Ram 1500 MotorTrend Truck of the Year

The Ram 1500 just can’t stop winning, and anyone in the know when it comes to pickup trucks shouldn’t be surprised. The 2019 Ram 1500 is a truck that has truly redefined the entire pickup truck segment. This is especially important when considering just how vital trucks are to daily living. People need trucks for hauling, towing, exploring trails, and navigating muddy terrain that is just impossible for any other vehicle type. The truth is, we need trucks, and an even bigger truth is–we all need a 2019 Ram 1500 in our lives. There is nothing that the 2019 model cannot do, and as shown by the new redesign and update, Ram is more willing than ever to take a chance, and put something out there that will turn heads and change minds. Maybe you’re more loyal to another truck brand, but we’re here, along with MotorTrend, to tell you that the 2019 Ram 1500 is most deservedly the Truck of the Year. Learn more about this truck and why it won down below!

What does the Ram 1500 offer for power and capability?

The Ram 1500 is anything but old school. Instead, the 2019 model has a focus on performance, efficiency, and capability. To make sure all of that is possible, this truck has an all-new high-strength steel platform, and a chassis that is both 4-inches longer and 17% lighter. Along with the platform, the aerodynamics themselves have been reimagined from steel and lighter metals, which has created a weight decrease of around 200-lbs. This means that fuel efficiency has significantly increased, which will always make for a happy wallet. There are a few engines that help to guide the Ram 1500. The base engine comes with an eTorque system, and is a 3.6-liter V6 that pumps out 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepower. You can add eTorque to another engine, the 5.7-liter V8, however, it isn’t standard. This engine creates 410 lb-ft of torque and 395 horsepower. Paired with the different engine options is an eight-speed automatic transmission, which works with rear-wheel drive. You can get four-wheel drive, for anyone that wants some added fun off-roading, along with locking or limited-slip rear axles. When it comes to towing and payload, the Ram 1500 knocks it out of the park. The payload capacity is up to 2,310 pounds, and the max towing capacity is up to 12,750 pounds.

What safety features are available with this truck?

Your first thought with a pickup truck might not be the safety capabilities. But we believe, and so does MotorTrend, that safety is still a vital aspect. The base of the Ram 1500 is a chassis that is built with high-strength steel, and offers octagonal front-frame rail extensions that further help to protect occupants in that case of front crashes. There are further available safety features like a 360-degree camera system, blind-spot monitors, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward and reverse collision warning systems. These pieces might seem insignificant, but the fact of the matter is, the 2019 Ram 1500 is a truck that is actually safe for your family. Some other brands have focused so much time and energy on power that still falls flat of the Ram 1500, that safety is often overlooked.

If you want to own an award winning pickup truck, then you need to check out our 2019 Ram 1500 inventory. These trucks are reliable, fuel-efficient, and best of all–powerful. Stop by our dealership today and get yourself behind the wheel of one of these modern triumphs. You’ll never regret it.