Despite growing competition in the marketplace over the last year, the RAM brand has been named the “Best Truck Brand” by U.S. News & World Report. The Ram 1500 (DT), Ram 2500 (DJ), and Ram 3500 (D2) have been racking up awards left and right throughout the truck industry since the fifth-generation Ram 1500 hit dealers lot in January 2018. A year later, the revised fourth-generation Heavy Duty pickup hit dealers also scoring major wins for the brand in their respective segments.
“Ram wins the ‘Best Truck Brand’ award on the strength of the Ram 1500, which is one of the few trucks on the market to make a case for itself as both a work vehicle and a daily driver,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The Ram 1500 features a coil-spring rear suspension that makes it comfortable enough for commuting, but capable enough for serious towing and hauling. The Ram interior features a top-notch infotainment system with intuitive controls and a huge touch screen and feature materials that keep pace with what luxury SUVs offer.”
The “Best Vehicle Brand” awards, evaluated 36 brands this year, taking in an industry-wide excellence for cars, SUVs, trucks, and luxury vehicles. Great news for brands like RAM, whose accolades help truck shoppers identify the outstanding representation of the brand in its category of interest.
“We are humbled to earn the title of Best Truck Brand from U.S. News & World Report for the third consecutive year,” said Mike Koval Jr., RAM CEO. “Ram offers a full lineup focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. This award clearly telegraphs our leadership in the segment.”
To help determine the award winners, U.S. News Best Cars averaged the overall score of all the given brand’s products in each award class. The brand with the highest overall average score was named the winner in the category. The overall scores come directly from the U.S. News Best Cars rankings, which are based on a combination of safety scores, reliability data, and the consensus of the automotive press.