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Canada: Auto123.com Recognizes 2023 Jeep® Wrangler and 2023 Ram 1500 with “Best Of” Awards 

  • Iconic Jeep® Wrangler named “Best Off-Road vehicle”; 2024 model to offer even more legendary 4x4 capability 
  • Ram 1500 named “Best Full-size Pickup,” for a fifth year in a row 
  • Auto123.com amongst top bilingual automotive outlets in Canada, with winners voted on by expert editors 
May 25, 2023,  Windsor, Ontario -

A pair of Stellantis vehicles have achieved top spot on the podium in the 2023 Auto123.com “best of” awards. 

The 2023 Jeep® Wrangler was named “Best Off-Road vehicle,” by the expert automotive editors at Auto123.com, beating out a pair of tough competitors. It is the second time in three years that the icon of the Jeep Brand has been called out as “Best of” for its capability, style and technology. 

Said Auto123.com: “the model needs no introduction. It's been seducing enthusiasts for decades. Owning a Jeep is all about the Wrangler. The Rubicon version is still the most capable when the trails get rough.” 

Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unmatched off-road capability and is produced with more than 80 years of 4x4 engineering experience.  
 
The best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in Canada last year, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe features a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine integrated with two electric motors and a 400-volt battery pack, delivering up to 35 kilometres of all-electric range, average fuel economy of up to 4.8 Le/100 km, instant torque and nearly silent off-roading.   

Jeep brand recently announced the 2024 Wrangler model with even more legendary 4x4 capability, an available factory Warn winch, new seven-slot grille, standard side curtain airbags and 12.3-inch Uconnect touchscreen. 

For a notably fifth year in a row, the Ram 1500 was named the ‘Best Full-Size Pickup’ amongst full-size, light-duty trucks. Said the editors at Auto123.com: “The Ram 1500 is often described as the most luxurious of the three big guys. It's true that its interior is rich as can be and the smoothness of the ride is simply remarkable. Oh, and its towing capabilities are impressive, too.” 

The 2023 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 5,783 kilograms (12,750 pounds) of towing capability and 1,043 kilograms (2,300 pounds) of payload. The eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations.  

Ram brand recently unveiled the all-new, all-electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV – the first battery-electric light-duty pickup truck from Ram Truck – at the New York International Auto Show. Ram 1500 REV will provide customers the industry’s best combination of range, towing, payload and charge time The entire Ram lineup will provide customers with electrified solutions that deliver disruptive, leading-edge advanced technology in the years to come. 

Jeep Brand 
Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle range consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, new three-row Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe. In Canada, Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program, expands to Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator for 2023. Also available to all-new Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L and Grand Cherokee 4xe owners, it is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver the utmost customer care and dedicated support. The legendary Jeep brand's off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into new 4x4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom. All Jeep brand vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025. 

Ram Truck Brand 
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and ProMaster, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. 
 
Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for: 

  • 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel 
  • Towing capacity of 16,828 kg (37,090 lbs.) with Ram 3500 
  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel 
  • Payload of 3,447 kg (7,680 lbs.) with Ram 3500 
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen 
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions 
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab 
  • The most cargo space available in any traditional full size cargo van 
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon 
  • Ram 1500 TRX is the quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced pickup truck in the world 
  • Most awarded light-duty truck in North America 
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup 

The latest J.D. Power APEAL study, which rates the emotional bond between customers and their vehicles, named the 2022 Ram 1500 as the best vehicle in the large light-duty pickup category in the U.S. This marks the third straight year Ram 1500 has received top honours. 
 
Ram is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com


 

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