A powerfully built pickup truck, capable of towing 12,750 pounds, competed for the title of ‘Best Family Car’ … and won!
Nope, it was no mistake. The 2019 Ram 1500 was recently chosen overall ‘Best Family Car’ by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) at its Family Car Challenge.
So, how does a pickup truck capture the hearts and votes of the only vehicle competition specific to the needs and desires of today’s families?
Versatility, that’s how!
The Ram 1500 cabin happens to be the largest in the segment with plenty of wiggle room for mom, dad, the kids … even the family dog. Backseat passengers will enjoy the luxury of reclining seats and best-in-class 45.1 inches of legroom.
Helping to keep everyone in the family happy and informed, a massive 12-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment system delivers segment-leading size and performance with split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L.
Families and ‘stuff’ are like peanut butter and jelly. They go together. The Ram 1500 is designed to handle 151 liters of interior storage, nearly 100% more than its closest competitor. The redesigned center console alone has 12 different storage combinations to hold everything from a 15-inch laptop to tablets and cupholders at the front and rear of the console.
Fold up the rear bench seat to create 20 liters of additional storage. A clever fold-out feature doubles that capacity to 40 liters. Two RamBins on either side of the flat-load floor are ready made for those larger items.
2019 Ram 1500 Rear Seat lifted with Flat-load Floor Bin Out and RamBin In Floor Storage
A redesigned upper glove box acts as a shelf for smaller items with more storage available in the lower compartment.
On the exterior, the industry-first RamBox cargo management system offers weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage for even more ‘stuff-to-go. A new HVAC system keeps every family member cool and comfortable with 50% more airflow to rear passengers than previous models.
Helping to keep your family safe and secure on the road, the 2019 Ram 1500 boasts more than 100 active safety and security features, including Blind-spot Monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, Ready Alert Braking, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, adaptive front-lighting system and more.
2019 Ram 1500 ParkSense and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus
Ram 1500’s segment-leading fuel efficiency helps give the family wallet a much-needed rest thanks to the class-exclusive air suspension, the eTorque mild hybrid system on the second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engines and an overall vehicle weight reduction of 225 pounds.
The two Ram 1500 engine options – 3.6L Pentastar V-6 and 5.7L HEMI® V-8 with eTorque
GAAMA members also found the Ram 1500’s no-compromise ride and handling something families hitting the road will really appreciate. Who knows? “Are we there yet?” could become a thing of the past.
Along with picking up GAAMA’s overall ‘Best Family Car’ honors, the Ram 1500 also took home the association’s award for ‘Best Family Pickup Truck’ for the third consecutive year.