MotorWeek has announced the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 have been named winners of the Drivers’ Choice awards for “Best Performance Car” and “Best Pickup Truck.”
The new 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, regarded as the “Hellcat possessed by the Demon,” comes powered by the Demon’s supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi high-output V8 and is the new performance halo for Dodge.
“It’s awesome to know the muscle car spirit of the Demon lives on in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye,” said John Davis, creator and host of MotorWeek, “Sure, it cranks a little less Hemi power, but it’s still enough to get to 60 miles per hour in less time than it takes to say this sentence. Plus, it can handle a road course as well as it takes the quarter mile.”
The all-new Ram 1500 continues its streak of impressive award wins with “Best Pickup Truck” honors.
“The Ram 1500 continues to lead the way in making a big truck double as a big family pleaser with as much attention paid to interior conveniences and ride comfort as to cargo hauling and towing,” said Davis.
For the past 38 years, MotorWeek has taken stock of the state of the automotive business, and judged the best new cars and trucks of the year. MotorWeek’s annual Drivers’ Choice Awards assess the market from a buyer’s point of view, with attention paid to automotive trends and innovations, as well as value and reliability, so as to produce a list of winners that can be used as a practical guide for car shopping.
MotorWeek announced all of its Drivers’ Choice Awards winners at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. All Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on www.motorweek.org and will appear on a special episode of MotorWeek airing on MotorTrend Network beginning February 19.