Ram trucks made a clean sweep of the awards in the 2014 Canadian Truck King Challenge, a rigorous multi-day, third-party awards program that tests pickup trucks from both light- and heavy-duty segments, head-to-head in a rigorous apples-to-apples series of exercises.
This year's annual Canadian Truck King Challenge tested 16 pickup trucks from Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Ram and Toyota in three different categories.
After four days and more than 4,000 km of on-road tests, during which trucks were driven empty and with payload as well as with towed loaded trailers, the five judges taking part chose the 2014 Ram 1500 equipped with the 3.0L Ecodiesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission as 2014's overall "Truck King."
This diesel-powered half-ton earned the top score in the competition as well as coming in first in the over-$45,000 class.
In addition the 2014 Ram 1500 with 3.7-litre V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission was the first-place winner in the under $45,000 category and the Ram 2500 diesel powered truck towed its way to victory in the HD class.
Autofile's Clare Dear was one of the judges in the Canadian Truck King Challenge. He'll have a full report on the event for us next week.