Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year competition, one of the most well respected and thorough comparisons in the industry, has never selected the same model as a winner in consecutive years… until now. This year, the Ram 1500 has been named as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year for the second time in a row. This is exceptionally notable because the comparison also included a number of new and heavily revised models for 2014.
While Motor Trend drove a different model from last year, one equipped with the EcoDiesel V6 and the TorqueFlite8 eight-speed automatic transmission, the results still impressed testers. Thanks to its powerful diesel engine and high-tech features like air suspension, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel proved capable and efficient across a wide variety of driving conditions. Also of note is the upscale, comfortable interior that stands out among competitors.
“Not only did [the Ram 1500] 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 pound-feet of torque and up to 28 ‘Real MPG’ highway, the EcoDiesel is a true game-changer,” said Motor Trend‘s Editor-In-Chief Ed Loh.
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