Ram 1500 named The Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year

December 28, 2012 12:00 AM

The Detroit Free Press, a media leader in the automotive industry, has named the 2013 Ram 1500 its Truck of the Year. Journalist Mark Phelan chose the Ram because Chrysler, its parent company, went beyond a mere facelift and instead chose to give the car multiple rounds of auto repair to improve all facets of the driving experience.

According to the news source, Chrysler released its last full-size pickup in 2008. In the five years since that time the manufacturer has created a top-of-the-line truck that maintains the capabilities of traditional vehicles with new features.

Drivers are able to take advantage of a best-in-class 25 miles per gallon fuel efficiency in addition to an array of new technologies, such as the stop-start system, thermal management system, active aerodynamics and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

"The new Ram 1500 takes a massive step forward in technology and fuel economy, representing the direction the Ram Truck Brand is heading with all its models," said Fred Diaz, president of Ram Truck. "... This award will be well-received by our dealers and customers, reiterating the fact that Ram has the best truck on the market."

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