Edmunds Names the Ram 1500 the 2019 Best Family Truck

June 4th, 2019 by

The 2019 Ram 1500 made it made its debut 16 months ago (January 2018). During that time, ‘Ram’s half-ton pickup has won countless awards, including some of the biggest ones in the industry. Edmunds has given the 2019 Best Family Truck Award to the Ram 1500.

“A truck as a family car makes sense when you drive the Ram 1500 – especially if your family is outdoorsy and has lots of toys,” said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds. “With reclining rear seats, class-leading legroom and an exclusive coil-spring rear suspension, the Ram 1500 outclass many traditional SUVs in comfort and luxury.”

About 300 vehicles per year are being tested by Edmunds staff. They use a 115-mile real-world test that consists of freeways, city streets, and winding canyon roads. The data gathered are based on 30-plus scores which cover performance, interior, comfort, technology, value, and utility.

“The 2019 Ram 1500 is the benchmark for durability, technology, luxury, and efficiency,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “This award from Edmunds, combined with their 2019 Editor’s Choice award, supports our efforts and highlights a rapidly growing interest from customers who use our pickups as family vehicles.”

There’s an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both the V-6 and V-8 configurations, and Ram is in the lead in the full-size truck segment. The new Ram 1500 also leads in the technology with the massive 12-inch Uconnect 4C touchscreen with features like 360-degree camera views, split-screen capability, and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. There’s also active safety and security systems which joins the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring.

2019 Ram 1500

The frame uses engineering and advanced materials, and it reduces 100 pounds while increasing the stability of 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. It also has the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen it features split-screen capability, exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L and, 360-degree camera views. There is also active safety and security systems that join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring.

About Edmunds

Edmunds guides online car shoppers, and it takes them from research to purchase. Online you can find in-depth reviews of every new vehicle that they have available, and shopping tips from the in-house team of specialist, Edmunds helps millions of shoppers each month select, price and buy a car with confidence. Edmunds office is based in Santa Monica, California, and they also have a satellite office in Detroit, Michigan.

About Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand launched in 2009 as a stand-alone division. It met the demands of truck buyers and delivered benchmark-quality vehicles. That intense focus leads Ram to design the industry’s most award-winning truck, innovative, which emphasizes its strength, durability, efficiency, and technology.

There’s a full lineup of trucks available, including the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans. It goes from the Ram 1500 that defines the future of pickup trucks with its innovative design, class-exclusive technology, and the highest quality materials. The Ram Heavy Duty combines the ability to out-tow, out-power and out-haul every competitor with the segment’s most comfortable ride and handling, and Ram is committed to product leadership.

Ram continues to outperform the competition:

  • For the past 30 years, Ram has had the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
  • Most massive payloads: 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500Most powerful: 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Highest towing capacity: 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • The 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
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, a 12-inch Uconnect Touchscreen, and genuine leather
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • It offers the best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions

If you’re interested in test-driving a Ram truck model near Fort Myers, make sure to check them out at Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership.

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