Winding desert trails leading from Lake Pleasant Arizona will take you to the top of a small plateau called Crown King. There is no road, but a beaten down path that leads you to a borderline ghost town. The team at RAM trucks elected to test out their new Power Wagon and Rebel models under the stress of the hot, arid sun of Arizona’s desert.

Obstacle after obstacle the Power Wagon leads the way, all the meanwhile the Rebel keeps pace, even over some of the most difficult obstacles that present itself to the two trucks. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 takes this opportunity to showcase its raw power.

The two trucks ascend to the top of Crown King, and with the capabilities of both pickup trucks, they make the trip very enjoyable, and even with all the bumps it was documented as very smooth.

Kayser Chrysler Center of Watertown states this about the RAM Rebel, “Strength like this does not develop overnight. The RAM Rebel has evolved from decades of rigorous testing and safety improvements, to deliver one of the most advanced trucks on the road”. With the Overlanding test in Arizona, it is also safe to state that the Rebel is proven to take on any surface, and might be one of the most versatile trucks on the market today.

In regards to the 2016 RAM 1500, “The RAM 1500 will win over full-size truck buyers looking for a diesel offering, and an opulent interior. It’s hard to go wrong when choosing a half-ton pickup”. Also Kayser Chrysler states when comparing the other trucks in the segment, “There is not a dog among them, yet the RAM stands out”.

Undoubtedly so, the RAM truck lineup has improved tremendously in the past few years, and the major reason being because of its ability to provide industry leading fuel-economy for a truck segment that was in dire need of that change.