2019 Ram 1500 Named Edmunds Best Family Truck
Posted on August 10, 2020
If there is one thing RAM knows more about than trucks, it's winning awards for said trucks. When it comes to garnering awards, few Ram trucks can match the RAM 1500. So far this year Popular Mechanics and Motortrend have named the 2019 RAM 1500 Truck of the Year while the New York International Auto Show gave the RAM 1500 it coveted Best of Show Award. While these are some amazing honors, perhaps the most interesting award bestowed on the 2019 RAM 1500 is 2019 Best Family Truck by Edmunds. As the leading RAM dealer in Thornhill, ON, North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge thought it would be a perfect time to examine what makes Edmunds believe that the 2019 RAM 1500 is not only an outstanding pickup truck, but also why it makes a great family car.
2019 Best Family Truck
It is quite interesting that we've arrived at a moment in time when pickup trucks are being considered outstanding family cars. Edmunds arrived at their decision by testing 300 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles on a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways, and winding canyons. The vehicles get over 30 different scores covering performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility, and value. According to Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds, "A truck as a family car makes sense when you drive the RAM 1500 - especially if your family is outdoorsy and has lots of toys." Weaver goes on to mention that features like reclining rear seats, class-leading legroom, and the exclusive coil-spring rear suspension make the 2019 RAM 1500 so attractive to families.
The 2019 RAM 1500: Right For Your Family?
It's clear that the experts at Edmunds are fans, but at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge we're pretty excited about the 2019 RAM 1500 as well. Available in six trim levels, this re-engineered pickup truck is 102 kilograms lighter than previous models all while offering 1,043 kilograms in maximum payload and 5,761 kilograms in maximum trailer towing. Powering the 2019 RAM 1500 is a number of dynamic engines including the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 that kicks out 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. Other performance benefits include Frequency Response Damping shocks, a class-exclusive air suspension system, 4x4 Off-road Package with electtronic locking rear axle, and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to safety for drivers and passengers, the 2019 RAM 1500 delivers thanks to over 100 protection features such as:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go, and Hold
- Forward Collision Warning-Plus
- Ready Alert Braking and Trailer-sway Damping control
- LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus
- ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park
All your family members will be able to stay connected and entertained thanks to the award-winning fourth-generation Uconnect system with a mind-blowing largest-in-class 12-inch fully configurable touchscreen display and SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services with 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. Some trims also give you the ability to add the Harman/Kardon audio system with 19 premium speakers and class-leading 900-watt surround sound amplifier. If luxury is important, the 2019 RAM 1500 can be equipped with luxury full-leather high-back front bucket seats, ventilated front seats, heated 2nd-row seats, and a Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof.
Finding Your Award-Winning 2019 RAM 1500
If you want to find out why the 2019 RAM 1500 has the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup on the market, then the time is right to take one for a test-drive. To make that happen, please contact us or bring the entire family down to North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Thornhill, ON today. We can't wait to see you and get you behind the wheel of one of our RAM pickups.