MotorWeek carries out its Driver's Choice Awards annually. This year MotorWeek awarded the Ram 1500 its Best Pickup Truck Award.
MotorWeek decides on its awards by asking its editors to judge vehicles in a variety of categories based on "factors mattering most to consumers - price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency."
As for the reasons why they chose the Ram 1500 specifically, MotorTrend had this to say:
A big reason for the win was the Ecodiesel engine, something that other brands are not offering at the moment. In a segment that is very hotly contested, winning an award like this may actually be something to be proud of. Often times these awards are just a pat on the back, but awards in this category may be a bit more highly prized since it seems as though the race is tight.This may have been our toughest decision in all of our Drivers’ Choice voting: Best Pickup Truck. While there is a lot to love about the more fuel efficient and capable Chevrolet Silverado and even tougher looking Toyota Tundra, it was the Ram 1500 that was our only repeat winner for 2014.
We loved it last year for both its handsome new style and fuel efficient V6 gasoline powertrain, but this year our crush is the result of bringing the manliest of all powertrains to the ½-ton market, a diesel! Its 3.0-liter turbo-oil burning V6 puts down 420 lb-ft. of torque for a 9,200-pound tow rating and over 25 miles-per-gallon for commuting duty.
With big truck performance, luxury sedan comfort, and now ultimate manliness under the hood, it’s no wonder the Ram 1500 wins again.
Check out the full list of award winners here --> MotorWeek Presents the 2014 Drivers' Choice Awards |Â MotorWeek