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Cars.com rattled the automotive world recently when it named the Ram 1500 model its prestigious recipient of its 2020 Luxury Car of the Year award. The editors over at Cars.com are responsible for choosing a vehicle that embodies absolute luxury in its segment — a vehicle that’s not only incredibly well-rounded, but that also features exceptional usability and drivability. 2020 marks the first time that a pickup truck wins the Luxury Car of the Year distinction from Cars.com. (more…)
Every year, Cars.com nominates numerous vehicles for a series of awards, including a Pickup Truck of the Year and Luxury Car of the Year award. Although the Ram 1500 is a given nominee for the Pickup Truck of the Year award, it also managed to earn a nomination in the Luxury Car of the Year segment. Additionally, even though Ford kept its title by having the best-selling pickup truck of 2019, the real race was between Chevy and Ram for second place. Ram turned out to be the overwhelming victor in that case, surpassing Chevy’s sales for the first time in its history. (more…)
The 2019 Ram 1500 truck debuted back in January at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and since then it’s quickly taken over the spotlight for light duty pickup trucks. More news about the truck and its capabilities have come out, and we’ve seen some new high-end and luxury trims, Mopar and Ram teamed up for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and most recently we got the starting MSRP. Yes, the pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 has been announced, but before we talk about the affordable price range, let’s remember what Ram is bringing to the table.
Power and Capability
The second vehicle to sport it, the 2019 Ram 1500 comes with the option to add the new eTorque system from FCA into its powertrain (standard on the V6 engine). With two engines currently available to the pickup truck, a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a 395 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, both are able to generate torque at a standstill thanks to the new eTorque system. When revving up, the V6 can deliver 269 lb-ft of torque with an additional 90 lb-ft with the eTorque system. The V8 HEMI on the other hand can generate up to 410 lb-ft of torque, and if opting in for the eTorque system option, the V8 HEMI receives an addition of 120 lb-ft of torque to its threshold.
For the 2019 model year, the Ram 1500 light duty pickup truck has been given a new 4×4 off-road package. Already designed to act as an off-road vehicle thanks to Ram’s four-corner air suspension system and a front and rear stabilizer bar, the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup has even more options. Available on most trims, drivers can now go off-road by opting in for the off-road package that adds a one-inch suspension lift, with or without the available four-corner air suspension, an electronic-locking rear differential, robust skid plate protection (transfer case, steering, engine and gas tank), tow hooks, hill-descent control for added off-road capability, and 32-inch on/off-road tires on (standard) 18- or (available) 20-inch wheels to provide additional grip.