Ram and Jeep Win TFLtruck 2020 Gold Winch Awards

April 22nd, 2020 by

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As 2020 continues to roll on, the year has been a crazy one thus far. Even so, with automakers changing their game plan and shifting focus to other industries during this time of need, many consumers are now relying on magazines and publications to discuss automobiles. That means not just review sites, but organizations like TFLtruck are what consumers will flock to for the latest news about vehicles, specifically trucks. It just so happens that TFLtruck recently held their annual 2020 Gold Winch awards, and two Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brands took home that gold – Jeep and Ram, of course.

A Little About TFLtruck

Most popularly known for its online video reviews, news, and views about vehicles coming out of the truck industry, TFLtruck is home to millions of truck buyers in the market and enthusiasts. Every month, TFLtruck is known for their video reviews and rigorous tests that measure the strength and performance of new trucks. Included in these tests is the signature “TFL Ike Gauntlet” extreme towing test. Looking for the truck that can really do the dirty work? TFLtruck really puts the pressure on, pushing trucks to get the maximum amount of performance they can deliver. What better way to crown the best trucks in the Gauntlet than a Gold Winch award?

To be eligible for the 2020 Gold Winch awards, all trucks had to meet certain eligibility requirements. All trucks entered were 2020 model year vehicles or were from previous model years with no significant changes – not usually the status quo, we would expect previous model years that have made significant changes for performance. All of the testing was completed by March 1, 2020, before things got a little too hairy.

2020 Jeep Gladiator

A midsize pickup truck that won our hearts, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the best of both worlds, with the configuration and lifestyle of a Jeep, plus the functionality of a truck bed like those that make Ram Trucks so very popular. Owning the same off-road capability of its inspiration, the Jeep Wrangler, able to reach high elevations, handle an array of different terrain, and built with the same legendary capability and open-air freedom of all Jeep vehicles, the Gladiator earned the Gold Winch award as the Best Mid-size Off-Road truck of the year.

But the Jeep Gladiator isn’t the only off-road truck that was entered into this TFLtruck competition.

2020 Ram Power Wagon

Truck lovers, rejoice! The Power Wagon doesn’t receive a whole lot of love in the media, seeming to serve as a work truck and nothing else. TFLtruck seems to disagree, with Gold Winch judges highlighting the off-road capability and equipment of the Power Wagon. This HD truck may be made for tough jobs, but its unique suspension, 2-inch factory lift, locking front and rear differentials, and disconnecting front sway bar say otherwise. Of course, made for heavy duty, the 2020 Ram Power Wagon comes with a 12,000 lb. winch, sending it to the top of its respective segment.

While social distancing is still in order, here at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we’re making it safe and easy to shop for award-winning trucks. Contact us and ask about our at-home test drives. You can also check out what Ram Trucks and Jeep vehicles we also have available.

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