We are pleased to announce that the RAM 1500 has walked away with a win at the 2015 half-ton shootout hosted by Motor Trend. Through rigorous testing the RAM 1500 maintained its outstanding performance. Want to know more? Keep reading to learn about this yearly competition.
Three trucks were chosen by Motor Trend to be put through rigorous tests so their editors could gather necessary information and then vote on which truck performs the best. The tests took place during a 260-mile drive through eastern California and western Arizona. Judges paid special attention to the following:
- Standard testing – without load – which includes 0-60 miles per hour and ¼-mile acceleration, 60-0 miles per hour braking and maximum lateral grip.
- Limit Handling – also without load – closed-course cornering, braking and acceleration
- Tow testing with a 7,000 lbs trailer
- Payload testing with 1,000 lbs
- Fuel economy testing
“This is a strong third-party testimonial of Ram’s place in the market and contributes to the justification of long hours and hard work to deliver the best trucks available,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — RAM Truck Brand. “Just five years after becoming its own brand Ram Truck has nearly doubled its market share and earned best-in-class titles in fuel economy, torque, payload and towing. The half-ton segment is a severely competitive environment and winning Motor Trend’s half-ton shootout validates that we have the top truck in the segment,” Hegbloom added.
Jake Sweeney Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM is proud of the RAM 1500 for outperforming the other vehicles in the segment. Swing by our Cincinnati area RAM dealership soon to check out this award-winning truck or any other new or pre-owned RAM truck in our current inventory. You’ll soon see why everyone loves driving a RAM truck.