WardsAuto Names 2019 Ram 1500 to 10 Best User Experience List
Once you hop into a 2019 Ram 1500, you know this truck is different from others. “Wow!” “This is so nice!” “I could get used to this.” These are exclamations we frequently hear from customers who climb into the driver’s seat of a 1500 for the first time. Because of this, we aren’t the least bit shocked that the 2019 Ram 1500 has been chosen as the only pickup truck on the 2018 Wards 10 Best User Experience List.
WardsAuto editors evaluated 25 vehicles in July and August and narrowed it down to the top 10 for this year’s list, which is the third annual. Editors rated the vehicles in the following categories: user-friendliness, sound systems, vehicle connectivity, infotainment features, information/displays, driver assistance technology, voice control, system compatibility, materials and overall value.
The winners will be honored during a special ceremony at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference in Novi, Michigan on October 2.
“The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 was designed to be the most technologically advanced pickup ever and we are honored that WardsAuto has chosen the Ram 1500 for [the] Wards 10 Best User Experience List,” FCA North America Head of Ram Brand Jim Morrison said in a statement. “We are dedicated to keeping Ram truck customers connected, engaged and informed all while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”
The 2019 Ram 1500 has a long list of fun and innovative technology and convenience features, like:
• Multifunction USB ports and optional integrated wireless charging pad
• 360-degree Surround View Camera with bird’s eye perspective
• SiriusXM with 360L personalized listening experience
• Harman Kardon audio system with 19 premium speakers, 900-watt surround sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer and active noise cancelation.
The ultimate statement, though is made by the 2019 Ram 1500’s12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen. It uses a fourth-generation Uconnect system and allows for split-screen capability with pinch, tap and zoom gestures. It has available navigation with one-step, voice-controlled destination entry and enhanced 3D map graphics.
This is the second win for the Ram 1500 on a WardsAuto list, too.
“The Ram 1500 earned Wards 10 Best Interiors honors earlier this year and now lands a Wards 10 Best UX trophy because its user experience is unparalleled among full-size pickup trucks,” WardsAuto Managing Editor Tom Murphy said. “A truck this size needs a big command center and Ram delivers with a 12-inch vertical touchscreen that seamlessly controls phone pairing, audio, climate adjustments and upgraded navigation.”