Consumer Reports, the most trusted authority on all things automotive, is raving about the truck that earned the title of International Truck of the Year. The RAM 1500 truck in Tacoma is one of the best-selling trucks in the U.S.  It also has one of the best approval rates by truck buyers.

There has been a substantial raise in Ram truck sales, most of which have been taken away from the Chevy Silverado. One reason for Ford’s success is that in terms of redesigns, GM’s 2013 Silverado is a dinosaur — years overdue for a new model look. That’s because it’s taken years for GM to become financially stable from its bailout and have the cash flow to redesign its vehicles. Finally, as we’re seeing an automotive industry rebound and profitability improve, GM is beginning to redesign many vehicles – including its most important one, the Silverado.


The magazine announced that the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup is the best full-size pickup, with a score of 78 in road testing, according to Automotive News. That scores 10 points ahead of Ford’s F-Series. Consumer Reports is known for rigorous testing, and it’s valuable for Dodge to receive this ranking and even be “recommended.” The Ram 1500 is the freshest out of the domestic automakers’ full-size pickups.

“Continued interior and powertrain improvements make the Ram a particularly well-rounded choice,” said Jake Fisher, director ofConsumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Conn, according to Automotive News. Edmunds agrees, giving it an “A” rating and noting reasons for its ranking as “supple ride and composed handling; eight-speed transmission; impressive base V6 engine; refined cabin; impressive tech features and controls.”

For more information about the 1500, or to take a look at any Dodge vehicle, contact Larson Dodge.

21 Jul 2013

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