JStar’s Orange County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Anaheim – The new benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience in its class, the all-new Ram 1500 has been named the 2019 Full-Size Pickup Trucks Best Buy by Le Guide de l’Auto/The Car Guide.
Now in its 53rd year, Le Guide de l’Auto/The Car Guide is one of Canada’s longest running and most respected automotive media outlets. Its annual Best Buy awards recognize the top vehicles in 27 categories. Winners are chosen by one of the country’s largest and most highly-regarded editorial teams, based on votes determined by six criteria, including fuel economy, reliability, safety, infotainment and driving experience.
The rest of the 2019 winners – including the Canadian-made Chrysler Pacifica as the Minivan Best Buy – were announced earlier this year, but the full-size pickup awards waited until the publication gathered all of the new or redesigned trucks for a thorough comparison test:
“The 2019 Ram 1500 not only won the match,” said Le Guide de l’auto/The Car Guide, “but grabbed The Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buy in the full-size pickup category at the same time.
The Ram distinguished itself by its high level of refinement, its muscular and throaty V8 engine as well as its impeccable tenure during the towing test. In addition, its cockpit in Limited trim, when compared to the plushest versions of its rivals, truly amazed us. And that’s not all: the 2019 Ram 1500 also benefits from an eTorque mild hybrid system that provides reduced fuel consumption for both the 3.6-litre V6 and the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 (optional in the latter).”
“We’ve worked hard to exceed the expectations of truck customers with the all-new Ram 1500,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand, FCA US and President & CEO, FCA Canada, “Our Ram truck includes features like a new high-strength steel frame, class-exclusive 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen and eTorque mild hybrid technology. We’re proud that Le Guide de l’Auto has recognized these game-changing efforts with a coveted Best Buy award.”
2019 Ram 1500
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Ram leads the full-size truck segment with significant gains in fuel efficiency through an all-new eTorque mild hybrid system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 102 kilograms (225 pounds). The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 46 kg (100 lbs.) while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.