Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year award goes to the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty pickup. The Ram 2500 and 3500 have been a couple of the most trusted and reliable trucks for many years, but this year’s model takes the cake. If you don’t need the extra towing power of the 3500, the 2500 suffices nicely.
Here are a few things you need to know about the 2020 Ram 2500:
When properly equipped, the 2020 Ram 2500 heavy-duty truck can tow up to 19,680 pounds of trailer. That’s impressive enough, but the great array of trailering features the Ram 2500 has access to is worth writing home about.
To prepare your truck for a gooseneck trailer, equip it with the available fifth-wheel/gooseneck prep package, which mounts hardware to a factory-installed rear-axle structural crossmember. This upgrade is how you’ll be able to take advantage of the 2500’s maximum towing capacity. You can also use the trailer tire pressure monitoring system, trailer reverse guidance cameras, and automatically leveling rear air suspension to make towing easier than it’s ever been.
Diesel or Gas?
The 2020 Ram 2500’s two engine options let you create the perfect truck for your needs. The standard engine is a 410-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that gives you 429 pound-feet and a maximum towing capacity of 17,540 pounds. Or, you can upgrade to the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6, which gives you 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque to achieve the 2500’s maximum towing capacity.
Largest-In-Class Touch Screen
One of the coolest features on the 2020 Ram 2500 is its available 12-inch touch screen. Equip your truck with this large tablet-sized smart device to enhance your drives. Use it for the premium navigation system, control your truck’s luxury features, make phone calls, choose a soundtrack for your drive, and much more. This screen makes your Ram 2500 as smart as it is strong.
If your adventures often take you on the unpaved road less traveled, check out the Power Wagon trim level. It comes equipped with more off-road-ready gear that let you take on terrains other trucks might shy away from. Between the front sway bar, the locking front and rear differentials, and Bilstein gas shocks, you have everything you need to forge your own paths. You’ll even get a winch that’s rated at 12,000 pounds, which you can use if a less able truck follows you into the mud.
The higher you move up the 2020 Ram 2500’s trim levels, the more luxurious your cabin becomes. If you’re a leather fan, the Limited has 100% leather seats and real wood accents the create an unforgettable atmosphere in your truck. The Laramie Longhorn also features leather seats but has Western-inspired leatherwork designs in its seats and branded wood. These interiors give you the first-class treatment while your truck works hard for you.
To experience the glory of the 2020 Ram 2500, come see our team at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Lewisville. Whether you play hard, work hard, or both, the new Ram 2500 is the truck you’re looking for.
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