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2020 Ram 2500 & 3500 Heavy Duty Fact Sheet


Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2019

The Ram Heavy Duty is the most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment with a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1,000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Heavy Duty line of pickups steps forward with the full force of modern capability.

New for 2020

Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition (Big Horn and Laramie) includes monochromatic design enhanced by black 20-inch wheels, black badging and black interior. Available in a variety of body colors
Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Steering now available on all trim levels
Blind-spot Monitoring, including easy-to-use trailer coverage
Trailer tire pressure monitoring
Auxiliary camera system supporting up to two different cameras
50-gallon fuel tank standard on Crew Cab with 8-foot bed
Olive Green and Hydro Blue exterior colors
Power Wagon black wheels


Highlights

Ram delivers on customers’ top “why buys”
Towing – Up to 35,100 pounds with Ram 3500
Towing – Up to 19,780 pounds with Ram 2500
Payload – Up to 7,680 pounds with Ram 3500
Power – 1000 lb.-ft. of torque with 6.7-liter Cummins engine
Power – 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque with 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine

The Ram 2500 offers two segment-exclusive rear suspensions: a five-link coil system and an
air suspension system. The Ram 3500 continues to utilize the rear Hotchkiss leaf spring system and offers an exclusive supplemental air suspension system
Industry’s leading infotainment system — Uconnect 4C with exclusive 12-inch touchscreen
The Ram Power Wagon is driven by the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine and unique suspension system, both contributing to its title: the most capable production off-road pickup
Engine options include:
6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivers best-in-class gas engine power – 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm – and features VVT with Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation
6.7-liter Cummins Standard-Output Turbo Diesel produces 370 horsepower and
850 lb.-ft. of torque (Ram 2500)
6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces 400 horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque (Ram 3500)


Configurations in 4x2 and 4x4:

Regular Cab 8-ft. bed
Crew Cab 6-ft., 4-in. bed
Crew Cab 8-ft. bed
Mega Cab 6-ft., 4-in. bed (4x4 only)


Model Lineup
The Ram Heavy Duty line is available in seven trim levels:

Tradesman
Big Horn
Lone Star
Power Wagon
Laramie
Laramie Longhorn
Limited



Available Exterior Colors

Billet Silver Metallic
Bright White
Delmonico Red Pearl
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
Flame Red
Granite Crystal Metallic
Hydro Blue
Maximum Steel Metallic
Olive Green
Patriot Blue Pearl
Pearl White
RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic

Two-tone:

Billet Silver Metallic
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
RV Match Walnut Brown Metallic


More Information
Please visit the Ram 1500 newsroom for the latest product information, photography, videography,
plus access to specification and feature availability documents.


About Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles.

That focus leads Ram to design the industry’s most innovative, award-winning trucks, emphasizing durability, strength, technology and efficiency.

With a full lineup of trucks, including ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. From the no-compromise Ram 1500 that defines the future of pickup trucks with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology, to the Ram Heavy Duty which combines the ability to out-power, out-tow and out-haul every single competitor with the segment’s most comfortable ride and handling, Ram is committed to product leadership.

Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:

Most powerful: 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
Highest towing capacity: 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
Heaviest payloads: 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road


Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Truck lineup steps forward with the full force of modern capability providing confidence-inspiring features and class-exclusive vehicle safety.
 

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Back-to-back Champs: MotorTrend Names Ram Heavy Duty 2020 Truck of the Year®
  • Ram Heavy Duty named MotorTrend 2020 Truck of the Year®
  • Award recognizes both Ram 2500 and 3500 models
  • Ram Truck celebrates second consecutive MotorTrend Truck of the Year award after 1500 earned the title last year
  • In 10 years since Ram Truck has become a standalone brand, it has earned the title of MotorTrend Truck of the Year five times


November 19, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich.

- MotorTrend has named the Ram Heavy Duty its 2020 Truck of the Year®. As voted on by the editors of the automotive publication, the Ram Heavy Duty’s win is the second in as many years for the brand with the Ram 1500 earning the 2019 Truck of the Year title last year.

Since becoming a standalone brand a decade ago, Ram Truck has captured MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year title five times: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2019 and 2020.

MotorTrend's "Of the Year" award recognizes the best vehicles representing exceptional value, superiority in their classes and impact on the automotive scene. This accolade is one of the most coveted automotive industry awards and represents the pinnacle of an extremely competitive segment.


“The new Ram Heavy Duty makes a powerful statement about our company and the Ram Truck brand,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “In a brutally competitive truck industry, earning MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year title in consecutive years reaffirms the fact that we have the best light- and heavy-duty trucks on the road today.”

MotorTrend’s "Of The Year" program is open to any all-new or substantially upgraded 2020 model-year vehicles. Instead of being compared against one another, contending vehicles are first put through MotorTrend’s full battery of performance tests to evaluate virtually every aspect of each vehicle. All competitors are then evaluated on three separate courses at a professional automotive test center before finalists are selected.

“Ram Heavy Duty is MotorTrend’s 2020 Truck of the Year because it delivers unmatched performance, capability and style to the ultracompetitive truck segment,” said MotorTrend Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh. “Engineered for work and play, Ram 2500 and 3500 reward true truckers with unflappable powertrains, sumptuous, high-tech interiors and a range of thoughtful utility features. Congratulations to Ram for back-to-back Truck of the Year wins.”

After weeks of testing conclude, the judges determine which vehicles will be given “Of the Year” titles. The winners are not chosen from a direct comparison against other finalists, but instead a result of how each contender measured against the award’s six criteria: design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function.

A full report on MotorTrend’s comprehensive testing will be featured on MotorTrend.com and in the January 2020 issue of MotorTrend.

About Ram Heavy Duty
The Ram Heavy Duty blends extreme performance and towing capability with the segment’s most refinement and operator comfort features. The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Driving it all, the pickup segments first 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque engine; the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Heavy Duty line of pickup trucks steps forward with the full force of modern capability.

About Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.

Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:
  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Ram is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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Ram 2500 Wins Popular Science Best of What’s New Award


December 3, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram Truck today was named winner of Popular Science magazine’s 2020 Best of What’s New award in the Auto category.

Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and innovations and chooses the top 100 winners across 11 categories. To win, a product or technology must represent a significant step forward in its category.

“The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty is among the Best of What's New because its unique blend of tech makes it tough yet sophisticated,” said Joe Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “That's a tough balance to strike, especially in a field crowded with so much innovation.”

For 2020, Ram Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. The Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Ram Truck customers with the Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen also enjoy another industry-first feature in SiriusXM’s new “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora,” which deliver a combination of rich music curation and industry-leading personalization not found in any other audio entertainment service.

About Best of What's New
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year — breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners, the Best of What's New, are awarded inclusion in the much anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1988. Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, General Innovation, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation.

About Ram Heavy Duty
The Ram Heavy Duty blends extreme performance and towing capability with the segment’s most refinement and operator comfort features. The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Driving it all, the pickup segments first 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque engine; the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Heavy Duty line of pickup trucks steps forward with the full force of modern capability.

About Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.

Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:
  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Ram is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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2020 RAM 2500 Heavy Duty Cummins Turbo Diesel 4x4 Truck


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The Ram Heavy Duty is the 2020 MotorTrend Truck of the Year
Put Up or Shut Up: Ram’s new Heavy Duty shows what happens when you stop chasing big rig truck numbers



Nov 19, 2019

The easiest job in the automotive industry has to be marketing pickup trucks. We're all familiar with the ads: An oversized dually slams through a concrete wall, a voice actor in his best movie trailer baritone introduces the "all-new, more capable" Brodozer 4500 as the camera pans back showing the truck towing the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet.

This approach to advertising has trapped pickup engineers into a vicious cycle of chasing max tow and payload numbers—frankly, to the point that the added performance and capability is of little use to the average buyer. After all, once your combined truck and trailer weighs more than 26,001 pounds, legally you should be carrying a commercial driver's license.
So what happens if you take the mad men out of the driver's seat and let the engineers and designers focus on performance, capability, and versatility, the things that real truck buyers both want and need? You get MotorTrend's 2020 Truck of the Year, the Ram Heavy Duty.

Advancement in Design
It's not easy making the large and in charge form of a heavy-duty pickup attractive—let alone beautiful—but the Ram Heavy Duty handily delivers in ways no other three-quarter (2500) or one-ton (3500) pickup does. The cynic in you might be quick to dismiss the new Ram HD's sheetmetal as an 11/10ths-sized Ram 1500, but that'd be underselling all the hard work involved in designing the new Ram.

Riding on a new high-strength steel platform and available in regular, crew, and "mega" cabs with either a 6-foot-4 or 8-foot bed and single or dual rear wheels, the new Ram HD looks clean, purposeful, and modern while featuring a host of functional improvements.

The grille, for instance, is 30 percent larger than before to feed the largest radiator and intercooler ever fit to a heavy-duty Ram, and the aluminum hood helps shed weight. The resulting design is not only the most aerodynamic in its class, with a claimed 0.40 coefficient of drag, but also arguably the prettiest. Even the massive Ram 3500HD dually has a graceful elegance that no other full-size rig can match.
Just like with the light-duty 1500, Ram HD buyers are spoiled for choice. Each of its six trim levels features a distinctive grille, wheel options, and trim befitting the character of the truck, covering the bases from functional and work-ready in Tradesman models to the adventure-friendly 2500 Power Wagon and downright luxurious 3500 Limited.
Things are even better inside. Ram invested heavily in making the Heavy Duty's cabin—the mobile office for many of its owners—a nicer place to be. All models get two to four color scheme options, acoustic glass, active noise cancelling, and a variety of standard infotainment options, ranging from a 5.0-inch screen to an optional 8.4-incher and finally a massive 12.0-inch Uconnect system. The latter two include apps and other tools to help ease the pain of towing and hauling.



Despite the new goodies, the Ram cabin remains just as functional as before. Up to five USB and USB-C outlets, wireless charging, an optional auxiliary switch bank, and a new center console join carryover features such as seating for up to six passengers, Ram Bins underneath the rear floor to stash hitch receivers and other odds and ends, and fold-out panels that turn the back of the cabin into a two-tiered load floor.
Particular attention was paid to the Ram Limited models, which play in the rapidly growing luxury truck market. The beautifully finished and exquisitely detailed cabin of the Ram 3500HD Limited—with thick baseball-glove-soft leather, rich contrasting wood trim, and finely textured metal bits—could teach some premium brands a few things. "This is how luxury should feel," MotorTrend en Español managing editor Miguel Cortina said. "No other truck on the market can beat it."
Engineering Excellence
More so than any other pickup, three-quarter and one-ton trucks are jack-of-all-trades machines. Whereas smaller trucks are more likely to haul air than cargo, heavy-duty trucks tend to tow at least weekly. Furthermore, more heavy-duty truck owners fill their truck beds or go off-road regularly than those owning lighter-duty trucks. Hitting the diverse needs of these truck buyers isn't easy, but Ram delivers.
As most truck buyers know, the key to a dependable truck is found under hood, where the Ram HD has three compelling engine options. A carryover 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 making a healthy 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque is standard on both the 2500 and 3500. Although output hasn't changed versus the previous generation, the big Hemi is fitted with Ram's latest cylinder deactivation technology and frame shakers to allow the big gas-burning V-8 to run in fuel-saving V-4 mode longer than previously possible. Backing up the legacy Hemi is a beefed-up version of the Ram 1500's quick-shifting eight-speed automatic, putting the old six-speed automatic out to pasture.

If the Hemi doesn't satisfy you, the duo of revamped Cummins turbodiesels sure will. Sporting new blocks, pistons, heads, and camshafts designed to make the 6.7-liter I-6 smoother, lighter, and more efficient, the standard version of the new engine makes a healthy 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque. It's paired with an updated house-built six-speed automatic.



If that's not enough for you, Ram also offers a high-output version of that new Cummins I-6 on the 3500. Making 400 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, this new engine is the first in a mainstream heavy-duty truck to crack the four-digit torque mark—something Ram's marketing team no doubt loves. As Detroit editor Alisa Priddle put it, "Who needs coffee in the morning when you have 1,000 lb-ft of torque?"
Working hand in hand with the high-output Cummins is an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic, which, when equipped with the Max Tow package, a regular cab, rear drive, and dual-rear-wheel 3500HD, helps the HD tow up to 35,100 pounds. Maximum payload is an impressive 7,680 pounds, found on Hemi-equipped versions of the same 3500 model.
A host of other mechanical improvements round out our Truck of the Year package. The Heavy Duty's two available four-wheel-drive transfer cases—one for the Hemi and standard-output Cummins, the other for the high-output diesel—were both beefed up, as were the truck's front and rear live axles and brakes. The unique 2500 Power Wagon off-roader sees its fair share of upgrades, too.
Ram also spent a lot of time refining the Heavy Duty's suspensions. One of the biggest pain points in heavy-duty trucks—including the previous Ram HD—is truly terrible ride quality when unloaded. Ram employed a multifaceted approach to fix this issue.

All the new HDs get what Ram calls Frequency Response Damping shocks, which work with the rear five-link coil springs on the 2500 and traditional leaf springs on the 3500 to give both trucks better ride quality and handling when empty or loaded. Optional rear helper air springs, which improve ride quality, offer further refinement to the Ram HD lineup, ensure the truck stays level while loaded, and also make it easier to pick up and drop trailers.
Performance of Intended Function
Of all the changes made to the sheetmetal and in the cab, under the hood and at the wheels, each and every improvement was in the singular pursuit of building the best possible pickup truck. Our Ram HD testers ran the gantlet during our Truck of the Year testing. Towing, hauling, off-roading, driving unladen—it didn't matter, the Rams continually excelled. That's especially remarkable considering the wildly different use cases for our two Ram testers.
The more traditional of the two trucks was no doubt our H.O. Cummins-powered 3500 Limited dually. Despite what its Kentucky Derby-friendly cabin would lead you to believe, this is a truck meant for work—whether that's hauling 10 tons of lead ballast across the Mojave Desert or $1.5 million worth of thoroughbreds to Churchill Downs is simply up to your imagination.



With a 20,000-pound gooseneck trailer hitched up—made easier by high-res cameras in the cargo area and the air suspension's Alt Trailer Height function—the 3500 dually is a stable towing platform. "It has huge power, and it's backed up by a fantastic transmission that's both smooth and clever about giving you the right gear at every moment," features editor Scott Evans said.
The 3500 also performed well in our Davis Dam frustration tests, where it towed 17,730 pounds of trailer, skid-steer, and excavator up the fearsome grade. Despite some surging fore and aft under hard acceleration up the hill, the truck inspired confidence. Its engine never felt labored, its steering was well weighted, and its automatic exhaust brake helped keep downhill speeds in check without torching its brakes. "At a little over half its max rating, this was an easy ask of the Ram," road test editor Chris Walton said.

Despite high subjective scores from judges when towing, the Ram 3500 brought up the rear in instrumented tow tests at both the proving ground and Davis Dam, falling to one of its direct competitors, the GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali, which has four extra forward gears, 45 more horsepower, and 180 fewer pounds to tote around. At minimum, we'd love to see a heavier-duty version of Ram's eight-speed on the diesel HD.
The Denali won the numbers game, but it simply can't hang with the Ram HD Limited in how it drives. "It has deep reserves of torque and gives off an indomitable, Bentley-like feeling," senior features editor Jonny Lieberman said. Added Evans: "It rides substantially better than the GMC does; it's both better damped and more buttoned down to the road."
The Ram 2500 Power Wagon is another animal entirely. Built completely around the idea of hauling a three-quarter-ton load across some of the most remote regions of the world, it's nevertheless remarkable how versatile the Power Wagon is.
Its Hemi does much of the heavy lifting, but the new eight-speed auto deserves equal credit for breathing new life into the engine. With a better gear ratio spread, the Power Wagon is faster both off the line and while on the move, with shifts happening far more quickly and decisively than before. The changes Ram engineers made to the HD's platform really pay off on the Power Wagon, as well; it now has better body control and steering that's both more accurate and more engaging than before.
The Power Wagon gets even better when you put it to work. Unsurprisingly, the Ram is unstoppable off-road. Even keeping in mind that it was partially developed at FCA's proving ground, it's astonishing the things it's capable of. Armed with a full suite of mechanical aids—locking front and rear differentials (the latter of which can now be locked in two high), an electronic anti-roll-bar disconnect to improve ride quality and articulation, and, for when all else fails, an upgraded 12,000-pound Warn winch—there was no mogul, no hill climb, no staircase that could stop the Power Wagon.

All good things come with compromise, and the Power Wagon is no exception. Thanks to its soft off-road-oriented suspension, it sports the lowest payload and tow capacity of the Ram 2500 lineup, at 1,660 pounds and 10,330 pounds, respectively. After breezing along with a 7,500-pound trailer—roughly three-quarters of its max tow capacity—we attached a 10,500-pound trailer. People go over weight all the time, so why not see what happens?
Answer? Not much. Thanks to the gobs of power produced by its 6.4-liter V-8 and its well-geared transmission, the legally overstressed Power Wagon proved that chasing max tow numbers is a fool's errand, as it handily out-dragged the Silverado 2500 with the same trailer. "That's max tow?" Evans asked. "No doubt at all it's suspension-limited. It feels like it could take thousands of pounds more and still accelerate better than GM's gas 2500s."



Efficiency
Efficiency is no doubt a low priority for heavy-duty truck buyers, but that doesn't mean it doesn't matter. The Ram HD's improved aerodynamics—aided by active grille shutters—and the new eight-speed transmission on gas models should net an 8 to 10 percent fuel economy improvement, according to Ram. The EPA doesn't rate heavy-duty trucks, but we ran the new Power Wagon through our Real MPG tests and achieved 10.2/15.3/12.0 mpg city/highway/combined. That's reasonably close to the previous-generation Power Wagon, which scored 11.6/15.3/13.0 mpg in our testing. Our dually tester, equipped with both the H.O. Cummins and four-wheel drive, scored 13.2/18.0/15.0 in Real MPG tests.
Safety
The NHTSA hasn't crash-tested the new Ram Heavy Duty yet, but the upgraded platform and the active safety technologies made available across the range make us confident that the Ram will perform well in this regard.
Automatic emergency braking, which is compatible with the trailer brake controller, is available from the base Tradesman up through the Limited, as is lane keep and steering assist, blind-spot monitoring capable of accounting for a trailer, radar cruise control, and a tire pressure monitoring system capable of monitoring up to six truck tires and 12 trailer tires. Parking sensors, adaptive headlights, 360-degree cameras, and cargo cameras are also available.

Value
Rams have traditionally been big value plays when compared to its Ford and GM rivals. The HD is no exception. Prices for the 2500 Tradesman start at just $35,090, undercutting both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HDs and costing customers just $345 more than a Ford F-250. At the other end of the pricing spectrum, the Ram 3500 Limited starts at $64,045, coming in less than both the GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali and Ford F-350 Limited while offering one of the most luxurious cabins we've ever seen on a pickup truck (if not the most luxurious), plus a standard equipment and options list that its competitors can't yet match.



Put 'Em on the Trailer
Truck marketers might have an easy job, but we Truck of the Year judges have a difficult one. Cue the world's smallest violin, but truth is, when modern-day pickup trucks are as capable as they are, balancing their various pros and cons to come to a decisive winner isn't easy. Thankfully we have our criteria to guide us. Simply put, no truck this year succeeds against our criteria to the same degree as the Ram Heavy Duty lineup.
Sure, some trucks can objectively tow or haul more and do so quicker, but even so, no pickup on the market better balances the diverse needs of its customers better than this one. It's more comfortable empty and when loaded. It's more luxurious but also more affordable. It's great to drive both on-road and off. It's safe, efficient, and tremendously capable. And because of that, it's our 2020 Truck of the Year.

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2019 Ram 2500HD Power Wagon 6.4L Hemi (CrewCab)2019 Ram 3500HD Limited (CrewCab 4x4 DRW)
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, 4WDFront-engine, 4WD
ENGINE TYPE 90-deg V-8, iron block/alum headsTurbodiesel, I-6, iron block/head
VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cylOHV, 4 valves/cyl
 
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