Ram has been hauling home a number of big awards lately. It is easy to become confused and not realize how many. The Ram 1500 has received more awards than any other truck and the latest one is a big one. Car and Driver had named the 2022 Ram 1500 to its 10-Best Vehicles List. This is the truck’s fourth year in a row on the list and third year that it has been the only pickup to make the list.
Car and Driver’s Judging Criteria
Car and Driver rates each vehicle based on how well it performs what it was designed to do, what type of value it is and how compelling it is to drive. Obviously, the Ram 1500 has performed well in all of those categories, because it keeps making the list. The Ram 1500 consistently rates highly on the value charts, it is one of the more affordable full-size pickups available. It finished first in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study for 2021, which tracks new vehicle performance over the first three months of ownership. Also, the latest J.D. Power APEAL study, says that Ram is the best vehicle in the light-duty pickup category.
“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 10Best vehicle list validates our long-standing commitment to our customers through advanced technology and engineering expertise,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO - Stellantis. “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.”
Car and Driver’s Annual Rankings
This is the fourth time that Car and Driver has combined its 10-Best Cars and 10-Best Trucks into a single list. The entire list will be published in Car and Driver’s January issue. Car and Driver reviewed more than 70 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans before whittling the list down to ten. Car and Driver has been publishing its 10-Best Vehicles Lists since 1983.
Car and Driver does not consider any vehicle with a base price of over $90,000. Editors say the high price should guarantee excellence.
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