The Ram 1500 can't stop winning in 2019. And its most recent award is none other than the title of 2019 North American Truck of the Year. No doubt there was some stiff competition there. But 60 of the region's top automotive journalists found more than enough to love about this pickup truck. So, with that said, let's take a closer look at how the 2019 Ram 1500 earned such an honourable title.
How Does the Selection Process Work?
60 of North America's top automotive journalists select the truck that will win North American Truck of the Year. But to even be considered, a truck must first receive some big changes, if not start fresh from the ground up.Then, starting in December, the journalists vote on a list of vehicles. These ballots are then sent to Deloitte and Touche in Detroit. And not to worry, none of the voters receive any form of advertising or fees from the manufacturers. So, there's nothing but objective facts about the drive of a car that contributes to a win.
What Helped the 2019 Ram 1500 Earn the Title of 2019 North American Truck of the Year?
Well, what didn't help would be a shorter list. But as a no-compromise pickup, the 2019 Ram 1500 exudes nothing but greatness from Ram.
Starting off, you have the revolutionary eTorque mild hybrid system. Overall, this taught us that performance and energy efficiency weren't mutually exclusive terms. If anything, the eTorque added to the performance of this truck by slapping on an extra 13 lb-ft torque for the 5.7-litre Hemi V8. Plus, a truck with 12,750 lbs of towing capacity (when properly equipped) isn't lacking in power by any stretch.
What's also worth a second look is the technology inside. The Uconnect 4C really brings all the luxury you'll ever need for a modern pickup.
For starters, there's that massive 12-inch touchscreen. With this, you'll get maximum visibility and split-screen capabilities. So, you can enjoy all your favourite controls and apps in the same place at the same time. Throw Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the mix, and you can enjoy your phone's music and navigation apps as well.
What's also nice is the 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability. With this, you're always connected. And to ensure your devices' batteries remain topped off, you'll even get some USB ports.
And lastly, you can't forget about those amazing safety and driver assist tools waiting for you. Features like 360-degree camera views help you remain aware of your surroundings. Plus, everything looks ultra-clear on that 12-inch screen.
Other noteworthy features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring. So, it goes without saying that your drives will remain effortless and safe inside the 2019 Ram 1500.
Get Your 2019 Ram 1500 From Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Bolton, ON.
Who wouldn't want to drive the 2019 North American Truck of the Year? That's quite the title! And we couldn't be happier to have the 2019 Ram 1500 on our showroom floor. So stop by and check it out for yourself. And if you like what you see, don't forget to ask about financing options to get this pickup at an affordable price for you.