The Ram 1500 has earned the Motor Trend 2014 Truck of the Year.
Nine trucks were in the finals for getting the award. The judges took a look at trucks that were either new or significantly upgraded this year. That included the Ram 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra, and the new Ram ProMaster van, nine trucks total. Before the end, each of them were put through extensive tests and exercises.
The testing took place at the Continental Tire Automotive Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas. The evaluation took over a week to complete and took a look at qualities such as acceleration and towing. After seeing all the criteria, it was the Ram 1500 that stood triumphant over the competition .
The announcement of the award was given at the birthplace of the Ram truck, the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. The full breakdown as to how the Ram 1500 did in the test will be revealed in the February issue of Motor Trend as well as on their website.
“For 2014 we had a large and highly competitive field of contenders for Motor Trend?s Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend. “At the end of the day, though, the Ram 1500 quickly rose to the top. Not only did it withstand our rigorous testing, it thoroughly impressed our judges with its vast array of standard and optional equipment, and, most notable, its fuel-efficient, segment-exclusive EcoDiesel V-6. With 420 lb-ft of torque and up to 28 Real MPG highway, the EcoDiesel is a true game-changer. In fact it helped make Ram 1500 the Motor Trend 2014 Truck of the Year and the only consecutive winner in the history of the award.”
Winning the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award is a big deal. The Ram 1500 has been grabbing up the trophies left and right and making it clear that Ram is poised to make a big splash with the new Ram 1500 in the hearts of truck lovers everywhere.