What Features Come Standard on the Ram 1500?

You’ve heard amazing things about the new 2020 Ram. It’s loaded with Best-in-Class features and boasts some of the most luxurious trim levels. But, as you try to navigate all the available options and build the Ram 1500 of your dreams, it might get overwhelming weighing all considerations. We thought it might be helpful to you to point out some of Ram’s standard equipment, as you decide what configuration is ideal.

What’s new for Ram in 2020?

Ram did add a few new improvements for 2020 that are worth mentioning. For example, the available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is a torque monster. It combines the 480 pound-feet of torque along with the hefty towing capacity for 12,560 pounds. It’s also getting better gas mileage with 24-26 mpg combined. There is also a menu of new trim levels you might love. The Night Edition and the Black Edition are sharp. If you haven’t looked into Ram’s 2020 enhancements, they’re definitely worth the consideration.

Standard smoothness

With the redesign from 2019’s 1500, the 2020 Ram is a top-rated truck that offers incredible driving dynamics across all trim levels. Reviews suggest the quality smoothness in the ride is a benefit of Ram’s unique suspension. It’s able to perform all things towing and hauling but continues to impress with it’s behind the wheel experience. Discover your favorite of several trim levels:

  • Tradesman (Starting $31,895)
  • Big Horn/Lone Star (Starting $36,440)
  • Rebel (Starting $44,240)
  • Laramie (Starting $39,940)
  • Laramie Longhorn (Starting $51,140)
  • Limited (Starting $53,615)

Standard safety equipment

While some of the bells and whistles for driver convenience are optional or only available at higher trim levels, there is a broad range of safety features that come standard on the 2020 Ram. Anti-lock brakes, stability, and trailer sway controls, for example, are considered standard equipment.

Ram owners can also expect a backup camera and family of six airbags for collision safety. With the Ram Limited, additional blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts come standard. Those optional safety add-ons for most trims include the forward-collision warning systems, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking.

Standard amenities inside

Whether you’re interested in the basic Tradesmen or fancy Limited, you’ll enjoy high-end standards for comfort and connectivity. The interior style and design are one of Ram’s best differentiating factors from other trucks in the market. It also has bragging rights on storage and cabin room. USB ports galore and a standard 8.4-in touchscreen for every level above Tradesman’s 5-in screen. Even the entry-level Tradesman comes with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and push-button start.

Cabin and bed basics

All but the top two available trims come standard with a Quad Cab and six-foot bed. The Crew Cab with a shorter bed is available on most trims. The Limited and Rebel models come standard with a Crew Cab and five-foot bed only. The class-exclusive Ram Box is available as an option for any Ram you choose, as well. If you’ve heard about the unique 60/40 split tailgate, you may want to add that on as well. Although it’s not a standard feature, preserving the Ram fans’ potential preferences for the traditional tailgate design.

A menu of engines from which to choose

That EcoDiesel V6 is available on all Rams. But, you may be looking for other configurations. Many models come standard with the 3.6-liter V6 with the eTorque system. Some may opt for the 5.7-liter V8 instead. The Laramie, LongHorn, and Limited pickups come standard with the V8. Each engine variation is partnered with the eight-speed automatic transmission, for the smoothest of shifting.

Do you want a reclining back seat? Maybe you’d like to find a truck with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The good news is the 2020 Ram 1500 can be designed with your precise preferences in mind. It’s a robust working truck that can be married to the finest in luxury. Sitting behind the wheel can feel like you’re in a first-class cockpit. Browse the trim levels and available packages. You’re sure to enjoy your new year in style with a new Ram.