Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 RAM Keeps Collecting Best Truck Awards

Melloy Dodge, New Mexico’s #1 Selling Dodge and Ram Dealer, is proud to announce that the Ram 1500 has earned more top national awards. Right now, special incentives are available on a number of Ram models, all at Melloy Dodge at 9621 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s locally owned Dodge and Ram sales leader.
Watch our Melloy Dodge walkaround video of the 2014 RAM here:  

Consumer Reports recently named the truck it’s Top Pick in the category. It has also been awarded Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for 2014, as it was named in 2013. That’s the first time that a make has won consecutive years.
US News and World Reports has named the 2014 Ram 1500 first out of 10 full-sized trucks. This ranking is based on their analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Ram 1500, as well as reliability and safety data.
Reviewers say the 2014 Ram 1500 is the class leader with its exclusive diesel engine option, good fuel economy and car-like ride. Because it has the best combination of positive reviews, price and long-term ownership costs in its class, the publication named the 2014 Ram 1500 the Best Full Size Truck for the Money. 
New for 2014 is an optional turbodiesel V6, which reviewers say delivers smooth, refined power. A V8 engine is also optional, and is a great engine for anyone who plans to do lots of towing and hauling. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available with all engines, and reviewers say it shifts quickly and helps maximize fuel economy.
The Ram 1500’s V6 engine model earns up to an EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Reviewers say the Ram 1500’s unique rear suspension gives it one of the most comfortable rides in the class. They also like its optional air suspension, which they say makes the Ram 1500's ride more comfortable and keeps the truck stable while towing. Test drivers like the Ram 1500's light and direct steering, which they say makes it easier to turn the truck at low speeds.
With plenty of high-end materials, solid construction and overall quietness, the 2014 Ram 1500 has one of the best cabins in the class. Its front seats are long-haul comfortable, and both Quad and Crew Cabs offer ample rear-seat space. A six-speaker stereo and a USB port are standard. Major options include Ram's voice-activated Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth and an 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation and a seven- or 10-speaker stereo system. The available voice-activated Uconnect infotainment system, which offers smartphone app integration, is one of the best in the business, with legible touch-screen buttons and redundant buttons and knobs for the stereo and climate systems.
Among other reviewers recent comments about Ram trucks:
·         "The 2014 Ram 1500 is our top pick in the full-size pickup segment, thanks to a winning combination of strong powertrains, a smooth ride and a well-trimmed cabin." -- Edmunds

·         "The 2014 Ram 1500 offers something for just about any full-size truck buyer." -- Kelley Blue Book
·         "Already gifted with capable handling and handsome interiors, the Ram 1500 lineup is now even more unique and appealing with the addition of the EcoDiesel option. It isn't the motor for everyone - the cheaper, punchier and more characterful Hemi is still a stellar choice - but its combination of low-end torque and efficiency will undoubtedly win over many hearts and wallets. We expect Ram will have little problem achieving its goal of a 15 percent take rate for the EcoDiesel." -- Left Lane News

·         "The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel for now has the half-ton diesel market to itself, although Nissan has confirmed it will enter the fray with its next-gen Titan. (GM and Ford are content to sit it out, although the General had an engine basically ready to go before bankruptcy canceled the program.) Such trucks represent a new full-size-pickup sweet spot that combines respectable performance, hauling ability, and fuel economy barely attainable in smaller trucks just a few years ago." -- Car and Driver

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