A heavy-hitter in the pickup truck world, Dodge consistently produces pickups that look as great as they perform. The 2020 model year is certainly no exception. In its 2020 Ram, Dodge manages to strike the perfect balance between capable, heavy-duty work truck and luxurious, comfortable daily-driver.

If you’re in the market for a new pickup, the 2020 Dodge Ram should be at the top of your list. Available in more than a dozen model and trim combinations, there’s no doubt you’ll find a Ram that suits your lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know about each model:

2020 Dodge Ram 1500

Available in the following trims: Tradesman (base MSRP $32,145), Big Horn ($36,540), Lone Star ($36,540), Laramie ($40,640), Rebel ($44,490), Laramie Longhorn ($51,390), and Limited ($53,365).

Overview

No stranger to praise, the Ram 1500 has been awarded the title of Consumers Guide Best Buy 12 years in a row and has been named a Top 2020 Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Safety and Warranty

The Dodge Ram 1500 comes standard with over 100 safety and security features, and an impressive warranty:

  • 5 year, 60K mile gas powertrain warranty (5 year, 100K mile for diesel)
  • 5 year, 100K mile roadside assistance
  • 5 year, 100K mile rust-through limited warranty

Fuel Economy

The Ram 1500 is available in three different powertrain options:  3.6L V6, Hemi V8, and EcoDiesel, with a competitive 305 horsepower, 395 horsepower, and 260 horsepower, respectively.

The EcoDiesel engine is the most impressive in terms of fuel economy at up to 24-26 mpg (2WD vs. 4WD). The V6 is close behind at 21-22 mpg, while the V8 delivers 18-19 mpg.

Wow-Worthy Extras

There are a few optional extras that are well worth the additional cost:

RAMBOX Cargo Management System

The RAMBOX cargo hold is undoubtedly the coolest toolbox we’ve ever seen on a pickup. It offers 8.6 cubic feet of weatherproof, lockable, drainable storage.

Multifunction Tailgate

The Ram 1500’s optional multifunction tailgate is a must for pickup buyers who plan to use the box regularly. It opens vertically or horizontally, and you can even open half of it if you just want to slide something in.

2020 Dodge Ram 2500

Available in the following trims: Tradesman (base MSRP $36,445), Big Horn ($37,995), Lone Star ($37,995), Laramie ($49,6450), Laramie Longhorn ($56,750), and Limited ($65,190).

Overview

The 2020 Ram Motortrend of the Year truck for the second year running, the Ram 2500 is a force to be reckoned with.

Safety and Warranty

The RAM 2500 comes standard with a range of impressive safety features. Buyers can also opt for some next-level features, like forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring. America’s longest-lasting heavy-duty truck comes with a solid warranty:

  • 5 year, 60K mile gas powertrain warranty (5 year, 100K mile for diesel)
  • 5 year, 60K mile roadside assistance (5 year, 100K mile for diesel)

Fuel Economy

Although the EPA doesn’t list fuel economy estimates for heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500’s new eight-speed automatic transmission aims to improve efficiency.

Wow-Worthy Extras

Power Release Tailgate

Opening the tailgate couldn’t be easier. Push a button on the key fob, and the suspension-guided tailgate will open faster than you can exit the cab.

And at the risk of being repetitive...

RAMBOX Cargo Management System

The RAMBOX cargo hold is undoubtedly the coolest toolbox we’ve ever seen on a pickup. It offers 8.6 cubic feet of weatherproof, lockable, drainable storage. (It really is worth repeating.)

2020 Dodge Ram 3500

Available in the following trims: Tradesman (base MSRP $35,195), Big Horn ($39,445), Lone Star ($39,445), Laramie ($50,800), Laramie Longhorn ($58,100), and Limited ($66,540).

Overview

Dodge’s most capable pickup is a favorite among professionals who need a truck they can count on.

Safety and Warranty

The Ram 3500 comes standard with the same impressive safety features as the 2500, as well as some impressive safety add-ons, like park assist and adaptive forward lighting. It’s backed by the same impressive warranty:

  • 5 year, 60K mile gas powertrain warranty (5 year, 100K mile for diesel)
  • 5 year, 60K mile roadside assistance (5 year, 100K mile for diesel)

Fuel Economy

The EPA doesn’t list fuel economy estimates for heavy-duty trucks, but you can expect to spend a little more on fuel with a truck as powerful as the 3500.

Wow-Worthy Extras

Power Running Boards

Running boards are a must for a truck this size, and power running boards are definitely worth the extra cost. Aside from the wow factor, these running boards store in an upward position when not in use. If you’ve ever found yourself in a sticky (or rocky) situation, you know how inconvenient standard running boards can be.

Bedlighting

If your job or adventures keep you on-the-go after dark, integrated LED bed lighting is a must. Long gone are the days of struggling to hang onto a flashlight while packing supplied into your truck’s box.

 

Whichever model you choose, when you buy a Dodge Ram, you can rest assured that your new truck can work (and play) as hard as you do.