The Ram Brand has received dozens of different awards since the Ram 1500 was designed. This recent award is notable because it recognizes industry-wide excellence. U.S. News & World Report has named Ram Truck as the “Best Truck Brand” for 2022. This is the third year in a row that Ram Truck has earned the honor. The website cited the strength of the 2022 Ram 1500 as the basis for the decision. In its write-up, U.S. News notes “The 2022 Ram 1500 is one of our highest-rated full-size pickup trucks. It’s powerful, capable, and comfortable, with no notable weaknesses”.
U.S. News Lists 3 Main Reasons for the Award
Versatility- U.S. News is impressed with the vehicle’s versatility. It praised the Ram Brand for its capability as a work truck but also its ability to be a family vehicle. The magazine and website noted that the Ram 1500 is comfortable enough to be a family’s main vehicle. Ram is the only truck brand to ever finish first in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (2021), which tracks new vehicle performance over the first three months of ownership.
Upgraded Interior- U.S. News takes note of the Ram’s upgraded interior. Ram prides itself on using high-grade leather and real wood in its trucks. It is credited with adding luxury to the affordable truck segment. It has also been in the forefront of creating a more comfortable interior, adding more headroom, legroom and even reclining rear seats.
Technology- The Ram 1500 was the first pickup to add a huge touchscreen as the center of the infotainment system. U.S. News lauds Ram for leading the pack with top-of-the-line connectivity and ease of using the touchscreen while driving. The 2022 Ram 1500 features Uconnect 5 which is five times faster than previous generations.
“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.”
“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 brand CEO – Stellantis. “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.”
U.S. News evaluated 36 different car, truck, SUV and luxury brands. The scores are based on safety scores, reliability, and automotive press reviews.
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