2020 RAM 1500

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$34,695 - $57,215
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2020 RAM 1500 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Shivendra Garg Content writer Updated on: December 8, 2019


The Ram 1500 Crew Cab has established itself as the luxury car of pickup trucks. With its 2019 overhaul working largely in its favor, there was little need to upgrade the truck even further for 2020. Aside from a few minor details, Ram has left the 1500 mostly untouched, and we are all the more happy for it. The variety of exterior and interior features that add to the overall appeal are still there. The truck's utility hasn't diminished, either.

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Pros

More sophisticated options and features

Luxury-laden Limited trim

Exceptional handling and off-road capabilities

Decent fuel economy

Cons

Base model is inadequately equipped

Top-level trims are quite expensive

What's New?

Night Edition for the Big Horn and Laramie variants makes a comeback


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34695

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

305 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

269 lbs.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

68.5/68.1

dimensions

wheelbase

144.5 in.

length

232.9 in.

width

82.1 in.

height

77.5 in.

curb weight

4971 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

132.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

6520 lbs.

payload capacity

1930 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/25 mpg

ev range

520 mi.

highway range

650 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 RAM 1500 Rear View Mirror  2020 RAM 1500 Emblems  2020 RAM 1500 Right Side View  2020 RAM 1500 3 Quarter View  2020 RAM 1500 Front View
Interior
 2020 RAM 1500 Front Seats  2020 RAM 1500 Cockpit Area  2020 RAM 1500 Rear Seats  2020 RAM 1500 Front Arm Rest  2020 RAM 1500 interior

Styles

 2020 RAM 1500 in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color  2020 RAM 1500 in Black Forest Green Pearl Coat color  2020 RAM 1500 in Blue Streak Pearl Coat color  2020 RAM 1500 in Bright White Clear Coat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.5

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

6.0

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 RAM 1500 Tradesman

Tradesman

power
305hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
25 combined

$34,695 - $38,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,695 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,495 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,195 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,995 MSRP (20/25/22) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 6

 2020 RAM 1500 Lone Star

Lone Star

power
395hp
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$39,040 - $42,840


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,040 MSRP (22/26/32) 395hp, 3.4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8 Speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,540 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5
Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,840 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5
Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $39,440 MSRP (20/22/25) 395hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

 2020 RAM 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star

Big Horn/Lone Star

power
305hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
26 combined

$39,040 - $42,840


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,040 MSRP (20/26/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,340 MSRP (20/26/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,540 MSRP (20/26/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,840 MSRP (20/26/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Gasoline
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 6

 2020 RAM 1500 Laramie

Laramie

power
305hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$42,740 - $46,540


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,740 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $43,040 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $46,240 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $46,540 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 6

 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel

Rebel

power
305hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$44,240 - $47,740


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $47,740 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,240 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 5

 2020 RAM 1500 Longhorn

Longhorn

power
305hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$50,640 - $54,440


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $50,640 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 5
Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $50,940 MSRP (20/21/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 5
Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,140 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5
Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,440 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5

 2020 RAM 1500 Limited

Limited

power
305hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$53,415 - $57,215


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $56,915 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $53,715 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $53,415 MSRP (20/22/25) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $57,215 MSRP (19/21/24) 305hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.9

Overall Rating


Ever since its redesign in 2019, this Ram 1500 Crew Cab looks more sedated. But what’s noteworthy is its interior which is simply top-notch on the top-level trims. The base models use fairly low-cost materials, but the overall layout of the cabin is still impressive. The engine options don't disappoint, either. With a choice between a humungous Hemi V8 and the trusted Pentastar V6, a lack of power is not something you'll ever experience. The Ram 1500 Crew Cab is a vehicle that can cater to all your requirements. Be it hauling cargo, dropping off kids to school, or a road trip across the Rockies, the Ram 1500 does it all. No wonder it is the second best selling pickup in the US.

Still, the full-size pickup segment is constantly evolving. So is the competition for the Ram 1500. The F-150 is a pickup truck that has received updates regularly. Even Chevrolet has stepped up the game with the Silverado. Taking cues from the past, the Silverado 1500 is well on its way to regaining the glory of its forefathers. With such a formidable opposition in its way, it would seem that the Ram 1500 would have a tough time proving its worth a second time around.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
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2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab

8.5/10
Features

 
 

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.8/10
Interior

 

6.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 RAM 1500 Features

8.5/10

There are a total of seven trims available in the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup. Of which, the Crew Cab body style comes in six variants. These are Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Longhorn, and Limited. All the variants are equipped with the same hybrid 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft. torque. There’s another 5.7-liter Hemi V8 which makes 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft. torque. The latter lets you decide if you want it with or without the hybrid system. All variants are also available as rear-wheel drives or all-wheel drives, but the Big Horn has only an all-wheel drivetrain.

The trim levels stretch far and wide in terms of features. You can get an old-school work truck when going for the Tradesman. The Rebel is a pure off-roader, with self-locking differentials and hill descent control, making it able to conquer any terrain. The Laramie and Longhorn stand in the middle of the spectrum, providing decent cargo-hauling capacity as well as a few creature comforts. The Limited sits as the king of the hill, transforming the insides of the truck like that of a luxury sedan.

Trim

Tradesman

Big Horn

Laramie

Rebel

Longhorn

Limited

MSRP RWD

$34,695

N/A

$42,740

$44,240

$50,640

$53,415

MSRP AWD

$38,195

$42,540

$46,240

$47,740

$54,140

$56,915

Key Features

Vinyl flooring

Carpet floor

Heated steering wheel

Exclusive off-road tires

Spray-in Bedliner

Adjustable air suspension

 

Vinyl upholstery

Cloth upholstery

Leather upholstery

Front tow hooks

Chrome side steps

Chrome exterior trim

 

Uconnect infotainment system

Uconnect infotainment system

Keyless entry

Skid plates

Power tailgate release

Blind-spot monitoring

 

5-inch touchscreen

8.4-inch touchscreen

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Fortified shocks

Automatic high beams

Trailer sway control

 

Automatic headlights

Off-road underbody protection

Cruise control

Hill descent control

Automatic wipers

Rearview camera

We Recommend

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab brings a lot to the table. Of all the things that this Ram has to offer, the Rebel appears to be the most sensible choice. It is a workhorse that can be plenty of fun along dirt roads. Paired with some select features, the Crew Cab Rebel is every bit of a playful work truck with impressive cargo capacity and luxury.

2020 RAM 1500 Engine

Besides all the several trim levels, the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab also offers two engine options. One a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and another a 5.7-liter Hemi V8. The former makes 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft. torque. While the latter cranks out 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft. torque.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab engine

Interestingly, both engines are aided by a 48-volt electrical system that behaves more as a propulsion assist rather than a true hybrid. It comes as standard across the range on the lesser 3.6-liter V6. On the more powerful 5.7-liter V8, that hybrid system remains optional. Also standard on both the engine options is an 8-speed automatic transmission that drives either the rear or all the wheels of the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab.

Models

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

MSRP

$34,695

$34,600

$35,900

$35,035

Engine

3.6-liter V6 regular

4.3-liter V6 regular

4.3-liter V6 regular

3.3-liter V6 regular

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

305 hp @ 6,400 rpm

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

290 hp @ 6,500 rpm

Torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

305 lb.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

305 lb.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

265 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

Even though most pickups in this segment get bigger engines, the Ram 1500 powertrain makes most power on paper. But anyone with experience in trucks would know that it is the torque that counts. While Ram 1500 offers more than enough of it, the increased figures give a clear advantage to the Chevy and GMC. Still, the awesome 8-speed automatic transmission and e-hybrid system ensure a smooth power delivery, so you never feel out of revs even when encountering steep climbs.

How fast is the Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

As a competent light-weight pick-up, the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab has not yet been tested for acceleration. Although as is expected of any V6 or V8 engine, that generate as much power as they do, this Crew Cab does accelerate swiftly. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly too to deliver the right amount of power at the right time.

2020 Ram 1500 Acceleration

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab is the heaviest of the lot. To counter its weight, it also has the most powerful engine. The accelerator is smooth to operate and you can actually get quite a few thrills blitzing across dirt trails. Don't expect a breakneck push when going full throttle. The Ram 1500 Crew Cab is subtle and smooth when on the tarmac.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

7.1 sec

6.2 sec

7.2 sec

Quarter Mile

14.7 sec

15.3 sec

14.0 sec

13.7 sec

Engine

3.6L

4.3L

4.3L

3.3L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

8.0

10.4

10.4

8.0

The Ram 1500 would perform quite well in a drag race of all the popular crew cabs in the United States. It won't cross the finish line first. That would be the GMC Sierra on the account of its lighter chassis. A 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds is quite respectable for a pickup, but it is still not enough to ace the Sierra. The Ford F-150 and the Silverado follow the Ram closely behind.

What about the brakes on the Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

Officials are yet to determine how quickly the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab manages to stop under panic braking. But it is without a doubt that the brakes are strong and deliver the right amount of feedback to stop this pickup on the drop of a dime. At city speeds, the truck is well capable of coming to a halt during panic stops. The travel and bite is just right to let even novice drivers have a bit of confidence and pick up some speed on the freeway.

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab gets relatively smaller rotors in comparison to the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 despite the fact that it is much heavier than both. This can affect the Ram 1500 Crew Cab's braking ability. Regardless, the 2019 version was one of the best pickups as far as braking was concerned. We can expect the same this year as well.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab*

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

Brake Front (in.)

14.9

15.6

15.6

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

14.8

10.9

10.9

13.7

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5160

4920

4950

4069

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

129

130

137

*information based on trim tested in 2019.

How well does it ride and handle?

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab’s riding dynamics are supported by standard coil spring suspensions at the rear, while all other competitors mostly sport the traditional leaf-spring suspension setup. One can also have them swapped for air suspensions which are optional.

The optional air-spring suspensions let the rider adjust the ride height accordingly too. This helps improve the Crew Cab’s off-road abilities while making them more fuel-efficient at the same time.

off road

The steering is light and the wheels respond well to the slightest flicks. This makes the driver feel relaxed and inspires confidence while making swift maneuvers. Although, this light-weight pick-up is not meant to take on curves. Courtesy of its sheer weight and size.

How useful is the Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab can tow a minimum of 6,250 pounds. It may not sound too impressive, but equip this Crew Cab with the right components and it offers a maximum towing capacity of 11,500 pounds which is more than all other pickups in this segment except the Ford F-150.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

Engine

3.6L

4.3L

4.3L

3.3L

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Capacity (lbs)

6250

7700

7500

7700

Low torque certainly hurts the Ram 1500 more in terms of towing. The Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and the Ford F-150 Supercrew Cab are the leaders of the towing game, followed by the GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab.

towing and payload

The payload capacity of the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab also impresses a lot. It varies between 1,670 pounds to 2,320 pounds. It’s not class-leading by any means, but we’ll let that slide considering its remarkable towing capacity.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

Capacity (lbs)

1670

2040

2010

1990

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab's payload capacity is a bit compromised as compared to the rest of the pickups in this segment. A downside of its otherwise luxurious interior.

2020 RAM 1500 Fuel Economy

3.0/10

The naturally aspirated V6 and V8 engines of the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab aren’t as thirsty as one might think. Thanks to their hybrid 48-volt system which is optional on the V8 Hemi though. Consequently, the Crew Cab’s engines offer varying fuel economies.

The most economical is obviously the V6 hybrid setup. Officials claim an estimated EPA rating of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The other V8 engine returns an average of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

MPG (city)

20

16

16

20

MPG (highway)

25

21

21

25

MPG (combined)

22

17

17

22

Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 23.0 24.0 24.0 26.0
Range (city/highway) (miles) 437/552 384/504 384/504 494/650

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab benefits greatly from its hybrid powertrain. Consequently, it has the most fuel-efficient engine. Ford uses a smaller 3.3L variant of the same V6. Still, it does not exceed the Ram's mpg figures due to the lack of a hybrid powertrain. The bigger V6 engines on the Silverado and Sierra might offer better torque, which is why they fall behind in fuel economy.

2020 RAM 1500 Interior

7.8/10

All Ram 1500 models are known to be the luxury cars of the pickup truck segment. The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab lives up to that image. The front-hinged doors of the Crew Cab open to treat the front passengers and the driver with extremely comfortable seats even in the base models. While most Rams are equipped with massive bucket seats and a configurable center console, there’s also the availability of a three-seat bench.

As for the second row, there is so much space that the rear seats can be slid forward or backward to comfortably accommodate passengers. In fact, the backrest can also be adjusted. This is something limited only to this pickup. No other truck offers such a feature.

interior

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab is so well equipped and luxurious that its mid-tier trim manages to outcompete even the top-tier trim of many rivals. While higher trims wrap the interior in premium leather and wood accents, and even equip features like heated and ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof and an even bigger 12-inch touchscreen. Clearly, the inside of this Ram 1500 is one of the most functional places to be in.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.9/66.0/40.9

43.0/66.0/44.5

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/65.7/45.2

40.1/65.2/43.4

40.1/66.2/43.4

40.4/65.9/43.6

When it comes to comfort for passengers. the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 offer most spacious cabins.

Does it come loaded with tech on the inside?

Modern day pickups are not like traditional pickups. They do not solely focus on utility and performance. The new Ram 1500 is no different. It features the fourth-gen Uconnect system and largest-in-class 12.0-inch touchscreen as standard. Features include:

  • Bluetooth connection
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • MP3 player
  • Apple CarPlay

Creature comforts on offer on the Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Ram has made the 1500 Crew Cab as user friendly as possible. The different features to ensure occupant comfort includes:

  • Power mirrors
  • A/C
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Keyless start

2020 RAM 1500 Exterior

6.0/10

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab is the heaviest of all other light-weight pickup trucks in this segment. It does lose some of its big rig swaggers since its redesign in 2019 though. Some twenty-five years ago, Dodge completely altered truck designs with the low headlight and tall grille of the Ram. Now, all these years later, the modern-day big-rig Ram looks a lot soberer and tranquil.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 3rd Quarter view

The base Tradesman variant impresses with its work-oriented features. But on the higher trims, there’s a generous use of chrome and fancy LED all around. Overall, the present-day Ram 1500 models look a lot sleeker regardless of what variant you consider. The Limited gets you the most eye candy in addition to exclusive paint jobs.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

Curb weight (lbs.)

5160

4920

4950

4069

Length(in)

241.8

241.2

231.7

231.9

Width(in)

82.1

81.2

81.2

79.9

Height(in)

77.4

75.3

75.5

75.6

Ground clearance (in)

8.1

8.1

8.1

8.5

Wheelbase (in)

153.5

156.9

147.4

145.0

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab is the heaviest in this lineup of pickup trucks. However, it's the GMC Sierra 1500 that has the longest wheelbase. This grants both of them quite a lot of space for the bed to store in more cargo. However, the Ram 1500 handles much better thanks to its adjustable suspension and better weight distribution.

What are those eye-catching features?

The several design elements that make the Ram 1500 Crew Cab one heck of a looker are:

  • Large imposing grille
  • Embossed Ram logo
  • Aerodynamic design
  • 22-inch painted/polished aluminum wheels
  • New aluminum tailgate
  • Integrated spoiler

2020 RAM 1500 Safety

Both the NHTSA and IIHS have granted near-perfect scores to the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. As part of its redesign, the crumple zone placement has been optimized to make the cabin secure from even the direst of situations. Airbags have been amply placed and are capable of absorbing most of the momentum safely from the passengers.

There are quite a lot of features to ensure the safety of the driver and other people riding along. These features include:

  • Six airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Electronic Stability control with Roll Stability Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Driveline Traction Control

Several packages add in a lot more advanced driver aids like Advanced Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Blind Spot Monitoring as well. With all this tech in place, you can pretty much never put the strength of the chassis to the test.

2020 RAM 1500 Competition

Ram 1500 Crew Cab vs. GMC Sierra 1500

The Sierra offers a much powerful engine. However, the Ram 1500 Crew Cab is a much better overall package. It offers more second row space. The hybrid engine is more fuel efficient, and it also has an optional V8 engine. The Sierra on the other hand is more expensive than the Ram 1500 Crew Cab.

Ram 1500 Crew Cab vs. Ford F-150

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab is considerably cheaper than the Ford F-150. However, there’s a lot more than just MSRP involved while owning a pickup. The Ram is just as fuel efficient, so it means less stops on the road. It also offers more space for passengers. Also the Ram 1500 Crew Cab with its hybrid engine is a much wiser choice overall.

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2020 RAM 1500 Final Verdict

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab is the most ideal choice of all other pickups in this segment. It just impresses everyone with its practicality and utility. It offers competitive towing and payload capacity, and also has the most fuel-efficient engine. The interior is a whole league apart. Also the variants have been priced to be as pocket friendly as possible, though you need some serious bankroll to afford the top-level trims.