How Does The 2016 Ram 1500 Compare to the Competition?


How does the 2016 Ram 1500 stack up against the competition?  That’s a question that Slashgear wanted answered.  They compared the popular up-and-coming Ram truck to its 3 closest competitors to see where it was better and where it could use improvement.

The Ford F-150 has been the king of the truck segment for a long time now, but the Ram 1500 is starting to make gains as Ram continues to make quality trucks as well as push the knowledge of their capability out into the truck buying world.  A few years ago, no one would’ve thought that Ram would mount the kind of resurgence it has had.  So how does it compare to the competition?

First up is the previously state king; the Ford F-150.  This is the one to be better than to hope to claim the segment.  What the F-150 does better is that it has better towing.  It also offers more gas engine options and has a cheaper base model.  On the flip side, the 1500 has the EcoDiesel engine option, which rivals Ford’s EcoBoost engine in terms of fuel economy.  Ram also features the Uconnect system that is better than the Ford’s SYNC touchscreen system.  The final thing that the 1500 has that the F-150 does not is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Next up is the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.  The place where the Silverado offers competition to the 1500 is again in engine options.  It has more V8 engines.  That being said, the 1500 beats it in terms of value.  Six-speed automatic transmission is in the base 1500 with the eight-speed available as an option and standard on most of the models.  You don’t get that without paying a lot more on the Silverado.

Lastly is the 2016 GMC Sierra.  The Sierra is comparable to the 1500 in many of the same ways that the Silverado is.  The Sierra has more power in the engine options and driver safety features such as Driver Alert Seats.  The 1500 wins again with its transmission offerings.  The 1500 also has a better, and more comfortable, interior than the Sierra.

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Ram Sales Increasing, Silverado’s Decreasing


Ram has been pushing the notion that they are ready to be the top of the truck world. They’ve been aiming high and looking to replace Ford and Toyota as the ones with the best truck on the market. The 2014 Ram 1500 has been making a lot of waves in that sense. Recently, it was named the “Truck of Texas” and has been earning praise from critics all over. It appears all that hype is having an impact on the market as the demand for Ram is increasing while other truck makers are seeing their sales shrink.

Automotive News breaks down how Ram is doing in the overall truck market. The Silverado has been having a tough time starting out 2014 in a right way. The sale figures are down 15 percent for January and February. In comparison, Ram’s sales have increased 24 percent.

The gap between the Silverado and Ram is a sizable one, but one that is decreasing with each passing month. Ram in general has successfully been creeping up on the truck giants and their lead. According to Autodata Corp, “Ram has doubled sales and increased its share of the U.S. truck segment.” On the flip side, GM is down by 3.4 percent. GM’s belief is that the sales of the Silverado are down due to a limit on incentives.

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Ram Wins Truck of the Year from Motor Trend Again!


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.

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Truck of Texas!


The truck drivers down in Texas have spoken loud and clear which truck they consider to be the best.  For the third time year in a row, the truck of Texas is the Ram 1500.

The members of the Texas Auto Writers Association met at the Texas Truck Rodeo in San Antonio for a singular purpose, besides enjoying the rodeo and trucks of course.  That goal was to choose their favorite pickups of the year.

At this year’s 23rd Texas Truck Rodeo, the TAWA gave the win for their top honor to the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

What’s even more exciting news is that in the remaining categories, of which there are nine, Ram won the award in all but one.  The wholly new and redefined 2014 Chevy Silverado left with nadda.

The Ram 1500 is a magnet for praise and awards and it comes as no surprise that truck drivers in Texas wouldn’t recognize the qualities in the truck.  It seems they’ve really taken a liking to the new EcoDiesel engine, proving to the folks at Ram one more time that including a diesel engine in their headline truck was finally a good idea.

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2013 Ram 1500 Gets Consumer Report’s Love


Consumer Reports put the 2014 Ford Silverado and the 2013 Ram 1500 in a head to head competition to see which one is the better truck. The results showed that both compared very favorably to each other but the final verdict is a tad surprising as the winner may not necessarily be the best.

In the end, the winner of Consumer Reports truck battle was the 2014 Ford Silverado, but it came with a caveat. While they were ready to say that the Silverado is the better of the two, they actually ended up recommending the 2013 Ram 1500 overall as the better daily driver.

The 2013 Ram 1500 held its own against the Silverado, losing only slightly in the amount of towing power and cargo space in the rear cargo bed. However, the Ram 1500, tested with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, delivered on having a smooth drive thanks to the eight-speed transmission. The acceleration was noted as being better than the Silverado’s.

“The reality is that you can’t go wrong with either one. Both are capable trucks that get decent gas mileage and are as quiet inside as a good luxury car,” said Jake Fisher, Consumer Report’s director of automotive testing.

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Ram 1500 Tops Consumer Reports Full-Sized Pickup Test

ram1500_06Consumer Reports has put out their rankings of full-size picks up and the one that made it to the top of the list, the 2013 Ram 1500.

“The Ram 1500 is surprisingly luxurious and refined-but still fully capable of doing hard work when needed,” said Jake Fisher, director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Ct. “Continued interior and powertrain improvements make the Ram a particularly well-rounded choice.”

By heading over to their website, at, they have the full break down of their test and ratings that led to the 1500 earning the top spot. The Ram 1500 Crew Cab with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8, a fan-favorite engine choice, was used in the testing.

The pick up managed a 78-point overall road test. To put some perspective on that number, here’s how the competition did. The Ford F-150 got 68 and the Toyota Tundra had a 69.

The 2013 Ram 1500 has been extremely popular with critics and fans of late. This is thanks to a lighter and stiffer frame than previous models. Including the new infotainment system on the inside to improve driver and passenger comfort certainly helped the scoring.

Consumer Report did mention that they are still waiting to test the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, so we’ll see if the 1500 can hold onto the crown afterward.

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