Wards – One of 10 Best Engines
This is the third straight year a Ram 1500 truck has been named to the Wards 10 Best Engines Award list. The editors of Wards Automotive have named the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2016. Of particular note, the 3.0L EcoDiesel was the only light-duty truck engine to win and also has the distinction of having the longest tenure on the annual list. The editors summed it up nicely, “…A returning winner, the engine continues to wow us with its smooth and continuous power, along with its great fuel economy+.”
FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year+
The new 2016 Ram Rebel wins off-road title with FOUR WHEELER’S 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year. This is the 27th annual event where FOUR WHEELER magazine editors have chosen a truck to hold the coveted annual title. Judges praised the Rebel pickup's performance, saying it was a "rocket" in the city and on the highway and it propelled the truck with "conviction." FOUR WHEELER editors added, "It has admirable towing and payload capacity, good on-road handling, brisk acceleration and strong braking, a comfortable interior with convenient storage and amenities, a smooth ride, and huge off-road capability in all terrains."
Ram 1500 Named Full-Size Pickup Truck Of Texas
The 2016 Ram 1500 was awarded the prestigious Full-Size Pickup of Texas+ by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) for the second year in a row. After two days of challenging on-and off-road driving, 69 TAWA members voted the Ram 1500 the winner. Trucks are judged on exterior/interior styling, off-road capability, overall utility, value and performance.
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel—Named Pickup of The Year
The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named Pickup of the Year at the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) "Mudfest". According to Nik Miles, president of NWAPA, "This annual competition sets the bar for outdoor activity vehicle buyers in not only the Northwest, but the entire country."
Ram 1500 Power Wagon®—Voted Extreme Capability Pickup of the Year
The 2015 Ram 1500 Power Wagon® was voted Extreme Capability Pickup of the Year at the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) "Mudfest". More than 20 NWAPA automotive journalists spent two days testing vehicles on paved and off-road routes at the 21st annual event. Journalists texted 27 vehicles from 21 manufacturers to select winners in six categories.
Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was the 2015 Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year, as voted by members of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP). With highway fuel economy up to 29 mpg+, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel combines efficiency and performance in one outstanding package.
15 Best Family Cars
The 2015 Ram 1500 was one of the 15 Best Family Cars of 2015, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com ®+. “The Ram 1500 may be the most civilized truck on the market today,” Kelley Blue Book said, noting that its comfortable ride and generous carrying capacity makes it ideal for road trips—“that quintessential event that every family really should do.”
TRUCK OF TEXAS+
The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel won the 2013 Truck of Texas award after two days of side-by-side reviews and deliberation at the Texas Truck Rodeo near San Antonio, Texas. The active members of the Texas Auto Writers Association tested ½-ton trucks for both on and off-road performance, as well as for trailer-towing prowess. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine impressed voting writers with its power, quietness and friendly nature at the pump.
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.
2012 MODEL YEAR
A Consumers Digest Best Buy
The 2012 Ram 1500 is among the top again, as it was named A Consumers Digest Best Buy+ in the automotive category for the 2012 model year. Calling the Ram 1500 ride and handling first-rate, Consumers Digest also noted enhancements like the six-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Ram 1500 was also recognized for the optional 5.7L HEMI ® V8 engine, which gets 390 hp and 22 hwy mpg+.
2011 & 2012
Automobile Magazine All-Star
It's no surprise that the 2011 Ram 1500 was named to the prestigious Automobile magazine All-Stars list. A repeat winner, the Ram 1500 was honored for both its Best-in-Class driving dynamics and its array of comforts. Editors noted that the truck's cabin "excels in attention to detail" and that its hand-crafted interior complements other crew cab storage features, like in-floor bins and the handy available RamBox ® Cargo Management System.
Off-Road Adventures Magazine - Manufacturer of the Year
Off-Road Adventures magazine named the Ram Truck brand its MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR, calling our 2011 lineup "one of the most innovative lineups of full-size trucks on the market... with great looks, refined interiors and durable engines." We couldn't agree more. We pride ourselves on making trucks, and making them better year after year. The result? A new lineup of fully-loaded pickups, with refined interiors, ample storage space and modern conveniences.
Texas Auto Writers Association - Truck of Texas ™
The 2011 Ram 1500 rode away with the most prestigious honor given by the Texas Auto Writers Association — and for good reason. Ram 1500 has long been an exceptional all-around perfect truck for those who work hard and play hard. "You've got to love how tough it is and how comfortable it is," said TAWA President Michael Herzing, "especially if you're in a truck all day, like many Texans." Ram 1500 swept every category it entered, following two days of intense scrutiny by more than 40 automotive journalists.
Texas Auto Writers Association - Outdoorsman ® - Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas ™
Hunting, fishing, camping, boating. It's all part of the Texas lifestyle. And no truck embodies that more than the rugged, versatile Ram 1500 Outdoorsman ®. Maybe that's why the 2011 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman was named "Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas ™" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).
Texas Auto Writers Association - Laramie Longhorn ® - Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas ™
The 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn ® was named the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) "Luxury Pickup Truck of the Year ™." When it arrived at the Annual TAWA Truck Rodeo, judges could see there was something special about this truck. Something that spoke the language of the Lone Star State in luxurious materials, like burled walnut, leather and chrome. "Some of the added touches like the leather saddle bags and other Southwest details are uniquely Texan but appeal to everyone," said TAWA President Michael Herzing.
Edmunds.com - Consumers’ Top Rated Large Light-Duty
Edmunds.com wasn't pulling any punches when it referred to the Ram 1500 as “the guy who regular Joes love to hate—it’s got the looks, the muscles and the talent. 'And the Ram 1500 is the 2011 Edmunds.com Consumers' Top Rated Large Light-Duty Truck. Edmunds.com noted that the Ram 1500 offers "everything you need in a tough work truck” and that the "powerful engine lineup includes a brawny HEMI ® V8." Consumer comments praised the interior features and amenities, storage and fuel economy+.