Fuel cap 22.8 gal 25.4 gal 21.1 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 12/17 mpg 11/15 mpg 16/20 mpg
Seating cap 7 5 5
Curb weight 5796 lb 5510 lb 4387 lb
GVWR 7121 lb 7200 lb 5400 lb
Cargo cap 90.3 cu ft 79.5 cu ft 65.7 cu ft
Max towing cap 7716 lb 7000 lb 5000 lb
Vehicle Range Rover HSE Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota FJ Cruiser (off-road pkg)
Base price $78,525 $65,500 $29,455
Wheelbase 113.3 in 112.2 in 105.9 in
Engine 4.4L DOHC V-8 5.7L DOHC V-8 4.0L DOHC V-6
Transmission 6-speed auto 6-speed auto 6-speed man
Power, SAE 305 hp 381 hp 239 hp
Torque, SAE 325 lb-ft 401 lb-ft 278 lb-ft
Axle ratio 3.73:1 3.91:1 3.91:1
Low range 2.93:1 2.62:1 2.57:1
Tires 255/5R19 285/60R18 265/75R16
Fuel cap 27.6 gal 25.4 gal 19.0 gal
Fuel econ, city/hwy 12/18 mpg 13/18 mpg 15/18 mpg
Seating cap 5 8 5
Curb weight 5474 lb 5688 lb 4290 lb
GVWR 6834 lb 7275 lb 5567 lb
Cargo cap 74.9 cu ft 81.7 cu ft 66.8 cu ft
Max towing cap 7716 lb 8500 lb 5000 lb