Every year Pickuptrucks.Com pits different classes and types of trucks in an extensive, two-week-long hood-to-hood shootout to reveal which is the universal winner.
This year it was the 2014 Ram 2500HD Hemi that took the crown, beating out 2015 GM and Ford trucks.
“To determine the winner of our 2014 Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton Heavy-Duty Challenge,” says Mark Williams,Pickuptrucks.Com editor, “we considered all the test data we had gathered over the full two weeks of testing, as well as our scoring and notes from our judges, who drove these trucks across thousands of miles and in various weather and terrain conditions.”
That data is collected and analyzed down to fractions of points.
Williams says the judged section was done by three automotive experts: Aaron Bragman, Cars.com Detroit bureau chief; Kent Sundling, operator of MrTruck.com; and Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. They scored each truck in six categories on a 100-point scale.
Those categories were: engine performance, seating comfort and ergonomics, technology and entertainment, ride quality, visibility and value.
It was a close shootout in some areas, not so close in others.