Edmunds.com recently released its list of the 17 Best Cars You Can Buy, highlighting some of the top vehicles in the industry.
"This isn't 'the cars that give you the best value for your money,' or 'the cars that an owner survey dictated were the most reliable,'" reads the article. "It certainly is not 'the cars that will most likely get you noticed outside the club.' Sure, many of the cars on this list cost a pretty penny, but guess what? It usually costs more to get the best. The best hotel in Las Vegas isn't the Luxor, the best stove isn't a Whirlpool and the tastiest cookie isn't a Chips Ahoy. Fine products all, but they aren't necessarily 'the best.'"
The list is based on the various vehicle categories. Topping the list in their respective segments, some of the best vehicles in the industry include the 2013 Mini Cooper, Ford Focus, Nissan Altima, 2013 Toyota Avalon, 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2014 Bentley Continental GTC and 2013 Ram 1500.
Ram 1500 continues to receive accolades
It's not surprise the Ram 1500 was named the Best Large Pickup Truck by Edmunds.com, as this announcement coincided with another accolade for the Ram Truck brand.
AutoPacific released its 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards, as 52,000 new car and light truck owners voted on the top brands, and Chrysler was a big winner. While the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee won Most Ideal Mid-size SUV and the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country won Most Ideal Minivan, both were overshadowed by the fact that the Ram Truck brand was named the Most Ideal Popular Brand.
Reid Bigland, Chrysler Group's head of U.S. sales, said that it's quite a compliment for any business to receive such positive recognition from its customers.
1500 already named truck of the year
Earlier this year, the Ram 1500 was named the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year at the North American International Auto Show.
"For the Ram Truck Brand, this ranks as one of the proudest days in our history," said Fred Diaz, president and CEO – Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group, said at the time. "Every truck-maker aspires to win the North American Truck/Utility of the Year. I tip my hat to the folks who worked behind the scenes to make the 2013 Ram 1500 a technological triumph."