Car and Driver magazine has named the 2022 Ram 1500 to its 10-Best list for 2022. It marks the fourth consecutive year that the Ram 1500 has earned a spot on the 10-Best list. Car and Driver invited previous winners to defend their title and RAM sent two of its best for evaluation.
Car and Driver evaluated each contender versus its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is and how compelling it is to operate. This award recognizes the smartest, most entertaining cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans on sale today. Vehicles are judged with an emphasis on value, mission fulfillment, and if they’re fun to drive.
“Making the list for the fourth consecutive year – the third consecutive year as the only pickup truck – the Ram 1500 continues to be shockingly quiet and is still hands-down the best driving pickup truck,” said Sharon Silke Carty, Editor-In-Chief, Car and Driver. “There’s great breadth to the lineup, every model accomplishes any task thrown at it. We really appreciate all the work the Ram team has done to make it enjoyable to drive.”
“Earning a spot on Car and Driver’s 10-Best vehicle list validates our long-standing commitment to our customers through advanced technology and engineering expertise,” said Mike Koval Jr., RAM CEO. “We are honored to be the only pickup truck on this list for the third year in a row and express our gratitude to the Car and Driver editors for recognizing Ram 1500 as the best-driving pickup truck available today.”
Even though it marks the fourth consecutive year that the Ram 1500 has made the list, it is the third consecutive time that it has been the only truck on the 10-Best list.
For two weeks, Car and Driver editors drove, measured, tested, and scrutinized more than 70 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. To earn a 10-Best win, a vehicle must prove itself against contenders as diverse as the automotive industry. Car and Driver’s criteria remain the same: every winner must deliver exceptional driving engagement, offer indisputable value and/or practicality and fulfill its mission better than any of its competition. Any vehicle with a base price higher than $90,000 were excluded from consideration, based on the editors’ belief that an oversize price should guarantee excellence.
The award applies to the entire Ram 1500 lineup, the only pickup truck to secure a spot on this list for a third consecutive year. The 2022 10-Best list combined the 10-Best cars, trucks, and SUVs into a single list. The results will appear in the January issue of Car and Driver.