The time has finally come to say goodbye to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Over the course of the last year or so this giant white rolling sail has been utilized by the entire staff for various undertakings.
RedAlert! Working Smarter Instead Of Harder: One of the questions we ponder at any Motor Trend "of the Year" event is whether a vehicle is a game-changer. We were hoping GM would continue the trend and blow us away with something even bigger. We simply weren't expecting Ram 1500 to do just that.
Our 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year testing involved two stages. The first was a combination of back-road and freeway driving to cull the herd -- we started with 22 vehicles representing 13 nameplates.
The variety of trim levels offered by Ram can give you everything from a very basic work truck to a near-luxury vehicle with performance and off-road models falling somewhere in between. It ticks all six boxes in judging criteria.
Anyone who follows the ups and downs of the pickup-truck industry knows that the last five years have been brutal. When the Great Recession hit, it put a major damper on research and development spending on new trucks.
Ford offers an enormous variety of configurations and designs, making the truck tailorable to just about any need. It's the combination of advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and the performance of intended function that has earned the Ford F-150 the title of Motor Trend's Truck of the Year.