The Kenworth W900 – Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Kenworth W900

Since its debut, the Kenworth W900 has received many accolades and awards. New 2016 models are being quickly snapped up from dealers’ lots, and used models are difficult to find. However, does the Kenworth W900 live up to the hype?

In short, the answer is yes. If you were to ask any trucker who is a fan of Kenworth trucks, he or she would say that this is the model to own.

Kenworth W900s have always been popular amongst independent owner operators. They are generally considered too high end for standard fleet trucks. What makes this particular model so desirable is its clean lines and elongated nose. The new design is reminiscent of timeless big rig styling, which never goes out of style. Not only does the design create appealing visual aesthetics, it also meets the new, increasing demand for eighteen wheelers with improved aerodynamics.

In both professional and consumer written reviews, the Kenworth W900 has been praised for:

  • Its smooth, comfortable ride over long distances.
  • The high quality finish.
  • An excellent resale value (although finding newer models for sale is becomingly increasingly difficult).
  • Its tight design, which featured almost no road noise, no rattling, and no wind leaks.

Kenworth W900

Kenworth was among the first big rig manufacturers to incorporate the patented air ride system, which imbues the truck with a smooth suspension system.

Not only does the Kenworth W900 include a lot of modern enhancements and new technology under the hood, but the sleeper cab offers everything a driver could need for driving long hauls in comfort. Interior storage options inside of the cab include a convenient holder for a thermos, logbook and pen holders, upholstered back pockets on the seats, drink holders in the center console, and two, 12 volt outlets, amongst many other options. The interior cabin features Air Cushion Premium Plus seats, which are orthopedically sculpted and completely adjustable to offer superior lumbar and lateral support. The seats are reclinable and are available with arm rests.

The in dash, factory installed system was designed specifically for life on the highway. It is powered by an on board navigation system that offers drivers truck optimized driving routes from the leading brand, Garmin, and the navigation system incorporates Bluetooth technology with a built in speaker and microphone. Drivers can easily pair compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands free. Incoming calls are played over the cabin’s sound system. The system also offers audio controls and camera inputs for up to four different cameras, which can be used to monitor the truck and trailer.

Other options that are available for new Kenworth W900 trucks include:

  • Steel tool boxes
  • Polished battery boxes
  • Polished fuel tanks
  • Polished vertical stack exhausts
  • Stainless steel cowl mounted air cleaners
  • Lighted trim panels
  • Roof mounted horns and lamps

To learn more about the Kenworth W900, or to find a new or used model for sale, contact us at Wallwork Truck Center today!