The team at Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County is committed to providing our friends in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland, with a simplified car-buying experience from start to finish, beginning with the research phase. Therefore, we crafted this review of the 2020 Ram 1500.

Read on to learn more about the towing capacity, cargo space, and technologies of this truck to get a better sense of how the Ram 1500 can give you a hand around your worksite. If you have any questions, reach out to a member of our team today.

Engine Specs

To help you find the pulling power needed to tackle your worksite projects, the 2020 Ram 1500 has four powertrain options, each offering their own unique blend of power to deliver impressive horsepower and torque…

Engine Option



3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 with eTorque


269 lb-ft

5.7-liter HEMI® V8


410 lb-ft

3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6


480 lb-ft

5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque


410 lb-ft

If you have a smaller work trailer or want to haul a lightweight camper or water ski boat on the weekends, the baseline motor has the muscle to get the job done. However, if you need a little extra brawn to carry a 25-foot-long trailer, the available powertrains are ready to lend a hand.

For the ultimate towing capabilities designed to handle a 2-horse trailer, as well as some of the largest campers, consider the V8. When armed with eTorque Hybrid Technology, this motor is ready for whatever you throw its way.

Built to Haul

Want to haul some serious cargo or massive work equipment? Then, you need a truck constructed with strength in mind.

The body of the 2020 Ram 1500 is crafted with 98% high-strength steel for greater capability when it comes to handling larger tows and payloads.

Finishing out this daring truck are 14.9-inch brakes. These are the largest brakes in its class, meaning you'll get the extreme stopping power you need, even when carrying a hefty trailer behind you.

Towing Capacity and Technology

With all its durability and power, it's no surprise that the Ram 1500 offers a remarkable towing capacity.

With the standard 3.6-liter engine, you'll receive an impressive towing capacity of up to 7,730 pounds, when properly equipped. If you are looking for the maximum towing capacity, you'll want to opt for the 5.7-liter engine that, when equipped properly, can tow up to 12,750 pounds.

Engine Option

Maximum Towing Capacity

3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

7,730 pounds

5.7-liter HEMI® V8

11,610 pounds

3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6

12,560 pounds

5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque

12,750 pounds

With the ability to tow huge trailers, you'll be thankful for a range of helpful technologies to make trailering as simple as possible.

With an available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension, you'll be able to hitch up your camper and hit the open road quicker. This class-exclusive feature automatically lowers your Ram 1500 to the ideal height for easy loading and hitching for the ultimate convenience.

When you hit the open road, available Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection keeps an eye out for obstacles. It monitors your side blind zones on the road and rear side blind zones when reversing out of a parking spot. When another vehicle is detected, you'll be alerted so that you can stay safe. The best part is this technology automatically accounts for the length of your trailer, so you'll be able to change lanes even with a large boat or camper in tow.

For an even more enhanced view when navigating parking spots, check out the 360° Surround View Camera. It strategically places cameras around the vehicle for a comprehensive view of your surroundings. This feature also aids in simplifying hitching up your trailer and backing out of tight spaces and acts as your personal lookout in parking lots.

Ram 1500 Interior

In addition to hauling around your work trailer, your next pickup needs to provide ample cargo space for your equipment and gear.

The 2020 Ram 1500 offers two bed options, with a maximum length of 76.3 inches and width of 66.4 inches, allowing you to throw bulkier tools or building materials in the back and head to your worksite.

Loading up your Ram 1500 will be easy-even with your trailer attached-thanks to an available multifunction tailgate. Its doors have a 60/40 split to open 88 degrees, putting your cargo in better reach. This tailgate can even hold up to 2,000 pounds, creating an extra work surface wherever you roam.

Ram 1500 Technology

The 2020 Ram 1500 is built tough to keep you safe in the event of a collision. However, you want to avoid impact altogether, which is why this truck is armed with over 100 available safety and security features.

On the open road, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go will help you have a more relaxed commute. It maintains a preset following speed and distance between you and the car ahead, stopping and slowing you as needed to keep up with the flow of traffic.

When you've reached your intended destination, parking will be simplified, as well, with available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. This intelligent system takes all the guesswork out of parking by seamlessly steering into designated parking spots. You're only responsible for stopping, accelerating, and changing gears as needed, creating a seamless parking experience.

Aside from advanced safety technology, the Ram 1500 also comes jam-packed with entertainment and connectivity amenities.

In this vehicle, you'll enjoy standard and available features like:

  • Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • SiriusXM® connectivity
  • 900-watt Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System

Test Drive the Ram 1500 in Edgewood MD Today

Interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2020 Ram 1500? Then, contact us at Thompson CJDR of Harford County. A member of our sales team will happily answer all your questions and match you to one of the available trim levels.

Drivers in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, can contact us today to schedule a test drive of the Ram 1500.

Test Drive the Ram 1500

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