8) Ram 1500
Formerly known as the Dodge Ram pickup, this robust full-size pickup enjoys unmatched customer loyalty and retails in the US with a starting price tag of $26,145.
The machine is designed to tow a maximum load of 10,650 lbs and carry a payload of 1,880 lbs. It runs on a 3.0 litre V6 Ecodiesel engine featuring a numerically lower axle ratio, which results in lower engine rpm and better fuel economy. Depending on model, the truck comes with a next-generation engine controller, which combines both engine and automatic transmission controllers into one component. This consolidation improves engine performance and efficiency.
An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Tradesman variant, although several gearbox options are available depending on the optimum gear ratio for the owner’s application of the truck. Some variants come with the option to mount an electric shift-on-the-fly transfer case.
Interiors are customizable with a choice of seats, trims, accents and gadgets.