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2020 RAM 1500 review – RAM 1500 prices

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Which one would you choose among F-150, Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500? On this article, you may get some useful information about RAM 1500 to make the best decision.

RAM 1500 prices

Prices of RAM 1500

Trims Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Price $34,845 $39,190 $42,990 $44,490 $50,990 $53,690

RAM 1500 overview

The RAM 1500 first debuted in 1981 and won Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the year on 2019. Through many generations, on the 5th generation, RAM 1500 redesigned and made some noticeable upgrades. It is available on six various trims including Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn and Limited in the price segment from $34,845 to about $53.690.

The RAM 1500 first debuted in 1981 and won Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the year on 2019The RAM 1500 first debuted in 1981 and won Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the year on 2019

The RAM 1500 has five generations. During this time, this pickup truck has made improvements on design style as well as the engine performance. Take a quick look and see how it transforms during the time.

Fourth generation (2009): On this generation, RAM 1500 had various improvements consist of a new four-door cab style offering, new suspension is featured, a new hemi engine option, and the Rambox is also equipped.

Fifth generation: Having an officially introduced to public in 2018, RAM 1500 kept upgrading in order to satisfy high demands from users.

Even the most expensive and well-known car brands may sometimes have some problems. For Ford models, there is several pros and cons for RAM 1500 that we have filed with the purpose of helping you to have a rear look and choose wisely. On this part, just look at pros and cons of RAM 1500.

Pros of the RAM 1500

  • Smoothness and firm driving experience coming from the modern suspension.

Many users agree that the firm and smooth operation coming from a smart decision by changing the new suspension. In fact, many users said that thanks to this new suspension, the operation and their experience with the RAM 1500 is better than ever.

  • The noise from the outside is abandoned and flexible options are installed on RAM 1500.

Another point that makes RAM 1500 attract people’s attention is the size of cabin is really huge, quite with a well ability to prevent noise from the outside. In addition, tech feature, one of the most common troubles for new buyers now being resolved on 2020 RAM 1500.

  • Rebel model easily catch up people’s attention with a unique look.

Cons of the RAM 1500

  • Transmission Juddering.

The problem usually occurs on vehicles that operate by diesel engines and manual transmissions keep staying on the elevated idle speed, which increase the ability to get in accidents.

  • High class models have some limitations for assisting drivers.
  • Uconnect is frustrated and pending sometimes.

A little weird, since there must be high tech features for higher trims. However, users said that for RAM 1500’s high level, some common driver assist features will be limited.

RAM 1500 common problems

For years, the RAM 1500 has been the choice car for many families. The RAM 1500-produced vehicle has been wildly successful since its debut and remains as one of the best-selling vehicles ever.

However, like every car, the RAM 1500 has faults that may put its reputation as a reliable vehicle in jeopardy. In this article, we will review some common errors that may make users feel annoyed.

After extensive research, we found the following issues to be common to the RAM 1500 models across some generations

·         The failed passenger seat on 2020 RAM 1500

When you are in an accident, seatbelt tensioners are failed and locked up by their gas charges. As a result, it may stop working and you will not be able to pull it out to wear or retract it back in.

·         The drawback of RAM 1500 on rear axle is still not fixed yet.

The consequence of failed rear axle is the rear wheels lock up or drivers cannot control the wheel, easily lead to an accident or hit on other cars on the road.

·         Oil pump failure

Thanks to the engine’s drive belt turns, the oil pump is working properly. After a long time, the pump has some problems, then the engine’s performance is also affected seriously. Fortunately, for RAM 1500, a new version of powerful, sporty car, it rarely happens.

Unchecked issues on pump can lead to complete and utter engine failureUnchecked issues on pump can lead to complete and utter engine failure

·         A little hard and noisy when opening the window on RAM 1500

The core problem is when people try to open or close the window, there is a weird and loud sound. On several forums, people usually fix this by getting a pair of needle nose pliers and pull the boot back between the door and the A pillar and give each one of those wires a little tug in both directions. If the problem still repeats, do not hesitate to contact the mechanic for master help.

2020 RAM 1500 REVIEWS

The RAM 1500’s 5th generation begin from the 2015 model until present. Speaking of the F-150, the first impression is the style of 2018 version has been redesigned, by upgrading the transmission to 10 speed- automatic transmissions and also increasing the capacity, the more powerful engines which provides people feels of convenience and maybe satisfaction. The other noteworthy changes are safety features to assist for drivers during the road such as ABS.

2020 RAM 1500 exterior

RAM 1500 design

It is noticeable that headlights have to be moved up higher on the body. Headlights performance will now be part of the crash test rating and moving the lights up higher helps to improve illumination on the road. Overall, RAM 1500 design has a clean look, easily impressed buyers at the first look.

  • The front of the car

We can also see that on the 2020 version, RAM 1500 still installs LED headlamps for almost trim levels, combined with Daytime Running Lights. Upgrades continuing with the unique appearance of new chrome front and rear bumpers, and also the black or chrome front grilles.

One of noticeable changes on this truck is LED headlamps are now installed on most trims, in addition to the LED Daytime Running Light (DRL’s). Furthermore, new rear bumper as well as the chrome front grilles are parts of RAM 1500’s revolution on 2020.

Headlights have been moved up higherHeadlights have been moved up higher

Aluminum is chosen as the main material to produce alloy wheels. In addition, the manufacturers also notice to enhance the size of the wheel, up to 18 and 20-inch, maybe twenty-two inch, which based on various classes.

  • The body of the car

It is not uncommon that by adapting sharp and unique outlook for the body RAM 1500 succeeded to appeal people’s heart. Not really perfect, but still at an acceptable level.

Sharp and unique design are impressive to peopleSharp and unique design are impressive to people

  • The rear of the car

LED combination taillights are used to equip for 2020 RAM 1500. Furthermore, color-keyed outside door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature, you can see that Color-keyed sport side rocker panels are added in order to enhance convenient and comfortable for drivers.

LED combination taillights are used to equip for 2020 RAM 1500LED combination taillights are used to equip for 2020 RAM 1500

The multifunction tailgate transforms are designed to allow to split 60/40, offers users the feel of convenience. The main aim of installing key fob control is to help people open the tailgate easier.

RAM 1500 exterior dimensionsAs you can see, six trim levels of RAM 1500 have an overall height about 77,6 and 82.1 was recorded for overall width. The wheelbase size is a noticeable improvement, upgrading to 153.5 for Limited and Laramie Longhorn. Ground clearance is 8.4, enough wide to offer the best visibility for drivers.

Trim Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Overall height, 77.6 77.6 77.6 77.6 77.5 77.6
Overall width 82.1 82.1 82.1 82.1 82.1 82.1
Overall length 228.9 232.9 228.9 232.9 241.8 241.8
Wheelbase 140.5 144.5 140.5 140.5 153.5 153.5
Ground clearance 7.8 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.1 8.4

RAM 1500 colors

On the fifth generation, there is a wide variety of exterior colors that customers can choose, including:

  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Bright White
  • Delmonico Red Pearl
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Ivory Tri-Coat
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Patriot Blue Pearl

Ram 1500 exterior featuresOn the following table, we suggest some highlights exterior features with the purpose of providing you tips to decide whether you should own a 2020 RAM 1500.

Trim/Features Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Black door handles Standard Standard   Standard Standard Standard
Front bumper with black rub strip Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Black grille Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front license plate bracket Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Regular bed Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Black front and rear bumpers Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Trailer hitch Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Manual extendable trailer mirrors Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional
Chrome rear bumper Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Rear step bumper Standard Standard Optional Standard Standard Standard
Heated door mirrors Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Black w/chrome surround grille Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional

2020 RAM 1500 interiorSeats and Cargo spaceHow many seats does a RAM 1500 have?

RAM 1500’s seats is up to six people in Quad and Crew Cab model. The front seats are terrific and remain comfortable on drives of any length. Same as other models in the price segment, RAM1500 also features for their new buyers the heated steering wheel, heated front seats and other high-tech equipment.

The observation ability is upgraded. In addition, the space for legroom is expanded so that adult passengers can stretch out easier.

2020 RAM 1500 brings to user impressive improvements2020 RAM 1500 brings to user impressive improvements

Audio and Connectivity

A sound system with six speakers, 5 USB port and a rearview camera are considered as standard features in the RAM 1500. In order to compete against other rivals, RAM 1500 invested a great amount of money in installing power windows, dual-zone automatic climate control and of course cannot forget the 10-speaker Alpine audio system and what else? The Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are ready to be accessedApple CarPlay and Android Auto are ready to be accessed

RAM 1500 interior features

Trim/Features Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Manual air conditioning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Driver and passenger door bins Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tilt steering wheel Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
5 USB ports Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front underseat storage tray Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Cruise control with steering wheel controls Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Max. seating capacity of 6 Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
8-way power driver seat Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Chrome/metal-look interior accents Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Carpet floor covering Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
1st row LCD monitors 1 1 1 1 1 1

2020 RAM 1500 engine specs

Coming to the 2020, RAM reveled that they have made a huge revolutionary on the engine performance by providing both V6 and V8 powertrains. As specialists, the new invention will be able to have fabulous abilities.

The 48-volt hybrid system is used to supported for both V-6 and V-8 engine. The manufacturers also add an optional diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that may peak at 480 lb-ft of torque, compare to the engine of Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150.

2020 RAM 1500 offers both the V6 and V8 engine with impressive performance2020 RAM 1500 offers both the V6 and V8 engine with impressive performance

Every RAM 1500 has an impressive ride thanks to a rear suspension that uses standard coil springs or optional air springs, unlike the traditional leaf-spring setup found on domestic rivals. The function of strong brakes and light steering is offering the relaxed cruising.

Trim Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Engine Type V6 V8 V6 V8 V6 V8
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Combined MPG 19 17 19 21 19 19
EPA mileage est. (city/highway) 16/23 15/22 19/24 19/24 17/23 17/23
Fuel tank capacity 26 26 26 26 26 26
Fuel type Gas Regular unleaded Regular unleaded Regular unleaded Regular unleaded Regular unleaded
Torque 269 410 269 410 269 410
Horsepower 305 395 305 395 305 395
Valves DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC

RAM 1500 safety

RAM 1500’s key safety features include:

·         Anti-lock brakes

Same as models from other brands, RAM 1500 also has ABS feature, and it will work when a tire suddenly stops rotating and your car will be not able to go anywhere. ABS help to increase the vehicle ability to turn braking.

·         Front-impact airbags

The main function of front-impact airbags is ensuring the safety of drivers’ heads during a crash.

·         Overhead airbags

The airbags on the overhead position is used to protect the people’s heads in case of rollover or crashing.

·         Pretensions

Lastly, it is the seatbelt pretensions and how does it work if collision happens. The answer is the seatbelt pretensions will usually tighten seatbelts to help placing the residents in the safest place. In conclusion, all safety features at least contribute on ensuring the safety of drivers on the road

Trim Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Adjustable front head restraints with tilt Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote activated perimeter/approach lights Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Underbody mounted spare tire w/crackdown Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Dual front impact airbags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable front head restraints Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Break resistant glass Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Four-wheel ABS brakes Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Occupant sensing airbags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

2020 RAM 1500 operations

The new style of the suspension design helps improve the operation, and in the future manufacturers can keep upgrading by using a suitable air suspension to resolve the troubles.  Unlike other rivals may have some problems when accelerating, RAM addressed it well and offer a smooth and quiet operation.

Compare between 2020 RAM 1500 versions

Trim Tradesman Big Horn Laramie Rebel Laramie Longhorn Limited
Price Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Black door handles Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front bumper with black rub strip Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Black grille Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front license plate bracket Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Regular bed Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Black front and rear bumpers Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Trailer hitch Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Manual extendable trailer mirrors Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Chrome rear bumper Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear step bumper Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heated door mirrors Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Black w/chrome surround grille Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Manual air conditioning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Driver and passenger door bins Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tilt steering wheel Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
5 USB ports Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front underseat storage tray Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Cruise control with steering wheel controls Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Max. seating capacity of 6 Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
8-way power driver seat Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Chrome/metal-look interior accents Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Carpet floor covering Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
1st row LCD monitors 1 1 1 1 1 1
Adjustable front head restraints with tilt Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote activated perimeter/approach lights Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Underbody mounted spare tire w/crackdown Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Dual front impact airbags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable front head restraints Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Break resistant glass Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Four-wheel ABS brakes Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Occupant sensing airbags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

RAM 1500 competitors

On the following table, we have compiled a number of information about features, price and engine between RAM 1500 2020 and their main competitors in this price segment, which consist of Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra. Let’s take a look. You may doubt about the result; it sounds not too weird. Unless you believe this comparison, just do a quick compare by yourself and make your own decision.

Speaking of the main rivals of RAM 1500 pickup truck, F-150 from the giant Ford will be on top. How about others? After collecting information, we will share with you details about four brands, which are considered as main competitors of RAM 1500.

Ford F-150 takes advantages from the lowest price, compare to the rest of others, $28.495 then you can ride it home, while you need to pay over $40.000 to own a 2020 GMC Sierra, while RAM 1500, Chevrolet and Tundra is just nearly the same about $34.000. Investing over $40000 on a car, what you will get is a huge cabin space from Sierra, reaching at 68.1 cubic feet, however the winner in this category is Chevrolet Silverado with 71.4 cubic feet. In addition, headroom space and powerful horsepower are other pros of Sierra, in comparison with other rivals. Here! A pros of the RAM 1500 redesigned the wheelbase and the size is 153.5, followed by just 141.5 from Sierra.

One of main rivals of 2020 RAM 1500 is 2020 Ford F-150One of main rivals of 2020 RAM 1500 is 2020 Ford F-150

Models/ Features 2020 RAM 1500 2020 Ford F-150 2020 Chevy Silverado 2020 Toyota Tundra 2020 GMC Sierra
Price $34.845 $28.495 $35.695 $33.425 $43.395
Cabin Space (cubic feet) 53.9 52.8 71.4 50 68.1
Cargo Volume (cubic feet) 53.5 35.5 69.92 50 71.7
Legroom (Front, in.) 40.9/35.6 43.9/43.6 44.5/35.1 42.5/42.3 44.5/43.4
Headroom (Front, in) 40.9/39.2 40.8/40.3 43.1/39.9 39.7/38.9 43
Automatic Climate Control X X X X X
Overall length 241.8 231.9 231.7 228.9 235.5
Overall width 82.1 79.9 81.2 79.9 81.75
Wheelbase 153.5 145 147.4 145.7 141.5
Horsepower 395 290 277 381 445
Engine Type Gas Gas Gas Gas Gas
Torque (lb-ft.) 410 265 460 410 910

RAM 1500 maintenance

In order to keep your vehicle always in a good shape, we would like to share with you about the RAM 1500 maintenance schedule, the cost and why you need to extend the warranty.

Maintenance is necessary to ensure your car is in good conditionMaintenance is necessary to ensure your car is in good condition

  • 000 miles

At this mark, remember to check the engine oil and may change it once it is too old. During this, you should also rotate your tires to even out the tread wear. In addition, you should check the engine cooling and exhaust system regularly, and clean the air cleaner.

  • 000 miles

What you need to do when your car reached at 20.000 miles is check front suspension, tie rod ends and brake linings inspected and possibly replaced if they don’t meet the technician’s standards.

  • 30.000 Miles

When you reach 30.000 miles, surely you have to buy new CV/Universal joints, transfer fluid case and front/rear axle surfaces inspected. It is true that the air filter by the time will need to be cleaned the dirty and dust, in order to avoid of being overheated.

  • 60.000 Miles

The main reason to buy RAM is for towing and daily driving, so when reaching 60.000 miles you need to replace automatic transmission fluid and filters in order to keep your vehicle to operate well.

  • 100.000 Miles

When your car hitting this mark, please notice to change the spark plugs to avoid of spark plug ejection. Furthermore, PCV valve also should be on the replacement list.

  • 120.000 Miles

What should car owners do when their vehicle run for 120.000 miles already? In case your RAM 1500 is featured with a 6-speed automatic transmission, you have to change to the new fluid and also the filters

  • 000 Miles

At this milestone, the engine coolant should be flushed and replaced. Next, it is the cost of RAM 1500 maintenance and the reasons why you need to extend it.

Deductibles can be charged from $200, $100 depending on the plan and the length of term chosen. The only reason why you need to extend warranty is avoiding unexpected costs and can resolve immediately once your own car is in trouble.

If car owners purchasing the warranty at the same time when they purchase car, then the cost will be accumulated and added on the total cost. An undeniable advantage of this is you can have bonus benefits such as Roadside Assistance, Key Fob repair/replacement, Trip Interruption insurance.

Consumer’s thoughts and if you decide to own a new 2020 RAM 1500 or not

Surfing on several forums about vehicle, you can easily find out comments, reviews and ratings from users. Thanks on that you can make your own decision on choosing the best suited vehicle for you and your family. So, here is how people rated 2020 RAM 1500.

“Great ride”

“Fantastic choice”

“RAM Rebel-Love it”

In conclusion, regardless of undeniable disadvantages, RAM 1500 is not too bad choice for you whenever you’re confused on choosing suited one. Want to experience the feel of comfortable and smooth driving? Just own a RAM 1500 and it can afford your needs. If not, then consider other options such as Ford F-150, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado.

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