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2020 Ram 1500

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2020 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • New turbodiesel V6 matches the 5.7-liter V8's towing capacity
  • Cabin is roomy, full of storage, and nicely finished


  • Driver-assist equipment is an extra-cost option

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

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More improvements make 2020 Ram 1500 a top-flight pickup choice

The 2020 Ram 1500 remains the only full-size light-duty pickup truck that features a coil-spring suspension, giving it a real advantage among competitors like the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150. It rides with the sophistication of a regular car, and that comfort is backed with agility uncommon among its utility-biased rivals. The 2020 Ram 1500 comes with all the same cab and cargo bed options of its competition, allowing you to specify it for your needs—payload, people, or both. Similarly, the Ram 1500 lineup ranges from the base Tradesman trim, equipped with a focus on tough, hard work, to the Limited, which is positively dripping in luxurious equipment. Our pick for a comprehensive list of desirable features at a sensible price is the Laramie trim.

All Ram 1500s come with touchscreen infotainment, but how big the screen is depends on how much you're spending, from 5 inches to 8.4 inches and up to 12 inches. Engine choices expand in 2020, with the existing 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 joined by a turbodiesel V6. It offers similar towing capacity to the V8 but with better EPA-estimated fuel consumption. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and rear- or four-wheel drive is offered depending on configuration. If you're intent on off-roading your Ram 1500, then you'll want the Rebel, which gains more aggressive styling and off-road specific equipment including a locking rear axle and skid plates. All trim levels are impressive, and the Ram 1500 is still the truck to beat in 2020.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
RepairPal gave the Ram 1500 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ram 1500 3rd out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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HFE 2WD 4D Crew Cab