The forthcoming 2020 Ram 2500 HD is about to arrive and it will introduce plenty of upgrades. However, most of the refreshments will happen from the inside. This reliable pickup truck comes with powerful engine choices, numerous trim levels, and special models.
Also, different choices of cab configurations make Ram 2500 HD a very customizable model. Whatsoever, Ram 2500 is still the only pickup in the segment that deploys a rear coil-spring suspension. The exterior design looks fresh and very aggressive. For such a rugged model, the interior is subtle and very comfortable.
2020 Ram 2500 HD Visible Upgrades
Dodge’s designers will try to replicate a Ram 1500’s design. The whole heavy-duty lineup will look closer to the 1500 light-duty model. The 2020 Ram 2500 HD will look better than the previous model. However, changes aren’t that drastic. The design looks very aggressive and mean. On the other hand, some parts are looking really modern and stylish.
Even the base model looks attractive. Speaking of the base model, upgrades are really minor. However, Limited Tungsten model will offer more visible upgrades. That includes more chrome accents and enlarged features such as grille and headlights. Harvest Edition model comes with the all-new colors. Two of them exactly, Case IH Red and New Holland Blue. Appearance Package is now offering even more features.
The same story continues from the inside. Interior of the 2020 Ram 2500 HD will look like the interior of the Ram 1500 model. Unlike the exterior, the interior will get visible upgrades. For the start, pickup will get more standard features. Also, more driver-assistance features are in the offer.
The infotainment system is up to date and we can expect more luxury from the inside. Mega Cab models will arrive with a different interior layout that will improve the interior room. Tungsten Limited model offers even more luxury than before. Leather seats are standard and the cabin holds additional wood trims. The large 8.4-inch display is standard as well. Comfort is great in general, but the base model still comes with cloth upholstery.
2020 Ram 2500 HD Powertrain Options
Under the bonnet, Dodge will introduce zero changes. The 2020 Ram 2500 will ride on the same engine options as its predecessor. That means a 5.7-liter V8 remains standard engine choice. This unit can produce up to 385 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Optionally, a larger 6.4-liter Hemi V8 delivers 410 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque. However, gasoline engines are not recommendable for hauling and towing. If you need a workhorse, Ram 2500 is offering an optional 6.7-liter Cummins engine. Turbodiesel unit cranks out 370 horsepower and 930 lb-ft of twist. Both the 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options are available. And while the base model is towing almost 14,000 pounds, diesel models can tow over 20,000 pounds.
Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Ram 2500 HD will cost slightly more this time. The base model starts at $32,000 and upper trims could cost over $60,000. Ram’s newest heavy-duty pickup truck will hit the dealerships this fall.
Ram 1500 light-duty is still a better choice if you want to drive your pickup around the town. Buy heavy-duty model only if you are planning to tow and haul things.