Each year, Motor Trend names its top vehicle for the year in each category. This year, the 2019 RAM 1500 was named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year! This reflects the impressive redesign for 2019, as well as RAM's dedication to premium workmanship. Below, we'll be looking deeper into what makes the 2019 RAM 1500 Truck of the Year.

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RAM 1500: Truck Of The Year

The 2019 redesign of the RAM 1500 really shook things up on the full-size pickup truck market. With unmatched luxury, the most comfortable ride on the market, and powerful yet efficient engine options, the 2019 RAM 1500 continues RAM's legacy of innovating in the pickup truck space.

Motor Trend's editors were smitten with the new RAM 1500. Motor Trend's editor-in-chief praised the 2019 RAM 1500's style, calling it, "Best-in-class: sophisticated without going over the top." Though there are a wide range of options and configurations available, every one is distinctively RAM. One of Motor Trend's editors especially liked the RAM 1500 Rebel, saying, "I love the styling. It's like the Viper of Rams."

Beyond style, the 2019 RAM's interior construction, luxury features, and comfort easily won over the Motor Trend staff. One editor even 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."

While it's safe to say that GM is actually producing some excellent trucks with true luxury features, this is extremely high praise for the current RAM 1500.

The RAM 1500: Power To Impress

While luxury and interior comfort have been becoming more and more important for pickup trucks, it's still the powertrain that does the heavy lifting. Motor Trend was just as impressed with the RAM's powerful engine lineup as it was the interior, commenting that the standard V6 is more powerful than many competitors' base offerings. RAM's eTorque system also impressed, saving on fuel and increasing torque.

The redesign of the 2019 RAM 1500 also managed to lengthen, strengthen, and lighten the the chassis, resulting in a more comfortable interior, particularly in the back seat, and more power. With a tow rating of up to 12,750 lbs when properly equipped, the 2019 RAM 1500 beats every truck on the market in V8 towing. Second only to the Ford F-150 in pure towing power, the all-new RAM 1500 is built to handle even the toughest jobs.

But the hefty tow rating isn't the only thing that makes towing with the RAM a joy. 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."


In our opinion, the 2019 RAM 1500 more than deserves the distinction of Motor Trend Truck of the Year. With its stunning innovations, masterful construction, and world-class capability, the 2019 RAM 1500 has set a high bar for competitors.

The best way to experience it for yourself? Come into Pella Motors at 604 E Oskaloosa St, Pella, IA and take a test drive in the all-new 2019 RAM 1500. Our customers are raving about this new truck from RAM, and we can answer any questions you have about financing, trade-ins, and more.

The original Motor Trend review can be found here.