The Motor Trend vehicles of the Year have been announced. The 2013 Ram 1500 has been named Truck of the Year! This is thanks to superior air suspension, choice of engines, variety of trim levels and towing capability.

“We had a small but solid field of contenders for Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year,” Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend, said. “But in the end, the choice was clear: Ram 1500 not only withstood our rigorous testing, it impressed at every step along the way. For these reasons and more, we’re excited to name the Ram 1500 the Motor Trend 2013 Truck of the Year.”

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In order to compete for Motor Trend Truck of the Year trucks must be all-new or has been dramatically changed from the previous model. Vehicles are evaluated on six criteria: design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function.

“Our judges were won over by the performance of Ram 1500’s broad array of standard and optional equipment,” Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, said. “It’s a truck that can be tailored to meet most anyone’s needs.”

“The new Ram 1500 makes a powerful statement about our company and the Ram Truck Brand,” Fred Diaz, President and CEO―Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, said. “Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year is an amazing honor; truly one of the most prestigious awards an automaker can achieve. It reaffirms the fact that Ram has the best truck on the road today. Bar none.”

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The 2013 Ram 1500 features first-in-segment technologies such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and active air suspension.

The team at Dodge Ram went all out with this new truck. They created a new frame, new engines, transmissions and a new interior with the state-of-the-art Uconnect Access system. With best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2013 Ram 1500 is class-leading without a doubt.

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