Decisive Magazine recently named the 2013 Ram 1500 the Urban Truck of the Year, placing it on the top of its list.
"We are extremely pleased that the automotive industry continues to recognize the efforts of Ram Truck brand, and honored to receive Decisive Magazine's 2013 Urban Truck of the Year award for the new Ram 1500," said Fred Diaz, president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand. "We've worked passionately to build durable, capable trucks with best-in-class fuel economy. Winning awards in such a fiercely competitive market resonates with our customers."
A panel of judges, which included automotive experts from across the country, reviewed the vehicles that were chosen for the Urban Wheel Awards. After several months of deliberation and review of dozens of North American cars and trucks, based on style and practicality in urban settings, the winners were determined, with the Ram 1500 topping the list of trucks.
Randi Payton, founder of the Annual Urban Wheel Awards said the Ram 1500 is as quiet as a luxury car while at the same time being an extraordinarily capable truck. He added that it is rugged but is still smooth enough for a night on the town.
Those who own, or are interested in owning a truck, should outfit the vehicle with Husky Liners® car floor mats. In urban areas, a truck can be used for rugged labor during the day but will still maintain its clean interior for when it's taken out for that night on the town.
J.D. Power and Associates announced that two half ton pickup trucks, the 2012 Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra CrewMax were named Safest Pickups for 2012. The trucks were already Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Picks and received four out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The F-150 comes with 6 airbags, 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes, traction control, trailer sway control, hill-start assist and roll stability control. The Tundra has some similar features and rounds out the short list of safest trucks on the market.
"Every 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is equipped with 8 airbags, including knee airbags for the driver and front passenger," the J.D. Power Associate's website states. "Additionally, the Tundra comes standard with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction control, stability control, trailer sway control, and a Smart Stop system designed to prevent the truck from accelerating if the brake pedal is pressed. A reversing camera and front and rear park-assist sensors are optional."