After a careful analysis of widely published reviews, vehicle ratings and test drives, editors at U.S. News & World Report recently named the 2011 Ram 1500 the highest-scoring full-size pickup in its ranking of today’s top vehicle choices.
Chrysler Seattle said the most-awarded Ram ever was a stronger performer in all measures of quality, with the publication highlighting kudos such as:
- “The Ram 1500′s interior is as good as it gets in the pickup segment,” and “The available V-8s are impressive performers, the chassis is well suited to heavy work and the Ram’s cabin is a class leader in terms of design, ergonomics and materials.” —Edmunds
- “Ram earns high marks for ride comfort, creative storage options, and abundant available power. Impressive cabin trappings are a nice bonus as well. Chevy, Ford, and Toyota loyalists would do well to have a look. You may well be won over by this Best Buy.”—Consumer Guide
- “When towing various size trailers on a short loop, the HEMI-powered Ram acted as if nothing was attached to the rear. It just chugged along, getting up to 60 mph with ease, even with a 9,000-pound Air Stream attached on a simple hitch,” and “There are lots of nooks and crannies (more than 40) to hold cell phones, gloves, tools, folders and just about anything else. There are even two floor storage bins that include removable containers for easy cleaning.”—The Detroit News
- “Storage spaces abound: under the rear seats; in the doors, the center console, and the dual glove boxes; and within the new drainable, lockable ‘RamBox‘ bins in the bed walls.” — Car and Driver
That’s a lot of praise, but then again, the Ram 1500 is a lot of truck.