The all-new 2020 Ram 2500 is a reliable heavy-duty pickup truck that will get further improvements. The new model is very customizable and it is available in numerous trim levels. On top of that, Ram is offering a wide range of powertrains. Whatsoever, it is the only model in the segment that still deploys a rear coil-spring suspension.
The manufacturer will additionally improve the ride quality and the interior will offer better comfort. The Ram 2500 will get numerous refreshments but none of them is significant. For that reason, we can’t say that we are dealing with a redesign here.
2020 Ram 2500 Exterior Design and Updates
If you compare Ram 2500 with the Ford’s Super Duty lineup, it looks aging and not that modern. But on the other hand, we must credit Ram for such a unique design. The 2020 Ram 2500 looks rugged and more muscular than the Ram 1500 model. If you want a more upscale look, Limited Tungsten trim level is the answer.
This trim comes with chrome materials, a unique grille, and special wheels options. Sport trim is available too and it comes with the in-your-face grille and body colored features. Harvest Edition paints the vehicle in the same color as the farm equipment. Overall, you can choose between subtle pickup or opt for the big-rig appearance with aggressive features. The new model comes with two new exterior paints, new LED lights, and new optional 20-inch wheels.
The cabin of the 2020 Ram 2500 will be modernized. That includes an update of the UConnect infotainment system, better upholstery, and optional features. The same features are standard on the upper trims. Limited Tungsten model comes with premium upholstery and the overall feel is very luxurious. Leather seats, wood accents, rubber floor mats, and larger infotainment display are all available.
The rotary shifter comes as standard and the heated steering wheel is still optional. New 2020 model will also get more driver-assistance features. However, most of them are optional. Mega Cab variant is perhaps the most popular choice. This version will ride on the same wheelbase as the Crew Cab model. However, it comes with a shorter bed and a larger cabin. That means the Mega Cab is offering more legroom.
2020 Ram 2500 Engine Specs and Transmission Details
Under the hood, Ram will offer three powertrain choices. A 5.7-liter Hemi V8 comes as standard. This gasoline unit is producing 385 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, 2020 Ram 2500 is offering a 6.4-liter Hemi V8. This engine generates 410 horses and 370 lb-ft of twist.
However, if you want the best possible performance, opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins powertrain. This diesel unit comes with a turbocharger and it delivers 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. Gasoline engines are offering an only 6-speed automatic transmission. Diesel variant offers both 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox. Two-wheel-drive remains standard configuration.
Price and Release Date
The base 2020 Ram 2500 model will cost $35,000. However, this pickup truck is very customizable. It offers different sorts of trim levels, cab configurations, and special editions.
The range-topping Limited model starts at $74,000. Ram’s newest heavy-duty model will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019.