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2019 Ram 1500 Named North American Truck of the Year

2019 Ram 1500 Named North American Truck of the Year

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It's always nice when great accomplishments don't go unrecognized, like how the 2019 Ram 1500 has been named 2019 North American Truck of the Year. We at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram already know the Ram 1500 is a special pickup truck, but this award confirms just that. This is not just any honor, since it comes from a highly respected group of automotive journalists. Many consider this to be one of the highest accolades any vehicle can receive.

Of course, you can come to our dealership to see the 2019 Ram 1500 in person, along with our other Ram trucks new and used inventory. As your Ram dealer in Thornhill, we have the full lineup in stock.

The Honor

As is the tradition, the North American Truck of the Year award was handed out at the North American International Auto Show, which is held in Detroit.

Acting as judges for the honor were 60 different automotive journalists for the U.S. and Canada. They all have diverse backgrounds, with each one voting for vehicles based on their capabilities and features. The fact that such a group agrees the 2019 Ram 1500 should be singled out among trucks is quite the accolade.

Among the reasons cited for the Ram 1500's victory was the new eTorque mild-hybrid technology. It helps with efficiency and performance in certain situations. New available luxuries for the interiors were also a deciding factor, something which has improved greatly for the 2019 model year. Also, the available 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen swayed their decision.

Unbelievable Performance

Of course, one of the most important factors for shoppers looking to buy a truck is capability. The 2019 Ram 1500 truly shines in this area, leveraging clever designs to push further when it comes to towing, hauling, and traveling anywhere.

You can get the eTorque mild hybrid system for the V-6 and V-8 engines. That means stopping at the pump less often. Overall, the truck's weight has been reduced by 225 pounds, also contributing to greater efficiency and improved capability.

The numbers don't lie. With a peak towing capacity of 12,750 pounds (when properly equipped), the Ram 1500 is a hard worker. Hitch up your boat, camper, or all kinds of trailers for plenty of weekend fun. The truck can also handle up to 2,300 pounds in the payload, making even big jobs seem easy. It's a great feeling to know you're always prepared for any surprises life throws your way.

Solid Features

Just as impressive are the well-designed standard and optional features for the Ram 1500. Among the more innovative systems is a 360-degree camera setup which provides a comprehensive top-down view of the area immediately around the truck.

While the 12-inch Uconnect screen is impressive, the exclusive content provided by SiriusXM with 360L further enhances your cabin experience.

Ram has beefed up safety features for 2019. More active systems are available, like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking.

Learn more about the award-winning 2019 Ram 1500 by contacting us at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge to schedule a test drive.

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