Ram 1500 and Jeep® Gladiator Named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars and Trucks List



November 21, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. Car and Driver has named the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator and the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to its combined “10Best Cars and Trucks” list as the winners in the Mid-Size Pickup category and the Full-Size Pickup truck category, respectively.
 
Car and Driver evaluates each contender versus its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is and how compelling it is to operate.
 
This is the second year in a row Ram 1500 – the most awarded light-duty truck in America – has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best.


 
According to Car and Driver, “The Ram isn’t just the best truck out there; it’s one of the best vehicles. Its supple ride, rich interior and fluid power delivery elevate it to a place we never thought possible for a pickup.”
 
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever – earned a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best list in its first attempt.
 
According to Car and Driver, “Every once in a while, a vehicle comes along that forces us to revisit our priorities and question ourselves. The Jeep Gladiator did that this year. It is the vehicle for having fun outdoors.”
 
For the first time, Car and Driver combined 10Best Cars and 10Best Trucks and SUVs into a single 10Best for 2019, which appears in the magazine's January issue.

Car and Driver's 10Best winners still represent the smartest, most entertaining vehicles customers can buy today. They are picked after an exhaustive evaluation of this year’s new or significantly refreshed models as well as last year’s defending 10Best honorees. For two weeks, Car and Driver editors drove, measured, tested, and scrutinized 93 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans.

To earn a 10Best win, a vehicle must prove itself against contenders as diverse as the automotive industry. Car and Driver's criteria remain the same: every winner must deliver exceptional driving engagement, offer indisputable value and/or practicality, and fulfill its mission better than any of its competition.
 
Any vehicle with a base price higher than $90,000 is excluded from consideration, based on the editors’ belief that an oversize price should guarantee excellence.