Cars.com Names Ram 1500 Luxury Car of the Year
When you think of luxury vehicles, trucks probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. That’s what is so unusual about Cars.com’s winner of the 2020 Luxury Car of the Year award, the Ram 1500, which is the first truck ever to win this title.
Ram Awards: TRUCK TREND names 2019 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck of the Year
“The 2020 Ram 1500 Longhorn and Limited trims stand out from the crowd thanks to their stunning interiors with premium wood, leather, metal and chrome finishes, an awe-inspiring multimedia system and outstanding ride quality,” said Jenni Newman, Editor-in-Chief of Cars.com. “The Ram 1500’s top trim levels are stunning and well deserving of Cars.com’s Luxury Vehicle of the Year award.”
The new Ram 1500 offers drivers an all-new powertrain — a V6 EcoDiesel that generates 480 lb-ft of torque, a best-in-class rating. When properly equipped and powered by the V6 EcoDiesel, the 2020 Ram 1500 can tow a maximum weight of 12,560 pounds. When equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, the 2020 Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. A range of approximately 1,000 miles is possible when the 2020 Ram 1500 is equipped with the available 33-gallon fuel tank.
The 2020 Ram 1500 leads the segment with a massive touch screen that measures 12 inches as part of the Uconnect 4C infotainment system. It offers drivers split-screen viewing and a user-friendly interface.
Workdays are easier with the 2020 Ram 1500 thanks to its versatile multifunction tailgate, which offers easy and customizable access to the truck bed. The RamBox cargo management system allows drivers to organize gear, tools, and equipment in bed rail-embedded storage bins that are lockable, weatherproof, and drainable. The storage bins are also equipped with lighting.
Learn More: About the user-friendly Uconnect Technology
“This award validates Ram’s unrelenting efforts to deliver more comfort, refinement and value to our customers,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “The Ram 1500 Longhorn and Limited are examples of how we deliver the most luxurious pickups in the industry. It is immensely satisfying to have Cars.com recognize the Ram 1500 as Luxury Car of the Year.”
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.