2020 Ram 1500 Louisville KY
2020 Ram 1500 at Craig and Landreth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
The 2020 Ram 1500 adds even more to an already award-winning truck, with the 2019 version getting “Best Buy” Award (Consumer Guide) for the 8th consecutive time, the “Official truck Of Texas” (TAWA), and “Pickup Truck of The Year” (Truck Trend) for just a small sampling. With an oceanic amount of features, the 1500 in 2020 is going to swim when it comes time to “sink or swim”. It has split-screen capability on its available largest-in-class 12-inch touchscreen, the clever RamBox storage system, its own signature air suspension option, eTorque, a Graphics Package for the Rebel, and a new Black Appearance Package for the Limited and Rebel. Don’t snooze on the fact that the Rebel model can, for the 1st-time, employ a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine! There’s also a new Night Appearance Package for Big Horn and Laramie models, an option for a 10-square-foot panoramic sunroof, and reclining rear seats! This truck brings serious capability with several compelling engine choices, and the EcoDiesel engine is installable on all models for 2020! Be sure to check it out!
- EcoDiesel 3.0L V6
- 5.7-liter HEMI with/without eTorque
- Pentastar 3.6L V6
- A frame of 98-percent high-strength steel
- Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist
- 6 airbags as standard
- Hood & side graphics Package for the Ram Rebel
- Quad Cab or Crew Cab setups
- Opt for power running boards
Can you talk power in the engine compartment for a moment?
This truck gets a standard TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission with the eTorque Mild Hybrid System that manages functions such as shifting, as well as maximizing other performance and drivability factors effortlessly. Start it off right with 395-hp and 410 lb-ft of torque via the 5.7-liter HEMI engine, an engine that further tows up to 12,750-lbs. You are still looking at 11,610-lbs of towing supremacy if you elect not to have the eTorque Mild Hybrid System assisting you in your daily work! The eTorque-wielding Pentastar 3.6L V6 engine pulls down from the heavens 305-hp and 269 pound-feet of torque, as well as up to 7,730-lbs in towing might! Everybody and their brother seems to want to know about the 260-hp (and best-in-class torque of 480 lb-ft) 3rd-gen EcoDiesel 3.0L V6! This engine can be put into any trim, tows up to 12,560-lbs, and now has a 16.0:1 compression ratio (from the former achievement of 16.5:1).
How about design elements and functionalities pertaining to each model?
2020 models come in all shapes and sizes, and the six major model names are the Tradesman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Big Horn, Limited, and the Rebel. The Tradesman gets right to work with an auto active air dam up front, dash instrumentation using a construction gold hue, Bluetooth, and back-up camera. Vinyl seats make their way into the Tradesman as well, an appreciated feature when out there in the genuine dirt of the working trades. The Laramie model can install leather-clad seats, nine Alpine speakers, the Night Edition Appearance Package, and 22-inch wheels. With the Laramie Longhorn model, there are items of note such as official Barnwood elements, power running boards, a leather dash, and a model-brand on the glove-box front, and a choice for that are 22-inch 2-tone wheels! The Limited model itself has an enormous Uconnect 12-inch screen, heated back chairs, as well as a 19-speaker (and 900w) Harman Kardon sound system. It further adds on a lot of chrome badging and items inside and out. The Big Horn model gets in there with 20″ painted or chrome wheels, has a great-looking Sport Appearance Package, 4 cabin color collections, Uconnect 12.0, and chrome on the grille! Don’t forget about the Rebel model with its LEDs on the outside lighting, a “smoked” display on the 12″ core console screen, a standard electronic locking rear axle, and a corrugated mesh grille. It then sports Ruby-Red vinyl & cloth seats, a four-corner active-level air suspension, and a tailgate key fob!
Can you pick two features that are popular to discuss here?
Sure! This feature, the Multi-function Tailgate, is actually super-handy as well as innovative. Without compromising strength, the alternate tailgate makes for closer proximity when loading and unloading, as well as keeps out of the way for a trailer hitch hook-up. For instance, it can open vertically with a 60/40 split up to 88-degrees wide or swing down as one piece like you are used to. When opened traditionally, feel free to stand upon it as this tailgate still supports up to 2,000-lbs! You may also wish to consider the Rambox Cargo Management System, which allows dual weatherproof storage bins that are also lockable. They can also be lit up by LEDs, are easily drainable, and don’t take up any extra bed space. Convenient for ice & beverages or for tools & parts – you decide! There can also be a 115-volt outlet in the bed. That’s amazing!
Final Thoughts on the 2020 Ram 1500
With a “Top Safety Pick +” from the IIHS as a feather in its cap already, the safety in a 2020 Ram 1500 is off to a great start! With over 100 installed and/or accessible safety features, the 1500 flexes items like Rear Cross Path & Trailer Detection, largest-in-class 14.9″ standard brakes, a 98-percent high-strength frame of steel, Blind Spot Monitoring, 6 standard airbags, and a full Surround View Camera. Owners will also enjoy the benefits of LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go! So yeah – Ram has your best interests in mind! Feel free to stop on by here at Craig & Landreth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we’ll talk about the 2020 Ram 1500 some more!