2014 RAM 1500 Wins Motor Trend Truck of the Year

RAM has done it again. Last year around this time, we were thrilled but not surprised to hear that the 2013 RAM 1500 won the prestigious Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. Earlier this month, Motor Trend Magazine announced that the 2014 RAM 1500 was the first ever consecutive winner of the award, bringing home the 2014 trophy as well.

The main difference-maker that set the 2014 RAM 1500 apart from other pickup trucks in the segment was the brand-new EcoDiesel engine. One of the main factors looked at when choosing the winner of the award, according to Motor Trend, was whether or not the vehicle is a game-changer. The EcoDiesel is what pushed the RAM 1500 over the top in this regard. The EcoDiesel is more than just a new engine; it's a completely different technology for the segment.

Previous to the 2014 RAM 1500, it had been more than 15 years since a truck manufacturer offered a diesel engine in a half-ton truck. Many people still think of diesel as smoke-spewing, slow-moving engines, but the truth couldn't be any further than that. Diesel fuel contains about 15 percent more energy by volume than gasoline, which means that it's more fuel efficient than a standard gasoline engine.

Also, for drivers in Grand Rapids, RAM 1500 trucks represent a vehicle that delivers under all conditions. The judges of the award saw the same thing, as each pickup was tested on a variety of different terrains and track conditions. Additionally, the RAM was deemed best in class for value, design, and power and torque. Here at Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, we are proud to have this award-winner in our inventory. 

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