2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab

2020 MODEL
$46,500 - $65,950

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2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019


The cars that you usually buy from dealerships are made to offer you luxury, zippiness in the city, the zero to 60 shock runs, off roading, family hauling and pretty much that's it? Nope. The RAM offers you something that can pull planets and moons. And of all therange RAM 2500 settles somewhere in between the Regular 1500 and the Tigantuam 3500. With a modest pulling capacity of 19,780 pounds we present you the all-new 2020 RAM 2500.

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Pros

The daunting new fascia

All new infotainment display

Cons

Not available in fiery power wagon trim

What's New?

New exterior design

Lightweight aluminum parts

New 12 inch infotainment touchscreen

360 degree camera system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$46500

bodystyle

4dr Mega Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

392 cu.in.

horsepower

410 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

429 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2/14.1

dimensions

wheelbase

160.4 in.

length

249.9 in.

width

79.4 in.

height

80.1 in.

curb weight

7035 lbs.

ground clearance

13.1 in.

capacity

towing capacity

16520 lbs.

payload capacity

2970 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 100000 mi.



Styles

 2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab in Pure White color
Pure White

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

7.5

Interior

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Lone Star

Lone Star

power
410 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$46,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Lone Star 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $46,500 MSRP TBD 410 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.4 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Big Horn

Big Horn

power
410 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$46,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Big Horn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $46,750 MSRP TBD 410 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.4 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Laramie

Laramie

power
410 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$53,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $53,750 MSRP TBD 410 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.4 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Longhorn

Longhorn

power
410 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$60,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Longhorn 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $60,950 MSRP TBD 410 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.4 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Limited

Limited

power
410 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$65,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (6.4L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $65,950 MSRP TBD 410 hp @ 5600 rpm, 6.4 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.8

Overall Rating


Starting from $46,850 for the Big Horn 4x4, the RAM 2500 Mega Cab comes loaded with standard features which would otherwise be optional extras on the basic regular cab. The Mega Cab comes in just 4 trims namely Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and the most topped out one the Limited that retails for $69,590.

Compared to the competition in the form of F-250s, the Silverados the RAM was always priced a little tighter and affordable. The value for money always had a sway towards the guys from RAM. Even after the platform overhaul new engines, better refinement. The RAM comes even closer to the Ford and Chevrolet for the kind fit and finish it lacked before.


 

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Features

The 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab has 4 Trims namely Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Long Horn and Limited. The Limited trim has all the goodies and packed with creature comfort which is available from $69,590 for 4WD version. With every trim, you got choice of 2 engines and 2 transmissions. 6.4L HEMI V8 with 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque and a 6.7L Cummins inline 6 turbo Diesel making 385 horses and 1000 pound-feet of torque.

Trims

Big Horn

Laramie

Laramie Longhorn

MSRP (4WD)

$46,850

$53,850

$61,150

Features

Big Horn adds alloy wheels

Laramie builds off the Big Horn/Lone Star and adds a standard 6.4-liter V8

Laramie Longhorn adds to the Laramie's substantial features list by including a chrome mesh grille

  Chrome grille slats Alloy wheels for dual-rear-wheel models Color-keyed bumpers, running boards
  Foglights More chrome trim (including the bumpers) Spray-in bed liner, LED bed lights
  115-volt power outlet projector headlights, LED taillights Remote ignition, a full center console
  Power-adjustable driver's seat Power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors Upgraded floor mats, upgraded leather upholstery
  Premium cloth upholstery Front and rear parking sensors Wood interior and steering wheel trim, power-adjustable pedals with memory settings
  Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and a charge-only USB port. Dual-zone automatic climate control Front bucket seats
    4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Navigation system

Trims

Limited

MSRP (AWD)

$69,590

Features

Limited trim adds monotone paint

 

20-inch wheels

 

Additional chrome exterior trim, automatic high beams

 

Automatic wipers, keyless entry and special black leather upholstery.

We Recommend

For the trailer-ing jobs get the most lightly accessorized trim:the Big Horn, and if the family needs to be ridden-in the cab as well and a tad less of that trailer-ing the Laramie Big Horn is the one to head for.

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The Ram heavy duty lineup offers has all the torque and then some.-Car Connection

The Ram 2500 is a powerful truck with some heavy duty responsibilities to take care. The 5.7L hemi can take on heaviest tasks with ease and this heavy duty truck was built for that. While being a heavy duty truck this truck is equipped with a much smoother transmission.

Models

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

MSRP

$46,850

$58,805

$63,500

Engine

6.4L V8 HEMI VVT

Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI NA V8

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

400 hp

360 hp

385 hp

Torque

400 lb-ft

480 lb-ft

430 lb-ft

The 6.4L Hemi V8 can produce 383hp of power and 400lb-ft of torque which might not be best-in-class but if you switch to the 6.7L Cummins engine variant, you get a thunderous 930lb-ft of best-in-class torque. Ram's competitors offer a much better performance, Chevy's Silverado offers best-in-class torque figures with a much refined engine.2

Acceleration

These heavy duty trucks are not very quick on their feet, they are like Japanese Sumo wrestlers. Even with that testosterone inducing built they are pretty quick. Ram reaches the 60mph mark in just 8.8 seconds which is pretty decent for this heavy bucket of bolts.

Models

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

0-60 MPH

8.8 sec

7.4 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter mile

17.2 sec

15.6 sec

18.1 sec

Engine

5.7L V8

6.0L V8

6.2L V8

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

N/A

N/A

N/A

There are much quicker options to consider in this segment but you'll have to sacrifice a bit on hauling capacity and ruggedness. The quickest option to consider in this segment is the Nissan Titan XD which can reach the 60mph mark in just 6.0 seconds.

Ride & Handling

Ram can be as tough as a marine and smooth as a playboy model. The rear-coil spring suspension creates a perfect balance of stiffness and cloud-like comfort in Ram 2500. This coil suspension automatically adjusts itself according to road conditions and lowers itself when a heavy load is about to be hauled or towed.

Cursed with a vague steering response, Ram does not justify the heavy duty tag it bears. There is a much visible body roll around corners which was due to the awkwardly muscular built.

Braking

These workhorses are loaded with some big brakes and these big brakes are essential if you want to all that torque and horsepower under your feet. The powerful anti-lock braking inside this Ram are pretty efficient and Ram does provide optional exhaust brakes which provide extra braking while towing heavy loads without damaging the brake pedals.

Model

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

Brake Front(in)

14.2

13.9

14.3

Brake Rear(in)

14.1

14.1

14.3

Curb weight(lbs)

6306

6242

6060

60-0 MPH (ft.)

135.5

138

140

Off-roading Capabilities

The huge Old Power Wagon by Smash is a finished rough terrain driver and victor of 2016 Gold-Hitch grant. With front and back securing differentials and best class ground freedom, this Power Wagon can slither through any landscape. Raptor and Chevy's Colorado ZR2 may be the lighter partners of Slam yet Power Wagon tears through rough landscape like a cattle rustler.

Raptor rules the free rock landscape and even with a more extensive body and its restrictive "Shake Slither" mode, Raptor isn't as competent as Power Wagon in tough rough territory. Load of Intensity Wagon can turn into an issue while biting through the unpleasant territory as the tires dive in around the delicate mud.

Maximum Towing Capacity

There's a huge difference in the way now the Ram tows. There is much speculation about the towing capacity of a Ram truck and with the numbers fluctuating every year, this speculation is justified. This year, Ram carries a towing capacity of 11520lbs which is not the lowest but Nissan Titan is not what an average American truck buyer desires.

Model

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

Drive Train

4WD

4WD

4WD

Power Train

6.4L

6.0L

6.2L

Weight (lbs)

11520

13000

12900

Payload Capacity

Pickup trucks are meant to provide better payload capacity and with trucks like F-250 and Chevy's Silverado 2500HD are already dominating the payload aspect in a truck. Ram comes in as a weak competitors to these heavy duty vehicles.

Model

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

capacity (lbs)

2694

3258

3940

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Fuel Economy

EPA Does not rate heavy duty trucks

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Interior

8.0/10

Then there's the matter of interior storage. And as nice as the interior might be, it, too, still needs to handle the demands of the modern HD truck buyer.-Car and Driver

Seating & Comfort

Ram is furnished with an appealing interiors inside which will give a sumptuous flavor to your work-truck. It may be a rock solid truck yet with all around created insides and an ideal seating position. The suspension may be solid however it offers much preferred solace over any of its rivals. The seats are agreeable and demonstrate ideal for visiting and those long family drives.

Model

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.0/66.0/41.0

42.8/64.8/45.2

40.8/66.7/43.9

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.4/65.6/43.6

Infotainment

Ram offers very little compared to its competitors but when it comes to interiors and specifically the infotainment it takes the baton from brands like Ford and Chevrolet. The new 12-inch infotainment screen comes basic and offers a lot more than Ford can. The new huge screen includes a lot of features such as navigation.

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Exterior

The new Ram 2500HD and 3500HD pickup takes cues from the smaller light-duty pickup, right down to the butch grilles and high waist.- The Car Connection

Dimension & Weight

2500 now adopts its new design cues from the 1500 with the new butch grille and a new hood design as well. With a big "Heavy Duty 2500" emblem now porched on hood than the fender for that new characteristic look, the hood still deems light. FCA now has developed the new RAM with various parts made from aluminum such as hood, tailgate, engine mounts, front axle center section, front suspension crossmember, transmission crossmember and steering system gear. The overall weight reduction is approximately 225 pounds which now brings the RAM into direct horns with Ford who was the latest manufacturer who went the aluminum way.

Model

RAM 2500 Mega Cab

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

Ford F-250 Super Duty

curb weight(lbs.)

6081

6242

6060

Length(in)

237.4

239.5

250.0

Width(in)

79.5

80.5

80.0

Height(in)

76.9

78.2

78.3

Ground clearance(in)

6.1

9.6

8.5

Wheelbase(in)

149.0

153.7

160.0

Track width(in) F/R

66.4/66.4

68.8/68.8

67.2/67.2

The bull formed front-nose is something that has kept Ram alive in the pickup advertise for this long as it is troublesome for Ram to stay aware of Chevy's execution and Ford's unwavering quality. Slam with all the new refresh is incredible alternative features presently pulling exceptionally well against the segment leading Ford.

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Safety

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Air bags Crew Cab: single-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions delete on Double and Regular Cab you will get single-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions. Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Teen Driver mode
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert (does not apply to spare tire)

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Competition

Ford F-250 SuperDuty Crew Cab

The Ford F-250 is America's most loved heavy duty truck and to give this truck competition you'd need some serious numbers. Ford's class-leading torque numbers and over 7 decades of truck making experience keeps this heavy duty truck on top of many buyers priority list. F-250 is still a great go to product

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

Ram's 2500 now is now one on one with Silverado 2500 in terms of the features and upgrades it offer with the number and punch that is required to keep up with Silverado. Silverado's hauling and towing capabilities combined with its muscular and bulky look gives Ram a hard time. The interiors and a power-packed diesel variant is what is keeping Ram alive in this segment.

2020 RAM 2500 Mega Cab Final Verdict

The new RAM 2500 is lighter, better built and has updates wherever it was needed. The new infotainment system, the ample use of aluminum bits, their best ever fit and finish at such a price point is great value for money. The RAM sheds away its oldie looking image with a new butch looking grille and is now the best proposition ever. This is it, go for it.