All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Wins TFLtruck’s Gold Hitch Award
The Fast Lane Truck has granted the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 the coveted Gold Hitch award, recognizing the truck for its superior combination of power, comfort, handling, braking, and fuel economy in the light-duty pickup truck segment.
Running the Gauntlet
To help determine the winner, TFLtruck put every 2019 model-year pickup through its grueling “Ike Gauntlet,” an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in the Rocky Mountains at a 7 percent grade and at 11,158 feet above sea level. While all tested trucks were able to pull a 9,100-pound load, the new Ram 1500 had the easiest time.
“The 2019 Ram 1500 and its 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 eTorque system came out on top when compared to the competition on TFLtruck’s ‘Ike Gauntlet’ — world’s toughest towing test,” said Andre Smirnov, managing editor at TFLtruck, adding that the Ram 1500 “stood out with available air suspension and technology features that made hooking up a trailer easier and the trailering experience more relaxed.”
Top Quality Features
However, performance in the Ike Gauntlet isn’t the only criteria by which TFLtruck decides the winner of the Gold Hitch Award. Judges also praised the 2019 Ram 1500 for its new technologies, interior superiority, ride and handling quality, and its exclusive air suspension, which simultaneously improves comfort and capability.
Test drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at Paulding CDJR and see for yourself just how much of a beast this beautiful truck is.