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Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Takes Home Popular Science Award

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The innovations in the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty not only make it an outstanding contender in the truck segment, but also as an outstanding example in the automotive industry. Earning a 2020 Best of What’s New award in the Auto category from Popular Science, the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty impressed the editors with its industry-advancing tech and features.

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 “The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty is among the Best of What’s New because its unique blend of tech makes it tough yet sophisticated,” said Joe Brown, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “That’s a touch balance to strike, especially in a field crowded with so much innovation.”

The December issue of Popular Science reveals the winning 100 products that spanned 11 segments. In addition to automotive, the editorial staff awarded products in Aerospace, Entertainment, Engineering, General Innovation, Gadgets, Security, Home, Software, Recreation, and Health.

According to the staff at Popular Science, the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty was a winner because of its smooth performance while handling heavy loads, an achievement unmatched by its competitors.

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 “Heavy-duty pickups can haul stupendous loads, but you pay for it with a rough ride. Why? Because the axles ride on long strips of metal called leaf springs, a design that dates to the days of covered wagons. The Ram instead uses coil springs, which have long let passenger cars smoothly tackle bumps. An optional air suspension makes things even cushier. Its 370-horsepower diesel engine produces a Herculean 850 lb-ft of torque — enough to tow 35,100 pounds (that’s three elephants!) without knocking loose anyone’s fillings.”