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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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Max towing capacity
The Ram 1500 has an estimated maximum towing capability of 12,750 pounds when properly equipped. That means it will handle an estimated six tons of trailer, boat, or whatever else you want to throw at your Ram 1500. It's a vehicle that's there for you on weekend trips to the lake and weekday trips to the job site.
The pick-up truck is seen by some as a utilitarian tool. However, luxury features have been showing up in big trucks for years. The 2020 Ram 1500 is quite an impressive example of luxury pick-up living. The Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trim levels all have standard leather seating. That's not all, the Ram 1500 has optional high-end audio systems. You get either a 10-speaker Alpine system (standard on Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims and optional on Big Horn and Rebel trims) or a 19-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system (available on Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited Crew Cab models).
Despite impressive horsepower and towing figures, the Ram 1500 might surprise you when it comes to fuel. With the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, you'll get an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined city/highway on 2020 models. That'll lead to less time at the pump for work and using a bit less gas while getting away for a long weekend.
Large infotainment screens are all the rage, and the Ram 1500 has several to choose from. Starting with the base five-inch infotainment system, you can also opt for either an 8.4-inch system or a massive 12-inch touchscreen! The UConnect system gives you access to a ton of settings and customizable features within your Ram 1500. Add Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability and optional audio systems from Alpine and Harman Kardon and you'll think you're in a moving entertainment venue.
It's one thing to use your full-size truck for weekend errands to the home improvement store. The 2020 Ram 1500's estimated 2100-lb. maximum payload capacity will certainly do the trick. However, if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, check out the Ram 1500 Rebel. With 33-inch off-road tires and a locking differential, the Rebel can help you blaze new trails—or just get a bit muddy.
If you're interested in the 2020 Ram 1500, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.
The Chevrolet Silverado is a half-ton full-size pickup truck. The 2014-2018 Silverado 1500 has V6 and V8 engine options and can tow an estimated 12,000 lbs. when properly equipped. The Silverado offers the option of three cab sizes, three bed sizes, and eight trims, giving you plenty of opportunities to find a truck that works for you. The Silverado 1500 was redesigned in 2019, introducing a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while maintaining V6 and V8 options.
Here's what you'll find on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in model years 2017 and later:
Standard teen driver setting, which limits speed and volume
Estimated towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. when properly equipped (all trims and engines)
Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
The GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size pickup that comes with high towing capacity and a refined, quiet cabin. 2017-2021 models boast an estimated towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. on trims with the 6.2L V8 engine and 2WD, when properly equipped. The 2017-2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is available in four trims.
Standard features on the 2017-2021 GMC Sierra 1500 include:
IntelliLink® infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
Teen-driver monitoring system
The Toyota Tundra is a full-size truck with standard V8 power. 2017–2021 Tundra SR and SR5 trims use a 310-hp 4.6L V8 with 327 lb-ft of torque while Limited and higher models gain a 5.7L V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. If you haul toys or equipment, the 5.7L delivers strong performance with an estimated towing capacity of 10,200 lbs when properly equipped. Standard features on the 2017–2019 Tundra SR include:
18-inch styled steel wheels
40/20/40 split fold-down front bench seat
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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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Ram 1500
The base Ram 1500 is focused primarily on navigating job sites but still offers a standard five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and cloth seating.
The HFE trim is a 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Ram 1500 boasting similar equipment to the Tradesman but with unique styling cues.
Opt for the Big Horn and add exterior features like fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a chrome exterior trim and grille. On the inside, look for standard folding rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, vinyl/cloth upholstery, and a power driver seat.
Includes all features available on the Bighorn
No significant upgrades found on the Lonestar
The more luxury-focused Laramie Longhorn features upgraded leather seating, LED headlights, chrome side-steps and tow hooks, a leather-wrapped dashboard, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, real wood accents, and a heated rear bench.
Based on the Big Horn, the Rebel trim adds 33-inch all-terrain tires, 18-inch rims, tow hooks, LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights, plus a locking rear differential, and an off-road suspension package.
The top-of-the-line Ram 1500 gives buyers premium leather seating, the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen, plus power running boards, air suspension, and additional chrome accents on the exterior.
The 2020 Ram 1500 is available in the following twelve monotone and three two-tone colors:
Billet Silver Metallic
Delmonico Red Pearl
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
Granite Crystal Metallic
Maximum Steel Metallic
Patriot Blue Pearl
RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic
Billet Silver Metallic
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic
Standard cloth seating with a variety of upgraded leather seating available
Seating for up to six depending on seating options and configurations
Standard four-way manually-adjustable front passenger seat
Choice of a variety of touchscreen infotainment system sizes from 5.0 to 12 inches in size
The 2020 Ram 1500 received overall 4/5 (classic regular cab) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.
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