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2009 ICOTY Awards

2009 International Truck of the Year: Dodge Ram 1500

By Samantha Gasco

Whether hauling work crews or plowing through harsh terrains; the International Truck of the Year and its honorable competitors are there to drive their owners from day to night with all the sophistication, style and strength anyone could ask for. This year the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 was the one truck that stood out enough to drive home the top honor of the International Truck of the Year.

Dodge Ram 1500

2009 Dodge Ram 1500
2009 Dodge Ram 1500

The new Dodge Ram 1500 purrs with perfection in a powerful tone. This hard-wearing hunk of Hemi hovers above the rest, bringing it top honors to own the title of International Truck of the Year. 

The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 is fully loaded and ready to shine. Sporting three different engine options, the Ram has the brawn that pickup owners demand and offers better fuel economy than previous models achieving an EPA rating of 13-mpg city and 19-mpg highway for 2WD models and 13 city and 18 highway for 4x4s.

Reared and ready to hit the road this Dodge is equipped with a new roomier cab that allows more usability in terms of passenger capacity and offers all the high-tech options customers love including a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless start, a Sport package and a TRX4 off-road package.

When parents play duel roles so does the family vehicle and the Ram is one truck that can drop the kids off at school then get to work, making it one of the most desirable pickups on the market.

International Truck of the Year Top Nominees

2009 Ford F-150

2009 Ford F150

Honorable mention is certainly due to this top Truck of the Year nominee whose Ford tough tradition has dominated roads for over a decade. Newly redesigned for the 2009 model year, the Ford F-150 has upped its drive keeping pace with its tough competitors. The F-150 offers more usable space for moving more people and gear thanks to improved rear seat legroom and cargo capacity. As for power, customers have a choice of three improved engines that ensure the capability to haul whatever lands in the back. Dominating with brute strength on the outside F-150 boasts sophistication and comfort on the inside making it one truck sure to be compatible for any lifestyle.

2009 Subaru Forester

Giving trucks a run for their money the newly redesigned crossover, the Subaru Forester, certainly earned its spot as a top three contender for ICOTY’s 2009 Truck of the Year honors. Car-like on the outside and truck tough on the inside, this Subaru is more robust and heavy duty than ever. Coming equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, drivers can take charge of the trails with a choice of two turbo charged engines. The Forester also gets an estimated 20-mpg city and 26-mpg highway, making it more fuel efficient than its competitors. Solid and stylish this Subaru is ready to go wherever and whenever you are.

2009 International Truck of the Year Award Winner

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