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    2011_1500RamAdventurer2.jpgU.S. News & World Report has named the 2011 Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup. In the magazine’s ranking of top vehicle choices, Ram 1500 scored the highest among the eight full-size pickups available to U.S. buyers.


    The rankings are based on an in-depth analysis by U.S. News editors of all published vehicle ratings, reviews and test drives.

    “This
    honor recognizes, in aggregate, the consistent, positive reactions
    we’ve been getting since we launched the current Ram 1500 model,” said
    Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico,
    Chrysler Group LLC. “In developing the Ram 1500, our team worked hard to
    understand what truck customers want. Ram Truck is committed to being
    the truck technology and innovation leader, and that commitment will
    guide us as we continue to improve what is already the most awarded Ram
    truck ever.”

    Ram drew praise for its interior comfort, class-leading handling and HEMI V-8 performance.

    “The
    2011 Ram 1500′s smooth, car-like ride, well-designed and comfortable
    interior and powerful V-8 engines make it a top pick in its class,” said
    the U.S. News editors.

    “When Ram’s designers updated the Ram
    1500 for 2011, they managed to make improvements to an
    already-impressive truck,” the magazine went on to say. “The result is a
    full-size pickup truck that many in the auto press say is the best in
    its class.

    “”Reviewers love the Ram 1500′s ride, handling, power,
    and interior, even on less expensive trim levels. The Ram 1500 offers
    many convenient cargo solutions, such as storage cubbies underneath the
    rear seats on Crew Cab models. Other models offer the RamBox, lockable
    storage containers built into the truck bed above the wheel housings.”

    The magazine cites other third-party accolades in naming the Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup:

    “The Ram 1500′s interior is as good as it gets in the pickup segment.” — Edmunds

    “The
    available V-8s are impressive performers, the chassis is well suited to
    heavy work and the Ram’s cabin is a class leader in terms of design,
    ergonomics and materials.” — Edmunds

    “Ram earns high marks for
    ride comfort, creative storage options, and abundant available power.
    Impressive cabin trappings are a nice bonus as well. Chevy, Ford, and
    Toyota loyalists would do well to have a look. You may well be won over
    by this Best Buy.” — Consumer Guide

    “When towing various size
    trailers on a short loop, the HEMI-powered Ram acted as if nothing was
    attached to the rear. It just chugged along, getting up to 60 mph with
    ease, even with a 9,000-pound Air Stream attached on a simple hitch” –
    Detroit News

    “There are lots of nooks and crannies (more than 40)
    to hold cell phones, gloves, tools, folders and just about anything
    else. There are even two floor storage bins that include removable
    containers for easy cleaning.” — Detroit News

    “Storage spaces
    abound: under the rear seats; in the doors, the center console, and the
    dual glove boxes; and within the new drainable, lockable ‘RamBox’ bins
    in the bed walls.” — Car and Driver

    Content courtesy of Chrysler

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