Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Wins Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year Award!

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The Denver Auto Show started off with quite the announcement.  The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press named their ‘Truck of the Year’ and it went to the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

This is the ninth year for the Rocky Mountain Vehicle of the Year awards.  They produce the awards to honor vehicles that are either all-new or have gotten a significant revision in the 2015 model year.  The voters are made up of the regional press and members that are in the area and able to test drive.  The RMAP contains journalists from all around, stretching from Colorado to New Mexico.

The members put together their list of nominees and then grade each on criteria including performance, value, fuel economy, and features.  The list is then narrowed down further until only three remain.  For the 2015 year, the finalist were the Chevy Silverado HD, the GMC Canyon, and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.  To kill the suspense of who won for those that skipped the opening paragraph, it was the EcoDiesel Ram.

The EcoDiesel 1500 has been extraordinarily popular since Ram released it.  It blows away the competition in the all the previously marked categories and continues to gain the accolades and popularity.

To get more information on the 2015 Ram 1500, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is Esquire’s Truck of the Year!

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The Ram 1500 is leading the charge to being one of the biggest names in trucks this year.  It has already garnered a lot of praise from the critics and numerous awards including being the Truck of Texas.  Now the trophy shelf is getting a little bigger as Esquire magazine has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel their Truck of the Year.

In order to come to the conclusion about the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Esquires editors made their way through all the possible truck models available in the US market.  They examined each on such traits as value, efficiency, and functionality.  Considering that the 1500 EcoDiesel has the best-in-class fuel economy, it doesn’t seem like it was a hard choice to make.

“This is where the truck tide turns,” reads Esquire magazine’s article.  “a full-sized American pickup with a just-big-enough diesel V6- the only one of its kind.  You get the fuel economy of a small engine, the pull power of a larger one, and the grumble of a working-class diesel.”

“Recognition from Esquire magazine is proof that pickups have found their way into a variety of lifestyles,” said Bob Hegbloom, Ram’s President and CEO.  “In such a competitive market, we are thrilled to earn a ‘Truck of the Year’ from Esquire.  The Ram 1500 delivers with a winning combination of best-in-class fuel economy and capability and going forward, Ram will continue to set the pace with the best trucks in their segments.”

If you’re interested in the 2014 Ram 1500, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We have new models starting at $25,060. View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Motor Trend’s Ultimate Buyer’s Guide Picks Ram 1500 EcoDiesel


Motor Trend has released their 2015-2016 Trucks, SUVs, and Vans Ultimate Buyer’s Guide and the new Ram 1500 easily made the cut.

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Motor Trend has always been a big fan of what Ram has been doing with the 1500. As they note in their ‘Cool Fact’ section, the 1500 has on the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award for both 2013 and 2014.

The Ram 1500 will not be receiving many changes for the 2015 model year. As far as Motor Trend is concerned, that is just fine. The 1500 already put out the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 model. This is the one, as they point out, to get.

The EcoDiesel engine an industry first for light-duty trucks. The engine offers the best fuel economy of any full-sized pickup has been incredibly popular since its release.

For more information on the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and other Ram trucks, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Ram Brings Interactive Experience to 2014 Houston Auto Show


Ram is heading to the 2014 Houston Auto Show in a big way. Ram will be bringing their award-winning and popular vehicles but also an interactive test track. The track will be 25,00-square-feet and will give fans a chance to drive the 2014 Ram 1500.

The track is constructed to give attendees a taste of the capabilities of the Ram 1500. While a professional driver is the one behind the wheel, they are looking to give each passenger the full experience of a Ram truck. One part of the interactive track is known as the Ram Mountain and is set-up with various landscapes and heights.

“We are thrilled to offer these driving courses so consumers can get behind the wheel and experience the impressive capabilities and features of our award winning Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram truck, and FIAT vehicles,” said Michael Curmi, Head of Experiential Marketing with Chrysler Group. “Consumers visiting our driving experiences also have the opportunity to win our national vehicle giveaway contest.”

The 2014 Ram 1500 was recently awarded the “Truck of Texas” for 2013 by the Texas Auto Writers Association. Even MotorTrend magazine named the 1500 their “Truck of the Year” as well.

If you’re interested in learning more about the award-winning Ram 1500, contact a sales rep at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more truck news and to see our monthly specials.

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.

Interested in learning more about the Ram 1500?  Contact a sales rep at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for our monthly specials and offers.

Ram Makes Thank-You Video for 1500 Being Named Truck of Texas

When someone does something good for it, it’s only proper and polite to write a thank-you note.

Now, in this case the someone is Texas and the ones writing a thank-you note is Ram.  They owe the state a big ol’ piece of gratitude.  The problem is that it doesn’t seem possible to mail out individual letters to each and every resident of the state, so a more creative means needs to be devised.

Ram put together a montage of striking Texan imagery in a video they put together in appreciation of the honor of being the “Truck of Texas.”  The resounding message carried over in the video is how humbling the truck maker is.  Take a look at the video for yourself:

Not too long ago, the Ram 1500 was named by the Texas Auto Writers Association to be the “2013 Truck of Texas.”  The reasoning behind this choice was thanks to the amazing 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine as well as the Best-in-Class fuel efficiency.

For more information on the Ram 1500, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can view our new and used inventory online.  Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to see our monthly specials.

2013 Ram 1500 Named Detroit Free Press’ Truck of the Year!

13-ram1500-pv-large-improved-effeciencyI feel like I’ve been making a big deal of late of just how much auto writers are loving the 2013 Ram 1500. That’s when I realize that the only reason why is because it’s in the news cycle so much. So many awards and so many positive reviews, it’s difficult to keep up with them all. This time, however, it’s because the Detroit Free Press has named the new truck as their “Truck of the Year.”

Mark Phelan opens his column with “Chrysler could have gotten away with a mere face-lift for the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup. Instead, it provided a glimpse of the pickup of the future, a truck that combines workhorse capability with fuel efficiency.” He continues on to praise the forward thinking innovation and execution of the new truck.

Phelan notes that the Ram 1500 has a “smooth, comfortable ride” as well as, “structure that’s a pickup’s backbone… a nearly all new frame of high strength steel to save weight inside.” The uConnect system also comes out with high marks, out doing the competition with simplicity and user-friendly controls.

Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, was overjoyed to receive news of the 2013 Ram 1500 being named Truck of the Year. “We are honored to have an endorsement from the Detroit Free Press and Mark Phelan. This award will be well-received by our dealers and customers, reiterating the fact that Ram has the best truck on the market.”

If you’re in the Queens area and are looking to pick up the Truck of the Year for yourself, head on into Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. You can view more details online at our website. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Ram deals and offers.

Motor Trend Names the 2013 Ram 1500 Truck of the Year!

Another truck of the year award handed out, another win for Ram.

The award comes from Motor Trend this time. Their ‘Truck of the Year’ award is considered quite the big deal in the industry. Something that truck makers wear with honor and pride and tend to brag about if you ever ask, or don’t if they’re not so modest.

The 2013 Ram 1500 did not fail to impress the editors. They put it through all the extensive tests, from comfort and amenities, to fuel economy and ride evaluation. All the trucks, including the 1500, are compared in six criteria. Those are design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function.

The decision to crown the 1500 was unanimous, said Ed Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend. “We had a small but solid field of contenders… but in the end, the choice was clear:
Ram 1500 not only withstood our rigorous testing, it impressed at every step along the way.”

There’s a reason why so many magazines and fans are talking about the new 2013 Ram 1500. Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and let us know how badly you want to drive away in one. View the entire Ram line-up at our website. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Ram news and offers!