It isn't a secret. In fact, Roanoke and Stewart drivers have known for years, the Ram 1500 is a tremendous truck. It consistently ranks among the best full-size options anywhere. It has that perfect blend of power, elegance and high-tech features that you crave. Perhaps that is why the industry's most prestigious publications are recognizing the 2020 Ram 1500 with their highest honors.

the Ram 1500 caught the attention of the experts at Car and Driver. So much so, the publication named the 2020 Ram one of its 10Best of the year. Motor Trend named the Ram 1500 its Truck of the Year for the second consecutive year. The editors of both publications took note of the four potent engine options "rich interior" and the state-of-the-art technology and features available.

It is hard to ignore the muscle provided by the Ram 1500. Take your pick from the eTorque V6 or V8 engines, a base that produces a hefty 305 horsepower or the new EcoDiesel V6. Each gives you the power you need to tow everything from the pontoon for that weekend trip to Smith Mountain Lake or hauling equipment around the job site.

Car and Driver described the Ram 1500 as "colossally good at nearly everything." Is it possible the Ram 1500 has no weaknesses? Perhaps. Even the suspension was mentioned as a highlight with editors calling it the Ram 1500's "showstopper." The suspension comes with the option fo a coil-spring rear axle or four-corner air springs. You can't lose when deciding on either option. Both offer a smooth and relaxing ride across Salem or Stewart.

When you are looking for a full-size pickup truck, you might as well start with the best available at Johnson Family Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. But don't take our word for it. Motor Trend and Car and Driver both agree the Ram 1500 is on the top shelf when it comes to high-quality pickup trucks.

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