2017 Ram 1500 Wins Best Family Pickup Truck Two Years Running from GAAMA

May 23, 2017 was a day for Ram's record books. In the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association's (GAAMA) annual Family Car Challenge, the full-size, half-ton, light-duty 2017 Ram 1500 pickup revved to victory. What's more, it was an expansive gamut of features to define the segment that took Ram's flagship truck across the finish line.

The expectations were high as GAAMA members took to evaluating vehicles across numerous family-oriented categories, flanked by journalists scoring aspects with values gleaned from driving scenic routes at Buford, Georgia's Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Conference Center. In the end, to quote Christopher Lawrence, GAAMA President and AutoAcademics CEO, 2017 Ram 1500 showed itself a "do-it-all family vehicle." Special callouts rained down for a "full array" of features catering to families, including "clever storage solutions," an "excellent ride" noted for its exceptional handling, and "impressive power."

For us here at Brandon Dodge On Broadway, it was no small wonder why GAAMA loves such an example of one of America's longest-lasting pickups. Ram 1500 truly earns its moniker with myriad features exclusive to the segment.

A highly capable 3.6-liter, 24-valve VVT V6 engine offering up to 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway presents standard, but Ram 1500's 5.7-liter HEMI® MDS VVT V8 engine takes a step toward hard-charging performance, flanked by an available ultra-efficient option in the form of an EcoDiesel V6 engine. This ultimate powerhouse showcases a best-in-class fuel economy of up to 29 miles per gallon.

Plus, Ram 1500's link-coil rear suspension system offers the apex in ride stability, topped only by the option of an available air suspension. What's more, optional Ram Box bedside storage, hidden bins and a flat-load floor make Ram 1500 a model of cargo carriage. You can take advantage not only of a 1,880-pound payload capacity but also of a GVW rating of up to 6,600 pounds. The pickup's standard towing capacity weighs in at a competitive 4,770 pounds, and it's capable of a maximum 10,620 pounds for hauling power when properly equipped.

See for yourself what the expert reviewers are talking about. Here at our Littleton, CO Ram dealer, conveniently located at 5600 S. Broadway, you'll find 2017 Ram 1500 models aplenty to introduce you to the world apart that is the Ram test drive experience. We're just a short trip from the Aurora and Centennial areas, so stop by and visit us today!

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