Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Consumer Reports Names Ram "Top Pick"; Test Drive at Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque

Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque is pleased to announce that the news for the 2014 Ram 1500 just keeps getting better. Consumer Reports, the leading consumer research publication, has just named the Ram 1500 as their top pick in the truck category. “Since it’s Truck Month right now at Melloy Dodge, with extra incentives on Rams, it’s an especially good time to test drive this excellent truck,” said Bill Melloy, general manager for the Albuquerque Dodge and Ram dealership.

Consumer Reports tested 260 vehicles and named just 10 as “Top Picks”. Their assessment of vehicles will be published in the upcoming April issue and combines road test scores from its staff, industry safety ratings and predicted reliability ratings, and surveys of readers who report on vehicles of various model years.

Ram is the first Chrysler-built vehicle in 16 years to win the Top Pick in its category. General Motors and Ford both failed to place a model in this year’s list.  Consumer Reports says the Ram’s “whisper-quiet” interior feels like a luxury vehicle, calling it “the most comfortable-riding truck… surprisingly refined and inviting.” 

Ram was also named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year for 2013, taking back-to-back titles. That’s the first time any truck has been named tops in consecutive years.

Ram 1500 offers a coil-spring rear suspension, unique for full size pickups, which makes it a more comfortable ride than other makes. The 5.7-liter V8 and new eight-speed automatic transmission deliver effortless power while maintaining a solid 15 mpg overall. Ram trucks also are renowned for towing capacity.

Truck Month continues through March at Melloy Dodge, serving Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Belen and Los Lunas, with quality Dodge and Ram vehicles and a wide selection of used cars and trucks. The dealership is located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo del Norte in Albuquerque, or call 505-843-9600.

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