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Ram Truck 1500 Wins Motor Trend’s 2015 Half-ton Pickup Shootout

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 EcoDiesel

The editors of Motor Trend Magazine on Monday named the Dodge Ram 1500 the winner of Motor Trend 2015 half-ton truck shootout.

Motor Trend put the Dodge Ram 1500 up against America’s other two top-selling full-size trucks in a rigorous 260-mile test drive though the California and Arizona deserts. All three trucks were measured on number of performance exercises including:

  • Fuel economy testing
  • Tow testing with 7,000 pound trailer
  • Payload testing with 1,000 pounds
  • Limit handling (without load): closed-course cornering, braking and acceleration.

Motor Trend judges collected data from each truck and determined that the Dodge Ram 1500 is winner of Motor Trend’s 2015 half-ton pickup shootout. The judges were very impressed with the Dodge Ram’s 1500 Eco-Diesel V-6 engine and eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission, along with the Ram’s best-in-class 28 mpg fuel economy.

“Just five years after becoming its own brand Ram Truck has nearly doubled its market share and earned best-in-class titles in fuel economy, torque, payload and towing,” notes Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of the Ram Truck Brand. “The half-ton segment is a severely competitive environment and winning Motor Trend’s half-ton shootout validates that we have the top truck in the segment.”

Scott Evans, Associate Editor of Motor Trend Magazine said “our comparison of the latest half-ton pickup trucks was as exhaustive as it was comprehensive, because this segment is so important and so competitive. In the end, the Ram EcoDiesel’s excellent ride quality both loaded and empty, torquey engine, smooth and intelligent transmission, ease in towing, comfortable and refined interior and best-in-test fuel economy proved the winning combination.”

Another contributing factor that helped the Dodge Ram win is the optional air suspension system. The air suspension system helped provide a comfortable ride and great handling in any driving situation. Also the variety of interior packages from workhorse to luxury helped Motor Trend make their decision in favor of the Ram Truck.

As the 2015 model year approaches, Ram Trucks continue to beat the competition in the most sought after categories, Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy:

  • Best-in-class torque – 865 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins engine
  • Best-in-class towing capability – 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 28 mpg with Ram 1500

Ram trucks provide a high level of user capability, ranging from half-ton to commercial trucks.  Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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