Folks from Oskaloosa shopping for a new pickup truck want to know what kind of towing performance they can expect. That's why we're taking a look at the 2020 RAM 1500's towing capacity. There are several engines available on the RAM 1500, so we're going to be looking at which engines offer the best towing performance.

The RAM 1500 was completely redesigned in 2019, offering revised engines, interior, styling, and construction. The result is Motor Trend's Truck of the Year. While there's a lot to be said about its luxury, advanced tech features, and comfort, we're going to be focusing today on towing performance, for those Iowa shoppers who need a truck that can get the job done.

At Pella Motors, we have the latest in 2020 RAM 1500 inventory, so feel free to browse our inventory below, and get in touch with any questions. If you think the RAM 1500 could be the right truck for your needs, we're happy to schedule a test drive for you.


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2020 RAM 1500 - Towing Capacity & Engine Options

The 2020 RAM 1500 is available with more engine options this year, with the addition of a 3.0l turbodiesel engine called the EcoDiesel. This engine not only results in increased fuel efficiency, and thus range, its massive torque also leads to a very high tow rating. Meanwhile, the eTorque V8 and V6 engines are back, providing impressive power, while their mild hybrid technology improves fuel efficiency. But which engine is right for Oskaloosa, IA buyers who want to maximize towing capacity?

We'll start off by looking at the all-new 3.0l EcoDiesel. While there was previously a diesel RAM 1500, there was no diesel option for the 2019 RAM 1500. Returning for 2020 with more benefits than ever before, the RAM's 3.0l diesel engine provides truly impressive towing. With a max tow rating of 12,560 lbs, the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel truly delivers on its mission of high torque and towing, but it is also very efficient. A RWD RAM 1500 with the diesel engine is rated at 26 mpg combined and 32 highway. Choosing 4WD results in 24 combined and 29 highway. If you'll be frequently driving long distances, and need exceptional towing power, the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is the ideal pickup truck for you.

But what if you want the gasoline V8? Another popular engine option on the 2020 RAM 1500 is the 5.7l HEMI V8. This engine employs RAM's advanced eTorque system, which is a mild hybrid that controls cylinder shutoff and can also add to the vehicle's initial torque. In terms of max towing, the RAM 1500 with the V8 is rated at 12,750 lbs. This just edges out the EcoDiesel, and puts RAM in the upper echelon of V8 towing for the class. We know a lot of Iowa truck owners who won't consider any engine smaller than a V8 for their truck, so it's great that RAM has introduced a V8 that not only offers power, but fuel saving technology as well. Fuel economy of the V8-equipped RAM 1500 with 4WD is 19 mpg combined, and 22 highway. While it doesn't match the EcoDiesel, these numbers are normal for many V6 crossovers, and truly impressive for a powerful V8 pickup.

Test Drive the 2020 RAM 1500 Near You at Pella Motors

Have you been waiting to test drive the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel? Want to experience Motor Trend's truck of the year for yourself? Looking to upgrade? Pella Motors in Pella, Iowa is just a short drive from Oskaloosa, and has the latest 2020 RAM 1500 models in stock. Our staff is here to provide stellar customer service, and to answer any questions you might have about our vehicles.

We also work to make financing easy for all of our Iowa buyers, and provide the kind of personal attention that's lacking from so many dealers these days. So check out our 2020 RAM 1500 inventory above, and get in touch with us to set up your test drive. At Pella Motors, we're always excited to see you, so stop by the dealership in Pella, IA, or give us a call.

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