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News Release, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Auburn Hills, Mich. – Edmunds editors announced today the 2019 Ram 1500 is their pick for the Edmunds Editors’ Choice Award.
“One of the best vehicles we’ve driven in a long time, the new Ram 1500 is a clever mix of old-school brawn, cutting-edge technology and thoughtful engineering,” said Alistair Weaver, Editor-in-chief, Edmunds. “It drives well, tows well, and inside it feels more upmarket than even some luxury cars. It’s a standout vehicle in all aspects and easily grabbed top honors for trucks in 2019.”
Edmunds editors test more than 300 vehicles per year and rate each vehicle on more than 30 criteria across five categories. Vehicles are subjected to this gauntlet to ensure winners represent the gold standard of automotive excellence and worthy of the Editors’ Choice designation.
2019 Ram 1500
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Ram leads the full-size truck segment with significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring 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.