After only a year in the new generation, there is no need for big changes on the 2020 Ram 1500. Of course, minor updates will make the truck competitive, especially in a full-size segment. With updates on the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500, the FCA must consider further upgrades on its vehicle. One of the greatest additions is a new diesel engine, and the pickup already offers a kind of hybrid drivetrain. In 2020 we could see some serious upgrade in this segment. It is just a matter of time when Ford is going to launch its hybrid truck. Ram 1500 will be ready for this challenge.
This is not all the FCA is preparing for the new 2020 Ram 1500. According to rumors, the Hellcat engine is going to be available, finally. Ram Rebel TRX off-road concept will beat Ford Raptor and upcoming Silverado ZR2 performance-oriented trucks. Of course, there is always room for new special editions. Ram got us used to this, so we can’t wait to see unique updates.
2020 Ram 1500 Engines Options
Let’s start with certain details about the upcoming 2020 Ram 1500. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is the base unit. It is able to deliver 305 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This is an eTorque mild-hybrid system that could see some updates and improvements on the fuel economy. However, engineers can’t go too far with that, since higher mileage is going to cut power and towing capacity. And the truck is there to work.
Well, buyers are usually opting for a 5.7-liter V8 engine. It is tougher, powerful, potent… everything a trucker wants. One of the favorite drivetrains for big FCA’s trucks and SUVs can develop 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 4×2 is standard and 4×4 is an additional option.
2020 Ram 1500 Diesel
We are still waiting for updates for the 2020 Ram 1500 diesel. The engine debuted at Detroit Auto Show in 2018, but ever since it waits for a green light from the EPA. Whatsoever, it is just a matter of time when it is arriving. After tests, the numbers we are speculating about will become official. According to rumors, the Ecodiesel unit will be able to create 250 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It is very similar to new Powerstroke and Duramax units from Ford F-150 and Silverado 1500.
There are two major advantages of a diesel engine. It makes the towing capacity go up. If rumors show correct, the new 2020 Ram 1500 diesel will be able to pull more than 11,000 pounds. The other pro is fuel economy. A V-8 returns 15/22 mpg at its base setup. A V-6 mild-hybrid is not out with official estimations. The diesel powertrain will be able to go up to 30 mpg.
2020 Ram 1500 Hellcat a.k.a. Ram Rebel TRX
Ram Rebel TRX is an off-road truck concept that fans are waiting for a while. Equipped with features for any kind of terrain and weather, there were no signs when this pickup could enter production. A lot of speculations informed about powertrains and specs, but now it is likely that truck is coming with the famous Hellcat engine. Only a handful of models by the FCA is getting this upgrade, and the pickup truck is the next one.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Hellcat is going to use a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that is capable to produce 707 hp. How do we know that? At the premiere of the new truck, the company set the time on display at 7:07. Familiar? So-called easter eggs are also hidden in other spots, but this one is the most obvious one. It serves as the light of hope for enthusiasts that will see this version of a truck that will sweep Ford F-150 Raptor and Chevrolet Silverado ZR2.
2020 Ram 1500 Special Editions
This is always unpredictable. In breaks and while we are waiting for big updates, and sometimes with special occasions, Ram delivers limited edition trucks with unique styling. As soon as the 2019 year model was presented, we could see Kentucky Derby edition. Before that, Ram 1500 brought Harvest edition and a few other updates for 2018. So, be sure that something new will be figured out for 2020 Ram 1500. At this moment, it is impossible to predict what it could be.
2020 Ram 1500 Trim Levels
Ram 1500 is well known for its wide offer through many trim levels. For the current season, there are six versions so far, but we expect at least three more to appear (without special editions). The entry-level model is again Tradesman. Top of the class version will be 2020 Ram 1500 Limited. Buyers of this truck can also pick Big Horn or Laramie, as the mid-range trims, Rebel as the best option for off-roading, and Laramie Longhorn, as another $50k priced pickup.
Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab configurations are available, but not all of them for every trim level. Also, buyers can choose between standard, long and short boxes. Finally, there are also some additional packages and features that will make a ride more convenient and comfortable.
2020 Ram 1500 Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Ram 1500 is not going to be available so soon. The company will give some time to the new generation to attract buyers before they add more options and refresh the lineup. Also, the focus is now on bigger trucks, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, which are next to get serious updates. Spy photos are confirming these theories.
Whatsoever, the 2020 Ram 1500 will be priced as its predecessors. Only added model will take new price tags for the upcoming season.