2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®: Ram 1500

by Christina Pronger on December 17, 2012

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 ‘Our judges were won over by the performance of Ram 1500’s broad array of standard and optional equipment,’ Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, said. ‘It’s a truck that can be tailored to meet most anyone’s needs. For these reasons and more, we’re excited to name the 2013 Ram 1500 the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®.”

The 2013 Ram 1500 has come out on top because of its air suspension, choice of engines, variety of trim levels and towing capability.

“The new Ram 1500 makes a powerful statement about our company and the Ram Truck Brand,” Fred Diaz, President and CEO―Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, said. “Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year® is an amazing honor; truly one of the most prestigious awards an automaker can achieve. It reaffirms the fact that Ram has the best truck on the road today. Bar none.”

“We had a small but solid field of contenders for Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year®,” Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend, said. “But in the end, the choice was clear: Ram 1500 not only withstood our rigorous testing, it impressed at every step along the way.

Trucks that are compared for Motor Trend Truck of the Year® are evaluated using six criteria, which include design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function. To be eligible, a vehicle must be all-new or have been considerably changed from the previous model.

For 2013, the brand new Ram 1500 offers buyers best-in-class 25 mpg fuel efficiency, new technology and new features without compromising capability. The Ram is the most recognizable pickup on the road, it also leads the industry thanks to a truckload of pioneering and fuel-saving systems. You will enjoy the options for engines, such as the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine or the award-winning Pentastar V-6, the Ram 1500 offers the best powertrains in the industry and which are well known for their reliability.

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The 2013 Ram 1500 features first-in-segment technologies such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and active air suspension. The 2013 Ram 1500 is offered in nine trim levels and starts at $23,585 including the $995 destination charge.

Ram engineers went all out and changed every area of the truck. This includes a newly designed frame to new engines and transmissions to a new interior with the next-generation Uconnect Access system. With best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2013 Ram 1500 is unmatched by the competition.

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