2020 Ram 1500: Battering Down the Doors to a New Decade

February 14th, 2020 by

A white 2020 Ram 1500, Night Edition, is driving on a road near Costa Mesa, CA, with the sun setting in the distance.

As we move into the new decade, the folks at Fiat Chrysler America are not resting on their laurels but moving forward to bring us all new versions of our favorite classic vehicles, with the latest features and improvements. One of the best of the group is the all-new 2020 Ram 1500. This is the latest and best in a series of classic pickup trucks that we have all grown to love. The new Ram 1500 comes in two configurations, Quad Cab and Crew Cab, with four different engine options, and six separate trim levels. This gives every truck enthusiast plenty of options to choose from, making it possible for each of us to find a 2020 Ram 1500 that will meet all our demands and serve all our purposes. At Orange Coast CJDRF, we will have the 2020 Ram 1500 you are looking for, with the options you want and in the trim level you desire. We are conveniently located at 2929 Harbor Boulevard in beautiful, downtown Coast Mesa, CA, in the heart of Orange County. Come in today to see why the 2020 Ram 1500 is the perfect combination of ruggedness and luxury in a truck.

Accolades for a New Ram

The 2020 Ram 1500 has already begun winning some key industry awards. For the twelfth year in a row, the Ram 1500 has been named a Consumer Guide Best Buy. In addition, the IIHS (the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has named the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab with optional front crash prevention and available Adaptive LED headlights a 2019 Top Safety Pick. This shows that the industry knows what you should find out for yourself: the 2020 Ram 1500 is the best truck for you.

New Features for a New Decade

The front black interior of a 2020 Ram 1500 is shown with a 12.5 inch infotinament screen.

The 2020 Ram 1500 features an available multifunction tailgate. This allows for a 60/40 split on the rear gate, providing greater access to the payload bed. You will find it easier to load and unload bulky items, and to wash out the bed as needed. It also provides the ability to accommodate forklift loading.

Features have also been added to improve the ride of the Ram 1500. The truck now features an active air dam. As the Ram 1500 approaches 30 miles per hour, the front air dam lowers by two-and-one-half inches to reduce the vehicle drag. In addition, there is an available class-exclusive air suspension system designed to provide greater performance efficiency and to further reduce drag when reaching higher speeds. The aerodynamics of the truck have also been improved, providing greater efficiency as well.

The 2020 Ram 1500 has also been designed with greater safety in mind. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go adjusts the vehicle speed based on the system’s detection of objects in front of the vehicle. It can even bring the truck to a full stop if circumstances dictate. Electronic Stability Control helps you when you are towing by retaining control of the brakes and engine power if you accidentally lose control of the truck. Electronic Roll Mitigation helps you keep your Ram centered, particularly when you are towing. The system automatically reduces engine power and applies brakes if it senses possible high wheel lift, especially when you are making a tight turn. Finally, Hill Start Assist will help prevent roll back if you have to go into gear from a stop while on a steep grade. The system will maintain the brakes as you switch from the brake to the gas pedal.

Four Engines to Choose From

The base engine on the 2020 Ram 1500 is the 3.6-liter V6 24V VVT eTorque engine. This provides up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. There are also three other engine options. The 5.7-liter V8 Hemi MDS VVT engine can provide up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 Hemi MDS VVT eTorque engine provides similar numbers, but uses its eTorque system to deliver improved towing capacity. Finally, there is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that provides 260 horsepower and up to 480 lb-ft of torque for improved towing as well. All 2020 Ram 1500 trucks feature an 8-speed automatic transmission system.

Speaking of towing, the 2020 Ram 1500 is the ideal truck if you need to tow trailers. When equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, the truck is rated to be able to tow up to 7,730 pounds. Those numbers see a substantial improvement with each of the optional engines. The regular 5.7-liter V8 has been rated to provide a maximum towing capacity of 11,610 pounds. This increases to 12,750 pounds of trailering capacity when the 5.7-liter V8 is matched with an eTorque system. Finally, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel rounds out the towing capacity to an impressive 12,560 pounds.

The 2020 Ram 1500 is rated to get incredible fuel economy for a truck of its size. The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine has been rated by the EPA to provide drivers with an outstanding 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The 5.7-liter V8 has been rated to provide an equally impressive 19 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. This is pretty amazing considering the strength and towing power of this engine.

A red 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel is parked on a dirt trail in an open wooded area near Costa Mesa, CA.

Six Trims for the Ram 1500

The base model 2020 Ram 1500 is the Tradesman. This has an MSRP of $32,145, and comes in a Quad Cab with 6’4” box, a Crew Cab with 5’7” box, and a Crew Cab with 6’4” box. ParkView rear backup camera, an electronic parking brake, and Blind Spot Monitoring are standard on the Tradesman. The Lone Star has an MSRP of $36,440, adds gorgeous chrome accents, a fully dampened tailgate, and also comes in the three possible configurations. One of the best options on the Lone Star is a Uconnect 12.0 infotainment system with a largest in class 12-inch color touchscreen. The Laramie has an MSRP of $40,540, and adds leather-trimmed seats in its interior, a 9-speaker Alpine sound system, and striking chrome accents. The Laramie is available in all three possible configurations, with luxury options like 22-inch wheels and a 12-inch color touchscreen.

The 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel is the off-roading beast of the Ram family. With an MSRP of $44,490, the Rebel features all-terrain tires, a factory lift, tow hooks, an electronic locking rear axle, and LED headlamps, tail lamps, and fog lamps, to help you boldly go where no truck has gone before. The Rebel is available in Quad Cab with 6’4” bed and Crew Cab with 5’7” bed. Where the Rebel is the rowdy one, the Laramie Longhorn is the Ram’s refined Southern gentleman. Featuring special southwestern styling, premium leather and real barn wood accents, the Laramie Longhorn has an MSRP of $50,890, an incredible price for a vehicle with this much style and refinement. The top-of-the-line is the 2020 Ram 1500 Limited, and it has an MSRP of $53,465. This trim features a special corrugated mesh grille, advanced technology, real wood accents, heated front and rear seats, a standard Uconnect 12.0 with 12-inch color touchscreen, and power running boards to improve entry and exit from the cab. An optional Harman Kardon Premium Audio System is available, featuring an incredible 19 speakers. You will think you are in a concert hall, not a pickup truck! Both the Laramie Longhorn and Limited are available in Crew Cab with 5’7” bed and Crew Cab with 6’4” bed. All 2020 Ram 1500 trucks come 4X2 standard with an optional upgrade to 4X4.

Come in today to test drive a 2020 Ram 1500 and find out why this is your best bet for a truck that you can depend on to do the job right while you and your passengers also enjoy the ride.

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