The end of 2013 is inching closer, and many organizations throughout the auto industry are compiling lists of the best vehicles of the year. Motor Trend annually releases some of the most anticipated awards, and its latest accolades highlighted a few of the year's best pickup trucks.
Motor Trend recently named the 2014 Ram 1500 as its Truck of the Year. This is the second year in a row the Ram 1500 won the prize, marking the first time a vehicle has repeated as the champion. That is especially impressive considering the truck went through a redesign for the model year and was up against a tough group of competitors, including the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ram Heavy Duty and Toyota Tundra.
"For 2014 we had a large and highly competitive field of contenders for Motor Trend's Truck of the Year," said Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend. "At the end of the day, though, the Ram 1500 quickly rose to the top. Not only did it withstand our rigorous testing, it thoroughly impressed our judges with its vast array of standard and optional equipment."
The Ram 1500 also earned praise for its EcoDiesel engine. Alternative fuel allows this truck to operate with high efficiency, which can save a driver money on fuel and vehicle maintenance in the long run.