The 2013 Ram 1500.

The 2013 Ram 1500.

AUBURN HILLS, MIMotor Trend magazine has named the all-new 2013 Ram 1500 its 2013 Truck of the Year. Automotive Fleet magazine's audience also recently named the 2013 Ram 1500 the Fleet Truck of the Year, which was revealed in AF's December 2012 issue.

Motor Trend’s editors evaluated the vehicle based on six criteria, including design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of its intended function. The editors chose the Ram 1500 for its air suspension, its choice of engines, its variety of trim levels, and its towing capability.

For Automotive Fleet’s Fleet Truck of the Year award, fleet industry professionals chose the Ram 1500 from a pool of 28 vehicles.

The 2013-MY Ram 1500 gets 25 MPG and offers two engine choices, including the 5.7L HEMI V-8 engine or the Pentastar V-6. Other new features include a new frame, new TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, and Chrysler’s next-generation Uconnect access infotainment system.