Its 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks focus on heavy towing, hauling and ease of use. With a brand new, more durable frame and an incredibly powerful regular 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 motor this broad and award-winning line of vehicles can tackle everything from messy tasks to family outings. Additionally, both models have the most comfortable interiors of the class, with luxurious-car details and an impressive array of technological features. They’re not just the most quiet, comfortable and refined high-end pickups Ram has ever produced but they’re also the most robust. The famous Cummins turbo-diesel engine produces 1000 lb-ft of power, more than the heavy-duty counterparts made by Chevy or GMC.
What’s New for 2020?
Changes for the 2020 Ram 2500/3500 aren’t too drastic. The brand new Ram Heavy Duty Night Edition available in both the Big Horn and Laramie trim levels, features an all-black design with various body colors, with wheel sizes of black, 20 inch, badges and an interior in black. Lane-keeping assist and adaptive steering are now available on all trim levels, and blind-spot monitoring, which includes trailer coverage, is offered along with a trailer tire-pressure-monitoring system. A second camera system that can accommodate two cameras as well as a 50-gallon fuel tank is now an option on the Crew Cab models with an 8-foot bed. Off-road capable Power Wagon gets black wheels All models are available in two new colours: Olive Green and Hydro Blue.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The majority of Ram HD buyers are willing to fork out more for diesel, but the basic 6.4-liter gas motor is quite powerful, even in the 3500s. If you want the best combination of capacity and space, as well as luxury and cost, we’d choose the most well-known model that can be described as the 2500 4-x4 Cab Laramie. While more people are buying the Cummins but if towing large trailers is important for you, choose the 410 horsepower V-8. It is faster in town and comes with a top eight-speed auto transmission. For the money you save you can opt for the differential that is limited-slip and load-leveling air suspension. This further improves the Ram’s already outstanding performance. If you’re planning to travel off-road, leave out the air suspension and instead purchase an Off Road package. It includes Bilstein shocks as well as a skid plate and hill-descent controls.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Three engines are offered. The power that is standard in the models comes from an 410-hp 6.4-liter V-8 engine, which produces 429 pounds of torque. It’s joined by an impressive eight-speed auto. It’s the only transmission and engine available within the Power Wagon, which is solely four-wheel drive. But all other models are also equipped with an 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six with either four-wheel or rear-wheel drive. Two diesel models are available. The first one is available in two models, the 3500 model and 2500. It has 350 horsepower and 885 lb-ft of torque. The 400-hp HO model that is available only on the 3500, generates the world’s most powerful 1000 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are supported by a 6-speed automatic. With 1060 pounds The Cummins engine is more powerful than its V-8 counterpart by about 490 pounds. which means diesel engines don’t manage as well around the city, and they’re also not fast, but they are able to transport and tow much heavier. Ram has done a fantastic job in re-defining the Cummins. Although it’s still louder than the V-8 but it’s not an erupting beast.
Towing and Payload Capacity
The Cummins HO and its 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of 35100 pounds and the maximum payload is 7760 pounds. Ram states that these figures are among the best in the industry. If equipped with the engine The more well-known 2500 4×4 Cab model has a maximum payload of 2380 lbs and a maximum trailer-weight capacity at 19,010 pounds. These are impressive numbers for the category. With the 370 horsepower version of the Cummins 2500 4×4 Crew Cab can carry up to 3240 pounds, and haul 16,870. If you choose the V-8 standard engine, the truck can also carry 3240 pounds and tow 14,370. This is enough to handle most weekend and work trips.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The fuel economy of a vehicle is not rated by the EPA for commercial vehicles like the Ram 2500 and 3500 that have the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) that is greater than 8,500 pounds. We’ve only tried one of these massive Rams which was the 3500 equipped with the high-output Cummins with four-wheel drive, mega cab, and dual rear wheel axle, it achieved 16 mpg when we drove it on our real-world route of 75 mph that is part of our comprehensive testing schedule.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Like most trucks, Ram’s vast range of trim levels and Cab styles mean that the interior materials, space for passengers and number of inside-cabin technology features are a bit different in terms of both quantity and quality. One cabin, a large 4-door Crew Cab, and the enormous Mega Cab (which has the biggest rear seat in its class) are all offered. While heavy-duty trucks made by Ford, Chevy, and GMC are spacious and extravagant inside and out, the Ram is the best interior of the class featuring luxury-car-like detailing, exceptional luxury, and a modern modern look, and the most expensive trim levels provide top-quality materials. The highest trim level Longhorn trim also features stripes of gold and wood trim on the doors, dash and gauges, as well as the Longhorn logo that is engraved into wood of the upper door to the glovebox. The cabin’s style features useful controls as well as an abundance of interior cubby storage. The multi-level center console is able to accommodate laptops equipped with an 15.0-inch screen. Each Ram HD also comes with an acoustic window that is standard and has active noise cancellation that is integrated to the audio system, which results in an automobile that is quiet as a luxury car inside, even diesel models.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Ram comes with 2020 2500/3500 with in-cabin technology which is in line with some high-end luxury SUVs and sedans with the most up-to-date infotainment technologies. The Ram’s interface is easy to use that has simple navigation and prompts. It is also responsive to inputs from the user, as well as it’s 8.0-inch touchscreen is huge and well-placed. Ram also comes with a huge 12.0-inch adjustable touchscreen that is the biggest in its class, and gives the vehicle’s interior a modern look and feel. The system features navigation and an LTE 4G mobile hotspot and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. For gadgets, the interior of the truck features 5 USB ports as well as up to three outlets with 115-volts that can supply up to 400 watts of power to recharge or run tools swiftly.