2020 Ram 1500 Engine Options | Indianapolis, IN

2020 Ram 1500 exterior

When it comes to choosing the level of power and performance you need from your next pickup truck, are you looking at a V6 or V8 engine? Is diesel or gas your best option ― or does a fuel-saving hybrid system appeal to you? The 2020 Ram 1500 offers a variety of very capable engines ― four in all ― so the team at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Indianapolis, IN, put together this review to help you with your decision. When you’re ready, search our inventory to locate the Ram 1500 you love, then contact us online, send us a chat, or give us a call so we can prepare it for a test drive.

2020 Ram 1500
Engine Options

Choose between the reliable Pentastar® V6 base engine featuring a mild hybrid system, a powerful V6 diesel that delivers best-in-class torque and best-in-class towing, or the brawny HEMI® V8 with or without eTorque. All engines are paired with the innovative, class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Ram 1500 Engines

Performance Specs

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

  • 260 HP
  • 480 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 22 city MPG
  • 32 hwy MPG
  • 12,560 lbs. max. towing
  • 2,040 max. payload

3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque

  • 305 HP
  • 269 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city MPG
  • 25 hwy MPG
  • 7,730 lbs. max. towing
  • 2,300 lbs. max. payload

5.7L HEMI V8

  • 395 HP
  • 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 15 city MPG
  • 22 hwy MPG
  • 11,610 lbs. max. towing
  • 1,970 lbs. max. payload

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque

  • 395 HP
  • 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 17 city MPG
  • 23 hwy MPG
  • 12,750 lbs. max. towing
  • 1,830 lbs. max. payload

2020 Ram 1500
Engine Trim Availability

Use the table below to determine which engines are available on the 2020 Ram 1500 trim you’re considering.


Trim Availability

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Available on all trims

3.6L Pentastar V6 w/ eTorque

Standard on all trims

5.7L HEMI V8

Available on the Laramie, Rebel, Big Horn, and Tradesman trims

5.7L HEMI V8 w/ eTorque

Available on all trims

2020 Ram 1500 engine

2020 Ram 1500
TorqueFlite® Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

A standard component of all 2020 Ram 1500 powertrains is the class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission that applies the latest technology to optimize engine performance, efficiency, and overall driving experience. This includes optimizing efficiency through the eTorque system.

2020 Ram 1500

This innovative, mild hybrid system leverages a 48-volt, battery-powered generator to store braking energy and deliver boosts to the engine at low speeds. The results are fuel savings and a premium driving experience.

The eTorque system replaces a traditional alternator.

2020 Ram 1500 towing

2020 Ram 1500
Towing Technology

Find more trailering tech on the 2020 Ram 1500 to help you tow better and make the job worry-free. By utilizing camera systems and sensors, you get the support you need when and where you need it. Among the advanced technologies are:

  • Active level, four-corner air suspension ― a class exclusive
  • 360-degree SurroundView camera with trailer reverse guidance view
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross path and automatic trailer detection
  • LaneSense® lane departure warning system
  • Trailer Tow Group that includes trailer brake control

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