How Does the 2020 Ram 1500 Compare to the 2019 Truck?

The Ram 1500 truck has long stood out as one of the market's most comfortable and formidable trucks. That's thanks, in no small part, to the effort Ram invests in upgrading this road-favorite year after year with new and improved features. Never content to rest on its laurels, the Ram brand works endlessly to build on what came before it.

If you need proof, just look at the Ram 1500. Even after a major overhaul in 2019, the 2020 Ram 1500 delivers rich upgrades that provide genuine enhancements to the Ram 1500's package and performance.

Let's look at what both the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 have to offer, and how they compare.


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The Ram 1500 has always been a top-tier choice for Flemington and Somerville, NJ drivers interested in high performance. The 2019 model? It took that standard of high performance and raised the bar. It offered a complete redesign that paired a lighter-weight chassis with powerful engine options. The 2020 Ram 1500 takes that same blueprint for quality and builds on it with fresh engine options and more.

  • The 2019 Ram 1500 offered two powertrains: a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8 capable of 395 horsepower with 410 pounds-feet of torque. These powertrain options return in the 2020 truck, with a valuable addition. The 2020 truck also offers a powerful 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. This new engine can dish out 260 horsepower with an impressive 480 pounds-feet of torque.
  • Both the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 offer 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive performance options.

Features and Options

If there's one thing the Ram 1500 has been able to hold over the heads of its half-ton peers, it's its excellent selection of features. If you're looking for a truck that can offer you more than under-the-hood muscle, the Ram 1500 should be one of the first places you go.

  • Both the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 can deliver robust media options. These are grounded in the Uconnect infotainment system, which comes complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both models likewise offer easy-to-use touchscreen interfaces.
  • The 2019 Ram 1500 can come equipped with a range of valuable comfort amenities. These include options like leather upholstery and heated seating. You'll likewise find variable seating configurations that can provide as much seating, or as little as you need. The 2020 Ram 1500 largely mirrors these options.

Safety Features

If you're looking for a truck with advanced safety options, you'll find the Ram 1500 well-equipped to deliver. Both the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 can offer ample equipment geared toward keeping you and your passengers safe.

  • The 2019 Ram 1500 scored high in safety and crash tests. It can also come equipped with advanced safety group options like blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Lane-departure warnings and lane-keep assist are also available.
  • The 2020 Ram 1500 offers the same active options as its 2019 predecessor, only with some improvements. Its blind-spot monitoring system can be upgraded to include trailer detection options. It can also come equipped with options like smart beam headlights, which automatically switches your high beams off when it senses another car approaching.

Come Find the Right Ram 1500 Truck for You

The key takeaway of comparing the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 trucks? No matter which model you drive home to Hightstown or Pennington, you'll get a great experience. Reach out to the sales team at Baker Chrysler Jeep Dodge. We can tell you more about the Ram 1500 and show you the options currently waiting in our new inventory.