After testing every new truck on the market, the editors of AOL Autos have named the 2013 Ram 1500 their Truck of the Year.
“The quality of new trucks has never been higher and our job of separating the wheat from the chaff has never been more difficult,” said David Kiley, Chief Automotive Editor. “Within our judging system the 2013 Ram 1500 was hands-down our leading choice and winner of the AOL Autos Truck/SUV of the Year.”
AOL editors liked the new Ram’s smooth ride, 8-speed powertrain with best-in-class fuel economy, the RamBox storage bins and the significantly upgraded interior.
“We’re extremely pleased that AOL Autos, a well-known source for automotive information, has deemed the 2013 Ram 1500 as their choice for Truck of the Year.” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. “A recommendation from AOL is fantastic news for our dealers and customers, and further recognizes Ram Truck for delivering uncompromising high quality, capability and technology.”
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