Folks from Spartanburg shopping for a new pickup truck have their eyes set on the new 2020 RAM 1500. Though it was redesigned last year, the 2020 RAM 1500 comes with an all-new diesel engine and even higher towing capacity than ever before. We're going to take a look at the new EcoDiesel engine on the RAM 1500, as well as how its towing capacity compares to V8 models.

Whether you're contractor in Asheville looking for a pickup truck that can get the job done, or you're looking for a daily driver in Columbia, the 2020 RAM 1500 brings all the comfort, power, and technology you could want in a pickup truck. With versatile trim levels, and the ability to pick and choose options and engines, the RAM 1500 continues to lead its class in both luxury and V8 towing power. This page will be focusing on the new RAM 1500 diesel engine, and the kind of towing performance Carolina owners can expect from the new 2020 RAM 1500.

2020 RAM 1500 - Towing Capacity & Engine Options

For 2020, RAM has added an all-new 3.0l turbodiesel engine to the RAM 1500 lineup. Called the EcoDiesel, RAM's diesel engine provides superior fuel economy and a very high towing capacity for such an efficient engine. Another top choice for our Greenville customers is RAM's HEMI V8, which we'll be looking at below.


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RAM EcoDiesel

While Charlotte drivers could opt for a diesel engine on older RAM 1500 models, there was no diesel option for the redesigned 2019 RAM 1500. But the 2020 RAM 1500 shows that the new EcoDiesel was worth the wait. With a max towing capacity of 12,560 lbs, the RAM 1500's diesel engine has some serious work chops. It also accomplishes this while providing excellent gas mileage. The 2020 RAM 1500 with RWD gets 26 mpg combined and 32 highway when equipped with the EcoDiesel. Choosing 4WD results in 24 combined and 29 highway, which are truly impressive numbers for a 4WD full-size pickup. Especially considering its towing capability. For independent contractors, or any South Carolina truck owner who wants great gas mileage, the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel should be a top choice.

RAM HEMI V8 With eTorque

Meanwhile, the eTorque V8 is also back on the 2020 RAM 1500, and delivers class-leading V8 towing while maximizing its fuel efficiency. For Spartanburg buyers who want a V8 in their pickup truck, it doesn't get much better than RAM's HEMI.

For 2020, RAM's 5.7l HEMI V8 employs the advanced eTorque system, which is a mild hybrid that controls cylinder shutoff and can also add to the vehicle's initial torque. The 2020 RAM 1500 has a towing capacity of 12,750 lbs when equipped with the HEMI. This engine makes the RAM 1500 the most capable V8 truck in its class, and just beats the EcoDiesel for overall towing numbers. Motor Trend's reviewers were also very complimentary of RAM's eTorque system, as real-world fuel economy improvements were noticeable compared to the same 5.7l V8 without eTorque. Fuel economy for a 2020 RAM 1500 4WD is 19 mpg combined, and 22 highway when equipped with the HEMI V8.

Looking at fuel economy, South Carolina drivers who plan to be driving long distances will appreciate the extra efficiency provided by RAM's new diesel engine. But for overall horsepower, it's hard to deny the appeal of the HEMI V8. Both engines are among the top of the pickup truck class for power and efficiency, and only add to the 2020 RAM 1500's versatility and appeal.

Test Drive the New Diesel RAM 1500 in Greer, SC

We know a lot of folks in South Carolina who have been waiting for RAM to reintroduce their diesel engine. With the 2020 RAM 1500, Spartanburg and Ashville, NC drivers have more exciting engine options than ever. And the best place to find them is at Benson CDJ in Greer, SC. We have a huge selection of new RAM 1500 models, so you can find the one that is just right for you. While we covered engines and towing in this article, the 2020 RAM 1500 has a ton of trim levels, options, and configurations for you to choose from.

And as the #1 CDJR dealer in South Carolina, Benson CDJ can offer our customers the lowest prices on the widest selection of RAM vehicles. And when it comes to service, our reviews speak for themselves. We pride ourselves on providing customer service that has no equal, which we invite you to put to the test. Whether you're contacting us online from Charlotte, or right down the road in Greer, all of our customers can expect the same level of friendly, professional service that has helped us become such a large dealership.

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