Posted on December 8, 2019 by Kelly Wilk
2020 Ram 2500 & 3500 Won Trucks of the Year Awards | Toronto, Mississauga
They Are the Champions!
There some heavy hitters are back in town who just made the grade, again. Last year the Ram 1500 scooped up the prestigious MotorTrend award and guess what, they hung on to the lead. This year two 2020 Ram pick up trucks made off with the Truck of the Year Award for both the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500. There are a lot of note worthy vehicles out there but this award has sufficiently allowed Ram to level up to a new status of leader of the pack of pick up trucks. With all the attention this has created for Ram I expect that there will be a lot of curiosity for those in the market for a pick up and you can try one out for size at the Brampton, Barrie, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Peel and Burlington if you drop in for a test drive.
When the well-respected publication MotorTrend made the announcement it really strengthened Ram as a hard hitting brand within the dog eat dog industry. Especially as Ram had also claimed this prestigious award in 2013 and 2014 as well as 2019 and 2020. The testing MotorTrend does is rigorous which goes a long way to validating their claim. The 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500, like all vehicles under scrutiny, will go through that same barrage of tests. They are driven on multiple courses to collect enough data for an accurate comparison to be made.
MotorTrend selects the vehicles they evaluate for a number of things such as value, class, and the way the automotive industry is impacted as a result of them entering the market. Motor trend evaluated the 2020 Rams in six areas of importance including safety, achievement in engineering, excellence in design, level of efficiency as well as both the value and performance. To take it straight from the horses mouth, MotorTrend Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh weighed in on the reason for their selection,
“Ram Heavy Duty is MotorTrend’s 2020 Truck of the Year because it delivers unmatched performance, capability and style to the ultra competitive truck segment. Engineered for work and play, 2020 RAMS reward true truckers with unflappable powertrains, sumptuous, high-tech interiors and a range of thoughtful utility features.”
There selection is also due to the improvements and design upgrades Ram made to the Ram 2500 and 3500, just as the ones made previously made on the Ram 1500, which were also received well. These improvements include a large touch screen designed for ease of control as well as entertainment, additional super comfy seating that also offer increased leg room and to top all that off it has the distinction of the largest space for storage with a playload capacity of 7, 680 pounds.
The other awesome feature is the Cummins l-6 turbo diesel engine, which enables the 2020 Ram pick-ups to boast a 1,000 lb-ft of torque plus the real pick-me-up of a towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. Suffice it to say that these 2020 Ram trucks have made a name for themselves. It is true that the Ford F-series still lead the race in sales overall but Ram has still outsold the Chevrolet Silverado and with the tract record they are developing with multiple wins of the MotorTrend award I feel like this truck is going to become a fast favourite!