9 Awards Earned by the Rugged 2020 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck

2020 Ram 1500 Springfield NJ

The 2020 Ram 1500 is here at our dealership serving Springfield NJ and provides some key updates including:

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 that offers 260 hp, 480 lb/ft of torque & up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway
  • Night Edition with a monochromatic design, black wheels & black badging
  • Rebel Black with black wheels, black skid plate & all-black or all-red interior
  • Built to Serve Edition with design cues inspired by the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Rebel Safety Group with adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning & auto high-beam headlamps
  • Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora for creating ad-free music stations
  • Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown & Olive Green exterior color choices added

This means you have more options than ever before, with 7 trims, 12 single-tone colors, 3 two-tone colors, 4x2 or 4x4 powertrains, 3 engines & 3 cab/bed configuration combinations being available for this truck.

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But this blog post centers around the prestigious accolades that the 2020 Ram 1500 has received. This model has received many awards over the years, but 2020 is the start of a new decade and a standard bearer of the light-duty pickup truck.

With that being said, let’s take a look at all of the honors won by this year’s 1500.

2020 Ram 1500 Top Safety Pick

1. IIHS Top Safety Pick+

We know that one of the top things you expect from a vehicle is to keep you, your passengers & your cargo safe. And the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab models here at our dealership serving the Morristown NJ area provide just that by being named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

How did the 1500 become an IIHS Top Safety Pick+? By scoring the following highest possible ratings:

  • Good in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength & head restraint collision tests thanks to its frame-rail construction with splayed front frame-rails
  • Superior for front crash prevention through the use of forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking
  • Good for the headlights when the adaptive LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist are equipped

2. Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems

For the second year in a row, the Ram 1500’s 305-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque has earned a spot on the 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems list compiled by Wards. That’s because the eTorque mild-hybrid system helps maximize fuel efficiency, which is rated at up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway & 20 mpg city.

3. Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars and Trucks

There’s another list that the 2020 Ram 1500 is on. Car and Driver placed this full-size pickup truck on its 10Best Cars and Trucks list because of how well it scored in meeting its intended purpose, value & how compelling it is to operate. The magazine touted this truck’s supple ride, rich interior & fluid power delivery.

4. 2020 Green Truck of the Year

Green Car Journal has named the Ram 1500 as their Green Truck of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year. This year, the journal spoke highly about the eTorque mild-hybrid technology and the all-new EcoDiesel engine for gas savings, along with this model’s functionality, enjoyment and recreational & work capabilities.

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5. Cars.com Luxury Car of the Year

You typically don’t associate luxury with a rugged pickup truck, but the 2020 Ram 1500 Longhorn & Limited trims break the mold. Cars.com editor-in-chief Jenni Newman let everybody know that the onboard multimedia system with a 12" display, ride quality & the following premium finishes were why this truck won:

  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Chrome

6. Edmunds Top Rated Truck

Reputable automotive site Edmunds named the 2020 Ram 1500 as their Top Rated Truck because of its comfort, capability, interior build quality, tech & EcoDiesel engine. In fact, it beat out other popular pickups in and outside of its class in the Union County NJ area like:

  • Ford F-Series
  • Chevy Silverado
  • GMC Sierra
  • Nissan Titan
  • Toyota Tundra & Tacoma
  • Honda Ridgeline
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7. Truck of Texas

Even though we’re far from Texas, the Truck of Texas award represents the epitome of on- & off-road capability through 2 days of rugged testing. The 2020 Ram 1500 earned this accolade along with 5 other awards at the Texas Truck Rodeo, earning recognition for its EcoDiesel engine, 12" Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system & air suspension technology.

8. Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy

For the 12th straight year, the Ram 1500 was named a Best Buy by Consumer Guide Automotive. That's because of features onboard like the eTorque mild-hybrid system, RamBox lockable storage system in the cargo bed, multifunction tailgate & the new-for-2020 EcoDiesel engine.

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9. Hispanic Motor Press Award

The 2020 Ram 1500 walked away with the top spot in the Pickup Truck category during the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. The judges based their winners on the following qualities:

  • Styling
  • Driving satisfaction
  • Technology
  • Safety
  • Environmental impact
  • Mechanical reliability
  • Overall value

Salerno Duane Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will help you find the right 2020 Ram 1500 to meet your exact driving needs and your specific budget. We’re conveniently located in Summit NJ, just minutes from the Garden State Parkway, I-287 & the Turnpike, so come on down for a test drive!

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