Motor Trend magazine has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2014 Truck of the Year for an unprecedented second straight year. The announcement was made at the Warren (Mich.) Truck Assembly Plant—the birthplace of Ram Trucks.
Nine Truck of the Year contenders were put through an extensive battery of testing designed to evaluate virtually every aspect of each vehicle. To determine which truck deserved top honors, the Motor Trend judges took the nine contenders to the Continental Tire Automotive Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas.
Following the team’s intensive, week long evaluation in Uvalde, the trucks were shipped to Motor Trend headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., to undergo proprietary “Intellichoice Real MPG” fuel-economy testing. The winner was not chosen from a direct comparison against the other contenders, but rather as a result of how each contender measured up against the award’s six criteria: design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function.