Introducing All-new 2020 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck
The dominant position a certain full-size light-duty pickup truck currently holds in the North American market could under severe threat from the arrival of the new Ram 1500. Even if you're someone who's only ever considered the top-seller in the past, take a look here at why the 2020 Ram 1500 could start to make you think differently next time around.
The all-new tag was applied to the Ram 1500 last year, and correctly so because it was a complete redesign of this popular truck. But it's still probably more than fair to continue with that description as this second year of the new model sees some notable changes from 2019. The introduction of a new turbodiesel engine into the lineup is probably the biggest news, and it means these Ram trucks now have one of the most contemporary and diverse engine lineups in their class.
The Big Horn and Laramie trim levels will now also be available with an optional Night Edition package that brings blacked-out styling and appropriately big wheels. The off-road-focused Rebel trim gets some interesting enhancements too, and Ram also introduces a new "Built to Serve" edition of the Big Horn trim level.
Go into a Ram dealer now and you'll see this has to be one of the more handsome full-size pickups around today, even though the styling has been toned down a little from previous generations of the Ram 1500. It's a truck that looks great even at lower trim levels. However, further up the lineup, especially with an added styling package or after raiding the options list for some accessories, the Ram 1500 can look absolutely sensational.
You can find rivals with more engine options than the 2020 Ram 1500 has, but none have a lineup as diverse or contemporary as you have here. The standard powerplant is a very capable 3.6-liter V-6, but this one is no ordinary truck engine because it includes the new eTorque mild-hybrid system for improved efficiency. A 5.7 V-8 is also available if you prefer, and this one is available with or without eTorque. The V-6 puts out 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, while the V-8 ups the power ante to 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 3.0-liter turbodiesel is now coming to the 2020 model year to complete this impressive engine lineup, and when it's finally available it will boast 260 horsepower and a massive 480 lb.-ft. of torque.
Towing capability is always important to truck buyers, and this size of truck doesn't get much more capable than the 2020 Ram 1500. The diesel option won't actually deliver the highest maximum tow ratings, but a Ram 1500 equipped with it will be able to handle a huge 12,560 pounds. If the absolute maximum available tow rating is what you're looking for, V-8 variants are rated at a maximum of 12,750 pounds when correctly specified.
Genuine luxury automakers don't build full-size pickup trucks at the moment, but the 2020 Ram 1500 is probably as close as you're going to get to a luxury pickup truck until they do. Crew Cab models are spacious inside, but the sheer comfort, quality and style of the interior will be even more apparent than the amount of space when you look inside the Ram, especially if you're looking at one of the top trim levels.
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