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2016 Ram Truck Lineup Earns ‘Popular Mechanics’ Automotive Excellence Award

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The 2016 Ram truck brand lineup was named Popular Mechanics’ Best Truck

Popular Mechanics is one of the leading magazines in the automotive industry, so when they say a vehicle is great, it’s typically a good idea to listen. This is one of the many reasons why the magazine’s Automotive Excellence Awards are so prestigious. Every year, Popular Mechanics names the Car of the Year, Best SUV, Best Sports Car, Best Truck, and Best Electric, among other categories.

This year, it looks like the Ram truck brand lineup is the magazine’s Best Truck.

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According to Popular Mechanics, the Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 offer consumers the perfect combination of technology, performance, and value, all wrapped up in a handsome pickup truck package.

“The objective for Ram is to build the best trucks in the market, and earning a spot in Popular Mechanics’ Automotive Excellence Awards is recognition of rapid innovation and exclusive features across Ram’s entire pickup lineup,” said Mike Manley, Head of Ram Truck Brand for FCA Global. “The pickup truck segments are brutally competitive and Ram is committed to leadership with best-in-class titles, including America’s most fuel-efficient full-size pickup at 29 mpg, most towing capacity at 31,210 pounds, and the most torque at 900 lb-ft.”

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Leading the reasons behind the magazine’s editors Best Truck choice is the fact that the Ram is the only truck that has an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is often seen in premium vehicles like the Rolls-Royce and Range Rover. Along with this top-notch transmission, the Ram brand also offers the only small-diesel engine offered in a truck, and a number of best-in-class numbers.

Is it really any surprise that the Ram brand has come out on top in the truck segment?