Last year saw the release of the 2020 lineup of RAM trucks. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious four-wheel drive to take on your next family vacation or a vehicle that you can trust when weathering harsh off-road terrains, the 2020 models of the RAM 1500 and RAM 2500 will surely exceed your expectations.
Let’s get the lowdown on these two latest editions to the RAM family and determine exactly why you should consider getting one of these masterpieces as your next pickup truck.
2020 RAM 1500
The most affordable truck in the latest RAM lineup, the RAM 1500 was named the 2019 MotorTrend Truck of the Year. This pickup truck provides a perfect balance between luxury and performance.
With the choice between a V6 and V8 engine, this vehicle can alternatively come with a diesel 3.0-liter V6 (called EcoDiesel) that develops 480 lb-ft of torque, thereby outmuscling alternative pickup trucks from Chevrolet and Ford.
The RAM 1500 is incredibly fuel-efficient for its class, getting approximately 25 miles per gallon on the open road. Should you choose to go with the V8 engine that comes with eTorque, you can save up to $300 per year on fuel when switching from a regular V8.
This vehicle can tow a maximum weight of 12750 pounds. While not as much as the Ford F-150 or the Chevrolet Silverado, its towing ability should still prove sufficient for most jobs.
Interior and Comfort
With two rows of seats, this vehicle can be reconfigured to seat up to six passengers. It has a spacious interior, consisting of leather upholstery, genuine wood accents, and a panoramic sunroof.
In addition to plenty of legroom, the RAM 1500 also features up to 6-foot-4-inches of cargo space. The truck’s center console offers additional storage space for smaller items.
The RAM 1500 features an 8.4-inch touch screen, but can also come with a massive 12-inch split-screen option. It features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, GPS Navigation, and even a mobile hotspot.
This vehicle has plenty of USB ports throughout, providing passengers with many outlets for charging their phones.
This vehicle offers blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. It also comes with adaptive cruise control and features driver-assistance technologies such as lane-keeping assist and emergency braking.
2020 RAM 2500
How is this model different from the RAM 1500?
Unlike the 1500, this heavy-duty pickup truck comes with a 480 horsepower V8 engine by default. There is also a diesel option that boasts a massive 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque.
The RAM 2500 also has a significantly higher towing capacity of 35,100 pounds, making it a leader in its class.
Much like the RAM 1500, this model is every tech-lovers dream, with a 12.0-inch reconfigurable touchscreen, a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, and a multilevel center console that can accommodate a laptop with a 15.0-inch screen.
Much like its more basic counterpart, the RAM 2500 boasts an array of safety features. Additional features offered with 2500 include blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage, front and rear parking sensors, and forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking.
If you’re in search of a well-rounded pickup truck with a stellar performance, an array of safety and entertainment features, and a luxurious interior, then look no further than the 2020 RAM 1500. Of course, if you find yourself in need of a rugged machine that will perform under the harshest of circumstances, then the RAM 2500 will prove to be a reliable choice.