2020 Ram 1500 Limited
Edmunds has named the Ram 1500 its Top Rated Truck for 2020.
The ‘Top Rated’ awards from Edmunds include seven categories and recognize overall excellence in the market today.
“The Ram 1500 just keeps getting better and is once again our Top Rated Truck for 2020,” said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief, Edmunds. “We still love its technology, interior built quality, ride comfort and capability, but the new EcoDiesel variant introduced this year delivers even stronger fuel economy, more torque and improved towing capability. The Ram 1500 easily remains the most desirable pickup truck on the market.”
Edmunds Top Rated Awards
“The hottest new vehicles of the year tend to get all the buzz, but newer doesn’t always equal better,” said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds. “The Edmunds Top Rated Awards honor the best vehicles on sale today and are the result of thousands of hours of testing both on the track and in the real world. We believe our process is one of the most rigorous and empirical in the industry, which makes these awards a true measure of excellence.”
The 2020 Edmunds Top Rated award winners were selected by the Edmunds editorial team based on the team’s extensive vehicle testing and ranking process. Editors selected the overall winners from a group of finalists that consisted of the highest-ranked new vehicles in their vehicle classes on Edmunds as of December 1, 2019.
The top ranked vehicles are those with the highest overall test ratings based on the following criteria: performance, comfort, technology, fuel economy and value. The group of finalists were then assigned one of seven Top Rated vehicle classes, and Edmunds’ editors selected their overall best vehicle in each class.
New EcoDiesel V6 Stands Out
Particularly noteworthy says Edmunds is the Ram 1500’s all-new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel.
2020 Ram 1500 Rebel EcoDiesel
It leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all competitor trucks in fuel range. Paired with an available 33-gallon fuel tank, Ram’s driving range exceeds 1,000 miles.
New for 2020, the third generation of the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers increased torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners.
In the 2020 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, a 14 percent increase from the previous-generation EcoDiesel V-6 that peaks 400 rpm earlier. Horsepower increases 8 percent to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm.
The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available in all models and configurations, including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.
Source: Media Releases from Ram Truck and Edmunds