2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab

MSRP range: $46,750 - $66,150
Edmunds suggests you pay$50,761

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2020 Ram 2500 Review

  • Impressive power and torque from available diesel engine
  • Versatile high-tech cabin, especially on higher trims
  • Comfortable seats and quiet cabin for such a big vehicle
  • Power Wagon trim offers massive off-road capability
  • With the diesel engine, chatter is always present
  • The driving position is a little too high
  • New optional 50-gallon fuel tank with crew-cab configuration
  • Lane keeping assist and adaptive steering now available as options
  • Part of the fifth Ram 2500 generation introduced for 2019

The 2020 Ram 2500 stakes out a middle ground between the light-duty Ram 1500 and the extra-strength Ram 3500. It's available in a wide variety of cab, bed, engine and drivetrain configurations, meaning that if you're in the market for a heavy-duty truck, there's likely a Ram 2500 for you. Updates for 2020 are minor, but the truck was redesigned last year and still feels plenty fresh.

Major upgrades for this generation include more high-strength steel in the frame and aluminum body panels to reduce weight and improve fuel economy, higher towing and hauling capabilities, and an improved set of standard and optional safety features. The 2500 also borrowed the interior from the recently updated Ram 1500, which we've found to be the nicest in the class. Power comes from either a 6.4-liter gasoline V8 or a turbocharged 6.7-liter inline-six diesel engine.

Of course, the Ram 2500 has some competition. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD (and related GMC Sierra 2500HD) is all-new this year, and Ford has made a bunch of updates to its F-250 Super Duty. You won't go wrong with any of them, yet it's easy to recommend the Ram given its appealing mix of capability and refinement.

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The Ram 2500 has plenty of high-tech features, a stout towing capability, and one of the nicest interiors on the market for a heavy-duty truck. There are a couple of minor downsides, such as a suboptimal driving position and a noisy diesel engine. In the end, though, the Ram 2500 is one of our favorite trucks on the market, and we'd absolutely recommend a test drive.
For such a massive rig, the Ram 2500 accelerates, handles and stops reasonably well. Full-throttle acceleration is gradual but totally adequate. Our 4WD test truck needed 8.3 seconds to cover 0-60 mph at the Edmunds test track, which is respectable for the segment. A simulated-panic stop from 60 mph took 140 feet — which is also an average distance for a heavy-duty truck.

Around corners, the steering feels appropriately light, but the handling limits are low. If you ignore the 2500's size, it's actually pretty drivable in the city. For off-road use, the available Power Wagon model has some serious off-road capability that most other heavy-duty trucks don't offer.
Both the front and back seats of the Ram 2500 are extremely comfortable. The seats are well padded and well bolstered, and they have lots of adjustments. Soft-touch surfaces are nice for hands and elbows. And the ride on the highway is as good as you can expect in a 2500 — which is to say bumpy but not disturbing.

Climate control is operated via touchscreen and some button controls, but the touchscreen functions are hard to find. With the optional diesel powertrain, there's a lot of vibration coming up through the pedals and steering wheel as well as a constant drone on the highway — that's not completely unheard of for the class but still annoying.
From the basic, no-frills Tradesman to the top-trim Limited, the Ram 2500 has an appealing interior. The buttons and interior controls are laid out in a logical and easy-to-use manner, and there's enough space in every seating position for adults. Getting in and out isn't an issue thanks to the optional power-deployable side steps and big openings from all four doors. The only minor downside is the driving position, which some drivers might find too elevated.
The Ram's top-end 12.3-inch touchscreen is only rivaled by much more expensive luxury systems from Mercedes and Audi. The crisp, clear screen has an easy-to-learn organizational structure. But we also like the less expensive 8.4-inch touchscreen. Both of them offer easy access to your connected smartphone and voice controls that work well.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration operates seamlessly, and you'll find all the USB ports you could ask for. Those willing to spend extra for great sound can opt for an excellent 17-speaker premium stereo. Driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring are effective without being intrusive.
As you'd expect from a truck such as the Ram 2500, towing and hauling capability is massive. The available rear air suspension's exclusive kneeling function makes loading and trailer hookups easy. The Ram's maximum payload and towing capacities are impressive, even among the admittedly strong competition.

The Ram 2500's center console storage bin is huge, and the rear half of the cab has cavernous cargo capacity as well. If you're carrying kids, the ultra-wide back seat can easily hold three child seats, and the seat anchors are accessible.
The EPA exempts heavy-duty trucks from fuel economy ratings. Depending on conditions and driving style, our test truck with the diesel engine ranged between 15 and 20 mpg, which is pretty respectable for a truck this big and capable.
Ram is really leading the way, with impressive controls and high-quality materials that feel worthy of the price tag. The exterior body panels and add-on extras such as the bed cover are well put together, too. The Ram 2500 has similar warranty coverage to its main rivals from Chevy and Ford.

In this class, the sky's the limit when it comes to pricing. A Ram 2500 can easily crest $70,000, but so can a heavy-duty Ford or Chevy. Don't get too carried away with the options list and you should be fine.
The Ram 2500 is a big truck with a big personality. It's one of the classiest trucks in the segment, yet it's still somehow intimidating as you see it driving down the road. But like other heavy-duty trucks, it's not exactly fun to drive on a daily basis, especially if you're on anything other than wide-open country roads.

Which 2500 does Edmunds recommend?

It's hard to recommend one model given the number of configurations and the wide range of needs among heavy-duty truck shoppers. That said, the Big Horn/Lone Star trim comes with a good number of additional standard features for not much more money than the entry-level Tradesman.

Ram 2500 models

Whatever your needs, a heavy-duty truck such as the 2020 Ram 2500 probably has a configuration that will fit them. There are three cab styles, two bed lengths, and two powertrains to choose from. The Ram 2500 also comes in six trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited and Power Wagon.

Standard power comes from a 6.4-liter V8 (410 hp, 429 lb-ft of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Aside from the Power Wagon, every Ram 2500 also offers an available turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel six-cylinder engine (370 hp, 850 lb-ft) paired with a six-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive is optional on all but the Power Wagon, which comes with standard four-wheel drive.

The Tradesman is the most basic trim. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a front bench with vinyl upholstery, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth, a USB port and a 5-inch touchscreen interface. Power windows and locks are standard on crew-cab models, as are power-adjustable heated mirrors.

The Big Horn (Lone Star for shoppers in Texas) adds chrome exterior trim, 18-inch steel wheels, an integrated trailer brake controller, remote locking and unlocking, a power-sliding rear window, remote ignition, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, and an extra charge-only USB port.

The Laramie, Longhorn and Limited build off the Big Horn/Lone Star, adding more features, more chrome and more premium interior touches. Highlights, depending on the trim, include LED lighting, a 115-volt power outlet, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a larger infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and the RamBox cargo management system (includes bedside storage compartments, an adjustable bed divider and tie-downs).

Many features are available on lower trim levels as part of packages or as stand-alone options. Other key options include a load-leveling air suspension, tow mirrors, a cargo-view camera, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, a 360-degree surround-view parking camera, fifth-wheel trailer preparation and a sunroof.

Finally, there's the off-road-themed Power Wagon. It adds some visual flair and brings upgrades including all-terrain tires, off-road shock absorbers, tow hooks, skid plates, a manual transfer case, electronically locking differentials with a 4.10 axle ratio, hill descent control, an integrated front winch, and an electronic disconnect for the front stabilizer bar. The Power Wagon option package can also be added to a crew-cab Tradesman V8 4WD. You get all of the Power Wagon mechanical bits but none of the bodywork styling cues or graphics.

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Average user rating: 4.0 stars
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4 star reviews: 9%
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    [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: If you want the most capable heavy duty offroad pickup trucks, it's going to be one of these two. The Ford Super Duty with the trimmer package or the RAM Power Wagon. [IMITATES GUITAR] RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Now, besides their rough and tumble names, in this video, we'll tell you everything you need to know about both pickups and which one is right for your needs. TRAVIS LANGNESS: As always, like, comment, subscribe. And for more information, click the links below to visit Edmunds and find your perfect truck, SUV, or car. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Have 35 inch tires ever looked so small? That seems like an insane thing to say about a factory truck, but such as the power of Tremor, an outlandish pickup truck, no matter how you look at it. $4,000 get you the Tremor package on an F-250 or F-350 on any trim, from an XLT all the way up to this Platinum. And these things are decked out. Off the lot, you get a two inch front lift, bigger shocks, and there's a lot of window dressing on this truck, and we can argue all day about offroad capabilities. But the thing that should really worry RAM is the 35 inch tires and the upgraded 7.3 liter V8 engine standard. Of course, this particular truck comes with the crown jewel, a 6.7 liter turbo diesel V8 engine, making 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound feet of torque. Let me say that again, 1,050 pound feet of torque. Now, you have a lot more choice in the Tremor than you do in the Power Wagon, but you need to know that it comes at a steep cost. The diesel engine alone is a $10,000 option, and this particular truck goes for 87 grand. $87,000 for a pickup truck. We need to know if it lives up to that lofty listing. TRAVIS LANGNESS: The Power Wagon is a little bit different. You can only get it with a 6.4 liter V8. No diesel here. RAM says it's too heavy and it won't fit with the front winch. Never mind that on the Ford, you can get that winch with either a 7.3 liter V8 or their diesel, but it is optional. It's standard on the RAM. It'll cost you three grand with the Tremor. Some other offroad goodies you get with the Power Wagon include the front and rear locking differentials and a front disconnecting stabilizer bar. There's also the usual skid plates for the transfer case in the fuel tank, as well as 33 inch tires on 17 inch wheels. Now, the least expensive Power Wagon you can get, the base one, is around $55,000, unless you start digging into the order guide. And you can see that you can get a Tradesman, equip the Power Wagon package, and you've got a truck that's closer to $50,000. The cheapest version of the Tremor you can get is $53,000. Now, with all that said, this truck does bump right up against $70,000 the way it's equipped, but that's still nearly 20 grand less than that Super Duty. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: But how much torque does it have? TRAVIS LANGNESS: Not as much. No one cares about torque. We're going to talk about transfer cases later. [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN ZUMMALLEN: This Platinum trim really shows the full potential of the Super Duty interior. You've got big, wide, cushy leather seats that are heated, cooled, and have a massage function. And then there are doodads everywhere. There's a smartphone charging station, trailer backup assist, trailer gain, transfer case, lane keep assist, tons of camera angles, and, oh yeah, a power sunroof. And then everything's power adjustable too, from the steering wheel, to the pedals, and the mirrors. This is a digital truck paradise, but it may be a bit disconcerting if you're more of an analog person. There are a few areas for improvement. It lacks a lot of the interesting storage solutions and cubbies that the RAM has in abundance. But did somebody say floor storage? In total, though, the tech-heavy Tremor is really flashy and exciting, but it feels like the RAM got the basics right. That truck is just a little more approachable and easy to live with. TRAVIS LANGNESS: The RAM 2500 is a class leader for a lot of reasons. One of those is the interior quality. But before we go inside, I want to show you a feature that I would absolutely get if I were buying this truck with my money, and that is the RAM Box. Essentially, it's a couple trunks on either side of the bed that you can fit all kinds of items in. Stuff like tow ball hitches, tow straps, tow hitches, inflator kits, and there's even a charge port for when you're on the go. RAM Box. There's a $17,000 price gap between these two trucks, but that doesn't mean this RAM is lacking in the interior department. It's got great materials, and it's got stuff like heated and ventilated seats, heated seats in the rear, plenty of power ports and USB ports to plug into. And one of my favorite features is this 12 inch touchscreen. It's one of the best in the business, not just in full size or heavy duty trucks. It's super crisp and it looks great on this dash. Plus, there's lots of great storage cubbies for you to put stuff in, plenty of cup holders, places for your smartphone. I bet Ryan's jealous of that. And there's even a spot under the center seat we can store your laptop. Now, the only drawback, really, with the RAM's interior is the steering wheel. It tilts, but it doesn't telescope. So finding an ideal driving position might be tough. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Enough of all that. It's time to put these trucks on equal ground. So we're going to hit the trail. I'm especially eager, of course, to check out this 1,050 pound feet of torque and see how it does out there. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Front rear locking diffs, smart storage solutions, 12 inch screen. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: 1,050 pound feet of torque. [MUSIC PLAYING] So when things get bumpy, here's what the Fort has to offer. The Tremor gets a custom front bumper compared with other Super Duties. That gives it a really good approach angle. In fact, it's better than the Power Wagon's back there. But this truck is long. It's 11 inches longer than the RAM in total. We're more concerned about the Tremor on some of these trails than we are about the Power Wagon. And frankly, making it through some of them safely could be a challenge. But let's see how it handles a decline like this. Approach is no issue. We should hit level ground here pretty soon. But as we get towards the back, not sure. Nope, it's fine. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: There are a lot of differences between these trucks, but one of the things that sets the RAM apart from the Ford is the fact that it's got a disconnecting front stabilizer bar. So when you disconnect that stabilizer, or sway, or anti roll bar, whatever you want to call it, what happens is it allows for more offroad articulation, so I can get over bigger obstacles without losing traction in one of my tires, and traction is our friend. The other big difference up front is the locking front differential. Ford's got a limited slip, which is good. But this one is a full walker, front and rear. And when you have a walking differential, what it does is it ties the two wheels together, so essentially they spin as one. That's also good for off roading, because you want to make sure you have traction even if you do eventually exceed the ability of your articulation and pop that wheel up off the ground. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Here's an area where the Power Wagon will definitely be better suited, but I think the Tremor can handle it pretty well. It's got these big tires, but we are pretty high up. Let me get on the truck info page. Oh, we are rocking for sure. We're totally rocking. The truck is rocking back and forth. I think we've got at least one wheel off. Yeah, we're at 16 degrees right now according to the offroad gauge. And that works pretty well. One small bump and we're out of there. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: So if one wheel has to go higher than the other, what you have here is the effect of articulation not being enough. And now I'm spinning the tire, and I'm bouncing around a little bit. I can feel my right rear tire is off the ground. So I'm going to back up and engage my sway bar disconnect. Disengage my sway bar, whatever. Do the same thing. Sway bar disconnected. Back up the hill I go. And I am going much further. Now, I don't have the lockers engaged yet. But if I did, I could probably make it over this weird sideways hill I'm on. It's pretty rad. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Since we have this super scientific test setup, I'm going to take a very measured, proper approach. Hey, guys, how does that look? I think I got a wheel up. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: So even though there's not a fully disconnected wheel front sway bar in the Tremor like there is in the RAM, that thinner version that they've equipped here works pretty well and will get you through some hairy stuff. Oh, man. There's that articulation at work. Here's the thing about turning these HD trucks around on a trail. It's like trying to turn a yacht around in a swimming pool. These things are huge. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Surround view camera test. Whew. I love that you get a ton of different camera views. So everything comes with a camera now. But if you only have one view or a pretty limited scope, then in situations like this, it doesn't really help that much. But I've got a ton of different views. I can see every angle. It just might take a couple of turns, but you're out of the sticky situation pretty quickly. [MUSIC PLAYING] So while may not match the figures that the RAM has, the Tremor can do some pretty impressive off roading. You're just going to have a bumpy ride. That's one of the trade offs you get here for the increased towing capacity. The Ford stuck with more traditional leaf springs in the back compared with the RAM's coil springs. And the reason they did that is leaf springs are extremely strong and durable. So if you're going for something like a maximum towing capacity rating, like Ford was, that's what you want to go with. The beauty of it is, if you want more strength or more towing capability, you just throw more bars in there. And that's one of the reasons you would pay an extra $10,000 for this diesel engine, because it comes with the high capacity trailer tow package. It's great for feeling confident when you've got a huge weight behind you. But with unladen bed and nothing on the hitch, in this bumpy stuff, you're going to feel some jitters. TRAVIS LANGNESS: If you were in a bouncy castle and you got dropped from, like, a helicopter onto a trampoline, that's what it feels like when you're going over bumps in this thing. It's hilarious. Like, you don't feel unsafe. You're still in a bouncy castle. You're not going to get hurt. Unless, like, the bully kid at the party pushes you out the door. But no one needs to hear about my life experience. [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN ZUMMALLEN: But that's one of the trade offs. And frankly, a lot of people are going to be fine with that, because the Ford is so good at towing. And don't forget, we have an extra two inches of lift in the front compared with other Super Duties. So as much as we talk about articulation, and departure angles, and all this super technical stuff, the Tremor can go almost everywhere the Power Wagon can go. It's really just going to be that really, really small percentage of heavy rock or boulder crawling where this thing is going to get hung up. But don't feel like you shouldn't go out on the same trail in a Tremor that you can do in a Power Wagon. It may be a little more uncomfortable, but this truck can handle a lot. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: One of the things that is a preference, really, for me, but I like it much better in the RAM, is this floor shifter. You can just throw it into four high or four low when you get off road, and it kind of pins the old school cool factor. Makes you feel like you're in a truck. Whereas the Tremor has a button. So I guess technology for the win or something. Also, this Power Wagon has a better crawl ratio. It is 51 to 1, well Ryan's diesel Tremor is 44 to 1. Yes, if you get the F-250 with the 7.3 liter V8, that goes up to 53 to 1, so it's higher. And yes, he has larger tires, 35s. But if you're comparing the two trucks we have here, I have the better crawl ratio, and that's what matters. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: But crawl ratios don't matter when you have 1,050 pound feet of torque. On top of all that grunt we have under the hood, Ford brings a lot of tech to off roading with the Tremor. We've got a hill here with a pretty impressive incline, but it's not super difficult, so this is kind of overkill. But I just want to demonstrate how it works. All you have to do is push this button up here. That activates it. OK. And then you want to hit the Set button, the same one that you use for cruise control, and it works exactly the same way. And you can move it up in increments of one mile an hour, so you can start really slow. So I'll just start off with one. My feet are off the brake and throttle and the truck is moving all by itself. So I can just concentrate on the inputs I'm giving into the steering wheel, and this is actually really slow. So let's kick it up to two, three. So the incline is getting steeper. We're now at 15 degrees, 16. I can't see anything over the hood in front of me. And we're at the top and leveling off. There's another one that we're going to come up to. We were actually pretty concerned about the break over angle on both of these hills, but it's not a problem so far. Let's go back down to two, because this one has a really steep drop. Here's the break over part. It's fine. Again, I'm not on the brakes, and now we're starting to go down. I'm not on the brakes at all. The truck is doing it itself. We're at 16 degrees, decline, 18. I'm not touching the brakes. It's holding itself, two miles an hour set to. So that's it. It's a very easy system to use. And again, just to keep things in perspective, this is a truck that weighs four tons, and this system drove it up that degree of an incline by itself, so I could just focus on the steering, and then brought it back down safely. Pretty cool party trick in your Tremor. Is it cheating? Maybe. But does it get you home safely? Yeah, I think so. [WALKIE TALKIE BEEPING] All right then. What's next? TRAVIS LANGNESS: Hey, there we go, lockers front and rear. Boom. No limited slip here. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: You're good. You just need to go slow. You're going to go over a rock now. [CRUNCHING GRAVEL] You're good. You're good. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Forward camera, I love this. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Easy work, man. Clear on your right. Light work, baby. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Too easy, locking difs, bro. [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN ZUMMALLEN: More driver, more driver, more driver. OK. Cool. Straighten out. [CRUNCHING GRAVEL] [TRUCK BEEPING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: Ooh, the beep, beep, beep, the beep, beep, the beep, beep. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Killing it-- that thing was a lot easier-- or handled it a lot better than we thought it was going to. I thought it was going to take a lot of weaving around rocks and stuff, but tons of clearance, no issues at all. I feel excited to see what the Tremor's going to do now. Because that handled that pretty easily. And I don't know how [LAUGHS] the Tremor's going to be able to do it the same way or not. I'm going to put it into 4 low. [CLICK] OK. I'm going to [CLICK] lock the rear locker. I'm going to not lock the front locker, because I don't have a front locker. [ENGINE REVVING] [CRUNCHING GRAVEL] TRAVIS LANGNESS: Well, that was easy. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: I know he says it's easy. But it feels like I'm really close to everything. TRAVIS LANGNESS: You going to put it in Hill Descent Control? RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Yes, sir. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Some guys did it with just their foot. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Some guys spent $90,000. TRAVIS LANGNESS: [LAUGHS] RYAN ZUMMALLEN: 16-degree descent, not touching the brakes. [CRUNCHING GRAVEL] I think we're good. Cool. TRAVIS LANGNESS: He had way more than enough clearance on there, a lot more than I did. Shh. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Tremor! [MUSIC PLAYING] One thing that automakers often say when it comes to trucks is, you'll forget you're even driving a diesel engine. That is definitely not the case with this 6.7 liter turbo V8. [ENGINE STARTING] The sound is very distinctive and so is the way it drives. You are just barely feathering the throttle. Because there's so much torque at your disposal, you just don't need very much to get up to speed on the street and even on the highway. But the power delivery is really smooth. It works great in conjunction with the 10-speed transmission, which we haven't always been huge fans of. But there are several different driving modes. There's even an eco mode. And on the way out here, I averaged 21.5 miles per gallon. You're going to get some jitters on the road. Small cracks and bumps are definitely going to be felt through the cabin. But that's the trade-off you get for the amount of towing capacity that you have in the Tremor. But if comfort is much of an issue, there's not a whole lot you can do about it. I would probably just start thinking Power Wagon. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: The Ram's coil-spring suspension has it lagging behind the Tremor in terms of towing and hauling capability. But there's a trade-off. And that trade-off is comfort. This is a much more comfortable truck on the highway. It's less bouncy. And I would rather take it on a road trip. Now, the Tremor can tow about 15,000 pounds. And this Ram can only tow 10,350. But I still think that's plenty, especially for a truck with all of this off-road capability. That's why I prefer the Ram. Ryan, after a day in the dirt, what do you think of your truck? RYAN ZUMMALLEN: I'm pleasantly surprised. I started to get numb to the numbers that I was throwing out-- 35-inch tires, 1,050 pound-feet of torque! TRAVIS LANGNESS: We get it. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: And I started to list all of the things that this truck doesn't have, the front locker and disconnecting front-sway bar, and I started to think it was going to be at a big disadvantage. But the truth is, it has so much ground clearance. And the technology really does come in handy. It was a blast out here. I had a lot of fun. The problem is the price is offensive to me on a personal level. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yeah. RYAN ZUMMALLEN: This is still a truck built for towing that's been adapted for off-road use. And if people look at that and say, that's for me, then they're absolutely right. And they should get it. But what was your takeaway? TRAVIS LANGNESS: Look, I was worried about the fact that you had 35s and you have a way higher payload capacity, towing capacity. This truck's faster in a straight line. But I still prefer the Ram-- all of that off-road tech, the front and rear-locking difs, the disconnecting sway bar up front, and that awesome interior, not to mention the fact that I would pay $20,000 less, essentially, for this truck than you would for that one. I mean, I'm the kind of idiot-- RYAN ZUMMALLEN: Yes, you are. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Hey. OK. Hold on-- that would put a camper shell on a truck and go overlanding. I'd love to live out of something like this and just spend six months on the road. But that's not quite appealing enough for me to increase my monthly payments as much as it would over this. The Ram is still the truck for me. What about you? RYAN ZUMMALLEN: I hate to say it, but I agree. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yes! RYAN ZUMMALLEN: That's the one. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Ram wins! And as always, click the link below to subscribe. And for more information on both of these trucks, go to Edmunds.com and find the perfect truck, SUV, or car for you. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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    6 seats
    Type: four wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
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    Horsepower: 410 hp @ 5600 rpm
    Torque: 429 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
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    Our experts’ favorite 2500 safety features:

    Forward Collision Alert
    Warns the driver of an imminent front-end collision and can apply the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop.
    Lane Keeping Assist
    Keeps the truck in its lane on the highway by scanning the road markings and applying a mild correction to the steering wheel.
    Surround-View Camera
    Gives a simulated 360-degree bird's-eye view of the vehicle to help it fit into tight spaces.

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    Back SeatNot Rated
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.8%

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    Ram 2500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

    The Silverado 2500 is fully redesigned for 2020. It's available with plenty of engine, cab and bed configurations, plus some of the latest towing technology you'll find in this class. We like the Silverado's strong engines, but the interior is a letdown, especially compared to the Ram.

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    Ram 2500 vs. Ram 3500

    If you like what the Ram 2500 offers but need more capability, the Ram 3500 might just be the truck for you. The two trucks are available in generally the same number of trim, cab and bed configurations, though the Ram 3500 offers a dual-rear-wheel option.

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    Is the Ram 2500 a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 2500 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ram 2500. Learn more

    What's new in the 2020 Ram 2500?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Ram 2500:

    • New optional 50-gallon fuel tank with crew-cab configuration
    • Lane keeping assist and adaptive steering now available as options
    • Part of the fifth Ram 2500 generation introduced for 2019
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    Is the Ram 2500 reliable?

    To determine whether the Ram 2500 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 2500. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 2500's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2020 Ram 2500 a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Ram 2500 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 2500 and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 2500 is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2020 Ram 2500?

    The least-expensive 2020 Ram 2500 is the 2020 Ram 2500 Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $46,750.

    Other versions include:

    • Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $53,850
    • Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $61,150
    • Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $66,150
    • Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $46,750
    • Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $46,750
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    What are the different models of Ram 2500?

    If you're interested in the Ram 2500, the next question is, which 2500 model is right for you? 2500 variants include Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), and Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A). For a full list of 2500 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Ram 2500

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Overview

    The 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab is offered in the following styles: Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A), and Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 2500 Mega Cab 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 2500 Mega Cab.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 2500 Mega Cab featuring deep dives into trim levels including Laramie, Limited, Longhorn, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab?

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,760. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $4,999 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,999 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $50,761.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 9% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,735. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $5,597 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,597 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $56,138.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 9.1% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $75,235. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $6,929 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,929 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $68,306.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 9.2% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $80,755. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,771 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $7,771 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $72,984.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 9.6% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $83,020. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,897 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $7,897 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $75,123.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 9.5% below the MSRP.

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    Which 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cabs are available in my area?

    2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Listings and Inventory

    Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab.

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab for sale near you.

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    Why trust Edmunds?

    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab and all available trim types: Big Horn, Lone Star, Limited, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 Ram 2500 Mega Cab include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Ram 2500?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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