Review: 2020 Ram 1500

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If you are looking for a full-size pickup truck that balances capability, efficiency, strength, and luxury, then look no further. The 2020 Ram 1500 has been awarded Car and Driver 2020 10Best*, Car and Driver Editors' Choice*, and as Edmund’s #1 Large Truck, and Edmund's Top Rated 2020. McGovern Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, serving the Newton and Boston areas, welcomes all to experience the versatility and capability of the 2020 Dodge Ram 1500.

The new Ram 1500 offers a vast array of trims including Tradesman®, Big Horn®/ Lone Star, Laramie®, Laramie Longhorn®, Rebel and Limited. All 4-door models of the Ram offer Quad and Crew cabs, and a Regular cab is available in the Ram Classic trim. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 with eTorque and a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. In rear-wheel drive, this puts out 305-horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, earning an estimated 25 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. In addition, the standard package boasts 6,730 pounds of towing capacity and a 2,300-pound payload. Available powertrains include the new and refreshed 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 turbocharged diesel engine and a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine mounted on an 8-speed automatic transmission, with towing capabilities of up to 12,750 pounds.

Along with legitimate off-road capability, the new Ram 1500 comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen with a Unconnect® infotainment system, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, a 6-speaker audio system, and three USB ports. Available are leather upholstery, 40/20/40 split-bench front seats, and the option for heating and ventilation in the front and rear seats. The Uconnect® 4 system is available with an 8.4-inch touchscreen or you can opt for a 12-inch multimedia touchscreen. A panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate release, Keyless Go™, power running boards for effortless entry and exit, 151.1 liters of interior storage, and class-exclusive in-floor storage are also available.

Among being the most awarded light-duty truck in America, the 2020 Ram 1500 also was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA* and it earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+*. Standard safety features include electronic roll mitigation and stability control, trailer sway damping, hill start assist, a Parkview® rear back-up camera, and a blind-spot sensor to offer an alert zone based on the size of your trailer. Forward and reverse collision warning systems, lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, ParkSense® front and rear park assist with stop, and a 360-degree surround-view camera system are also available.

Starting at $32,145 MSRP
* Car and Driver, January 2020
* Awarded with the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
** The 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab has been awarded the coveted 2020 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
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