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Ram gets nod by Consumer Guide 'Best Buy for 2009'

February 13, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Consumer Guide Automotive has named the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck a "Best Buy for 2009" in the Large Pickup category.

"Dodge Ram gets our Best Buy nod thanks to its composed ride, impressively comfortable and quiet cabin and unique cargo storage features," said Tom Appel, associate publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive. "Ram is also remarkably maneuverable for a large pickup truck."

New for the Ram in 2009 is the RamBox cargo management system that includes weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage bins, pickup bed dividers, a 2-foot bed extender and a cargo rail system with sliding adjustable cleats.

A new version of the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine offers increased horsepower (390) and torque (407 lb.-ft.) over previous models along with additional fuel-saving technology.

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Standard features include side-curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program with all-speed traction control, trailer sway control, hill-start assist and anti-lock brakes.

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab recently earned 5-star ratings for driver- and front-passenger frontal crash protection in the U.S. government safety crash test program.

For additional information, visit http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com.

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