Ram is MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year – Again!

November 22nd, 2019 by

University Dodge MotorTrend Truck of the Year

With just ten years under its belt as a standalone brand, Ram has won MotorTrend’s highest honor — the Truck of the Year — a total of five times. In fact, Ram makes such fantastic pickups that the brand now can say they’ve won back-to-back. There was 2019’s win for the new-and-improved 2019 Ram 1500 model and now the Ram Heavy Duty wears the crown as the 2020 Truck of the Year. Ram also captured MotorTrend’s highest honor in 2010, 2013, and 2014. The award intentionally recognizes the best vehicles with exceptional value, their impact on the automotive industry, and their superiority in their respective segments. 

“The new Ram Heavy Duty makes a powerful statement about our company and the Ram Truck brand. In a brutally competitive truck industry, earning MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year title in consecutive years reaffirms the fact that we have the best light- and heavy-duty trucks on the road today,” stated Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. 

All-new or substantially revamped or upgraded 2020 models are able to compete in MotorTrend’s “Of the Year” program. However, unlike some may believe, the vehicles are not made to compete against one another. Vehicles that are entered are put through plenty of MotorTrend’s rigorous tests and face elimination.

 MotorTrend evaluates all contenders on three separate automotive courses and automotive test centers before selecting its finalists. Testing often takes weeks as the judges at work determine which vehicles will earn the “Of the Year” distinction. Once again, vehicles don’t compete against one another, but have to score in six different categories. Motor Trend’s categories include: value, performance of intended function, efficiency, safety, engineering excellence, and design advancement. 

“Ram Heavy Duty is MotorTrend’s 2020 Truck of the Year because it delivers unmatched performance, capability and style to the ultra-competitive truck segment,”  MotorTrend Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh stated. “Engineered for work and play, Ram 2500 and 3500 reward true truckers with unflappable powertrains, sumptuous, high-tech interiors and a range of thoughtful utility features. Congratulations to Ram for back-to-back Truck of the Year wins,” added Loh. 

MotorTrend is slated to provide its full comprehensive report on Motortrend.com and in the January 2020 issue of MotorTrend. As one of the most coveted accolades in the automotive industry, the MotorTrend “Of the Year” award represents the pinnacle of this competitive segment. 

Here’s how Ram consistently outperforms the competition:

  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road

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