2020 RAM 1500

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$34,945 - $61,490
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2020 RAM 1500 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 16, 2020
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The Ram 1500 Crew Cab has established itself as the luxury benchmark of pickup trucks. The vehicle was completely redesigned in 2019 as a part of its fifth generation refresh. The new design saw the replacement of iconic cross hair grille of 25 years heritage with a bold RAM logo placed in the centre of six sided grille. Also, it received a segment first active air dam and its chassis has become much lighter but stronger with 98 percent high tensile strength steel.

The brand improved the truck's every single USP to capture the market share of its competitors Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado. 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 interior details and addition of some standard features, 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 cabin interiors

Luxury-laden Limited trim

Exceptional handling and off-road capabilities

Decent fuel economy

Cons

Inadequately equipped base model

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

$32145

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

top speed

120 mph

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

dimensions

wheelbase

140.5 in.

length

228.9 in.

width

82.1 in.

height

77.6 in.

curb weight

4798 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

117 cu ft.

cargo volume

61.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

7730 lbs.

payload capacity

2300 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/25 mpg

highway range

575 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.


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Exterior
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

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

6.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 RAM 1500 Tradesman

Tradesman

power
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$34,945 - $40,640


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,945 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,645 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,445 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,245 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $40,640 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $37,140 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (8HP70) (DFK) four wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $39,940 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $36,440 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $36,440 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 6

2020 RAM 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star

Big Horn/Lone Star

power
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$39,140 - $44,435


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,440 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,740 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $44,135 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $44,435 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $40,635 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,140 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8 Speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,640 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,940 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 6
Big Horn/Lone Star 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $40,935 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

2020 RAM 1500 Rebel

Rebel

power
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$40,240 - $49,485


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,490 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. LB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $49,485 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $47,990 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $45,985 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,035 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 5
Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $40,240 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 5

2020 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn

Laramie Longhorn

power
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$42,235 - $56,485


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $56,485 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $52,985 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $51,390 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,890 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $50,890 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8 Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $56,185 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
TBD TBD 6
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $51,190 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,735 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $49,035 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $45,535 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,235 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,390 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8 Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Laramie Longhorn 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,690 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8 Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 RAM 1500 Laramie

Laramie

power
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$43,240 - $48,535


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laramine 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $48,535 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $48,235 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $44,735 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $47,040 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $45,235 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
TBD TBD 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $43,240 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $43,540 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 6
Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $46,740 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 6

2020 RAM 1500 Limited

Limited

power
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$45,735 - $61,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $57,265 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $53,645 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $53,665 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $59,695 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (850RE) four wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $59,060 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
TBD TBD 6
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $61,490 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
TBD TBD 6
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $45,735 MSRP (15/21/21) 305 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $55,440 MSRP (15/21/21) 395 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
TBD TBD 6

Expert Review

7.0

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. Read our detailed analysis to find out if Ram 1500 is the pickup truck you are looking for.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Front View
2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Rear View

8.5/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

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 six trims available in the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup. These are Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. Also available along with these are the night edition variants of Bighorn and Laramie trims. All the variants are equipped with the same hybrid 3.6-liter V6 engine. There’s also another 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine to choose from for people who crave more power. 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.

Aside from the standard MSRP for basic engine config, opting for the 5.7L V8 costs an additional 1495USD and another 200USD more for the mild hybrid eTorque engine. Each of the trim comes in three body styles - crew cab 5'7"box, crew cab 6'4"box and Quad cab 6'4"box, except for the Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim which doesn't have Quad cab style box.

Trim

Tradesman

Big Horn

Laramie

Rebel

Longhorn

Limited

MSRP (RWD)

$32,145

$36,540

$40,640

$44,490

$51,390

$53,665

MSRP (4WD)

$35,645

$40,040

$44,140

$45,190

$54,890

$57,165

Key Features Automatic headlights Adds/Upgrades to Tradesman Adds/Upgrades to Big Horn Adds/Upgrades to Laramie Adds/Upgrades to Rabel Adds/Upgrades to Longhorn

 

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

 

 

Off-road underbody protection

Cruise control

Hill descent control

Automatic wipers

Rearview camera

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.

Which trim of Ram 1500 do 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 trim appears to be the most sensible choice. It is a workhorse that can be plenty of fun along dirt roads. For 2020, Rebel now has Comfort package as standard which includes power tailgate release, power adjustable driver seat and heated rear seats. Paired with some select optional features such as driver assistance tech, the Crew Cab Rebel is every bit of a playful work truck with impressive cargo capacity and luxury.

2020 RAM 1500 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Besides all the several trim levels, Ram 1500 Crew Cab also offers two engine options - 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 Bay

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

$32,145

$34,600

$35,900

$35,035

Engine

3.6L Regular V6

4.3L Regular V6

4.3L Regular V6

3.3L Regular V6

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

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

Power (hp @ rpm)

305 @6,400 

285 @5,300

285 @5,300

290 @6,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

269 @4,800

305 @3,900

305 @3,900

265 @4,000

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, its high power figures give Ram a clear advantage over 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 is not meant for quick acceleration. Although as is expected of any V6 or V8 engine that generates 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 Crew Cab hits 0-60 MPH in just 6.6 sec

Ram 1500 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 truck 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 (sec)

6.6 

7.1 

7.0

7.2 

Quarter Mile (sec)

14.7 

15.3

15.0

15.7 

Top Speed (MPH) 130 130 130 130

Engine

3.6L Regular V6

4.3L Regular V6

4.3L Regular V6

3.3L Regular V6

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. A 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds is quite respectable for a pickup, but it is still not enough to ace the Sierra. GMC Sierra on the account of its lighter chassis was able to cut close to the finish. The Ford F-150 and the Silverado follow the Ram closely behind.

What about the braking performance on the Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab manages to stop quickly under panic braking. 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 are just right to let even novice drivers have a bit of confidence and pick up some speed on the freeway.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab brake rotors size (14.9/14.8)inch

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

BrakeRotors Front (in)

14.9

13.5

15.6

13.8

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

14.8

13.6

10.9

13.7

Curb Weight (lbs)

4798

4920

4950

4069

60-0 MPH (ft)

125

129

130

127

Under panic braking tests, Ram 1500 stops from 60-0MPH in just 125 feet which is quite remarkable for a truck this heavy. How you ask? The heavier the vehicles are, the more the inertia force comes into play. Thus bringing such a heavy object from such high speeds within a short distance can prove to be difficult. Thanks to its bigger brake rotors, this pick up manages to oust the competition.

How well does Ram 1500 Crew Cab 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.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Front View

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 much payload and towing capacity does Ram 1500 Crew cab have?

The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab can tow a minimum of 7730 pounds. It may not sound too impressive, but equip this Crew Cab with the right components and it offers a maximum towing capacity of 11,750 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

Towing Capacity (lbs)

7730

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.

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Payload Capacity is 1670 lbs

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

Payload Capacity (lbs)

2300

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 Capacity (Gallons) 23.0 24.0 24.0 26.0
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 460/575/529 384/504/408 384/504/408 494/650/572

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.

Ram 1500 Crew Cab Seats

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

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (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

Rear Row (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 GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 offer the most spacious cabins. In Ram 1500, 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 Features 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 and convenience includes:

  • Power mirrors
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Keyless entry
  • Keyless start
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Reclining Rear Seat
  • Rear seat fold down center console
  • Under seat storage
  • Dual Pane Panoramic sunroof
  • Class exclusive configurable center console with USB C charging ports
  • Door pockets with LED lights

How good is the infotainment system in Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

Modern day pickups are not like traditional pickups. They do not solely focus on utility and performance aspects alone. Much importance is also given to infotainment system as well. The vehicle features the fourth-gen Uconnect system and largest-in-class 12.0-inch central touchscreen display as standard in higher trims. The homescreen can be customized according to user preferences and it also comes with split screen capability, pinch and zoom capability and physical control buttons for easy access to key features. The navigation system can draw maps full screen so that you can stay more focussed on the road.

2020 Ram 1500 12 inch Central Touchscreen Display

Some of the highlights of the Infotainment include:

  • 19 speaker 900 watt Harman Kardon Premium Audio system
  • 12 inch Central Touchscreen display
  • 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • Media center with auxiliary ports and four ultra-fast USB charging ports
  • Three 115V outlets
  • Adaptive Cruise control
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Sirius XM satellite radio
  • Sirius XM Guardian with access to safety devices and remote start
  • 4G Wifi hotspot
  • Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

How much cargo can Ram 1500 hold?

Pickup trucks are known for their cargo carrying capacity. With a Quad cab box on the base trim, you get 61.5 cubic feet of cargo space. But then lower the rear tailgate and anchor your cargo to the bed, you can squeeze in more. There is also an added Ram box cargo management system in higher trims where you can store your high value items. The small item storage inside the cabin is also pretty decent.

Model

Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab Styleside

Cargo capacity (cu.ft)

61.5

89.1

89.1

52.8

With a strong cargo bed that can withstand more than 2000lbs and a humongous trailer tow capacity of more than 11000lbs, one can pretty well live out on this truck. As compared to its competition, GMC and Chevy have more cargo storage volume and it comes with carbon fiber reinforced bed.

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 Three 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.

Exterior Features on Ram 1500 Crew Cab

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
  • Power release tailgate assist
  • Active Grille shutter
  • Active air dam
  • Rambox Cargo Management system
  • Sculpted hood
  • Sleek headlamps with LED lights

2020 RAM 1500 Safety

Both the NHTSA and IIHS have granted near-perfect scores to the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. To put things in perspective, 2019 model of the same was awarded Top Safety Pick+ award by IIHS. 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 advanced airbags protection system
  • Blindspot Monitoring with rear cross path and trailer detection
  • Lane Departure Warning Plus
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Active Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • 360 degree surround view camera
  • Electronic Stability control with Roll Stability Control
  • 98 percent high tensile strength steel in frame
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Anti-lock brakes with brake assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Driveline Traction Control

Some of these advanced driver aids are provided as optional packages. 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 1500 offers much more powerful engine configurations and more efficient transmission systems. Its list of optional features has some exclusives such as carbon fiber reinforced cargo bed which supposedly makes the vehicle lighter and stronger. On the exterior, the GMC looks more macho and aggressive than the Ram. Its interior elements are decent if not on par with the dodge counterpart. 

Ram 1500 Crew Cab vs GMC Sierra 1500

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. Between the two, Ram 1500 wins hands down.

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. To put things in perspective, F-150 comes with a lot of engine options and can be customized to literally hundreds of configurations. Like the Ram, Ford F-150 has been recently refreshed in the year 2018.

Ram 1500 Crew cab vs Ford F-150

To give a tough competition to the Ram 1500, F-150 has a great history and it is the best selling pickup truck in the half ton category for being powerful all while maintaining fuel efficiency. However, the 1500 is just as fuel efficient, so it means less stops on the road. It also offers more space for passengers. We recommend you to choose the Ram 1500 with Hemi V8 eTorque engine if you are looking for an alternative to F-150.

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.

 

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2020 RAM 1500 Overall Reviews


Steven A. Willie

Steven A. Willie 2020 RAM 1500 Limited 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl etorque 8A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2020

RAM is in a league of its own

Overall Review -

5

Overview Rating

Less cost with more benefits.

5/10

Features

5/10

Interior

5/10

Design

5/10

Safety

5/10

Reliability

5/10

Deal Value

5/10

Dealer Review


Arthur M. Mills

Arthur M. Mills 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel 4dr Crew Cab 5.7 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2020

Best truck ever

Overall Review -

5

Overview Rating

I am happy to have this vehicle.

5/10

Features

5/10

Interior

5/10

Design

5/10

Safety

5/10

Reliability

5/10

Deal Value

5/10

Dealer Review


Kenneth B. Leibowitz

Kenneth B. Leibowitz 2020 RAM 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 6.4 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl etorque 8A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2020

Gas guzzler

Overall Review -

5

Overview Rating

I am impressed with it.

4/10

Features

5/10

Interior

5/10

Design

5/10

Safety

5/10

Reliability

5/10

Deal Value

5/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


5

User Overall Rating

"RAM is in a league of its own"

A truck that can not only challenge luxury SUVs, but also can beat them. RAM is the leader of the luxury in trucks.
by Steven A. Willie

5

User Overall Rating

"Best truck ever"

If I say it is a capable truck for every situation that may not be wrong. The only thing I regret is not buying the V6 with a turbo.
by Arthur M. Mills

5

User Overall Rating

"Gas guzzler"

Not what I expected it to be. I was hoping for a more gas-friendly motor like described by the dealership, but it is the opposite- It is a gas guzzler!
by Kenneth B. Leibowitz

4

User Overall Rating

"Impressive for the price"

Very comfortable to drive. Far easier to handle than I expected. Very impressed with the driving dynamics.
by Barbara J. Spaeth

9

User Overall Rating

"Could have been better"

A very capable and easy to drive machine. Be it cities or busy highways it handles beautifully. It is far better than I expected. Feels less like a truck and more like a sedan.
by Gregory G. Wendling