2014 Ram 1500 Tops Consumer Reports Truck List

The Ram 1500 has been recognized by Consumer Reports as the best overall pickup truck of 2014. This distinction marks the first time in 16 years that a Chrysler automobile has appeared on the Consumer Reports' annual list of top vehicles.

The Ram 1500 has made Chrysler proud by outperforming its competition in rigorous Consumer Reports product tests. These include more than 50 individual tests evaluating braking, handling, comfort, convenience, safety, and fuel economy. Additionally, vehicles undergo over 6,000 miles of general driving and evaluations to ensure accurate ratings.

Consumer Reports recognized the outstanding qualities of the 2014 Ram 1500 noting, "the whisper-quiet cabin makes it feel like a luxury vehicle, while being able to get its hands dirty when duty calls."

The Ram 1500's appearance on Consumer Reports list of the best vehicles of 2014 is the latest addition to the growing chorus of praise for the truck. Other accolades include being named the Truck of Texas; Motor Trend Truck of the Year two-consecutive years-a first for any pickup; and the 2013 North American Truck of the Year.

The 2014 Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with a highway fuel-economy rating of 25 mpg. For a truly impressive blend of mileage and power the Ram 1500 offers an optional 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel V6 engine. With 240 horsepower, it generates 420 lb-ft of torque.

The Ram 1500's comfort and handling are enhanced by a multi-link layout with coil springs. Available features also include an electronically-controlled air suspension. With the push of a button, ride height can be lowered for ease- of-access to the cabin and cargo bed or raised for up to 10.7 inches of ground clearance.

The 2014 Ram 1500 drives with the comfort and handling of a car and has some of the best fuel economy in its class. The Ram 1500 has plenty of the power that full-size truck owners demand. The standard engine cranks out an ample 305 horses and generates 269 lbs. of torque.
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