The 2020 Ram 1500 – It’s Born to Roll

October 31st, 2019 by

Refined continuously since 1981, the Dodge Ram is in a class of its own and recognized across the United States. For power, performance, towing capacity, technology, and safety, look to the 2020 Dodge Ram 1500. Here is a list of the impressive features of this well-known and reliable truck. 

A High-Performance Engine

The new Ram comes with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine EcoDiesel, but not just any EcoDiesel. This wonder has been updated to the point where 80% of its parts are new. The combustion system, turbocharger, and intake systems have been completely reworked, and the pistons have been designed to cause reduced friction. The low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system dramatically reduces the power loss from the turbo. The engine churns out more power and torque than those from previous years as a result of this.

The technical changes also produce a quieter ride overall, reducing motion noise, frame vibration, and other sonic pollution factors. The 3.0-liter V-6 produces 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, granting a combined 33 mpg.

Towing Capacity and Tailgate

The 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 has a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds and a payload capacity of 2,320 pounds. Go with the extended quad-cab version if you want max capacity. The crew cab versions, including the Rebel model, have slightly lower towing capacities. The towing capacity is best-in-class. The Ram has an optional air suspension system that self-levels to maintain smooth motion while towing. Blind spots are covered by monitoring upgrades that run the length of a trailer.

The tailgate on this truck is an interesting one as it can open from the side, out like barn doors, or down, as is standard for most trucks.

Interior Technology

The Ram 1500 boasts an infotainment and connectivity center that technology lovers will adore. The main screen can be either 8.4-inch or 12-inch, and the system is both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. The Ram has a hot spot for internet access so that you can stay connected to the world around you at all times. Don’t worry about being bugged by small areas that need to be hit just-so on the interface. Every touch screen has physical dials that allow you to use every system feature. Do your thing using the interface method that is right for you.

Driver Assist Safety Technologies

Dodge has gone all out on the safety features for the Dodge Ram 1500. Adaptive cruise control uses radar and camera systems to slow the vehicle if a slower driver is ahead. It also ensures that a safe distance is kept between your car and others. Blind spot monitoring systems use sonar sensors in the bumpers and cameras on the exterior mirrors to alert the driver when someone or something moves into any of their blind spots. This system also alerts the driver if they hit a blinker to merge while someone is in the way.

Finally, the rear cross-traffic alert system warns the driver of people and vehicles that block their path to the rear and hits the brakes if a collision becomes likely.

Head down to Ray Laethem Motor Village in Detroit, Michigan, to check out the Ram 1500 and the rest of their impressive inventory.

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