Its been 16 months since the debut of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and in that time period, Ram’s half-ton pickup has won countless awards including some of the biggest ones in the industry. Now the team over at Edmunds, have named the 2019 Ram 1500 their 2019 Best Family Truck Award.
The Edmunds staff, test about 300 vehicles per year using a 115-mile real-world test that consists of freeways, city streets, and winding canyon roads. The data gathered results in their ratings, which are based on 30-plus scores covering performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility, and value.
“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 outclasses many traditional SUVs in comfort and luxury.”
“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.”
With significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations, Ram leads 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 split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring.