After the Ram 1500’s redesign for the 2019 model year, this full-size truck returns for 2020, still at the top of its game. Customers of the Bridgman Ram dealer are impressed with the 2020 Ram 1500, thanks to its exceptional handling, sophisticated cabin and exclusive rear suspension. The Ram 1500 offers drivers a carlike ride that you just won’t get with rival pickups. When it comes to muscle, the Ram 1500 delivers towing and hauling specs that are among the top in its class, with a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.
Among the new features for 2020 is a turbocharged 3.6-liter EcoDiesel V6 that was originally released at dealerships like the Ram dealer near Bridgman in the 2019 Ram 1500. This unit had to be pulled because of certification issues. The new version of this block gets a power boost and even greater fuel economy. There are also three new exterior paint colors, called Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green.
The 2020 Ram 1500 is offered in six trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn (known as the Lone Star in Texas), Rebel, Laramie, Long Horn and Limited. We’ll look at the different trim levels and see what each one offers.
Ram 1500 Tradesman
Standard features on the base Tradesman include steel wheels, trailer sway damping, push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, a 5-inch touchscreen and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Crew cabs get a storage compartment under the floor of the second row.
Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star
The Big Horn/Lone Star trim comes with aluminum wheels, a 60/40-split rear seat and foglights. Options include an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 12-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Ram 1500 Night Edition is available on the Bighorn/Lone Star and Laramie trims. It includes an exclusive monochromatic design, black wheels (20-inch on Big Horn, 22-inch on Laramie), special black badging and other unique exterior features.
Ram 1500 Rebel
The off-road Rebel trim features bold styling, an electronic locking rear axle and four skid plates. Buyers can select the optional Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group, which comes with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Paint, black wheels, an all-black interior, black bezels on the LED headlamps, a black front spoiler, a black skid plate, unique badging and tow hooks. The available Rebel Safety Group includes automatic high-beam headlamps, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning-plus.
Ram 1500 Laramie
Step up to the Laramie trim and you’ll get 20-inch wheels, a power rear window, power mirrors, leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats that are power-adjustable. Available safety packages add on driver assistance features such as lane keeping assist and forward collision warning.
Ram 1500 Longhorn
The Longhorn trim includes a leather-wrapped wood steering wheel, leather bucket seats, driver and passenger lumbar support, rain sensing windshield wipers, a navigation system and a spray-in bedliner.
Ram 1500 Limited
The top-of-the-line Limited trim comes in a crew-cab configuration with the short cargo box. Standard features include bright chrome trim, four-corner air suspension, and satellite and HD radio.