The Ram 1500 has won the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge, marking the third consecutive year the pickup has taken top honors in the annual pickup showdown.
The Canadian Truck King Challenge, now in its 10th year, is a multi-day test event conducted by seven journalists from across Canada with over 200 years of combined truck testing experience. Testing is conducted near Kawartha Lakes, Ontario and sees the trucks put through a rigorous series of evaluations focusing on capability, fuel consumption and towing capacity.
“Seeing Ram 1500 take the overall crown at the Canadian Truck King Challenge for a record third time is an incredible endorsement of its breath of capability and class-exclusive features,” FCA Canada CEO Reid Bigland said in a statement.
In addition to the Ram 1500 taking top honors overall the heavy duty Ram 2500 also took top honors in the test’s 3/4-ton category. The 6.4-liter Cummins diesel 2500 beat out newer offerings, such as the Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan XD, to win the hotly contested 3/4-ton rankings.
“The pickup truck segments are incredibly competitive,” Bigland added. “Truck King’s real-world, seven-person evaluation shows Canadians the best of the breed and we’re honoured that Ram 1500 is again on top, with Ram 2500 winning its category strongly as well.”