Ram 1500 Named 2013 Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year
The Ram 1500 is the 2013 Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year, as chosen by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, for class-leading ride and handling, expansive interior, and blend of toughness and refinement. Journalists found the available air suspension and eight-speed transmission particularly suited to Colorado's unique driving challenges. "On-road and off, it's the perfect truck to tackle the demands of the Rocky Mountain West," said RMAP president Chuck Giametta.
North American Truck of the Year
Among the best in the heart of Motor City, the 2013 Ram 1500 drove away with the title of 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year. Upon receiving the award at the International North American Auto Show in Detroit, Ram brand CEO Fred Diaz told USA Today that it "feels like a three-point buzzer beater." He credited the major push for an innovative new model to (Chrysler and Fiat CEO) Sergio Marchionne "telling us 'Boys, it's time to go big or go home.'"
Truck of Texas 2013
It's official: the Texas Auto Writers Association has named the 2013 Ram 1500 its Truck of Texas?. Announced at the 20th annual TAWA Truck Rodeo, the truck earned the coveted title for its innovative new features, including the powerful 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, available Best-in-Class fuel economy+
"Texas is [our] biggest market and we've worked relentlessly to build powerful trucks with Best-in-Class fuel economy and capability for our customers," said Ram brand CEO Fred Diaz, a proud native of San Antonio.
Ruedas ESPN - Truck of the Year
The new Ram 1500 is making a name for itself on the road and on the airwaves. Ruedas ESPN, the leading Spanish-language automotive radio show, named the 2013 Ram 1500 its Truck of the Year. Jamie Florez, Director and Host of Ruedas ESPN, cited it as an example of a vehicle being both attractive and efficient. With its Best-in-Class 25 HWY MPG+ and improved exterior details, it's hard to argue.
Based upon ALG 2013 MY forecast effective January-February 2013; non-sales weighted average of all light-duty crew cabs for each model at 36 mos; 15,000 per year
According to JDP 2013 US Vehicle VDS of 2010 model vehicles
Based on Ram 5 Year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty vs Ford 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
Based on standard pickup class. EPA-estimated mpg based on V6 4X2. Actual results may vary.
Based on 2012 Automotive News full-size truck segment
See dealer for copy and complete details on the 5 year/100,000 mile warranty