December 12, 2018 - The Truck Trend magazine’s jurors, which consist of truck experts from across the nation, have selected the Ram 1500 as 2019 Pickup of the Year following an intense weeklong evaluation of eight trucks that underwent 1,300-plus miles of grueling performance testing in California.
“It is clear to us that Ram is not only serious about being a competitor in the full-size truck market with the all-new 2019 1500, but that they intend to lead,” Sean Holman, group content director for Truck Trend, said. “The new truck breaks ground in many areas and is the gold standard of what to expect in regard to comfort and technology without giving up any of the functionality or utility of a truck.”
The 2019 Ram 1500 came out on top after completing a demanding test comprised of performance testing, hauling, towing, fuel economy calculation and off-roading—all important disciplines in which truck owners expect competency. Jurors spent ample time with each vehicle to form qualified opinions regarding important factors such as interior ergonomics, seat comfort, technology usability, build quality, and the features and benefits of each truck while closely logging fuel efficiency.
“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is the benchmark for durability, technology and efficiency with a high level of luxury previously not available in pickup truck segments,” Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand, said. “We’re pleased Truck Trend recognizes our new Ram 1500 as its 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year.”