Introduced to the North American automotive market in 1998, the RAM 1500 was the first pickup truck to ever offer a four-door option, creating an entirely new category in the large pickup truck segment. From that initial entry into the market, the Ram 1500 has been continuously pushing the envelope of the full-size pickup truck category.
Since 1998, the RAM 1500 has been redesigned numerous times, offering drivers new features never before available in a pickup truck. RAM trucks have been named “Truck of the Year” by Motor Trend magazine five times, proving over and over again that it is a pickup truck to be reckoned with.
Currently in its fourth generation, the 2015 Ram 1500 is officially America’s most award-winning pickup truck. Even with that impressive title under its belt, Ram is not stopping there. In fact, the 2015 RAM 1500 is also offered in an EcoDiesel version, which also makes it the most efficient pickup truck available in the North American market.
Never content to sit idly by, RAM 1500 will soon be offered in a special edition Rebel package, to compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor, for maximum off-road capability. RAM trucks continues to prove that the pickup truck can be made to constantly evolve and improve with each passing year.
The RAM 1500 has been redefining the way the American public views the full-size pickup truck since it was first brought to market.
When all other automotive brands were ditching diesel for the green movement, engineers of the RAM 1500 figured out a way to modernize the out-of-date fuel option, making it more environmentally friendly and efficient. In 2014, the RAM 1500 was offered with an eight-speed automatic engine and air suspension. W
ith all of this new technology, the RAM 1500 has been a true pickup truck pioneer - and it has been recognized for its efforts more than any other truck on the road.
As America’s most award-winning truck, the RAM 1500 has to continuously evolve to maintain its title. The 2015 version of the full size pickup is no deviation from the award-winning formula that drivers of the RAM 1500 have come to expect.
Other titles that have helped the RAM 1500 stay on top of the pickup truck segment include:
Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year
One of the most prestigious titles received by pickup trucks, the Ram 1500 deserved it in every way possible.
Truck of Texas
The active members of the Texas Auto Writers Association put ½-ton trucks to the test, both on and off the road. Trailer-towing capabilities were also assessed, and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine of the Ram 1500 beat out all other competition.
Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year
Chosen by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, the Ram 1500 was chosen for its large interior, class-leading ride and handling, and overall rugged refinement.
North American Truck of the Year
At the International North American Auto Show in Detroit, the 2013 Ram 1500 was recognized for its innovative new technology, and for setting the standard for its class.
Consumers Digest Best Buy
The magazine named the 2012 model of the Ram 1500 a Best Buy choice, noting changes such as a six-speed automatic transmission, and optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8.
Edmunds.com Consumers Top Rated Large Light Duty
Touting the pickup truck for its overall impressive capabilities, the site said that the Ram 1500 is, "the guy who regular Joes love to hate — it's got the looks, the muscles and the talent."
Outdoorsman Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas
Recognized for its overall talent for accommodating drivers who love fishing, camping, hunting, and boating, the Ram 1500 took home yet another award in 2011.
Laramie Longhorn Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas
Luxury materials throughout the cabin and exterior of the Ram 1500 helped it to secure this titled by the Texas Auto Writers Association.
The list of other accolades that the Ram 1500 has received over the years goes on, and on. All of the awards the Ram 1500 has earned make it clear that it is a pickup truck worthy of our attention.
Gone are the times when driving a full-size pickup truck meant spending more money at the pump, and more time spewing toxins into the atmosphere.
The 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is an award-winning pickup truck that allows drivers more time on the road between fill-ups, and less time worrying about its impact on the environment.
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon, a number generally reserved for a full-size sedan. Thanks to the EcoDiesel technology under the hood of the lightweight pickup truck, the Ram 1500 is saving drivers a lot of money at the pump.
Other great features of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 include:
For pickup truck enthusiasts who want to leave a more environmentally-friendly footprint, without sacrificing power or performance, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is a worthy choice.
Drivers looking to make an off-road statement in a full-size fully capable pickup, can look no further. The upcoming RAM 1500 Rebel model does more than simply make a statement, it performs better off-road than any other Ram 1500 model.
The new exterior design complements the off-road power of the Rebel, and features an all-new grille, silver “RAM” letter badge, blacked-out grille tops and off-road front bumper design. The durable powder-coated surface, new front tow hooks, and LED fog lamps turn off-road style into practical features.
The Rebel will also feature brand-new 17-inch aluminum wheels, fused as one-piece for ultimate performance. The standard interior features that will keep your off-road adventures as comfortable and stylish as possible include updates like: Radar Red and Black seating features a high-durability grain vinyl material that will keep up under the roughest treatment; all-black instrument panel, door armrests, and center console armrest with red and gray accent stitching; all-new center console; heated leather-wrapped steering wheel; all-weather rubber floor mats; and the black headliner and matching upper pillars bring the look together.
The Ram 1500 Rebel also comes with a variety of performance upgrades such as:
Drivers can expect to see the 2015 RAM 1500 Rebel available in dealer showrooms by the end of 2015.