2019 Dodge Ram Wins North American Truck of the Year

January 15, 2019 •

2019 Dodge Ram

2019 Dodge Ram

2019 Dodge Ram Wins North American Truck of the Year

The all-new for 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 was crowned North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 beat out other finalists for the prestigious award, including the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.

It was the second time the Ram 1500 won the honor.  It previously won North American Truck of the Year in 2013. Judges cited the Ram 1500’s e-Torque mild-hybrid tech, available in both V6 and V8 engines., along with a luxury interior, and oversized 12-inch U-connect touchscreen panel.

Redesigned For 2019

The exterior of the Ram 1500 has been redone for 2019.  It includes a raised aluminum hood and RAM letters across the grille, which leans forward.  There are six different grille styles available.  A new frame used 98% high-strength steel and helps make the new Ram 1500 lighter by a total of nearly 225 pounds.

There are six trim levels available for the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500:

  • Tradesman
  • Big Horn
  • Revel
  • Laramie
  • Longhorn
  • Limited

Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, and Laramie are available as crew cabs or Quad cabs.  All of the models are standard 2-wheel drive, but 4-wheel drive and longer beds are options.

Other Winners

The Genesis G70 was named car of the year beating out the BMW 3 series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.  The Hyundai Kona/Kona EV beat out 20 competitors, including finalists Acura RDX and Jaguar I-Pace.

The Award Process

The North American Truck of the Year is awarded each January based on votes from an independent group of auto journalists from Canada and the United States.  Trucks are eligible for the award if they are new to the market or significantly redesigned.  In addition to design, vehicles are judge on innovative technology, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value.