According to Consumer Reports the Ram 1500 pickup is the best big truck on the market today. The researchers at Consumer Reports said they found the Ram 1500 to be powerful and durable yet elegant in appearance and appointments inside and out. The editors also found the truck to be impressive and plush. It has all the comforts drivers and passengers want and the ability to do the hard work people demand out of their truck. The staff at Consumer Report also point out that the upgrades made to the truck’s powertrain and interior make the Ram 1500 an excellent choice no matter how you use your truck.
One of the few areas that did not wow the editors of Consumer Reports when it came to the Ram 1500 is it’s tailgate. They found that because it is not sprung or damped it is a lot heavier than they would have liked. They also not the stepping up into the cabin takes a little extra effort because of its height. Review: Test Drive evaluates the 2013 Ram
The model the Consumer Reports crew tested was the Ram 1500 Crew Cab which has four-wheel drive, a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, and an exciting new eight-speed automatic transmission. This led the Ram 1500 to get the best mileage in its class on the fuel economy tests the editors performed. For all of these reasons the magazine rater the 2013 Ram 1500 North American Truck of the Year