2019 RAM 1500 – Motor Trend Truck Of The Year

July 31st, 2020 by

Each year, Motor Trend names its top vehicles for the year in various categories. The 2019 RAM 1500 was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year! Based on a wide set of criteria, Motor Trend chooses the truck that shows significant improvement over previous years, innovation, and strong performance among other factors. Below, we’ll be looking deeper into what makes the 2019 RAM 1500 Truck of the Year.

Here at Deery of Ames, we pride ourselves on treating every customer like family, and providing the honest, friendly service that Iowans expect from a family business. From financing and trade-ins to our new and used vehicles, we take the utmost care to make you feel welcome and secure in your decision to shop with us. Located at 1700 SE 16th St in Ames, IA, we’re a family run dealership, and will take care of you whether you visit us in store, online, or by giving us a call at (515) 233-5000.

The Truck Of The Year

It’s no secret that the 2019 RAM 1500 has changed the game when it comes to full-size pickup trucks. Offering unparalleled luxury, the most comfortable ride on the market, and powerful engines to get the job done, the 2019 RAM 1500 is full of innovation. And that wasn’t lost on Motor Trend’s editors.

One of the first things they noted, and what our customers notice when they visit the dealership, is the RAM 1500’s style. Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief described it well, calling it, “Best-in-class: sophisticated without going over the top.” And that’s across the board. The 2019 RAM 1500 offers a wide variety of interior and exterior styles, each distinct yet clearly part of RAM’s identity. One of Motor Trend’s editors was particularly taken with the RAM 1500 Rebel, saying, “I love the styling. It’s like the Viper of Rams.”

But it’s not just about style. The substance of the 2019 RAM 1500 had Motor Trend seriously impressed. With its luxurious interior and superior tech, the RAM 1500 had Motor Trend’s judges hyperbolic in their praise. One editor wrote, “GM has to be kidding, going up against this with the High Country and Denali. This is a luxury interior. Look at this wood! This leather! The metal, stitching, design, attention to detail! The leather on the grab handles! Cadillac could learn a thing or two by spending an afternoon in this cabin.”

If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about RAM’s luxury interior construction, the only thing to do is check one out for yourself.

RAM 1500: It’s About The Drive

Of course, a pickup truck can’t be judged purely on its luxury and comfort. It has to get the job done too. Motor Trend was equally impressed with RAM’s powerful engine options, commenting that the standard V6 is more powerful than many competitors’ base offerings. RAM’s eTorque system also impressed, not only saving on fuel but also increasing torque.

RAM’s redesign of their flagship 1500 also managed to lengthen, strengthen, and lighten the the chassis, resulting in a more comfortable interior and more power. With a tow rating up to 12,750 lbs, the 2019 RAM 1500 beats every truck on the market in V8 towing. Only the F-150 beats it, and then only by a couple hundred pounds, due to its aluminum construction.

But it’s not just about numbers. Motor Trend’s editors raved about the ease of towing with the 2019 RAM 1500, whose power is complemented by technologies that make towing easier. And the RAM 1500’s suspension, whether coil spring or air, adds a great deal of comfort whether towing or not.

Motor Trend summed it up nicely when they said, “No pickup in the segment better balances capability, efficiency, value, and quality.”


Anyone who has had the chance to try the 2019 RAM 1500 won’t be surprised that it’s Truck of the Year. It’s that good. But for those who haven’t, now’s the time to experience RAM’s groundbreaking comfort, quality, and capability. Stop by the dealership at 1700 SE 16th St in Ames, IA, and we’ll get you out on a test drive of the 2019 RAM 1500. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about financing, trade-ins and more.

The original Motor Trend review can be found here.

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