The 2019 Dodge Ram is the CROWNED Motor Trend Truck of the Year!

The 2019 Dodge Ram is the CROWNED Motor Trend Truck of the Year! 


 
Since 1949, the Motor Trend Magazine has been the leading authority of the American automobile scene. So we couldn’t be more elated that this prestigious magazine has dubbed the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 the Truck of the Year! Here are some of the reasons why we’ve been crowned the KING of the truck segment. 

 

For the past four decades, in the US up until this upcoming year the Ford F-series has been voted as the truck of the year. But in 2019, there isn’t a truck out there that “so precisely hits the diverse needs of the segment better than the 2019 Ram 1500” says Motor Trend author Christian Seabaugh.

The Switch Up in Design

The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has gone through a complete redesign. The Ram 1500 no longer features crosshair grills, mini-Mack fenders, instead the 1500 now offers its customers a whopping choice of seven grills and tail lamp designs. The all-new Ram also features 15 wheel designs with stronger six-bolt hubs, ranging from an off-road friendly 18 inches to an urban cowboy 22-inch style. Of course the Ram still offers traditional pickup choices of a crew cab or extended crew cabs and bed sizes of either 5-7 feet or 6 feet.  

 


Engineered to Exude Excellence

When it came to the engineering of the all-new Dodge Ram 1500 no stone was left un-turned. The Ram team invested in a “shotgun approach to improve capability, efficiency, and performance. Underpinning it all is a new high-strength steel platform, 4.0 inches longer and about 17 percent lighter than the old chassis. The aerodynamic sheetmetal is largely built from steel but with the strategic use of lighter metals for a total weight decrease of about 200 pounds” says Christian. 

Things get even more impressive when it comes to under the hood of the 2019 Dodge Ram. Two of three available Ram 1500 engines come with the ability to improve fuel economy and performance with supplemental electric motors.

The eTorque system comes standard on the base 3.6-liter V-6 engines, which produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and is also available for a small premium on the top-level 5.7-liter V-8, which turns out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.


 

Technology Advanced 

Technology is at the helm of the fingertips of all drivers of the Ram 1500. The 2019 Ram 1500 provides three versions of its Uconnect Infotainment system. These versions include a choice of an 8.4-inch or Tesla-like 12.0-inch touchscreen.  "The center stack layout is a combination of Volvo (screen), Audi (switches), and Jaguar (rotary shifter)," Motor Trend Test Editor Chris Walton said. "The clever center console (phone charger/pocket, sliding bins, and side pockets) is something Honda would do. Ram has done its homework on picking the benchmarks for both design and packaging."

 

The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 offers its riders a plethora of enjoyable features and driving experiences. This article doesn’t even scratch the surface on everything the Ram 1500 has to offer. You’re just going to have to experience the beauty and capability of this vehicle in person!

Click here to view the full Motor Trend review.

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