19Best: Dodge Ram 1500
According to Car and Driver, the new Ram weighs significantly less than previous 1500 incarnations. It's lighter and significantly more aerodynamic. Dodge has equipped the 1500 with brand-new fuel-saving technology in an attempt to compete against Ford.
The Ram 1500 is Dodge's answer to the Ford F-150, and frankly, it's a worthy competitor. It may not be as popular or sell as many units as the F-150, but it certainly has a following. The 2019 Ram 1500 is particularly impressive. The half-ton truck has a number of weight-saving technologies
in the 2019 model.
They'll have to introduce a hybrid or electric pickup if they really want to be forward-thinking and compete, but so far, this is a good first step. Guess what? They're definitely on the right track because the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup has an e-torque system, which replaces the alternator with a motor/generator unit that can feed energy to a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Dodge calls it a "mild hybrid" and is an eco-friendly step to improve fuel economy. It's certainly possible that the Ram 1500 could surpass the F-150 as America's top pickup truck choice in the near future. We'll just have to wait and see.