If you're in the market for a new truck but you're unsure which one will support your busy lifestyle in Houston, we invite you to check out the new 2020 Ram 1500. The Ram 1500 is capable enough to take on tough jobs while also equipped to bring the kids to and from soccer practice. Read on to learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2020 Ram 1500


The 2020 Ram 1500 has the following engines:

  • The 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 Engine puts out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque while towing up to 11,610 pounds.
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque boosts towing to 12,750 pounds with the same horsepower and torque as its non-eTorque twin.
  • The 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque pulls up to 7,730 pounds while generating 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.
  • The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 Engine tows a maximum of 12,560 pounds while delivering 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.

All these engines rely on the eight-speed TorqueFlite® automatic transmission that is paired with a rotary shifter.

What is the Multifunction Tailgate on the 2020 Ram 1500?

The Multifunction Tailgate drops down and lifts up like a traditional tailgate. However, it also swings open in a 60/40-split by up to 88 degrees. You can then get close to items that you are loading or unloading without having to slide them over a traditional tailgate.

What is eTorque on the 2020 Ram 1500?

Available on two engines, eTorque eliminates the traditional alternator in favor of a belt-driven motor generator charged by a 48-volt battery. This arrangement improves performance, towing capability, payload, efficiency, and drivability.

How big is the dashboard screen inside the 2020 Ram 1500?

The dashboard screen can measure up to 12 inches, especially when backed by the available Uconnect® 12.0 system with Navigation. Its customizable home screen features split-screen capability to improve function. You can manage the system using pinch and zoom, physical controls, and your voice for some functions.

Does the 2020 Ram 1500 have any safety features?

Yes, the 2020 Ram 1500 has several protective driver assists such as the following:

  • Available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning-Plus tells you if you’re drifting across road markers without a turn signal and adjusts steering to bring you back into the right position.
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go adjusts your speed automatically, so that you’re always safely away from the vehicle in front.
  • Available Forward Collision Warning informs you if you’re about to his the next car and engages Advanced Brake Assist to prevent an accident.
  • Available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist takes charge of steering to put you in a parking spot while guiding you with instructions on how to handle the brake, accelerator, and gear shift.
  • The available 360-Degree Surround View Camera reveals what is going on around you to make towing, parking, and loading and unloading more convenient.

How many trims does the 2020 Ram 1500 have?

The 2020 Ram 1500 has the following trims at Helfman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Houston

  • Tradesman®: The entry-level pickup keeps you connected with its five-inch touchscreen, which you can use to manage the features of the Uconnect® 3 infotainment system.
  • Big Horn®: This trim attracts attention with its chrome exterior accents and premium interior upholstery. Secure valuable gear in the in-floor compartment that is big enough to fit a four-inch drop hitch.
  • Laramie®: To keep you comfortable in the all kinds of weather, the leather-clad front seats are available with built-in heating and ventilation.
  • Rebel®: Maintain your visibility with headlamps, taillamps, and fog lamps that are brightened by LED technology. The electronic locking rear axles maxes out your performance on rough terrain.
  • Laramie Longhorn®: This southwestern-appealing truck upgrades the interior with leather on the seats and dashboard along with accents made from real barn wood.
  • Limited: The top-of-the-line makes entering and exiting effortless by deploying a power running board when you open the door.

See The 2020 Ram 1500 at Helfman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat

There are so many impressive features to enjoy on the Ram 1500 and we've barely scratched the surface. If you'd like to learn more, we invite you to make the short drive to our Houston dealership and we can set you up with a test drive today.

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