The 2020 Ram 1500 is the diamond of the existing Ram lineup, plain and simple. From the humble entry-level Tradesman trim to the top-tier Limited trim and every other trim in-between, the thoughtfully designed pickup truck impresses buyers like no others. Sales figures can certainly attest to that, given that Ram has completely taken over the second best-selling truck spot from Chevy. With capabilities that go above and beyond what buyers expect from a pickup truck, the Ram 1500 delivers thanks to its strong fuel economy numbers and its array of engine options. Those not behind the wheel of a 2020 Ram 1500 are doing themselves a disservice and here’s why:
What’s new for 2020?
The EcoDiesel engine is the biggest upgrade to the Ram 1500 lineup in 2020. Also new is a Night Edition package available for the Big Horn and Laramie trims that adds blacked-out badging, trim and wheels. The Rebel trim gets access to a blacked-out appearance package as well. Additionally, there’s a new option to equip these pickups with the latest Safety Group of driver assistance technologies as well as three new exterior colors.
The top-tier Ram 1500 trims such as the Longhorn and Limited trims offer buyers soft leather, unique styling elements, and special color schemes. The Longhorn trim even offers an emblem branded into the real wood trim. Buyers can also enjoy a 12-inch vertical touchscreen and ventilated reclining back seats. But the 2020 Ram 1500 doesn’t just impress us with its aesthetics, it also offers clever storage solutions that go beyond your standard cupholders and bins. There’s a covered compartment beneath the rear floor, while buyers can also add the RamBox bins to the truck bed walls.
The entry-level Tradesman is the most basic of the 2020 Ram 1500 bunch, but it’s got a perfectly useable 5-inch touchscreen complete with three USB ports and the latest Uconnect infotainment system. The trims that follow are equipped with an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system and offer Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability. Additional USB ports can be added to the rear, and the top three trims can be had with the aforementioned 12-inch vertical touchscreen.
Performance & Fuel Economy
The standard engine powering the Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter V6 that’s outfitted with a 48-volt mild-hybrid eTorque system that helps with overall fuel economy. While adding small amounts of electricity while accelerating, the eTorque system improves power and refinement, along with smoothing out the stop-start system. The V6 engine offers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, all while delivering 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Ram also offers two different variants of the optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, both generating 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
One HEMI engine variant features eTorque and achieves a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, while the HEMI variant without eTorque achieves 15 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. Like we mentioned earlier, 2020 marks the first time that the new-generation Ram 1500 is available with an EcoDiesel engine. The 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel generates 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Figures like these make the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 the top truck among full-size pickups powered by diesel engines. Fuel economy is also impressive, with 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
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