All-new Ram 1500 is TRUCK TREND® 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year

After an intense weeklong evaluation of eight trucks that had undergone 1,300-plus miles of grueling performance testing in California, the jurors of TRUCK TREND®, a panel of experts from across the USA, selected the Ram 1500 as their 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year. 

TRUCK TREND was founded in 1998 as an offshoot of MOTOR TREND, an internationally recognized automotive brand. Now the industry authority on light trucks, TRUCK TREND currently has a total audience of 2.1 million.

“It is clear to us that Ram is not only serious about being a competitor in the full-size truck market with the all-new 2019 1500, but that they intend to lead,” said Sean Holman, Group Content Director for TRUCK TREND. “The new truck breaks ground in many areas and is the gold standard of what to expect in regard to comfort and technology without giving up any of the functionality or utility of a truck.”

The 2019 Ram 1500 came out on top after completing a demanding test comprised of performance testing, hauling, towing, fuel economy calculation and off-roading—all important disciplines in which truck owners expect competency. Jurors spent ample time with each vehicle to form qualified opinions regarding important factors such as interior ergonomics, seat comfort, technology usability, build quality, and the features and benefits of each truck while closely logging fuel efficiency.

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading areas most important to pickup owners. Ram leads the full-size truck segment with significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.

Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles: 
Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
Highest 5th wheel towing capacity—30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
Best-in-class 4x4 fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
Highest snow plow rating—Ram 2500 and 3500
Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
Most capable full-size off-road pickup—Ram Power Wagon
Right now at Barnett you can lease a 2019 RAM Quad Express 4x4 for $249 a month, or a 2019 RAM 1500 DT Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 for $329 a month. Either way, you’re driving the Truck of the Year at a great rate. There are even more offers during the “Start Something New” Sales Event. Click here to see them all.

And don’t forget the exclusive FREE Million Mile Warranty that comes with every NEW vehicle purchased from Barnett! See your Barnett sales associate for details on all the offers, and on the Million Mile Warranty. 

*Offers end 1/31/19. On approved credit. Security deposit waived. 36 months, 10,000 miles per year. $2,999 plus first month’s payment, tax, license and fees due at signing.
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