We drove the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups earlier this year, and for the most part, loved them. They ride better than any other truck on the market, post better EPA fuel economy numbers than other gasoline half-ton trucks, and seem to check all the modern technology and safety boxes, along with introducing multiple new cargo solutions.
Yet, it wasn’t enough to woo the judges to win the 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Why? Because Ram Trucks decided to change the half-ton game with a 1500 EcoDiesel — an engine GM initially developed, no less. Talk about a twist of fate. With this truck came overall class leading fuel economy and superb payload and towing figures. In doing so, the Ram 1500 is the first Motor Trend back-to-back TOTY award winner.
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