The 2020 Ram 1500 Is a Real Family Car
When people think of the Ram 1500 light duty pickup truck, they may not be thinking of a family car, but crazier things have happened. Just look at the awards the Ram 1500 has won – in 2018 the Ram 1500 won the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association the Family Car Challenge, and since the next generation’s release, the Ram 1500 continues to get awards left and right. Edmunds.com recently rated the Ram 1500 as the Top-Rated Truck for 2020, and the 2020 Ram 1500 won a Consumer Guide Best Buy Award. If you need more reasons to change the way you look at the 2020 Ram 1500, we have plenty.
The 2020 Ram 1500 won another award – Cars.com named the Ram 1500 it’s 2020 Luxury Car of the Year. Offering trims like the Ram 1500 Longhorn and Limited that sport quality materials like premium wood, leather, metal, and chrome, the ride quality of these trucks is more impressive than its competitors. Truth be told, we’ve seen many truck lovers from competitor brands allured to all the new Ram 1500 can offer. When it comes to feeling like a King even in a pickup truck, the Ram 1500 provides some serious comfort.
Lighter, longer and wider than competitor brands, the 2020 Ram 1500 offers a lot more room in the cabin, which means plenty of room for the rear seat passengers to recline in their seats if they so choose. We all know it’s a perfect way to nap through long family road trips. Able to be configured in multiple ways with various powertrains, drivetrains, and truck beds, the Ram 1500 also offers plenty of storage options.
Pack It Up
Every family has tons of items they put in the car every day. School supplies, after school activity equipment, stuff for the beach, snacks, etc. all find their way into a truck sooner or later. Even with the different truck bed sizes that can help with the payload and a diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds, the 2020 Ram 1500 offers plenty of storage options. The new in-floor bins exclusive to the Ram Truck brand are a new addition that has gotten the interest of many truck fans looking for interior storage options.
There are several points of storage in the interior of the Ram 1500. Included is a wider docking area for optional wireless charging of a small tablet or smartphone, a deep storage tub designed for a 15-inch laptop and an additional lined compartment under the center armrest, and another tablet holder for rear passengers behind the two cup holders. For secure storage of small items, there’s also a small hidden cubby in the dashboard behind the glove box. All of these neat little additions actually won the 2019 Ram 1500 a place on the WardsAuto “10 Best Interiors” list for 2018.
Then there’s the technology. Ram Trucks have definitely gotten some sweet deals as of late. The first was becoming the first vehicle to experience the new Sirius XM 360L Platform, but then the Ram 1500 received another Industry-First feature from SiriusXM, “Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora”. All that power on a Uconnect 5 12-inch touchscreen makes the Ram 1500 one of the most technologically advanced trucks in the segment.
Time and again, the Ram 1500 surprises the auto market. Finding a way to blend technology, functionality, drivability, and family-friendly features, the Ram 1500 has changed the way we think about pickup trucks. What do you think? Tell us your thoughts on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media, or take the new 2020 Ram 1500 for a test drive.