The unceasing march of progress buries many ghosts and bears many fruits. Today, we can enjoy the fruits of RAM truck engineering with the next-generation RAM 1500. This ground-breaking platform offers the next evolution in work, play, and every other kind of doing what you need it to do.
The Perfect Ride For...
Do you want the modern workhorse that has it all from one of the most trusted truck brands in the world? RAM offers the 2020 1500 in six different variants, each made to fit the unending needs of the modern American. Are you on the job? Are you on the range? Are you on vacation? Are you on an errand? The 2020 RAM has what you need, and it has all that at an attractive starting price. Just $31,895 gets you in the door on the next big thing on American roads.*
Buyers can choose from six incredibly talented models of the new RAM 1500: Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited. With all of these, RAM set out to make this generation’s 1500 the brass ring of brawn with best-in-class towing and class-exclusive powertrain tech that makes this the strongest and most capable RAM 1500 ever built.
This 1500 is built on solid bones. With a frame built out of 98% high-strength steel—more than any other previous generation—drivers will enjoy uncompromising stiffness and durability. In addition, RAM engineers have included a revolutionary eTorque system, which replaces the traditional alternator with a 48-volt battery-powered, belt-driven motor generator to improve overall power and efficiency. Combine these together, and the 2020 RAM 1500 can haul up to 2,300 pounds of payload and tow up to 12,750 pounds of trailering weight, more than any other competitor with a V8 engine.
Combine that eTorque Mild Hybrid System with the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, and you’ll notice that enhanced power and efficiency right away. The HEMI V8 with eTorque puts out an unstoppable 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, just like the same Hemi V8 engine without eTorque, but it gets an enviable 23 mpg on the highway in the 4x2 version and a close-second 22 mpg on the highway in the 4x4 version.**
For those who don’t need to move the entire world, RAM also offers a less beefy but more fuel-conscious powertrain as standard on most trim levels. The upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 also uses the eTorque system combined with the class-exclusive standard TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver plenty of power without guzzling gas. Combined with modern engine tech like wide-range variable valve timing and two-step variable valve lift, this V6 keeps the top-tier party going with best-in-class V6 horsepower at 305, best-in-class 4x4 fuel economy at 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, and best-in-class 4x4 driving range at up to 624 miles on a single tank. The 4x2 version gets even better fuel economy at 20 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.** Throw in a still-admirable max towing capacity of 7,730 pounds, and you’ve got one heck of a weekend trip to the lake house.
In addition to class-exclusive performance tech—like the aforementioned eTorque Mild Hybrid system, active front air dam, and Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension—this latest generation 1500 moves mobility into modernity with impressive technology on the exterior and interior as well.
On the outside, of course, it offers modern LED headlamps. But it also offers another class-exclusive feature: RamBox® Cargo Management System with two lockable, drainable storage bins with LED lighting (pictured above) and a 115-volt power outlet, controlled remotely via the key fob. Imagine showing up to tailgate at the big game with wheel-wells full of iced-down beverages. You can also enjoy the available power side running boards and power-release tailgate with key fob control.
In the cab, RAM engineers aimed for the most technologically advanced interior on the road. The largest-in-class 12-inch touchscreen takes center stage, providing state-of-the-art connectivity with the fourth-generation Uconnect® infotainment suite. You can touch it, pinch it, swipe it, and control it just like a modern tablet. And you can sync it to your device (via Bluetooth® or Apple CarPlay®) or connect to satellite radio to enjoy streaming seemingly endless tunes while you attack the road. Plus, imagine the immaculate sound experience you’ll get with the available interior active noise cancellation system combined with the available 900-watt, 19-speaker premium sound system from harman/kardon®.
We’re not done yet. Behind the wheel, the 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display presents driving telemetry in beautiful full-color, high-definition 3D graphics. And inside the reconfigurable center console, you’ll find more class-exclusive tech, like Type-C USB high-speed charging ports.
Finally, no modern vehicle would be complete without the latest in safety technology. The 2020 RAM 1500 offers over 100 standard and available features for both safety and security. For example, Blind Spot Monitoring may not come as a surprise, but this 1500 feature can automatically account for the length of an attached trailer. Other available safety features include the modern active driver-assistive features we all want in a 2020 vehicle, like LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.
The Time is Now
The wait is over, and the 2020 RAM 1500 is here. When you're ready for the next great evolution for the truck in your life, Hall Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Virginia Beach is ready for you. Check out our latest inventory to see which models we have in stock, and contact our sales staff to schedule a test drive of your next 1500 today.
* MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
** EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.
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