U.S. News & World Report Names 2016 Ram 1500 as the Best Full-size Truck for the Money -- Three Years Running

Feb 09, 2016, 09:00 ET from FCA US LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report has named the 2016 Ram 1500 the Best Full-size Truck for the Money. Compared to all other full-size pickups, the Ram had the best combination of positive reviews from the automotive press and long-term value. This is the third year in a row Ram's half-ton entry has won the award.

"At Ram, we set out to create the best trucks in the market, and this award from U.S. News acknowledges the positive quality and value equation of our Ram 1500," said Mike Manley – Head of Ram Truck Brand, FCA Global. "In a highly competitive segment, Ram is committed to technology and innovation leadership. Proof of that commitment is a long list of best-in-class titles, including America's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup at 29 mpg."

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

"The Ram 1500 gives buyers a first-class ownership experience, with a luxurious interior and performance that's capable enough for traditional truck tasks, but comfortable enough for everyday driving," said Jamie Page Deaton, Managing Editor – U.S. News Best Cars. "When you combine that with its low long-term ownership costs, you have a truck that easily fits into owners' lives and their budgets."

The Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of 21 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. Value is measured by five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

About U.S. NewsBest Cars
Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars had over 45 million unique visitors over the past year, with over 65 percent of visitors actively shopping for a car. Close to 80% of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News and Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 25 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2016 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles, fuel economy, payload and towing capacity:

  • Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Best-in-class towing capability – 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class torque – 900 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

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