2020 Ram 1500 Pinckney MI
2020 Ram 1500 at Pinckney Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM
With the 2020 lineup of vehicles entering the roadways now, Ram makes a strong statement bringing the 1500 back on the road for another year. The 2019 model showed us how strong and well-stocked a pickup should be; the 2020 Ram 1500 is no exception either, coming off the assembly line as America’s strongest half-ton diesel pickup. In this review, we will take a first look at the Ram 1500 and how it is built to be an exceptional pickup in today’s lineup.
- 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 ETorque Engine
- 410 lb-ft of Torque
- 12,750 pounds Max Tow Capacity
- Forward Collision Warning
- 360-degree Surround Camera
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- 12-inch touchscreen
- Ventilated Seating
- Seven Different Trim Levels
How is the 2020 Ram 1500 engineered for high performance?
The 2020 Ram 1500 is built to be capable of performing well both on and off the road while maintaining a large amount of customization offering seven individual trim levels and numerous optional packages. The performance seen in the 1500 starts with its structure, with a cab that can be configured with either a Crew Cab or Quad Cab format. The Quad Cab comes standard which is geared towards performance with a slightly smaller cab to offer a long bed for extra payload capacity. The Crew Cab offers a large cab with a spacious interior for more passenger and cargo capacity paired with either a short or long wheelbase altering the length of the box. The base drivetrain of the 1500 can be configured in either 4×2 or 4×4, offering either a slightly higher fuel economy or enhanced control with all-wheel drive in harsh weather and terrain conditions. We also see inside the 1500 is Ram’s consistent high-quality design, bringing in luxury based features and design elements. Integrated smoothly into the dashboard are features such as automatic climate control and a Uconnect touchscreen display that can be upgraded up to a 12-inch size featuring split-screen capability and standard smartphone integration.
What powertrains are being brought in?
Coming standard with the base, HFE, Big Horn, and Rebel 1500 models is a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine that pushes out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. With previous years of this pickup Ram has offered a diesel option, which are well respected for their excellent fuel economy and torque output. With nearly every trim level of the 2020 version of the 1500, Ram is also offering an optional upgrade to a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that packs 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The EcoDiesel still has yet to have an EPA fuel economy rating announced, but Ram is anticipating it to be a front-runner on the charts for the 1500’s class. Coming standard with the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited trims is a potent 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine with optional upgrade bringing in eTorque technology. This engine pushes out an immense 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, establishing the 1500 with a best-in-class max tow weight of 12,750 pounds.
What features enhance the safety and reliability of the 1500?
Ram seeks to integrate technology into their vehicles engineering their models to further enhance safety and reliability to help put your mind at ease while on the road. The core structure of the 1500 is built to withstand harsh environments. With the impressive powertrain systems and all-wheel-drive configurations, the 1500 is able to push through tough terrain and maintain traction while on the drive. Ram also brings in an all-new air-suspension system into their structure, allowing for improved fuel efficiency and effective re-application of the wheels while in uneven ground conditions. Ram also utilizes its software and hardware-based systems to assist the driver while on the drive. We see features such as intelligent adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera to assist with parking and backing up, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking systems, blind-spot monitoring that works in conjunction with lane departure warning and the returning automatic high-beams and headlights.
Final Thoughts on the 2020 Ram 1500
The powertrain selection with the 1500 offers great power and torque while also impressively upgrading the fuel economy and powertrain systems significantly making the 2020 Ram 1500 a top-rated tower with reliable performance. With so many customization options with the multitude of optional packages, the 2020 Ram 1500 is impressively customizable. Our dealers here at Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are ready to help you figure out how to configure your Ram 1500 in order to fit your desired specialization. Give us a call or visit us in person to learn more and schedule a test drive of the 2020 Ram 1500 today!