New 2013 Ram 1500 Named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

The awards and accolades just keep rolling in for Ram. Today the editors of Motor Trend magazine announced their pick for 2013 Truck of the Year®—it’s the all-new 2013 Ram 1500.

Motor Trend editors praised the new 2013 Ram 1500 for its air suspension, choice of engines, variety of trim levels and towing capability. “We had a small but solid field of contenders for Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend. “But in the end, the choice was clear: Ram 1500 not only withstood our rigorous testing, it impressed at every step along the way.”

Motor Trend Truck of the Year contenders are evaluated using six criteria: Design Advancement, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value and Performance of Intended Function. To be eligible, a vehicle must be all-new or have been substantially changed from the previous model.

For the 2013 Ram 1500, engineers changed every area of the truck – from a newly designed frame to new engines and transmissions to a new interior with the next-generation Uconnect® access system. New fuel-saving technologies have had a marked effect on the truck’s fuel efficiency, leading to an EPA-estimated 25 MPG highway.

“The new Ram 1500 makes a powerful statement about our company and the Ram Truck brand,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO—Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico. “Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year is an amazing honor, truly one of the most prestigious awards an automaker can achieve. It reaffirms the fact that Ram has the best truck on the road today. Bar none.”

The 2013 Ram 1500 features first-in-segment technologies: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and active air suspension. The 2013 Ram 1500 is available in nine trim levels, which you can explore in detail at

For a rebroadcast of the news conference announcing the 2013 Ram 1500 as Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, visit


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    • Ram Zone

      Thanks for the kind words. We appreciate the note.

  • John

    I love my 2011 Ram 1500. I tell people it’s like a luxury car only it’s a truck!! After a ride in it, they agree.

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    Where is that beautiful tu-tone truck with the six cyc eng and eight speed trans, is it available, I can only see where it can be ordered as a base truck.

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  • 2013 Ram 1500 trucks seems promising I love Dogde