Can a pickup truck win a luxury car award? Yes, it can!

Does Ram sell a luxury pickup truck?

Given all of the awards, accolades and general improvements that have been made to the family of Ram trucks for sale or lease at the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom, the question, ‘Does Ram sell a luxury pickup truck,’ is still a bit of a head-scratcher. Pickup trucks are designed to work hard hauling, towing or performing just about anything an owner could reasonably ask of it. However, the 2020 Ram 1500 has been named the Cars.com Luxury Car of the Year, an award that nobody in our dealership knew it was eligible to win. Previously, the Ram 1500 has been named the MotorTrend Truck of the Year for the last two years – just in case someone needed a reminder. Let’s take a look at why a truck won a luxury car award.

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“The 2020 Ram 1500 Longhorn and Limited trims stand out from the crowd thanks to their stunning interiors with premium wood, leather, metal and chrome finishes, an awe-inspiring multimedia system and outstanding ride quality,” Jenni Newman, Editor-in-Chief of Cars.com, said in a press release. “The Ram 1500’s top trim levels are stunning and well-deserving of Cars.com’s Luxury Vehicle of the Year award.”

An interior photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Ram 1500.

A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Ram 1500.

A photo of the front and passenger seats in the 2020 Ram 1500.

Ram has obviously equipped the 2020 version of the light-duty pickup truck with incredible performance potential, including an available EcoDiesel engine that will produce up to 480 pound-feet of torque that will translate into a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,500 pounds. Additionally, a 2020 Ram 1500 with the available diesel power plant that is also paired with the 33-gallon fuel tank will have a maximum range of more than 1,000 miles. However, this isn’t what most people think of when they think of a luxury vehicle.

The evaluators for Cars.com were quick to point out the technology available in the 2020 Ram 1500 and everything it has to offer. Some of the highlights include the UConnect 4C infotainment system that features a massive 12-inch touchscreen interface. Not only will this touchscreen control all media integration, but it will also support split-screen functionality, a 360-degree camera view and a number of streaming services including satellite radio.

Customers can take a closer look at why the 2020 Ram 1500 was named the best luxury car of the year when they schedule a test drive with an Albany CDJR product expert today.