The Ram 1500 is an excellent truck. It's no surprise that it's been showered with awards since its second generation, back in 1994. As the pickup market has evolved, with truck buyers wanting their vehicles to be good for more than hauling 2X4s out in farm country. For many American families, pickups have become the family vehicle. Not as roomy as a minivan, but not by much if you opt for the Crew Cab.
Something odd is going on in the SUV/crossover universe: things are shrinking. Centers of gravity are being lowered, wheelbases are shortening, and tonnage is reducing. Meanwhile, in the car universe, models that are known and loved precisely because of their diminutive stature (Mini, Fit, 500) are being super-sized to appeal to those who won't crossover to the crossover market.
Most trucks that end up reviewed by the auto media tend to gravitate towards the top end of the price spectrum. Now, these trucks are great and all, but not everybody can spend $50,000 or more on a full-size pickup. What about the more affordable models, then? Well, we're lucky enough to have our hands on one; specifically, we've been driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD LS.
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