2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Regular Cab Review – The American pickup truck is in the midst of a revival, and the 2019 Ram 1500 joins the Ford F-150 with aluminum body, as well as the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, to add fuel efficiency to the segment’s characteristic trailer. and carrying talents.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Regular Cab Review

Like its national competition, RAM 1500 takes a page from the Lotus playbook and adds “lightness ” to its production equation (or as much as Chapman’s philosophy can be applied to a bruised truck with V8 engine). The greater use of light materials, such as steel and high-strength aluminum, means that the new Ram is an average of 225 pounds less than its predecessor.

The Ram 1500 Limited I tried was a delight in almost every conceivable way. It has the pneumatic suspension system, the impressive configuration of information and entertainment, and the excess of modern features of safety and convenience; All of which gathered to form a truck as comfortable as capable.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Design

No matter the Fit, the Ram 1500 is a handsome truck. Although the low-level Tradesman and the Rebel-ready for use on the road use a more utilitarian outdoor kit, the Ram models of less days of work (Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited) employ chrome finish pieces and the color of the bodywork that give the Truck an extra touch sense of sophistication.2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Regular Cab Review

and the Ram 1500 Limited looks truly elegant thanks to its unique textured grille for the ornament, 20-inch rims with six spokes and LED taillights and headlights. Exclusively with the body style of the largest crew cabin and a five-foot-seven-inch bed, the conservative use of chrome by the Limited on the door handles, the mirrors lids and the edges of the side windows L It graces the attention with elegance towards the larger cabin of the truck and the higher beds.

The additions of a $200 Maximum Steel metallic grey paint coat and front and rear bodywork color bumper of $195 (instead of standard chrome units) provided my test truck with an extra touch of style and attractive Vo. That said, I would like Ram to maintain the cross grid of the previous 1500, since the new design of “belt buckle ” is a little simple for my liking.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Comfert

Spacious, serious and luxurious, the cabin of Ram 1500 Limited is a good place to travel miles. (including four-way lumbar) as well as standard heating and cooling functions, while leather fringes and large amounts of real wood finishes cover The dashboard and the door panels. , and Central console. Undoubtedly, many of the materials found in the cabin of the Ram 1500 Limited are a step higher than those found in the smaller Ram 1500 models, and the elements shared between the Trims, such as the door handles and the turn signal stem , feel somewhat coarse in relation to the rest of the interior of the Ritz Limited.

Regardless of the setting, each RAM 1500 features a rotating shift knob, abundant indoor storage and transparent meters. Models with bucket front seats (a three-sided front bench is standard on Tradesman, Big Horn, and Laramie models) have a central console with 1.4 cubic feet of storage space, or 0.6 cubic feet more space than previous Ram 1500. Enthusiastic eyes will notice a pair of Easter eggs in this space, which include the schematics of the first four generations of Ram tablets at the bottom of the bowl and a mathematical cradle sheet at the bottom of the console lid.

Thanks to a cab that is four inches longer than before, the crew cabin of the Ram 1500 serves a space for Bentley Mulsanne legs that exceeds 45.1 inches. (The Bentley offers only 42.9 inches). A manual recline feature allows passengers in the back seat to make the most of the available space, while the bottom of the rear seat provides additional space for cargo storage.

Ram offers two bed lengths across the model line: a five-foot, seven-inch box or a six-foot, four-inch unit. My test truck showed the first one. It also included the $445 Bed utility group (adjustable load hooks, LED bed lights and a load splitter) as well as a canvas cover of $550, which kept items on the bed out of sight of prying eyes and helped improve efficiency of fuel a 0.8 percent reported. Ram continues to offer its innovative storage bins next to the RamBox bed as an option of $995, although it is worth pointing out that they seem to eat in the bed space. Although not included in my test truck, the storage containers that can be drained now have a 115 volt outlet for convenience.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Technology

It is difficult to ignore the 12.0-inch, portrait-oriented giant touch screen that dominates the central stack of Ram 1500 Limited. Standard in the flagship version (and optionally available in Rebel, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn models), the mass entertainment and information screen is a nice parlor trick that provides little extra function compared to the more touch screen Small 8.4 inch that is available in Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn models. (A smaller 5.0 inch touch screen comes standard at Tradesman, Big Horn, and Rebel). In fact, the only real benefit of the 12.0 inch screen, besides surprising passengers, is its ability to display two different functions of information and entertainment simultaneously (such as navigation and radio configuration). That way, it’s just a more coherent view of the two-screen systems that are presented throughout the industry.

Otherwise, the 12.0 and 8.4 inch screens run the latest infotainment Uconnect system. Nicknamed Uconnect 4, the configuration offers crisp graphics, quick input reactions and compatibility with Apple and Android display. (The 5.0 inch screen runs Uconnect 3 and does not include compatibility with Apple display and Android Auto.) The USB ports are located throughout the cockpit, with three in the front passenger area and two in the rear passenger space. (the last two are standard on the Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited models.)

Although Ram includes a handful of hard buttons and knobs to control the basic information and entertainment functions, I found that the button controls for the HVAC system in the 12.0 inch configuration are less intuitive than the 8.4 unit’s. Inches, which employs larger and easier to locate knobs and buttons for functions such as fan speed and temperature control. It is annoying that Ram renounces physical buttons for simple functions such as seat heating and ventilation controls on models 1500 equipped with the 12.0 inch touch screen. Instead, they are buried in annoying menus on screen, a practice that annoyed me during my time with the truck.

Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited screens have a standard 7.6-inch cluster-mounted display (a 3.5-inch screen receives the Tradesman and Big Horn drivers). Like other FCA products, it provides a variety of menus for the driver to play through a D-pad mounted on the left side of the steering wheel. It was biased to the radio screen function of the screen which kept all relevant audio information near my line of sight, so I could dedicate the screen foot to my right to the navigation system.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Performance

All variants of the 2019 Ram 1500 are available with the brand’s soft-hybrid eTorque system. The standard rate on the V6 3.6 liters base and an extra $1.450 in the rate of $1.195 of the V8 5.7 liters, ETorque can add up to 90 lb-ft of torque to the six-cylinder engine and 130 lb-ft to the big bent-eight.

However, this truck dispensed from eTorque and relied solely on the pure growl of its gasoline-powered V8 to gain momentum (look for a review of a V8/ETorque truck coming soon). Fortunately, the gas-only engine proved to be very powerful thanks to its formidable 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Along with the infallible eight-speed automatic transmission, the V8 was able to move the robust RAM on the four wheels (an option of $3.500) with relative ease.

Despite weighing more than 2.5 tons and projecting a shade over 19 feet long, the Ram 1500 Limited never feels particularly difficult to handle. It gives credit to the steering wheel of pinion and pinion, but direct electrically assisted, as well as to the Limited pneumatic suspension system, which replaces the standard helical springs of the models Ram 1500 minor. Combined with $795 Off-Road Group (coarse-terrain tires, rear axle with electronic lock, descent control, full-size replacement, one-inch elevation and sliding plates for front suspension, Fuel tank, steering configuration and Transfer box), the Ram 1500 Limited offers four adjustable height configurations: Low-height input/output position, aerodynamic configuration for fuel efficiency , the normal self-denominated position and the open-field driving option.

While it is extremely fun to adjust the driving height of the truck on the fly, the most impressive feature of the air suspension is its ability to eliminate any fall or hardness of the Ram 1500 stroke. The body’s sway is kept under control, allowing the Titanic truck to cope with twists more fervently than it suggests its size.

The pneumatic suspension system is also a blessing for the trailer, as the configuration can automatically level the rear to compensate for any inclination caused by the weight of the trailer. And thanks to the final transmission ratio of 3.92:1 of my Test truck (an option of $95), this four-wheel-drive Ram was qualified to tow 11.290 lbs: 3.100 lbs more than a 1500 Ram with V8 engine with standard rear 3.21 : 1 equipment, but 910 pounds less than a four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado 2019. This Ram also included a $295 brake and tow driver, a good addition for frequent towers.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 The security

The redesigned Ram frame and body are accompanied by a series of active safety features available to prevent or limit the effects of a collision. Opting for the standard security kit for limited-network shoppers, such as a blind spot monitor, a rear cross-traffic alert system, and front and rear parking sensors. Brings additional active security equipment such as adaptive cruise control, frontal auto braking, lane change warning system, lane maintenance assistance and Surround-View Monitor provides a 360-degree view of the vehicle’s surroundings. The package also includes a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, ventilated external rear seats, and a self-parking system that is capable of placing the pickup in parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.

This package is worth every penny, if only for the almost telepathic responses of adaptive cruise control (I never experienced any noticeable shake or confusion by the system) and the convenience of the lane change warning system.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Fuel economy

Full-size trucks are not purchased for their fuel efficiency. The 5.7-liter V8 engine of this tester offers only 15 miles per gallon in town, 22 mpg on the road and 17 mpg combined, while the four-wheel drive pushes the road figure to 21 mpg. However, by adding the ETorque system to the V8, the city figure increases to 22 mpg and the combined number to 19 mpg.

Comparatively, a four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado with the 355 hp V8 5.3-liter engine and obtains a fuel economy of 16 mpg in town, 22 mpg on the road and 18 mpg combined: 1 mpg better than the numbers appearing on the window tag Of this RAM it is probable that the credit is due to the cylinder deactivation system of Chevy.

Although the Ram 1500 models of the crew cabin come standard with a 26-gallon fuel tank, this truck included a 33 gallon tank (an option of $445), which allowed a theoretical cruising range of 693 miles. Meanwhile, the Silverado’s 24-gallon tank means the truck’s 5.3-liter V8 will ask for fuel long before the travel odometer reaches the 600-mile mark.

2020 Dodge RAM 1500 Price

The 2019 Ram 1500 Limited is not for the cost conscious and While the Ram 1500 Tradesman starts at a reasonable price of $31.795, the first line Limited limit requires a check for $52.995, approximately $1.500 less than the opulent Ford F-150 Platinum.

However, the substantial entry fee of the Limited is not profit-free, and the high-end model provides shoppers with refined details such as a proximity key with Start button, engine running boards, a leather-lined interior, and Unique features of the segment, such as a gigantic infotainment system with a 12.0 inch touch screen and a four-cornered pneumatic suspension. The My Ram 1500 Limited tester included a series of optional extras (described in the sections below), which led to its price as tested at $64.800.