The all-new 2020 RAM 1500 truck series is an excellent choice for the drivers who want the convenience of a standard-sized truck mixed with the reliability and storage capacity of a larger vehicle. The 5th generation RAM lineup is exactly that, with all the storage and durability you need to get the job done. This article will highlight all of the features this truck has to offer.

Engine Choices
The always helpful staff and crew at Crystal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram break down the four-engine options available for the 2020 RAM 1500 truck lineup. Luckily for you, the engine you choose depends entirely on your own needs and wants. Going to get a new Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab? Here are the engine choices you can entertain:

Base Engine
This is the standard engine choice. It offers a 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft of torque. This engine utilizes RAM’s eTorque mild hybrid technology and is rated at 20/26 mpg for standard rear-wheel drive.

Standard V8
The first of the two V8 engines that RAM offers is the 5.7L V8 Hemi with multi-displacement operation (MDS) and variable valve timing (VVT). It allows 15/21 mpg in 4WD.

Hybrid V8
The second V8 engine in the lineup is the 5.7L V8 Hemi engine combined with the eTorque mild hybrid system. It is rated at 15/22 mpg.

Diesel V6
For the truck diesel aficionado in your life, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 model is the perfect option. It puts out 260 hp and 480 lb.-ft of torque. It presents 22/32 mpg in 2WD trim.

Transmission
Although there are quite a few engine options to choose from, every single one of the all-new RAM 1500 trucks is integrated with the 850RE 8-speed transmission, manmade by Germany’s ZF corporation. Within each 850RE is an incorporated electronic transmission control unit, allowing the driver to make incredibly quick shifts. The manufacturer recommends coupling the 850RE with either V-6 or Hemi V8 options for best results.

Rear Axle Ratios
The RAM 1500 truck lineup integrates three rear axle ratios. The first is the average 3.21 axle ratio, which will lower the rpm when driving on roads, allowing the truck to be a fuel-efficient choice. There are two “higher” axle ratios available for purchase but are completely optional; The 3.55 and 3.92. Both offer a larger towing capacity by increasing the available torque delivered to the axles. 

Which Should You Choose?
To make up your mind between all of these great options, RAM associates recommend checking out the official RAM website, to look over and compare towing and payload graphs. This will aid you in deciding which is best for your own personal, specific needs, virtually guaranteeing you make the right choice.