Edmunds Names 2019 Ram 1500 Best Family Truck of 2019
The top honor of the 2019 Best Family Truck goes to the well-equipped and family-friendly 2019 Ram 1500. The editors at Edmunds were in awe of the formidable truck’s roomy, well-appointed cabin and smooth performance.
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“A truck as a family car makes sense when you drive the Ram 1500 – especially if your family is outdoorsy and has lots of toys,” said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds. “With reclining rear seats, class-leading legroom and an exclusive coil-spring rear suspension, the Ram 1500 outclasses many traditional SUVs in comfort and luxury.”
Three-hundred vehicles vying for the 2019 Best Family Truck award were put through rigorous tests that included a trek on winding canyon roads, freeways and urban streets that measured a distance of 115 miles. The vehicles were assessed in several categories including utility and value, performance, technology, interior, and comfort.
The 2019 Ram 1500 features five available trim levels — Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. It features a new e-Torque mild hybrid system, which increases its fuel efficiency rating. Embedded with split-screen capability, the segment-leading 12-inch touch screen delivers a clear view of entertainment and driver assist features. Although sporting a 225 weight loss compared to previous generations, the 2019 Ram 1500 is more durable than ever before. When properly equipped, the 2019 Ram 1500 can tow a maximum of 12,750 pounds.
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“The 2019 Ram 1500 is the benchmark for durability, technology, luxury and efficiency,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “This award from Edmunds, combined with their 2019 Editor’s Choice award, supports our efforts and highlights a rapidly growing interest from customers who use our pickups as family vehicles.”