Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Ram takes triple crown at Truck King Challenge

  • Print
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

POSTMEDIA Enlarge Image

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

It was a clean sweep for the Ram brand at this year's Canadian Truck King Challenge.

Five judges named the 2014 Ram 1500, equipped with the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel, the 2014 Canadian Truck King. The pickup also came in first in the over-$45,000 class, while the 3.7L V6 version won the under-$45,000 category. The Ram 2500 diesel truck finished off the sweep for Chrysler by coming out on top in the heavy-duty class.

The winning 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

This year's battle of the trucks put 16 full-sized pickups to the challenge, with more than 4,000 km of on-road testing over four days. Trucks were tested for towing capability, fuel consumption with and without payload and while towing, as well as on-road and off-road performance.

"The sweep of the 2014 awards by Ram shows just how hard this group has been working," said event founder and automotive writer Howard Elmer.

"While many scores this year were very, very close, Ram did edge out its competition in all three categories with quality, styling and innovative powertrain choices -- like the new 3L EcoDiesel and the eight-speed transmission."

It's the sixth year for the Challenge, which was founded by Elmer in 2006. The competition skipped a year in 2008 as a result of the automobile industry crisis.

-- Postmedia Network Inc. 2013

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 1, 2013 F7

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Theresa Oswald announces bid for NDP leadership

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A female Mallard duck leads a group of duckings on a morning swim through the reflections in the Assiniboine River at The Forks Monday.     (WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Winnipeg Free Press  June 18 2012
  • A squirrel enjoys the morning sunshine next to the duck pond in Assiniboine Park Wednesday– June 27, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on the Jets so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google