Ram is Motor Trend Truck of the Year — for the Third Time in a Row

February 16th, 2021 by

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Multiple wins prove Ram dominates when it comes to luxury, performance and power

The wins just keep coming for Ram trucks. For the third year in a row, Motor Trend named a Ram its Truck of the Year, labeling the 1500 TRX the 2021 pickup to beat.

This hat trick is unprecedented for pickups and comes hot on the heels of Ram’s 2020 Luxury Car of the Year award presented by Cars.com.

So, what makes Ram such a favorite among car and truck experts? The same features and design that make it beloved by millions of customers. Find out why Ram tops the critics’ list, year after year.

Ram 1500 TRX: 2021 Truck of the Year

Motor Trend called the Ram 1500 TRX the “go-anywhere, do-anything” super truck, and it is easy to see why. From grille to hitch, the TRX is a masterpiece of form and function.


Motor Trend applauded the TRX’s revamped chassis, which uses high-strength steel and a thicker, boxy shape to reinforce its frame. Thanks to its sturdy frame, the TRX’s axles and suspensions could be modified to accommodate chunky all-terrain tires from Goodyear and boost the already-impressive shock system to handle anything you throw at it. Dial in your shocks and fine-tune your ride whether you’re settling in for the daily commute or catching air on the dunes come Saturday.

Power and Towing 

What good is that reinforced frame if there’s nothing fun under the hood? Motor Trend raved about the Hellcat engine we’ve placed in the TRX, giving you 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque in a supercharged V8. To keep the Ram running cool as well as looking cool, we’ve outfitted the exterior with sharp-looking and functional vents and grates, plus a revamped oil pan, exhaust manifold and tail pipes. The result is a big, bad beast, which can power up and carry you from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds (and look good doing it).

The TRX’s towing and trailering also impressed the Motor Trend crew, who put the super truck through its paces with a 5,200-lb Airstream hitched to the back (leaving plenty of power to spare). With a haul rating of 1,310 in its bed and up to 8,100 lbs on its rear hitch, the Ram TRX can handle whatever loads you throw it and still accelerate with speed.

Award-winning luxury

Motor Trend raves, “No other truck maker can match Ram in interior design, fit and finish, or quality,” and the luxury experts agree. Ram was awarded the Luxury Car of the Year award by Cars.com in 2020 for the Ram 1500 Laramie/Longhorn Limited, the first time ever a truck has won that coveted prize.

The experts at cars.com praised Ram’s luxurious real leather, open-pore wood accents, and classy cabin materials. They also applauded the onboard technology (featuring a 12-inch multimedia screen) and premium Kardon 19-speaker sound system. Active noise cancellation keeps the cabin a respite from the road, and new frequency response shock absorbers create a smooth, peaceful ride, even on rocky roads.

No matter who you ask, everyone can agree: Ram has perfected the art of combining power and luxury.

See for yourself in a test drive at Progressive Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Schedule a visit to our showroom or preorder the award-winning 2021 models for yourself. Contact our team to get started.

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