The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named Ram 1500 as “Best Full-size Pickup Truck in Canada for 2021,” which adds even more accolades to the most awarded light-duty truck in North America.
“This honour validates the hard work of our Ram design, engineering and manufacturing teams who aim to build the best trucks available and further solidifies Ram 1500 as the segment leader in durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup,” said Dave Buckingham, President and CEO of FCA Canada. “Having our Ram 1500 recognized by the judicious group of AJAC members as the best full size pickup truck gives Canadians the reassurance that Ram delivers benchmark-quality vehicles that get the hard work done and take families where they need to go."
For the 2021 program, vehicles that are newly redesigned, refreshed, and carried over from previous model years were considered, provided a minimum number of ballots were submitted by AJAC journalists, who test entries on the same roads and in the same conditions experienced by Canadian drivers across the country.
The Ram 1500 features up to 5,783 kilograms (12,750 pounds) of towing capability and 1,043 kilograms (2,300 pounds) of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. The half-ton diesel pickup boasts 480 lb.-ft. of torque with towing capability up to 5,697 kilograms (12,560 pounds).