Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year award is one of the most coveted honors in the automotive industry. Since 1970, the automotive publication has been choosing the truck that was the biggest game-changer, but the honor never went to the same truck two years in a row. That’s changed now, with the Ram 1500 being crowned the 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year just a year after taking home the prize in 2013.
Thanks to the all-new 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel powerplant, the Ram 1500 put up big numbers in observed fuel economy, without sacrificing any of its capability. Impressive torque gave testers reason to praise the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, and Motor Trend said, “That’s the brilliance of this truck: It never feels like it’s trying. The gas-powered trucks spend more time hunting for gears and revving at engine speeds the diesel will never see.” And the Ram 1500 continues to lead the class in just about every category they tested, making it a shoo-in for the win. Be sure to read the rest of the Motor Trend write-up to see how editors put the competitors through their paces and determined the winner.
We’ve got a great selection of Ram 1500 models at our New Hampshire Ram dealership, and we’re expecting the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to start arriving early next year, so be sure to drop by and test out this workhorse of a pickup for yourself! There’s no doubt in our minds that the Ram 1500 is by far and away the best truck on the market, and we are confident you’ll feel the same once you get behind the wheel.