06 January 2019

All-new Ram 1500 Wins Truck Trend’s 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year

The Truck Trend® jury, which comprises truck experts from across the United States, have selected the Ram 1500 as their 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year following an intense week-long evaluation of eight trucks that underwent 1,300-plus miles (over 2,090 kms) of gruelling performance testing in California.  

 

“It is clear to us that Ram is not only serious about being a competitor in the full-size truck market with the all-new 2019 1500, but that they intend to lead,” said Sean Holman, Group Content Director for Truck Trend. “The new truck breaks ground in many areas and is the gold standard of what to expect in regard to comfort and technology without giving up any of the functionality or utility of a truck.”

 

The 2019 Ram 1500 came out on top after completing a demanding test comprised of performance testing, hauling, towing, fuel economy calculation and off-roading - all important disciplines in which truck owners expect competency. Jurors spent ample time with each vehicle to form qualified opinions regarding important factors such as interior ergonomics, seat comfort, technology usability, build quality, and the features and benefits of each truck while closely logging fuel efficiency.

 

“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the benchmark for durability, technology and efficiency with a high level of luxury previously not available in pickup truck segments,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “We’re pleased that Truck Trend has recognised our new Ram 1500 as its 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year.”

 

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds (102 kgs). The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds (45.4 kgs) while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds (5,783 kgs) of towing capability and 2,300 pounds (1,043 kgs) of payload. The new Uconnect® 4C with a massive 12-inch (305mm) touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability and 360-degree camera views. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.

 

About Truck Trend

 

Truck Trend®, a media brand of MotorTrend Group, was founded in 1998 as an offshoot of Motor Trend, an internationally recognised automotive brand. Truck Trend, the authority on light trucks, is an industry leader in the truck category and currently has a total audience of 2.1 million. The brand tests and reports on sport-utility vehicles and crossovers, with an emphasis on pickup trucks, providing vital information to new-model shoppers and avid truck enthusiasts alike. Please visit trucktrend.com.

 

About MotorTrend Group

 

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend Network (formerly Velocity) and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Roadkill, Automobile and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a cumulative reach of more than 131 million, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend app, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service.

 

About Ram Truck Brand


Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last. Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hardworking Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

 

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

 

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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