Many great deals can be found on Ram Trucks during this time of Year.
The outgoing 2020 Ram trucks offer serious value for both new and long-term truck enthusiasts. Many 2020 models offer similar features to the incoming 2021 models at potentially discounted prices. Ram dealerships, in addition to online and in-person resellers, are all viable places to get the best prices on 2020 models while the 2021 models start filling the lots.
Ram is a popular, reliable and socially conscious company, which means finding a feel-good value on a great 2020 Ram truck is simply a matter of looking for one. What types of 2020 Ram trucks are still available? What are the hot tips for finding the best deals online and at local dealerships? Read on for information about finding the best deals on outgoing 2020 Ram trucks.
About the Ram Truck Company
There is some confusion among consumers about whether or not the Ram truck company is the same as the Dodge Ram truck company. This is largely because Dodge manufactured the original Ram vehicles including the first Dodge Ram pickup, the Dodge Ramcharger SUV and the Dodge Ram Van. The histories of Dodge and Ram both together and separate are integral to the development of the multi-award-winning modern Ram 1500 and other excellent Ram trucks sold today.
Dodge initially began in 1900 as the Dodge Brothers Company, which started manufacturing trucks in 1914. Chrysler bought the Dodge Brothers Company in 1928 but allowed Dodge to maintain its original name and brand. The first of the Dodge Ram models as listed above was released in 1981. In 2009 the Chrysler Group made a decision to divide Dodge and Ram into two separate companies. The decision was made to increase the performance and quality of every vehicle the company made. Today Dodge manufactures excellent quality muscle cars and sedans, while Ram focuses all its efforts on superb quality trucks. The split was a huge success culminating in the 2020 Ram 1500 being included in the Car and Driver’s 10Best list and reviewed as being similar to Cadillac in its quality, features and performance capabilities.
Available Ram 1500 Truck Models
There are multiple Ram 1500 truck models available. All are of high quality with different starting MSRPs. They all offer varied features and performance strengths. The six available 2020 Ram truck models are:
- Big Horn.
- Laramie Longhorn.
The full-size light-duty 2020 Ram Tradesman is part of the Ram 1500 Classic lineup, which also includes the Express and Warlock trims. All Classic trims are considered entry or budget models with limited features albeit high quality performance ratings. The quad-cab Tradesman has a large assortment of bed and cab configurations and numerous options for feature upgrades. Transmission is an 8-Speed Automatic 850RE, the engine a 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Upg and towing capacity is 7,730 pounds. Ram lists the current MSRP for the 2020 Tradesman at $32,145.
2. Big Horn
The 2020 Ram Big Horn has a starting MSRP of $36,790 and a towing capacity of 6,670 pounds. The Big Horn has the exact same engine and transmission specifications as the Tradesman. The Big Horn has additional interior colors available. Its list of available interior features includes a four-way power lumbar adjustable driver seat and an eight-way power driver seat. The Big Horn also has rear 60/40 folding seats, bucket seats, heated front seats and more. A twelve-inch touchscreen display and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot lead the list of additional tech features lifting the Big Horn up to the next level of trims. The Big Horn is renamed as the Lone Star in Texas only, but is the same truck with the same specifications and features.
The 2020 Ram Laramie begins its trim upgrade features with the availability of two-tone exterior colors and paint schemes. It loses the class IV receiver-hitch available in the two less expensive trims before it, but adds a 220-amp alternator, chrome tow hooks and more. Mountain Brown and Light Frost Beige interior colors are available exclusively in the Laramie model. Driver seat memory, heated second-row seats and ventilated front seats are introduced in this trim as well. Towing capacity and engine/transmission specifications in the Laramie are the same as in the Big Horn model. The starting MSRP for the 2020 Laramie is listed at $40,890.
The 2020 Ram Rebel introduces a crew-cab and 7,520-pound towing capacity to the 1500 trims. Starting MSRP on the Rebel is listed at $44,740. This model also introduces a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, wireless charging pad, universal garage door opener, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and power adjustable pedals. There are also remote proximity keyless entry and luxury leather-trimmed bucket seats features in the Rebel. The 2020 Rebel has a distinctive look compared to the other models in this lineup and is by far the most off-road capable in the 1500 lineup.
5. Laramie Longhorn
The 2020 Laramie Longhorn crew-cab has a staring MSRP of $51,640 and a towing capacity of 6,550. Limited two-tone exterior and interior colors are both available. The dual rear-exhaust with bright tips and three-rear seat head restraints removed from the Rebel model are reintroduced in the Laramie Longhorn. Rear 60/40 folding split recline seats and leather-trimmed bucket seats are also included. The Laramie Longhorn steps fittingly into the category of luxury trucks, due in no small part to its inclusion of real wood, real metal and the absolute finest of leathers. The technology in the luxury Laramie Longhorn is also excellent, and provides a modern and serene driving/operating experience for everyone inside. For example, one technology-based feature is the powerful a twelve-inch touchscreen capable of working with gloves. The smart features are also top of the line. Luxury packages include the Longhorn Level 1 Equipment Group and the Body-Color Bumper Group.
The 2020 Ram Limited has a starting MSRP of $53,915. This model is also a crew-cab with the same towing capacity, engine and transmission specifications as the Laramie Longhorn. The Limited model is truly one the highest-class luxury trucks on the market. A Black Appearance Package is added to this model as well as power-heated mirrors with power foldaway, black exterior badging and black headlight bezels. A black RAM grille badge and day light opening moldings are also part of the Limited’s luxury upgrade features. The Limited also comes with 22-inch x 9.0-inch black aluminum wheels, a sport performance hood and body color door handles. All of these features give the Limited a look of power, class and control nearly unrivaled by other trucks in its size and class. The technology inside the Limited is also superb, helping secure this Ram model as having very limited competition on the market today.
Tips for Finding Ram Trucks Deals
Great deals for the outgoing 2020 Ram truck models are available today. Ram is offering multiple incentives and rebates as it makes room in its inventory for the incoming 2021 1500 models. Incentives include flexible payment plans and ninety days with zero monthly payments. Rebates also range from approximately $2700 to $8,300. Edmunds is also offering discounted prices for U.S. 1st Responders and military personnel until January 24, 2020.
Carvana is a relatively new but highly popular online-only car sales service. Carvana buys and sells vehicles with zero in-person interactions, which is both convenient and important during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Deals on Ram trucks are also available online through valuable services such as Kelly Blue Book, CarsDirect and AutoTrader. Buying online in this way is often simple and convenient. Getting the best deals directly from dealerships requires a slightly different strategy and approach from online purchases, however.
There are specific times when buying a truck yields better prices for consumers. Wednesdays are the best days of the week to buy a new truck. The month of October is when most automakers release their incoming models. This translates to reduced, introductory pricing being available on those incoming models. Discounts are also simultaneously offered on many outgoing models still in stock. May and December are the best months for holiday-related sales on trucks. November has massive Black Friday sales and is also when outgoing model prices tend to be lowered even further. It is ever important to comparison-shop and press sales people to match better prices you found in other locations. Finally, when negotiating, keep in mind the sale prices presented as being a great deal for consumers still has a markup in order to turn a profit. There is almost always a way for 2020 truck prices and packages to be adjusted to your benefit.