Ram is kicking off the holiday season as the Official Truck of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and, for the fifth consecutive year, more than 20 Ram trucks will be towing all the floats. This year’s parade is unique as four Ram trucks will be fully wrapped to complement the float designs of Harvest in the Valley by Green Giant, Splashing Safari Adventure by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Mount Rushmore’s American Pride by South Dakota Department of Tourism and last, but certainly not least, Ram will tow the star of the parade, Santa Claus.

In total, the Ram truck brand provided the Macy’s parade with 65 trucks and Ram ProMaster commercial vans, many of which are used for behind-the-scenes functions leading up to the parade start.

The results of Cars.com’s 2019 Mid-Size Pickup Truck Challenge are in, and the Honda Ridgeline won top honors.

“Mid-sized pickup trucks are a class where brand loyalties are less ingrained than they are with full-size trucks,” said Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief of Cars.com. “We decided to pit two newcomers, the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator, against the GMC Canyon and Honda Ridgeline - two top finishers from a 2016 mid-size truck Challenge on PickupTrucks.com. The results come from intensive testing and have nothing to do with exterior styling or image - these conclusions can’t be drawn from looking at a brand name or a few photos.”

Three judges from the Cars.com editorial team tested the trucks both empty and with 1,000 pounds of payload. They also evaluated cargo boxes and provisions, ride, handling, fuel economy, front and backseat comfort and amenities, interior quality, safety and driver-assistance features, user interface, multimedia and connectivity, child-safety seat fitment and value. All categories combined for a possible maximum score of 600 points.

The trucks finished in the following order: 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD2019 Ford Ranger Lariat 4x42020 Jeep Gladiator Overland 4x4, and 2019 GMC Canyon 4WD Denali.

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