What’s New with the Ram 1500?

Written by Chloe Harwood

The 2020 Ram 1500 is a sharp-looking truck with calculated interior comfort and impressive towing capability. The interior space is driver-friendly with loads of tech options and plenty of other conveniences. The exterior is contemporary but reserved, the sleeker silhouette gives it an understated presence. In addition, the RAM 1500 Quad Cab revisits the EcoDiesel Engine, offering the third-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel for the 2020 model which is anticipated to lead this class of truck for fuel economy.

Let’s Talk Towing and Cargo Bed

Engine selection between the V-6, V-6 EcoDiesel, and the V-8 HEMI gives a buyer choices to select from for power and fuel efficiency. According to Fields Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the 2020 RAM 1500 allows for confident towing capacity listed here in the three engine options below:

  • 5.7L HEMI Engine with eTorque – Max towing capability is 12,750 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine – Max towing capability is 11,610 pounds
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque – Max towing capability is 7,730 pounds.

Multiple add-on packages are available for towing and also for off-road driving. Buyers can review the payload tables and towing capabilities listed on the official websites for Ram while researching truck options.

Distinguishing it from the crowded field, the Big Horn Quad Cab has a 6’4” cargo bed equipped with multifunctional tailgate and the exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System with bed divider, compartments built into the side, and moveable tie-down anchors


The Ram 1500 exterior aerodynamic offers a bold, not brash look. A wide selection of body colors includes these new exterior colors: RV Match, Walnut Brown, Hydro Blue, and Olive Green, which is available along with the monochromatic design of the Night Edition for the Big Horn which embraces black badging, 20-inch black wheels and an assortment of exterior details.

Noteworthy refinement

Get your Tech on with the first-class technology package offered where you can opt-in for either the 8.4 inch or striking 12-inch display console touchscreen available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Speaking of connecting, the Quad Cab supplies two rear USB ports and two household-style power outlets and a media center in the front console with high-speed USB charging ports. 

The interior of the Quad Cab is strikingly comfortable and offers a quiet ride, even more so with the available interior active noise cancellation system. Buyers can opt for leather or premium quality cloth seating, available with or without ventilation. Information is easily available to the driver given the easy-to-find, easy-to-reach controls. This includes the toggle switches for accessories lower on the center console. 

The Quad Cab center console has been thoughtfully considered to accommodate everyday usage.  Versatile storage options are provided via the 

an underfloor covered storage compartment and numerous cubby-like spaces

What about safety?

Let’s start with the security and safety components on the 2020 Ram 1500 including the essential frame design which incorporates 98% high-strength steel making a remarkably strong truck frame. Furthermore, the Big Horn design provides outstanding security and safety features like automated emergency braking driver-assistance technology, active lane control. There are greater than 100 standard and safety and security elements available.

 The Big Horn Quad Cab trim level surpasses its competition with its stylish, yet powerful presence, enhancing and far surpassing the 1500s’ reputation as a tried-and-true pickup.

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Chloe Harwood