From inside the 2020 Ram 3500, you can tow up to 35,100 pounds in complete luxury.
What’s new for the 2020 Ram 3500?
Thanks to a number of new safety systems, the new Ram 3500 is fully prepared to navigate modern roadways. The new lane keeping assist system will actively keep this heavy-duty truck on the right course. Shoppers can also add optional blind-spot monitoring for assistance switching lanes. With the Ram’s optional new adaptive steering technology, you’ll enjoy superior maneuverability at any speed. The new Ram 3500 also puts an emphasis on convenience with its newly optional 50-gallon fuel tank.
Who needs the 2020 Ram 3500?
This heavy-duty truck was designed for drivers who need to tow and haul the kind of weight that lesser trucks can’t manage. Which, of course, it does with its rugged powertrain options and sturdy chassis. But the Ram 3500 also gives you best-in-class interior luxury, with high-end interior features and an assortment of modern comfort features.
What are the 2020 Ram 3500 trim levels and configurations?
With five trim levels and four configurations, there’s a Ram 3500 to suit just about everyone. The Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited trim models range from regular workhorse to downright luxurious horse of a different color. Configuration options, depending on trim level, are the single cab with the 8-foot bed, crew cabin with the 6-foot-4-inch bed, crew cabin with the 8-foot bed, and Mega cab with the 6-foot-4-inch bed. (The Mega cabin is essentially an extra-large crew cabin.)
Every 2020 Ram 3500 truck comes standard with spacious, supportive seating and a nicely crafted cabin. The Big Horn offers modern features, like heated front seats, LED headlights and taillights, and the Uconnect infotainment system with its 8.4-inch touchscreen. Move up the trim levels for premium features like leather upholstery and forward collision mitigation with emergency braking.
What’s under the hood?
Shoppers can choose between two heavy-duty powertrains. The standard engine is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that runs on gasoline. It makes 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends this engine’s output to the rear wheels. Choose this powertrain setup for strong power delivery and impressive access to low-end torque.
For a little more heft, check out the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, a beast that churns out 400 horses and 1,000 pound-feet of torque. Last year, this engine was reworked to deliver a stouter overall performance – with lighter, stronger pistons, new connecting rods, and a new exhaust manifold – and it shows.
How much can the 2020 Ram 3500 tow and haul?
This heavy-duty workhorse is here to help you make the most of your workday. With the high-output version of the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine, the Ram 3500 can tow up to 35,100 pounds. With the standard gas-powered 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, tow ratings max out at 18,210 pounds.
To haul maximum payloads, you need the gas-powered V8 engine. Use it to haul payloads weighing up to 7,680 pounds. A diesel-powered Ram 3500 can manage up to 6,910, depending on configuration.