Cue up the theme to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly for this story. There was a duel in the desert. While a tad old-fashioned, the time for the showdown was even at sunrise, it seemed appropriate considering the contestants. On one end, there was the Mopar Ram Runner and on the other, there was the Ford SVT Raptor. What was this fight all about? It was all about which truck was better.
The place was the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area and both trucks were brought there by PickupTrucks.com for the purpose of crowning a champion on that day. They wanted to push both to the limit on a 4.73-mile loop on a desert course. When the dust settled, they were proud to announced that the Ram Runner was the winner!
“I was impressed with the Ram Runner’s extreme off-road capability,” said Chad Ragland, SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series Trophy Truck driver. “We jumped, slammed into mounds, cut through deep sand and it came out like a pro, rarely getting into the bumpstops or touching the skid plates.”
The Ram Runner finished a full 33 seconds faster than the Raptor. The President and CEO of Ram, Fred Diaz, chimed in on the victory, “We’re proud that – under the most punishing real-world test conditions possible – the Mopar Ram Runner takes PickupTrucks.com’s top off-road honors over the Ford Raptor. Whether you’re into desert racing, rock crawling, hunting, and fishing or just need a hard-working dependable work truck, there’s truly a Ram truck for everyone.”
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