The 2019 Ram 1500 Wins ‘Sunny Pickup Truck’ Award

By Emily Eppley | June 26th, 2018

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 earned the top award in the “Sunny Pickup Truck” category at the eighth annual Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz competitive vehicle event and hosted by the Southern Automotive Media Association. The event showcased remarkable convertibles currently available, but also showed-off vehicles with panoramic sunroofs, providing an “al fresco” driving experience for drivers and passengers, much like a convertible.

“The 2019 Ram 1500 equipped with the dual-pane panoramic sunroof truly impressed our judges,” said Jaime Florez, SAMA president. “With 10 square feet of sky view, the expansive sunroof amplifies the truck’s spaciousness, providing an open-view experience for both the front and rear passengers.”

While the 2019 Ram 1500 is all truck, it offers a more whimsical feeling thanks to the panoramic sunroof. Ram knows truck buyers are looking for more than just basic workhorses as their everyday driving vehicle and is adding more luxury, convenience, and comfort to their trucks to meet their customers’ needs. The Ram 1500 exemplified both sides of its personality at this event, surprising judges and coming out with the win.

Industry journalists voted for event winners after driving scenic routes in Key Biscayne, Florida. Besides the overall open-air experience, judging criteria also included ride and comfort, styling, and technology.

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 truck offers the full package of cabin comforts matched by under-hood capability and endurance through many jobs. The new frame construction features 98 percent high-strength steel to improve durability, reduce weight, and increase rigidity for improved handling. The Ram 1500 lost 225 pounds compared to the last model, and you feel it in its maneuverability.

In the cabin, the design team brought unique colors and premium materials to each 2019 Ram 1500 trim level. Modular design allows for more personification and customization. Each model makes its own “hero” statement. The redesigned center console is a statement that embodies form and function with over 12 storage combinations that can accommodate a 15-inch laptop, hanging files, and a hide-away cup holder.

To keep devices charged, five USB ports reside in the center console – three up front and two in back. Three of the USB ports, including one in the rear seating area, communicate with the Uconnect interface, so you don’t have to ride shotgun to play your tunes. There are also two three-pronged 115-volt household plugs — one in each row — so you can use the cabin as an office space and plug in your laptop on the go.

All-new 2019 Ram 1500 has over 100 safety and security features. Manage midday traffic with adaptive cruise control with stop, go, and hold features plus the forward-collision warning gives you a heads up if an impact is imminent and applies pressure to the brakes if you can’t get there fast enough. The ready alert braking and trailer-sway damping control help you manage hauling jobs with ease. The LaneSense lane-departure warning alerts and assists the driver with corrective action if you move outside the lines without using your blinker.

You’ll love this award-winning truck for its many amenities and capability. Check out our current inventory of Ram 1500 trucks online now and then come by for a test drive today.

Images courtesy of Ram Media

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