19Best: Dodge Ram 1500

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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.

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