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Pricing Announced for New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel


2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pricing starts at $36,890, plus $1,695 destination
New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces the highest half-ton diesel torque at 480 lb.-ft. and highest half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
Ram 1500 Rebel now available with EcoDiesel option for the first time
Ram focused on establishing powertrain technology leadership in the truck segment
Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control, off-road capability, ease of entry and exit, cargo-loading effort and features automatic load leveling


August 16, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Ram Truck today announced pricing for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $******36,890 for the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD, plus $1,695 destination.

The EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option, or $3,000 premium over the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 eTorque ($3,300 on Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel and Laramie base models).


“The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers the best torque and towing among all half-ton diesel trucks,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Now with a 10-year track record, the Ram brand has emerged as a truck powertrain technology leader. Overall, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has outstanding pick-up truck capability and is truly in a class of its own.”

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available across all models and configurations, including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.

The Ram 1500’s all-new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is also offered with the second-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. Pricing for the Ram 1500 Classic EcoDiesel (Crew Cab 4x2) starts at $39,140, plus destination.

Fuel economy ratings will be announced closer to when trucks go on sale early in the fourth quarter of this year.

All-new EcoDiesel engine

The third generation of the turbocharged EcoDiesel V-6 delivers increased torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners.

In the 2020 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, a 14 percent increase from the previous-generation EcoDiesel V-6, which peaks 400 rpm earlier. Horsepower increases 8 percent to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm.

Several significant changes contribute to the new EcoDiesel’s improved dynamic and fuel economy performance.

A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry is more efficient and provides improved response as engine rpms rise and fall
Redesigned intake ports to improve engine performance and fuel economy
Introduction of a dual, high-pressure and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system, a first for a diesel engine in North America. The EcoDiesel’s existing high-pressure EGR, with cooling exhaust gases drawn from the exhaust manifold, is augmented with a low-pressure EGR system that draws exhaust gases after they exit the diesel particulate filter. The addition of cooler, low-pressure exhaust gas makes a significant contribution to improved fuel economy and lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx)
The compression ratio is changed to 16.0:1 from 16.5:1, which helps reduce exhaust emissions, particularly NOx
Redesigned high-pressure (29,000 psi/2,000 bar) direct-injection fuel injector nozzles
Combustion chamber geometry optimized to improve fuel economy
Redesigned aluminum-alloy pistons improve fuel economy. The redesigned pistons use thinner piston rings and coating on the side skits to reduce friction
The piston pin is offset 0.3 degrees from the centerline to reduce “piston slap” against the cylinder wall, minimizing NVH
The lower portion of the two-piece oil sump uses a sandwiched polymer/metal material to reduce NVH
The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system is 50 percent larger and incorporates a new-generation diesel oxidation catalyst with the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system to reduce NOx
New-generation brake system vacuum pump with low-friction blades contributes to improved fuel economy

The upgrades build on the EcoDiesel V-6’s attributes and performance that made it a winner of Wards 10 Best Engines award for three consecutive years.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 uses dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) with four valves per cylinder and a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks. The block is cast with compacted graphite iron, which provides strength to dampen vibrations, but weighs less than grey cast iron. A compacted graphite iron bedplate adds rigidity to the block.

The EcoDiesel V-6 uses a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods for strength and durability. The aluminum alloy pistons are cooled on the underside via oil jets. Heat-treated aluminum cylinder heads use individual bearing caps to reduce friction and minimize NVH. The chain-driven overhead camshafts employ roller-finger followers.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.


Ram 1500
The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability (5.7-liter HEMI V-8) and 2,300 pounds of payload. Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.

Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
The 2020 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.

The standard three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.

Manufacturing

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

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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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Review

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Review

What’s not to Love?




Aug 20, 2019

Diesel power is back at Ram!

FAST FACTS

Engine: 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6

Output: 260 horsepower, 480 pound-feet of torque

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

U.S. Fuel Economy (MPG):
Not yet rated

CAN Fuel Economy (L/100 km): Not yet rated

U.S. Base Price:
$38,585 including $1,695 for delivery

U.S. Estimated As-Tested Price:
$67,000

CAN Estimated As-Tested Price:
$90,000

Yes, I know, technically it never disappeared. The mighty Cummins straight-six is still a mainstay of the brand’s heavy-duty pickups, as it has been for decades. But pedantic caveats aside, if you’ve lusted after the impressive fuel efficiency and stump-pulling torque delivered by compression ignition, you’ll soon be able to get a V6 EcoDiesel in the latest-generation Ram 1500, the company’s increasingly popular half-ton model.

Boasting numerous improvements over its predecessor, this engine provides an extra helping of both horsepower and torque, is smoother, quieter, and should be more economical to operate. Extensive changes to internal and external components deliver these laudable enhancements, which conspire to make it an even more appealing choice.

For this review, the powerplant in question was bolted between the front fenders of a crew cab Laramie Longhorn 4×4. This is basically the second-fanciest model in the Ram 1500 range. Despite the abundance of features, interior space and, ostensibly, weight, this rig still performed admirably in normal driving and even while towing.


The Inner Workings

But before diving into how this truck runs, let’s take a peek under the hood. Numerous refinements have been made to FCA’s EcoDiesel V6 for 2020. Even though this powerplant is now in its third generation, many fundamentals remain the same.

Starting with a few similarities, it’s a 3.0-liter V6, just like before. Chain-driven dual overhead camshafts operate four valves per cylinder via friction-reducing roller-finger followers. Once again, the block is cast of compacted graphite iron for incredible strength and reduced NVH, that’s noise, vibration and harshness. Within this foundation spins a forged crankshaft to which are attached forged connecting rods.



Filling this engine’s half-a-dozen bores are completely redesigned aluminum pistons. They’re fitted with thinner rings for decreased friction. The wrist pins have also been offset three-tenths of a millimeter from centerline to further cut noise. Special coatings on both the piston skirts and pins further reduce parasitic losses.



Forcing air into this bent-six is a new water-cooled, variable-geometry-turbine turbocharger, which is mounted at the back of the engine, kind of above the bellhousing area. This newly designed blower should enhance both efficiency and responsiveness.

Reworked intake ports promote more swirl in the combustion chambers and flow more air to boot. Improving efficiency, the compression ratio has been increased modestly, from 16-to-1 to 16.5-to-1. As for fuel delivery, the system has also been upgraded. It operates at 2,000 bar, that’s 29,000 PSI.



But what’s the result of all these changes? Well, the EcoDiesel now gives you the most torque in the half-ton diesel segment, up to 480 pound-feet at 1,600 RPM, more than F-150 or Silverado and an increase of 14 percent compared to its predecessor. Horsepower measures 260 at 3,600 revs, 8 percent more than before, a total that’s slightly less than the Chevy’s best. Here’s a quick specs-sheet showdown comparing the Detroit Three’s light-duty diesel pickups.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

260 horsepower, 480 pound-feet

Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel

250 horsepower, 440 pound-feet

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax Diesel

277 horsepower, 460 pound-feet
 

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The Drive


Matching its best-in-class torque is segment-leading capability. Properly equipped EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500s can tow up to 12,560 pounds. As for hauling, the truck’s maximum payload rating is 2,040 pounds.

Ram has made a name for itself in recent years by offering the best interiors in the truck business. Whether you get an entry-level Tradesman model or swing for the fences and grab a range-topping Limited version, each step up the trim ladder comes with a nicer cabin than what’s available in comparable rigs built by rival automakers. Given the elegance of today’s Ram trucks, a bone-shaking, oil-burning engine simply wouldn’t cut it.

Fortunately, the EcoDiesel is a paragon of refinement. Long gone are the days when diesel engines discharged enormous plumes of tar-black smoke and clattered like a can of gravel in a paint mixer. This V6 operates in near silence and produces scarcely any vibration.

Given its perfect internal balance, the Duramax inline-six offered in Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500 is a tiny bit smoother than the EcoDiesel. Ram’s engine emits an infinitesimal wisp of buzziness that can be felt in the floor at certain engine speeds, but still, this is nearly immaterial. This engine is so smooth most drivers would probably have no idea it’s a diesel unless you told them, or, of course, they read the badges on the outside.



As for performance, like most diesels this one takes a second or two to catch its breath when you nail the accelerator from a standstill. But once you get about 2,500 revs on the clock the truck pulls smartly, winding out to about 4,300 rpm before the transmission grabs the next gear. Ram’s reliably competent eight-speed automatic shifts quickly and without drama.

Demonstrating the EcoDiesel’s towing prowess, Ram had a couple of trucks hooked to trailers so we could experience this firsthand. One of them was loaded with a pair of ATVs and weighed a claimed 5,150 pounds.

With more two-and-a-half tons in tow, the EcoDiesel was largely unphased. Acceleration was more than adequate, with the truck putting its shoulder to the load and pulling like a team of oxen, even up moderate grades. Equipped with the optional air suspension system, the pickup proved to be a supremely stable and confidence-inspiring tow rig. Never did it feel like the trailer was trying to drive the truck. The tail never wagged the dog. It was smooth and planted at all times.



Fuel-economy numbers for the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel have not been finalized yet, but I’d imagine the truck will deliver at least 30 miles per gallon on the highway in its most efficient form. I mean, it pretty much has to. The F-150 gives you that, and the newest light-duty Silverado was just rated at a damn-impressive 33 mpg, a figure that will be tough for Ram to beat. But no matter what the official consumption figures end up being, this truck is practically guaranteed to be remarkably economical in real-world use. Without even trying, in my hands the trip computer registered an average of around 28 miles per gallon.

Now that EcoDiesel is joining the lineup, Ram offers a broad selection of engines in its half-ton truck. You can get a base Pentastar V6 fitted with FCA’s innovative eTorque mild-hybrid system, you can opt for a classic 5.7-liter Hemi and you can even get that V8 with eTorque. Of this bunch, I think the Hemi is still my favorite thanks to its rumbling exhaust note, but it’s impossible to argue with the EcoDiesel’s punch and striking efficiency.

 

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What’s it Cost?

So, how much does this fancy compression-ignition engine cost? Well, it ain’t cheap, but neither is it a total budget buster.



The EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option or $3,000 more on trucks fitted with an eTorque-ified Hemi. On Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel, and Laramie base models it’s a $3,300 upcharge. Interestingly, this engine will be offered across the range on every version of the Ram 1500, including the off-road-focused Rebel model, which is a first, and something that will likely be welcomed by enthusiasts.

The most affordable version of this 2020 model-year truck fitted with a diesel V6 is a Tradesman trim, quad-cab, rear-wheel drive example. One of these should set you back about $38,585, including $1,695 in destination fees.

The crew-cab, Longhorn, 4×4 model tested here checked out at an estimated $67,000. But more value-conscious shoppers can pick up a diesel-powered Ram 1500 Classic, the affordably priced previous-generation truck that’s still on sale. They can be had with a gen-2 EcoDiesel V6. They’re not quite as powerful or advanced, but they should still be an excellent buy.

The Verdict: 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel




With impressive refinement, efficiency and reasonably affordably pricing, there’s no reason not to buy the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, especially when you consider this truck’s class-leading interior, excellent capability, and near-luxury refinement. Look for diesel-powered 2020 Ram 1500 pickups at dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year.
LOVE IT

Best-in-class ride and handling
Towing and hauling capability
Segment-leading interior
Smooth-running engine
Fuel efficiency


LEAVE IT


High-end models get pricey
Diesel upcharge


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Ram 1500 Night Edition and Rebel Black

Ram 1500 Night Edition and Rebel Black, New Options and Colors for Heavy Duty Highlight 2020 Ram Truck Lineup

2020 Ram 1500 offers new Night editions on Big Horn and Laramie models that include monochromatic designs enhanced by black wheels, grilles, badging and other exterior details
Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with black wheels, black skid plate and theme-matched all-black interior option
2020 Ram Heavy Duty offers Lane Keep Assist, connected services on all radios, dual auxiliary camera capability and two new exterior colors: Olive Green and Hydro Blue
Ram Power Wagon now offers black wheel option


September 1, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

For the 2020 model year, Ram Truck brings new appearance and feature packages, adding even greater appeal to a well-rounded lineup that offers something for nearly every truck buyer.

“Buyers demand a good-looking truck with easy-to-use features. They often tell us that their Ram trucks are an extension of their personality and want to stand out from the crowd,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Whether it’s the off-road-enthusiast appeal of the Ram 1500 Rebel, the stylish Night editions or greater usability for the most powerful, most capable heavy-duty trucks, Ram trucks deliver features and durability that are winning over more and more buyers.”

The 2020 Ram 1500 sets the benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and luxury with features never before offered in a pickup. With the addition of the all-new, third-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel, the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability 12,560 pounds.

The 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 are the Heavy Duty segment’s leaders in ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1,000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine.


New for 2020 Ram 1500:

New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces highest half-ton diesel torque, achieving 480 lb.-ft.and highest available half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
2020 Ram Rebel now available with EcoDiesel powertrain option, delivering low-end torque and off-road capability
Ram 1500 Night Edition (available on Big Horn and Laramie models) includes a monochromatic design enhanced by a black grille, grille surround, badging, wheels (20-inch on Big Horn, 22-inch on Laramie) and exhaust tips. The headlamps and taillights feature dark bezels
Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat paint, black 18-inch wheels, front spoiler, skid plate, badging, tow hooks and exhaust. LED headlamps with black bezels and a theme-matched all-black interior are standard. A Black and Ruby Red interior is optional
New Rebel Safety Group includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning-Plus and automatic high-beam headlamps
Comfort Package now standard on Rebel and includes power tailgate release, wireless charging, rear heated seats and 12-way power driver’s seat with memory settings
Blind-spot Monitoring now available on Tradesman
New Rebel exterior graphic options
22-inch two-tone wheel now available on Longhorn
New eTorque badging featured on the hood
Three new exterior colors: Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green (late availability)

New for 2020 Ram Heavy Duty:

Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Steering now available on all trim levels
Blind-spot Monitoring, including easy-to-use trailer coverage, now available
Trailer tire pressure monitoring now available as an option on all trim levels
Auxiliary camera system supports two different cameras
50-gallon fuel tank standard on Crew Cab models with eight-foot bed
Olive Green and Hydro Blue exterior colors
Black wheels are now available on Power Wagon


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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2020 Ram 1500 Night Edition Running Footage


Sep 1, 2019
Running footage and beauty shots of the 2020 Ram 1500 Night Edition.
 

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2020 Ram 1500 Fact Sheet

2020 Ram 1500 Fact Sheet


Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2019

The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never-before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. For 2020 the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds. The all-new third-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel also is expected to lead the segment on fuel economy. As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.

New for 2020


New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces highest half-ton diesel torque, achieving 480 lb.-ft. and highest available half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
Ram 1500 Night Edition (Big Horn and Laramie) includes monochromatic design enhanced by black wheels (22-inch on Laramie, 20-inch on Big Horn), black badging and other exterior details. Available in a variety of body colors
Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with black wheels, black skid plate and theme-matched all-black interior (red interior optional). Available in a variety of body colors
Rebel Safety Group includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning-Plus and automatic high-beam headlamps
Rebel exterior graphic upgrades
22-inch two-tone wheel now available on Longhorn
“Built to Serve” model based on 4x4 Big Horn features United States flag decal, 20-inch wheel with unique finish, wheel flares, black grille, premium LED headlamps and tail lamps with black bezels, suspension lift and locking rear differential
Three new exterior colors: Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green

Highlights


Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel efficiency, improves ride and gives greater off-road capability, load-leveling and entry/exit convenience
Maximum payload of 2,300 pounds and maximum trailer tow of 12,750 pounds
Luxury interior with Uconnect 4C 12-inch touchscreen
Engine options include:
3.6-liter eTorque Pentastar V-6 engine, delivering 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft.
of torque
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, delivering 260 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque
5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with variable-valve timing (VVT), 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft.
of torque
5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V-8 with VVT, 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque
Largest cab creates the most spacious interior for additional features and passenger comfort
Nearly 100 percent more interior storage capacity versus closest competitor at 151.1 liters
Second row offers eight degrees of slide recline, heated and cooled seats, a flat-load floor with integrated RamBins, tie-down rings and expandable under-seat storage
Class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system, relocatable anchor points, bed divider
and new Multifunction Tailgate make for the best pickup bed in the business


Configurations in 4x2 and 4x4

Quad Cab 6-foot, 4-inch bed
Crew Cab 5-foot, 7-inch bed
Crew Cab 6-foot, 4-inch bed

Model Lineup
The Ram 1500 offers eight models:

Tradesman
HFE
Big Horn
Lone Star
Rebel
Laramie
Longhorn
Limited

Available Exterior Colors
Monotone:


Billet Silver Metallic
Bright White
Delmonico Red Pearl
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
Flame Red
Granite Crystal Metallic
Hydro Blue
Ivory Tri-Coat
Maximum Steel Metallic
Olive Green
Patriot Blue Pearl
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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2020 Ram 1500 Fact Sheet

2020 Ram 1500 Fact Sheet



Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2019

The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never-before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. For 2020 the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds. The all-new third-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel also is expected to lead the segment on fuel economy. As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.

New for 2020


New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces highest half-ton diesel torque, achieving 480 lb.-ft. and highest available half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
Ram 1500 Night Edition (Big Horn and Laramie) includes monochromatic design enhanced by black wheels (22-inch on Laramie, 20-inch on Big Horn), black badging and other exterior details. Available in a variety of body colors
Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with black wheels, black skid plate and theme-matched all-black interior (red interior optional). Available in a variety of body colors
Rebel Safety Group includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning-Plus and automatic high-beam headlamps
Rebel exterior graphic upgrades
22-inch two-tone wheel now available on Longhorn
“Built to Serve” model based on 4x4 Big Horn features United States flag decal, 20-inch wheel with unique finish, wheel flares, black grille, premium LED headlamps and tail lamps with black bezels, suspension lift and locking rear differential
Three new exterior colors: Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green

Highlights

Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel efficiency, improves ride and gives greater off-road capability, load-leveling and entry/exit convenience
Maximum payload of 2,300 pounds and maximum trailer tow of 12,750 pounds
Luxury interior with Uconnect 4C 12-inch touchscreen
Engine options include:
3.6-liter eTorque Pentastar V-6 engine, delivering 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft.
of torque
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, delivering 260 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque
5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with variable-valve timing (VVT), 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft.
of torque
5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V-8 with VVT, 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque
Largest cab creates the most spacious interior for additional features and passenger comfort
Nearly 100 percent more interior storage capacity versus closest competitor at 151.1 liters
Second row offers eight degrees of slide recline, heated and cooled seats, a flat-load floor with integrated RamBins, tie-down rings and expandable under-seat storage
Class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system, relocatable anchor points, bed divider
and new Multifunction Tailgate make for the best pickup bed in the business


Configurations in 4x2 and 4x4

Quad Cab 6-foot, 4-inch bed
Crew Cab 5-foot, 7-inch bed
Crew Cab 6-foot, 4-inch bed

Model Lineup
The Ram 1500 offers eight models:

Tradesman
HFE
Big Horn
Lone Star
Rebel
Laramie
Longhorn
Limited

Available Exterior Colors
Monotone:


Billet Silver Metallic
Bright White
Delmonico Red Pearl
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
Flame Red
Granite Crystal Metallic
Hydro Blue
Ivory Tri-Coat
Maximum Steel Metallic
Olive Green
Patriot Blue Pearl
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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Ram 1500 First Full-size Pickup to Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+
  • 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab and certain 2019 Crew Cab models are first full-size pickups to earn Top Safety Pick+ under current Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) guidelines
  • Top Safety Pick+ is highest rating awarded by IIHS
  • Ram 1500 achieves highest possible ratings in each of the six crashworthiness tests conducted by IIHS
  • Crashworthiness aided by FCA’s patented splayed front frame rails
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology graded “superior,” benefiting from industry’s only pickup-segment application of Integrated Radar Camera Module (IRCM) – one of more than 100 available safety and security features


September 10, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Ram 1500 Crew Cab full-size pickup has been named a Top Safety Pick+ for 2019, the highest rating given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The rating applies to 2020 Ram 1500 pickups, and 2019 trucks produced after May of this year, when equipped with adaptive LED projector headlamps that have high-beam assist and Ram’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology, Forward Collision Mitigation.

“This recognition validates our unrelenting efforts to deliver more value for our customers,” says Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “The new Ram 1500 has earned many accolades for its capability and design. It is immensely satisfying to have the IIHS recognize our truck for its compelling safety story.”

The Ram 1500’s safety story begins with innovations such as its patented approach to frame-rail construction. The truck’s front frame-rails are splayed to better manage crash energy in certain types of frontal collisions.

Of the six crashworthiness evaluations conducted by the IIHS, three simulate frontal impacts. And the Ram 1500 recorded “good” results in each, the highest possible rating.

Outcomes were the same in the three remaining crashworthiness tests, which inflict damage consistent with a side impact, rear impact and a rollover.

Also unique to the Ram 1500 is its use of an Integrated Radar Camera Module (IRCM) to accommodate Forward Collision Mitigation. The IRCM consolidates radar and camera components behind the vehicle’s rearview mirror, which not only simplifies their interface, but keeps important technology out of harm’s way in the event of minor collisions.

Meanwhile, Forward Collision Mitigation in the Ram 1500 earned a “superior” rating from IIHS. The optional feature boasts sensor-fusion technology, which blends camera capability with radar detection to determine when an impact is imminent.

The system initially warns the driver to take action to avoid a collision. If the driver does not act in a timely manner, the system may activate the vehicle’s brakes if collision risk remains.

The Top Safety Pick+ rating is also enabled by adaptive LED projector headlamps that have high-beam assist. The technology was refined in May of this year, earning the highest IIHS rating of “good.”

A “good” rating in headlamp testing is the latest IIHS requirement to earn Top Safety Pick+.

The 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating is the culmination of many months in the spotlight for the Ram 1500 – from Motor Trend Truck of the Year to a place among Wards 10 Best Engines with its standard-equipment 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with eTorque.

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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