If you’re choosing the 2020 Dodge Ram over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2020 Dodge Ram. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2020 Dodge Ram happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Dodge Ram offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The 2020 Dodge Ram, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Dodge Ram’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in step with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2020 Dodge Ram’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Dodge Ram are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Dodge Ram also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Dodge Ram recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Dodge Ram, which pushes the 2020 Dodge Ram into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.